CUBE ELITE HYBRID C:62 SL 625 CARBON 2020
There aren't many bikes that manage to be both a high-performance riding machine and a desirable design object in their own right, but with the Elite Hybrid SL our design team has pulled off this rare feat. Wish-list components are just part of the story. Bosch's fourth-generation CX drive unit and Kiox controller, driven by the extra-high-capacity power unit enabled by our new CUBE Modular Battery System, meshes seamlessly and quietly with Shimano's superb XT transmission to deliver power to the Newmen rear wheel with Shimano XT hub and 2.35in Schwalbe Nobby Nic via a wide-ranging 10-51T cassette. Up front, a Fox 34 Float SC Performance fork has 120mm of easily adjustable and incredibly plush bump-swallowing travel, whilst powerful Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes ensure you're always in full control. So far, so good. But what makes the Elite Hybrid C:62 SL really stand out is the chassis onto which all this finely engineered bicycle goodness is bolted. Because, starting from scratch and with a drive to build the best possible carbon e-MTB frame, CUBE's engineers created a masterpiece. From the neatly integrated battery to the semi-integrated seat clamp and stiffness-enhancing Boost rear end, the extent of their attention to detail is disguised by clean lines that are so neat, you may even forget you're riding an e-bike. Revised Agile Ride Geometry, dropper post compatibility and looks to die for are all part of the package. Great looks, superb riding and incredible functionality, all rolled into one. Truly, a work of art... even if we do say so ourselves.