2017

ACCESS WLS HYBRID

SL 500

That real mountain bike feeling, with an extra dose of power. Only our high quality Access WLS Hybrid frame can offer that - and in SL trim, it's equipped with an even more impressive array of features and a brand new frame for 2017. From the Shimano XT groupset to the latest Bosch drive technology, this is a bike created without compromise - and crafted for trail riding fun. Available in sizes 14 and 16 inch with 27.5in wheels, or 17 and 19 inch as a 29er.

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ACCESS WLS HYBRID SL 500

Frame

Frame: A CUBE Hyrbid is more than just a bike with an extra means of propulsion. This was a bike that was already highly developed, but for 2017 we started with a blank sheet of paper, brought together all our engineers' experience with e-MTBs, and developed a completely new frame. Like all our WLS bikes, the geometry is based around female anatomy for safe, inspiring handling. But we went one better. Lighter, stiffer and better handling than ever, the new integrated drive unit and battery have allowed us to tweak our proprietary Agile Ride Geometry to deliver an even better ride - and you can even charge the battery without removing it from the bike. What could be easier?


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Components

Features: Bosch's CX Drive Unit boasts torque of up to 75Nm - enough "oomph" to make light work of even the steepest of climbs. Combined with the 500Wh battery unit we've fitted as standard, you'll be able to make use of all this power on even long days out without worrying about running out of juice. Shimano's 11-speed XT transmission with its 11-46 tooth, wide-ranging cassette is in a class of its own for both looks and function. With a light and stiff wheelset comprising XT hubs and CUBE EX30 rims with 2.6 inch Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres, powerful Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes and Fox 34 Rhythm air suspension fork with 100mm travel, there's nothing to come between you and incredible trail adventures.

  • frame Aluminium Superlite, Gravity Casting, ARG, Double Butted, Disc Only, Tapered Headtube, Boost, X12, Internal Cable Routing
  • color team wls
  • size 27.5: 14", 16" // 29: 17", 19"
  • fork Fox 34 Rhythm, 2-Position Sweep-Adjust GRIP Damper, Tapered, Boost 15QR, 100mm
  • headset FSA 1.5E ZS, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2" (OD 56mm)
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • handlebar CUBE Rise Trail Bar Pro, 720mm
  • grips CUBE Natural Fit Tour
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8000-DGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
  • shifters Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
  • crankset FSA CK-745, 16T
  • cassette Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11-46T
  • chain KMC X11
  • rims CUBE EX30, 32H, Disc, Tubeless Ready
  • front hub Shimano XT FH-M8010-B, 15QR, Boost
  • rear hub Shimano XT FH-M8010-B, X12, Boost
  • front tire Schwalbe Nobby Nic Kevlar 2.6, TrailStar, Tubeless Easy
  • rear tire Schwalbe Nobby Nic Kevlar 2.6, PaceStar, Tubeless Easy
  • saddle Selle Italia WLS Performance
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 30.9mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 34.9mm
  • engine Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
  • battery Bosch PowerPack 500
  • Bosch 4A
  • display Bosch Purion
  • weight 20.8 kg
Geometry

Geometries

Geometry ACCESS WLS HYBRID SL 500 Seat Tube Seat Tube Center-Center Top Tube Horizontal Seat Tube Angle Head Tube Angle Chain Stays Head Tube Wheelsbase BB-Height<br> to Hub Reach Stack
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  • 14"
  • 16"
  • 17"
  • 19"

Highlight features

FOX 34 Rhythm

FOX 34 Rhythm: uncomplicated due to the 2-position Sweep Adjust and super sensitive thanks to the GRIP damper technology. Whether you’re on trails or asphalt, you’ll no longer feel the difference.

Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-speed, direct mount

Lighter action shifting meets the stability and precision of the Shimano XT rear derailleur for superior shifting performance even in critical situations.

Shimano XT BR-M8000, hydraulic disc brake (180 mm/160 mm)

Consistently reliable with masses of stopping power, the new Shimano XT disc brake also features a new, lighter yet more durable master cylinder that is seamlessly integrated into the system.

Tires

Touring and all-mountain riders love them, especially the new 2.6” version with increased comfort and traction. The SnakeSkin sidewall is standard at this point, and ensure this tyre is nearly impervious to cuts and punctures while the tubeless conversion is made easier and safer than ever. Nobby Nic is a mountain biker’s best friend.

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