Frame: The heart of the Stereo Hybrid 160 is a complex HPA frame. Using state-of-the-art hydroforming technology, triple butted tubing and our Smooth Welding process, the chassis boasts an astonishing stiffness-to-weight ratio as well as stunning good looks. Optimised Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) gives noticeably more room to manouevre and a lower centre of gravity. Thanks to a compact Trail Motion Rocker linkage, there's even room for a shock with piggyback reservoir. The Bosch motor's Tuned Drive Position (TDP) allows for the most compact design possible at the rear, giving more agility on the trail thanks to a wheelbase that's as short as it can be. A 148mm Boost rear hub gives the stiffness that's needed to cope with greater speeds. Other neat touches include the semi-integrated battery, the chain guide incorporated in the new CUBE design cover and clean internal cable routing.
Adaptable X12 Hanger
We optimized our new dropout design based on the Syntace X12 through-axle system, enlarging the area of the frame where the hanger is mounted. We can now fit the longer Direct Mount hangers. Shifting precision and stiffness is therefore improved. With the new design it's also possible to swap the whole contact area of the axle with the hanger should the system be worn out.