Cannondale Moterra SL 1 2024

The lightest full power eMTB ever.

Moterra SL is the first trail bike with 150mm of travel to pack 85Nm of torque, over 600W of output and 601Wh of battery power into a bike that weighs just 19.7kg. Full power fun meets agility and lightness: we are on another planet altogether.

Where it excels
Fast, smooth, trail; technical climbs; steep descents.

What it's designed for
High-speed flow; fast, technical climbs; big fun.

Lots of power, little weight
Electric mountain bikes with so much power have never been so light. The lightweight carbon frame features weight-saving FlexPivot technology, and houses a custom battery that packs more watts per kilo than any other on the market. This unrivalled power-to-weight ratio makes riding incredibly fun.

Full throttle
Power comes from a customised version of the Shimano EP801: the lightest motor capable of delivering the big power Cannondale was looking for. With 85Nm of torque and 600W peak output, it brings maximum power to the field of lightweight e-bikes.

Maximum power
Cannondale has developed customised riding modes for the Moterra SL, optimised specifically for the kind of high-speed riding this bike encourages. Four different aid levels, easily adjustable when riding, help you choose between maximum range, monster power or the ideal mix of both. Quiet or always at full throttle, every ride on the Moterra SL will be just the way you want it.

Superb handling
At first glance, it looks like something out of the ordinary: an adjustable head angle as open as a DH bike, the long reach and upright seat angle of a modern trail bike, the suspension set-up and the fully size-specific geometry. When you put all these details together, you get a truly incredible bike.

Lively suspension
More than just a weight-saving measure, the strong FlexPivot stays are also at the heart of the suspension design; acting as a Horst joint, they create a true four-bar system, allowing engineers to fine-tune the suspension's perfect response to stress. The result? Incredible traction, confident braking, and a playful feel that will have you pushing hard.

These carbon flex points are something we pioneered years ago and are a little trick in frame engineering. They reduce weight, eliminate maintenance and allow us to use a sophisticated 4-bar suspension design, increasing traction and control.

Designed for you
With the Proportional Response design, everything from the suspension layout to the geometry and even the length of the chainstays is fully customised to your size to ensure optimum performance for you. Built for performance, just for you.

Flip it your way
The Flip Chip lets you choose whether to keep the Moterra Neo SL as a "mullet" bike, with a 29" wheel configuration at the front and 27.5" at the rear for agility and playfulness, or switch to 29" on both wheels for maximum traction and rolling efficiency.

The right angle
The adjustable headset offers a head angle adjustment range of 1.2 degrees. Open it if you want more stability at speed, close it if you prefer more agility on technical terrain.

Shimano EP801 motor
Shimano's top-of-the-line e-MTB system: light, reliable and powerful. 85Nm of torque and 600W+ of maximum power, delivered through customised riding modes for full power fun.

Customised riding modes
Perfect power delivery through customised assistance levels: Eco - maximum autonomy for all-day riding. TRAIL 1 - mid - power, great for fun with friends on super-light e-bikes. TRAIL 2 - increases assistance for tackling the steepest climbs on e-bikes at full power. And BOOST - maximum power, always. You choose

Custom 601Wh battery
Using special cells that store more energy per kilo than standard cells, we have created an incredibly compact battery that packs an impressive 601Wh into just 3.1kg (including wiring!). More power, less weight.

As you like it
You can run the casings directly inside the headset for a cleaner look, or through the slots in the frame for simplicity and ease of maintenance.

Don't be shy
Like a helmet for your motor, an integrated bashguard protects it from violent shocks on the trail. You might not need it much, but when you do, you're glad it's there.


  • Light and strong all-carbon frame with 150mm travel, FlexPivot technology and Proportional Response suspension kinematics.
  • Top-of-the-line Fox Factory suspension: 160mm Float 36 Factory fork and Float X Factory rear shock.
  • DT Swiss XM 1700 Spline all-mountain wheels, light and strong, tubeless-ready.
  • The second groupset in the SRAM e-MTB range - XO AXS 12-speed wireless rear derailleur, e*thirteen Race Carbon cranks and Magura MT7 hydraulic disc brakes.
  • Cannondale DownLow telescopic seatpost and Hollowgram SAVE carbon handlebars with vibration damping.
  • Shimano EP801 motor customised for Cannondale and custom 601Wh high energy density internal battery.

Technical Specifications


  • Frame: Moterra SL, Series 1 Carbon construction, 150mm travel, Proportional Response Tuned Suspension, FlexPivot Chainstay, direct mount internal battery, engineered plastic skid plate, 55mm chainline, DirectLine internal cable routing, 29” FlipChip, 148x12mm Maxle thru-axle, UDH hanger, 200mm native post mount brake, tapered headtube, angle adjust headset
  • Fork: Fox Float Factory 36, 160mm travel, Grip2 Damper, Kashima coating, 15x110mm Kabolt thru-axle, tapered steerer, 44mm offset
  • Headset: Acros Adjustable Angle (1.2°)
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float X Factory, 2 pos adj, EVOL LV, 210x55mm


  • Drive Unit: Shimano EP801, 85Nm, Custom Tuned, Eco, Trail 1, Trail 2, Boost Modes
  • Battery: Custom 601Wh battery
  • Charger: Custom 4A
  • Display: Shimano SC-EM800 Cycle Computer, Bluetooth LE Compatible


  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM XO Eagle AXS, T-Type
  • Shifters: SRAM AXS T-Type POD Controller
  • Chain: SRAM XO Eagle, T-Type, Flattop
  • Crank: e*thirteen e*spec Plus, 165mm, 34T
  • Rear Cogs: SRAM XO Eagle, 10-52, T-Type


  • Brakes: SRAM Code Silver Stealth, 200mm HS2 rotors
  • Brake Levers: SRAM Code Silver Stealth


  • Rims: DT Swiss XM 1700 Spline, 30mm inner width, TC tubeless ready
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Competition, straight pull
  • Tire Size: 2.5
  • Wheel Size: 29
  • Hubs: (F) DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm / (R) DT Swiss 350 Ratchet System 36 SL, 12x148mm
  • Tires: (F) Maxxis DHF, 29x2.5 ", 3C, EXO+, tubeless ready / (R) Maxxis Dissector , 27.5x2.4", 3C, EXO+, tubeless ready


  • Handlebar: HollowGram SAVE riser bar, Carbon, 35mm clamp, 30mm rise, 8° sweep, 5° rise, 780mm
  • Stem: Cannondale 1, 7075 Alloy, 1-1/8", 35mm, 0°
  • Grips: Cannondale TaperRidge
  • Saddle: Fizik Terra Ridon X3, 145mm, Wingflex, K:ium Mobius rail 7x7mm
  • Seatpost: Cannondale DownLow Dropper, internal routing, 31.6, 150mm (S), 170mm (M-XL)


  • Wheel Sensor: Cannondale Wheel Sensor

Please note that, based on component availability and other factors, specifications are subject to change without notice.