CUBE ELITE HYBRID C:62 RACE 625 2020
There's an undeniable allure to carbon fibre. Used properly, it can be used to build a fast, sleek and agile bike. Which is exactly what we've done with the Elite Hybrid C:62 Race, except with the added benefit of Bosch's fourth-generation CX drive unit for smooth, quiet power delivery. Add a selection of premium components and revised Agile Ride Geometry for fast, safe and assured handling in any off-road situation, and it adds up to a compellingly well-equipped Bosch e-MTB. Taking inspiration from the superb Reaction Hybrid hardtail chassis, our engineering team applied the same principles with our C:62 carbon and Advanced Twin Mold manufacturing process to build a superbly light, stiff and agile frame. The fully enclosed, high-capacity CUBE modular battery is safely concealed away from dust, dirt and water, and offers even greater range than before. And the svelte, elegant lines conceal neat touches like a semi-integrated seat clamp, integrated cable routing and compatibility with a stealth dropper post. Sounds good, right? Now add the assured performance and easy adjustability of the RockShox Recon Gold fork, serving up 120mm of trail-smoothing travel. Throw in Newmen Evolution cockpit components, 2.35in Schwalbe tyres for epic quantities of grip, Magura's powerful MT Thirty hydraulic disc brakes with 203mm front rotor for safe, predictable stopping in all weathers, and Sram's smooth and reliable 12-speed GX and NX Eagle transmission components. Combined with the Kiox-controlled Bosch CX drive unit, it translates into a superbly competent, extremely fast and surprisingly light trail-devouring machine. Quite frankly, carbon e-mountain biking has never looked so attractive.