Product updates instead of innovations. CUBE present their latest ebikes and eMTBs for the 2021 season. You won’t find a new frame, but the bikes from Bavaria continue to deliver with great spec at a fair price. We’ve compiled an overview of the most exciting models with all the information for you here.
CUBE Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Bosch 10th Anniversary 29
The first bike to catch your eye when entering CUBE’s showroom is the limited edition Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC of which there are only 199 bikes. A matt black frame up to the height of the shock and rainbow colours from there on up. The colour scheme certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste, but the componentry is beyond any doubt. The frame corresponds to the 2020 model: the front triangle is made of carbon fibre and the rear end is made of aluminium. The 150 mm travel RockShox Pike Ultimate fork and the Super Deluxe Ultimate shock are responsible for riding comfort. The wireless SRAM X01 Eagle AXS 12-speed drivetrain in conjunction with the SRAM G2 Ultimate brakes, the 85 Nm Bosch Performance CX motor and 625 Wh battery ensure a carefree experience on the trails. Price? € 10,000 on the dot. Do you want to secure yourself one of these limited bikes? Then you’ll have to act quick and hope that your local dealer has it in stock. The limited edition bikes will be randomly allotted to participating dealers, and they probably won’t occupy the shop window for long.
CUBE Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLT NYON
For 2021, the flagship model in the Stereo Hybrid 140 range comes specced with FOX instead of RockShox suspension, giving you 10 mm more travel and promising to set new standards in terms of performance and technology. In addition to the Bosch Nyon display and the 150 mm travel FOX 36 FLOAT Factory FIT GRIP2 fork, the eMTB also relies on a FOX FLOAT DPX2 Factory EVOL shock, a wireless SRAM X01 Eagle AXS drivetrain and carbon wheels from NEWMEN. The CUBE Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SLT NYON is priced at € 8,399.
CUBE Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC Actionteam NYON
We can’t talk about the Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC range without mentioning the Actionteam model, which will also come with a Nyon display for 2021. Like the flagship model, the HPC SLT, the HPC Actionteam comes with 150 mm travel FOX suspension, but the FOX 36 FLOAT Factory FIT fork features the FIT4 damper instead of the GRIP2. If you don’t need the high-priced SRAM X01 Eagle AXS drivetrain, you can save € 2,000 with the Actionteam model compared to the HPC SLT, giving you the mechanical Shimano XT groupset with Shimano XT four-piston brakes.
CUBE Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SL
Just above the HPC Race for € 3,999, the CUBE Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC SL model for € 4,499 is the second most affordable Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC eMTB available. Like the flagship models, the HPC SL comes equipped with a Bosch Performance CX motor offering 85 Nm torque. With its beautiful paint job, you also get a carbon main frame paired with an aluminium rear end, but you’ll have to make do without the high-performance suspension. The HPC SL comes with a 140 mm travel FOX 34 Rhythm fork and a FOX FLOAT DPS EVOL shock. Like the other Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC four-bar linkage bikes, it rolls on 27.5″ wheels in size XS and on large 29″ wheels in sizes S to L. In addition to the Shimano XT drivetrain, you also get Shimano XT four-piston brakes.
CUBE Stereo Hybrid 120 Race Allroad
120 mm travel front and rear, 85 Nm Bosch Performance CX motor, mudguards and a luggage rack: the Stereo Hybrid 120 Race Allroad is the most versatile eMTB in the CUBE Stereo Hybrid 120 range. Whether extensive tours far off the beaten track, camping trips on weekends or commuting to work on a daily basis, the Race Allroad is prepared for all occasions and offers an exciting concept. For € 4,199, you get a Shimano XT drivetrain, entry-level Shimano BR-MT420 brakes, a FOX 34 Rhythm fork and a FOX FLOAT DPS EVOL shock.
CUBE Reaction Hybrid SLT 29 and 29 Trapez
The CUBE Reaction Hybrid SLT 29 hardtail is available as either a men’s or a unisex version with a step-through frame – both in aluminium. In addition to the 85 Nm Bosch Performance CX motor, CUBE have specced the Reaction Hybrid SLT 29 eMTB with the new Nyon display, a 120 mm travel FOX Rhythm fork and a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain and XT disc brakes. RRP: € 3,999.
CUBE Nuride Hybrid Performance Allroad and SL Allroad
The Nuride hybrid ebike is CUBE’s answer to the steadily growing segment of step-through eMTBs. The CUBE Nuride Hybrid Performance Allroad is the entry-level model featuring the third-generation Bosch Performance motor for € 2,499, the flagship SL Allroad is priced at € 3,999 and comes with a Bosch Performance CX motor offering 20 Nm more torque. Both bikes have 100 mm of travel up front and we probably don’t have to tell you which Nuride model comes with a SR Suntour XCM and which with the FOX 34 Rhythm fork. The flagship model features a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain and XT brakes, while the Performance Allroad gets an affordable Shimano 9-speed groupset and Shimano BR-MT200 brakes.
Are you interested in one or even more CUBE bikes? The first models are or are currently being delivered. However, the availability varies from dealer to dealer and must be discussed directly with the dealer on site.
For more info on the new bikes visit the CUBE website.
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