Moustache Samedi 27 Race 8
The Samedi 27 Race 8 is a serious 27.5″ eMTB with 160mm travel suspension, designed for rough mountain trails and downhill use.
First impressions are how sleek and agile the bike looks. Next, how well the battery integration works in combination with its semi-integrated motor. The Race 8 is indeed a very cool cat. Not only does it have looks to kill, but performance and component levels to match. It boasts variable thickness 6061 T4 T6 aluminium hydroformed tubes for ultimate strength yet remains lightweight.
Featuring a dedicated race geometry, the Samedi 27 Race 8 is designed to blow the competition out of the water. The frame architecture offers one of the lowest centres of gravity on the market resulting in amazing efficiency. Rear suspension is taken care of via a Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3 Debon air shock 200×57 and allows for aggressive riding. 160mm travel. New for 2018 is the Fox 36 Performance fork, E-Bike specific, 160mm travel, black aluminium reinforced stanchions with GRIP hydraulic cartridge. External lock-out and rebound adjustment come as standard. Steering is stiff and precise via its Boost standard 15x110mm. Ultra powerful and progressive Magura MT5 hydraulic disc brakes are super-responsive. They tame the Race 8 when needed thanks to its ergonomically forged aluminium 2 finger levers, activating 4 pistons. 200mm rotors and 180mm on the rear ensure immense stopping power.
The Samedi 27 Race 8 is powered by the Bosch Performance CX, the most powerful and highest torque (75Nm) in the Bosch range. eMTB mode as standard, the Race 8 adapts easily to all types of terrain. Powered by a huge 500Wh battery ensures extended range and hours of fun on the downhills and trails. It’s both stable and agile thanks to a set of 27.5×2.8” Maxxis Minion DHF tyres on the front and 27.5×2.8” Maxxis Rekons on the rear. The Plus sized tyres stick like glue to any surface and provide the perfect balance of grip and maneuverability. Sealed annular bearings in the hubs ensure low friction, while asymmetrically welded rims at 35mm provide strength. Tubeless ready.
The drive-train of the Samedi 27 Race 8 features something very special and unique; the Moustache / Sram EX1 11-speed 14×11/50. Specially developed to climb the steepest of hills, this wide-range 11-50 cassette will allow the Race 8 to conquer even the most demanding of challenges.
As expected, there’s a fully integrated dropper seat-post utilising a hydraulic cartridge and remote lever. Travel ranges from 60 mm to 125 mm.
The Samedi 27 Race 8 with 27.5″ wheels is a gritty performer on rough trails. With such an attractive set of components and affordability without breaking the bank, the Samedi 27 Race 8 is a real winner.