CUBE Reaction Hybrid SL 500 KIOX
The Cube Reaction Hybrid SL 500 features the SL tag. It isn’t one that Cube give a bike lightly. In the case of the Reaction Hybrid SL, the combination of premium aluminium eMTB frame and a selection of light, smooth and desirable components means it’s thoroughly earned.
The Reaction Hybrid SL is a game-changing eMTB with a lot to offer. Great handling, agility and power are only a few of many characteristics that make this formidable creature shine. Make no mistake, the Reaction Hybrid SL means business. It’s sleek lines are attributable to Bosch’s new fully integrated PowerTube battery. This incorporates into a one-piece gravity cast down-tube which lowers the centre of gravity.
Bosch Performance CX, Fully Integrated 500Wh PowerTube & KIOX Display
The combination of Performance CX and huge 500Wh battery delivers the kind of manners one expects out on the trail. A tuned, angled drive position ensures the very best performance and ground clearance. The Reaction Hybrid SL 500 features better handling than before and revised kinematics. The new geometry and more progressive rear end with Boost axle make for a more potent All Mountain configuration, capable of taking on any trail.
Bosch’s new KIOX display sits neatly out of harms way on the bars, operating four levels of assist including the new eMTB mode. KIOX stays put via a strong magnetic backing yet can be removed by hand with ease. Colourful screens and easy to navigate sub menus provide every ounce of info a rider requires.
On the front of the Reaction Hybrid SL 500 is a fine pair of RockShox Judy Gold Air forks with 100mm travel. More than sufficient for standard trail riding, and provide a smooth and even response. Gearing is via a top notch 11-speed Shimano XT complementing perfectly the wide range 11-46T cassette. Shimano SLX shifters ensure clean and precise indexing, which is both effortless and responsive.
Carving the Cube Reaction Hybrid SL 500 through the trails is easy thanks to a set of 2.6″ Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres. Noted for their strength and grip, the Nobby Nic’s sit on CUBE’s EX30 tubeless-ready rims with some nice Shimano hubs. The result is a very robust yet agile wheelset particularly well suited for the job. Braking is responsive and progressive. Shimano 4-piston calipers on the front ensure the rider is always in charge.
The cockpit features some excellent Newmen components: stem, handlebar and seatpost. Nice components indeed from a prestigious brand.
There’s a lot going for the Reaction Hybrid SL 500, offering up a great eMTB with superb features and performance.
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