CUBE Kathmandu Hybrid EXC 500
The new CUBE Kathmandu Hybrid EXC 500 is a super style touring e-bike built to combat the rigours of everyday life.
Intended for wide appeal, the Kathmandu Hybrid EXC 500 is ideal for commuting, city use or for leisure rides in the countryside at weekends. This gritty performer from CUBE is reliable and user-friendly. Fully equipped for any eventuality, the Kathmandhu is a true all-rounder.
Powerful 75Nm BOSCH Performance CX Motor, Fully Integrated Battery
Powered by Bosch’s high torque 75Nm Performance CX drive, the Kathmandu Hybrid EXC 500 overcomes every challenge with ease. A huge, fully integrated 500Wh Bosch PowerTube ensures extensive rides that go on for miles and miles. This powerful combination of CX drive and 500Wh doesn’t feature on many touring e-bikes. The Kathmandu is indeed very special. At first glance this e-bike is purely a leisure companion. Look a little closer and the potential soon becomes apparent.
Components on the Kathmandu Hybrid EXC 500 are superb. Gearing is via a very nice Shimano XT 11-speed derailleur. Thanks to Shimano’s Rapid Fire Plus shifters, changing gear is a breeze and effortless. A very large 11-46T Shimano cassette facilitates great hill-climbing, especially with Bosch’s CX motor as the driving force. Shimano disc brakes provide effective and decisive braking via 180mm rotors, front and rear. Good quality brakes are a requirement with strong motor’s and the Kathmandu Hybrid EXC 500 has just that.
Comfort is a priority on the Kathmandu. Although a powerful e-bike in nature, there’s fine attention to detail that offers the rider both comfort and safety. The front forks with 63mm of travel are perfect for the job. They afford a comfortable ride and take all the vibration, bumps and knocks out. In addition, a suspended seat-post and Selle Royal gel saddle enhance the ride further. Powerful lights front and rear ensure visibility at all times. Tyres are puncture resistant, and offer good levels of protection. An integrated strong rear carrier complements the frame beautifully and accepts a wide variety of luggage.
The Kathmandu Hybrid EXC 500 with fully integrated battery is a real star of the show!
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