When we first spotted this custom-built E-MTB from the French brand Moustache stalking the trails down in everyone’s favourite mountain biking hotspot Finale Ligure, we couldn’t draw our gaze away from it. Built around the Moustache Samedi 27/9 Race, this is one bike that has taken a sidestep from its original form.
We were perplexed: why would someone bother to custom this irrefutably well-specced Moustache and its DVO Diamond forks? What kind of a rider was this? Our questions were answered as its owner, Andrea Balli, headed over to us and introduced himself as the co-manager of the Italian distribution label 4Guimp, which specializes in bikes. He was quick to offer that he’d pimped his own personal E-MTB with parts that he actually sells in Italy – and ones that have already proven themselves in the competitive environment of the Enduro World Series. He uses his Moustache Samedi 27/9 Race 5 to have fun on the trails and transport his kids when he attaches a bike chariot.