What it's built for:
The Samedi series from French manufacturer Moustache is billed as their most versatile line, built for the day-in-day-out commuter who wants a bike that encourages them to take the road less traveled on the way home. They are bread and butter commuter bikes with a bit of mountain bike flair thrown in for extra utility. The Open Xroad variants in the line are built to keep all the commuting and adventure friendly goodness in a bike with an unmatched low-step design; it's perfect for smaller riders, those with limited mobility, or anyone who just wants a bike that's easier to get on and off of while it's loaded up for their commute.
Why we love it:
In total there are 13(!) different models in the Samedi line so while they all cross the line between commuting and adventure they each have their own unique approach to creating a great bike. This Open Xroad 2 variant is actually a bit of a spiritual successor to the much-loved (and now discontinued) Moustache Lundi, with its striking ultra-low-step design it certainly looks like a Lundi. But it has a few more tricks up its sleeves that make it even more rider-friendly, like a cleverly integrated battery pack in the frame to keep the weight low and centered, and a chatter-busting suspension fork and seat post for one buttery smooth ride.