It’s always dangerous to say something like ‘brand X has the best range of bikes anywhere’. But when it comes to electric bikes — which Cube calls ‘Hybrid’ bikes, as in hybrid technology in cars — there really are very few companies who can match Cube for range and quality. All Cube’s models use Bosch’s superbly smooth Performance Drive Unit for power.
General use e-bikes
Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Electric 2016
Travel Hybrid £1,495 – £2,195
For the rider wanting a high-quality, no-fuss, superb entry-level e-bike to travel from A-to-B, Cube has the Travel Hybrid range of models. Based on a strong and stable aluminium frame with double chainstays, a dual chamber seat tube, and exquisite details such as the hidden channel for cables under the down tube, the Travel Hybrid line-up places emphasis on reliability and mobility. But don’t think they’re without their luxuries: there are Shimano Nexus hub gears, high quality Busch and Müller lights, Magura HS11 hydraulic rim brakes, suspension forks, and even integrated Abus frame locks — not to mention that silky smooth Bosch Drive Unit — to ensure complete style, safety and security.
Cube Touring Hybrid Pro Electric Hardtail – £2,395.00- 0% Finance Available from £53.22 Per Month
Touring Hybrid £1,695 – £2,395
Three different frame shapes are on offer with the Touring Hybrid range: traditional diamond, single down tube step-through, and more contemporary sloping top tube step-through. All of them come with Cube’s double chainstays and dual chamber seat tube, but possibly more interesting is the range of kit fitted to these models. There’s a clear emphasis on getting out and seeing the world, all with a little help from the optimised Bosch Drive Unit. From the standard Touring Hybrid with its Suntour NCX suspension fork, Shimano XT Shadow gears and enhanced Shimano hydraulic brakes; to the range-topping Touring Hybrid SL with its RockShox Paradon Disc suspension fork, full Shimano XT Shadow groupset and Bosch’s cutting-edge Nyon handlebar-mounted infotainment system, these bikes are built to travel. All come with Busch and Müller high-quality lights.
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid Electric Hardtail – £1,895.00- 0% Finance Available from £52.64 Per Month
Elly Hybrid £2,295 – £2,395
It’s only when you look closely that you realise these beautiful step-through city bikes are e-bikes at all. The all-in-one combination of down tube, double chainstays, dual chamber seat tube and rear rack make for a sense of integration that is matched by the placement of the Bosch Drive Unit and high-capacity 400Wh battery, which is all but hidden at the rear. Two models, the Cruise and the Ride make up the range. Both feature a colour-matched Suntour NEX suspension fork, kickstand, mudguards and front and rear lights, with the Ride also benefitting from Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
Cube Delhi SL Trapeze Hybrid Electric Hardtail – £2795.00- 0% Finance Available from £62.11 Per Month
Delhi Hybrid £2,395 – £2,795
Taking the modern trekking e-bike to new levels, Cube’s Delhi range features a very contemporary aluminium frame with double chainstays, dual chamber seat tube and integrated rear rack. There are three frame shapes available in two levels of specification, the Pro and SL. All versions of the Delhi come with an incredible spec, including suspension forks, the excellent Bosch Drive Unit, superb Busch and Müller lights, ultra-powerful Magura HS11 hydraulic caliper brakes and an innovative NuVinci hub gear. However, the SL also comes with Bosch’s brand-new Nyon display, control and information system. All of which makes the Delhi possibly the most capable utility bike on the planet.
Cube Suv Hybrid Electric Hardtail – £1995.00- 0% Finance Available from £59.89Per Month
SUV Hybrid £1,995 – £3,295
Like SUV cars, this two-model e-bike range from Cube is designed to be just as home cruising on urban streets as it is getting down and dirty off road. The bikes are built around a new-for-2015 double-butted super-light aluminum frame, which is stiffer and more responsive, while the placement of the Bosch power unit ensures optimum ride feel. Versatility is the name of the game, with 3D forged sliding dropouts, integrated IS disc tabs, and mounting points for a rear rack and mudguards.
Proving that women riders can have everything the men get, the Access WLS is a three-model range of female-specific mountain e-bikes. The Access WLS frame has been designed with two specifics in mind: female anatomy and the most efficient placement of the Bosch Drive Unit. The result is an exceptionally stiff but lightweight double-butted 6061 aluminium frame with elaborate tube shaping and peerless handling. As with the non-e-bike Access range, 14 and 16in frame sizes come with 27.5in wheels while the bigger 17 and 19in frames are 29ers.
Cube’s high-quality, super-light aluminium hardtail frame has proven to be a natural partner to the Bosch Drive Unit, and has resulted in one of the most exciting and able bikes on the planet. From exceptional stiffness when you want power translated to motion, to agility when it’s time for fun, the Reaction range is hard to beat. If you took up mountain biking for fun, this is the machine that turns every uphill slog into just another little hurdle — giving your cheeks a little time to recover before the grin returns.
The Elite Hybrid HPC is the very zenith of pedal-assist hardtail mountain e-biking. The extraordinary, brand-new Hybrid HPC carbon frame has been designed solely with the aim of extracting the very most from the incredible Bosch Drive Unit. From the integration of the battery pack on the down tube, to the stability and balanced of the motor position at the bottom bracket, this is an e-bike without equal. But that’s not all, the frame also features details such as tapered head tube, chainstay-mounted Post-Mount disc tabs, provision for an internal dropper post routing, and X12 through-axle with adaptable dropouts, which all combine to provide exceptional performance.
The Stereo Hybrid e-bike is based on Cube’s excellent 7005 high performance full-susser aluminium frame with four-bar suspension design, tapered head tube and X12 rear through-axle, combined with pinpoint placement of the Bosch power supply and motor to give a very low centre of gravity and incredibly balanced handling. There’s a selection of 120 or 140 travel options, rolling on 27.5 or 29in wheels. So enjoy the help from the electric motor on the way up the hill, and feel no compromises on the way down.