CUBE Stereo Hybrid 140 SL 500 KIOX 27.5
The Stereo Hybrid 140 SL 500 from CUBE is an entry level full suspension eMTB with a great pedigree and huge performance.
The Stereo Hybrid 140 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 140 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. This new design produces a stiffer frame and now allows for the fitting of a water bottle cage.
Bosch Performance CX, Fully Integrated 500Wh PowerTube & KIOX Display
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 Stereo Hybrid 140 SL is a fine pair of Fox 34 Rhythm, 2-Position Sweep-Adjust GRIP Damper forks with 140mm travel. More than sufficient for standard trail riding. A Fox Float DPS EVOL rear shock provides a choice of Open/Medium/Firm modes. The Fox is easy to use and set up, providing ample control over the most demanding bumps and hollows. Gearing is via a top notch 11-speed Shimano XT complementing perfectly the wide range 11-46T cassette. Shimano XT shifters ensure clean and precise indexing, which is both effortless and responsive.
Carving the Stereo Hybrid 140 SL through the trails is easy thanks to a set of 2.6″ Schwalbe Hans Dampf, Addix Soft, Apex, Tubeless Easy tyres. Noted for their strength and grip, the Hans Dampf’s sit on CUBE’s EX30 tubeless-ready rims with some very nice Shimano XT hubs. The result is a very robust yet agile wheelset and is just the job.
There’s a lot going for the Stereo Hybrid 140 SL, offering up a great eMTB with superb features and performance.
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