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?
Agile Ride Geometry
We ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in our series of big wheel bikes. We also added the 27.5in wheel size to the very well received portfolio. Three important details lead to the very agile character. Increased fork offsets let us achieve the same trail as our 26in bikes without having to steepen the head angle, thus maintaining generous toe clearance to the front wheel. Secondly we shortened the chain stays without compromising the seat angle. We invented a patented construction to mount the front derailleur to give us more tyre clearance while keeping a conventional seat angle, leading to a perfect riding position for every rider size. Last but not least we kept the BB height the same as on our 26in bikes. These measures lead to a natural riding position. Every mountain biker will feel immediately at home on a CUBE 29er or 27.5.