CUBE Stereo Hybrid 160 Race 500 27.5
The Stereo Hybrid 160 Race 500 from CUBE is a high spec Bosch enduro ebike that’ll challenge every preconception about what an eMTB can do
The Stereo Hybrid 160 Race 500 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 Stereo Hybrid 160 Race means business. It’s sleek lines are attributable to Bosch’s 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
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 Stereo Hybrid 160 Race 500 features better handling than before and revised kinematics. The new geometry and reworked frame incorporating more reach and a slacker head angle make for a more potent All Mountain configuration, capable of taking on any trail.
RockShox on the front, FOX on the rear
On the front of the Stereo Hybrid 160 Race is an outstanding pair of RockShox Yari RC forks with 170mm travel. These superbly strong and robust forks are a match for any rough terrain. A Fox Float DPS EVOL 160mm rear shock with three modes provides the perfect balance and keeps the 160 Race where it needs to be. Both the Yari and Fox are easy to use and set up, providing ample control over the most demanding bumps and hollows.
Gearing is via the superb ebike specific Sram PG-1230 Eagle™, incorporating a huge range 11-50T cassette. Sram NX Eagle™ Trigger, single click shifters ensure clean and precise indexing, which is both effortless and responsive.
The Stereo Hybrid 160 Race sits on a set of Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.60, Addix Speedgrip, Apex tyres. They’re tubeless ready of course and keep the Race flowing on the most demanding trails. Stopping power is immense thanks to a set of Magura MT Trail Custom hydraulic brakes. The 203mm rotors front and rear ensure a firm bite and tame the bike when required.
Furthermore, there’s a plethora of additional features and spec on the Stereo Hybrid 160 Race. Notably, an internally routed Cube dropper seatpost for those tricky downhills. A nice touch is the inclusion of a Newmen Evolution stem and handlebar. Bosch’s Purion display takes care of all the numericals.
The Stereo Hybrid 160 Race 500 KIOX 27.5 is a gritty performer on any trail, and delivers superlative performance.
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