Cube Stereo Hybrid 120 HPC SLT 500 FS Electric MTB 2019, Black/Blue - 12 Speed
The Cube Stereo Hybrid 120 HPC SLT 500 MTB is a trail-ready machine that incorporates everything we've learned about building high performance Bosch e-bikes, all wrapped up in a light, rigid and durable carbon chassis kitted out with the very best components for comfort, performance and reliability. From the Newmen carbon cockpit components and wheels to the Fox Transfer dropper post, 34 Float Factory fork and Float DPS EVOL shock with Kashima coatings, our design team selected the components they'd put on their own bikes: no compromise. Shimano's peerless 1x12 XTR transmission with its 10-51 tooth cassette, combined with the smooth power delivery offered by Bosch's CX drive unit, puts an incredibly wide range of smooth-shifting gears at your fingertips, while powerful Shimano XTR hydraulic disc brakes with 4 piston calipers front and rear ensure you'll always be in control of your speed. There's no faster, more comfortable or more efficient way to pedal from A to B via a mountainous C.
At first glance you'd be forgiven for mistaking the Stereo Hybrid 120 HPC SLT for a regular full suspension bike. Its sleek looks are partly down to Bosch's PowerTube concept, which allowed our engineers to lower the frame's centre of gravity, protect the battery from dust and water and even offer the option of in-frame battery charging. We raised the bottom bracket a little for better ground clearance, and also increased the length of the head tube for a better, more comfortable ride position. The perfectly positioned drive unit also has its own bash plate, and the entire structure forms a super-rigid backbone that works in conjunction with a tapered head tube and Boost rear axle to deliver unmatched steering precision and power transfer efficiency. It's all designed around our Agile Ride Geometry for superb comfort and handling in all trail conditions. And, of course, finishing touches like internal cable routing for longer lasting clean gear shifts are the kind of attention to detail that you'd expect from CUBE.
This steerer tube design is stiffer than a conventional straight steerer and yields a more secure ride feel even in difficult terrain. Minimal flex at the front of the frame means the greatest possible steering precision. With the larger steerer, the forks become more rigid. At the same time weight is saved due to the absence of bearing shells as the lower bearing is fully integrated into the head tube. On all of our CUBE carbon models the upper bearing shells are also directly in the frame, so that once more a few grams are saved and the energy transfer is very direct.
Integrated Cable Routing
Internally routed cables offer many advantages. Cables are protected from dirt for longer life, weight is saved thanks to the absence of external housing and the bike has a clean, sleek appearance.
Agile Trail Geometry
The Agile Trail Geometry carries over the Agile Ride Geometry’s benefits but with more focus on aggressive trail use. This can be achieved through a more compact frame construction with an even lower top tube and improved standover height. The result is more freedom of movement on the bike for the rider and a lower centre of gravity which guarantees agile handling and more riding fun.
Efficient Trail Control
Our Efficient Trail Control series works so that everyone can have more fun on the trail. With 27.5 and 29er wheel options our frames cover the widest range of riding on every terrain you can imagine. The low leverage ratio and linear rate curve makes the bike very sensitive, avoids bobbing and offers full usable travel all the time. Steep seat tube angles and slack head tube angles make these dream machines ready for action on the descent where you can use the full amount of travel to be on the safe side.
Integrated Post Mount
The post mount rear brake system is found on all carbon fiber frames and top aluminum full suspension models. Two bolts and the IS adpater aren’t needed anymore, and fewer parts means less weight. In this case we save 30 grams. This may not sound a lot. But there's potential to save weight in every detail.
Optimal Drive Position
The “engine” is the critical part of an Ebike because of its weight and its junction to the regular drivetrain. These factors present a real challenge for the frame design. This is why CUBE developed an innovative new frame construction for the new Ebike generation: simultaneously being the cradle for the electric motor, the pivot for the rear link and the seat of the shock eyelet, the very complex area of the bottom bracket is made of two forged halves. The groove in the front section together with the specially formed down tube is home for the power pack which in this way has a very low position in the frame triangle. The positive outcome is an extremely low center of gravity supporting an agile riding characteristic while achieving a super rigid bottom bracket area.
Advanced Twin Mold
This technique uses a complete core to provide the perfect frame form during the lay-up process. As with the Twin Mold technology, precise inserts are used to ensure extra strength at high-stress frame points. This combination offers maximum control over fibre orientations during the lay-up and production process. The Advanced Twin Mold high-tech carbon manufacturing process translates to outstanding product safety and quality together with optimum weight and stiffness characteristics.
- Frame: C:62 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, Aluminium 6061 T6 Rear Triangle, Efficient Trail Control 4-Link, Agile Trail Geometry, Boost 148, Tuned Drive Position, AXH, Full Integrated Battery
- Fork: Fox 34 Float FIT4 Factory, Open/Medium/Firm Mode, Open Mode Adjust, Tapered, 15x110mm, Kashima Coated, E-Bike Tune, 120mm
- Gears: 12-Speed
- Shifters: Shimano XTR SL-M9100-I Direct Attach
- Brakes: Shimano XTR BR-M9120, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
- Rims: Newmen Evolution SL A.35, 28H, Disc, Tubeless Ready
- Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.60, Addix Speedgrip, APEX, Tubeless Easy
- Battery: Bosch PowerTube 500Wh, 30-140 Power Assisted Miles*
- Drive Unit: Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
- Display: Bosch Kiox
*This will vary depending on weight of user, terrain and mode of pedal assistance used.