CUBE Stereo Hybrid 160 SL 500 KIOX 27.5
The Stereo Hybrid 160 SL 500 from CUBE is a high spec eMTB, full of features with a whopping 170mm travel.
The Stereo Hybrid 160 SL 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 SL 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 & 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 Stereo Hybrid 160 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 Stereo Hybrid 160 SL is an outstanding pair of Fox 36 Float GRIP, 3-position forks with 170mm travel. These superbly strong and robust forks are a match for any rough terrain. A Fox Float DPX2 EVOL rear shock, again with three modes provides the perfect balance and keeps the 160 SL where it needs to be. 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.
The Stereo Hybrid 160 SL utilises a mix of tyres. On the front is a high traction Schwalbe Magic Mary for ongoing momentum. On the rear is a Schwalbe Nobby Nic for superb grip and staying power. Both are tubeless ready. This winning combination keeps the bike in full flow, even on the most demanding trail. Shimano XT hubs on Cube EX30 tubeless ready rims offer a strong and resilient wheelset. Stopping power is immense thanks to a set of Shimano XT BR-M8020 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 SL. Notably, a Fox Transfer Performance Elite dropper seatpost for those tricky downhills. A nice touch is the inclusion of a RaceFace Ride stem and handlebar. A fast 4A battery charger will also get the job done sooner.
The Stereo Hybrid 160 SL 500 KIOX 27.5 is a triumph from Cube, and once again delivers a superb and exciting full suspension eMTB.
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