KATHMANDU HYBRID

SL 500

Frame variants

Looking for the best in urban e-bikes? You've just found it. The Kathmandu Hybrid SL 500 cuts no corners, because that's not the way we do things at CUBE. We began with our comfortable, efficient and stable Kathmandu frame, built specifically to suit the needs of the Bosch CX drive system. We added a powerful 500Wh battery for the best possible range, then selected Shimano's electronic Di2 XT transmission. It communicates seamlessly with the Bosch system to provide perfect gear shifts every single time, effortlessly. A suspension seatpost and plush RockShox Paragon Gold suspension fork iron out the roughest of roads, while included mudguards, lights and kickstand, combined with our integrated luggage carrier, mean you and your bike will be ready for anything. Just jump on and ride.

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  • application: Tour Sport
  • size: Men: 50, 54, 58, 62; Trapeze: 46, 50, 54
  • Art. No: 131400

Components

  • frame Aluminium Superlite, Trekking Premium Comfort, Gravity Casting, IC 1.0, Double Butted, Tapered, Disc Only
  • size Men: 50, 54, 58, 62; Trapeze: 46, 50, 54
  • fork RockShox Paragon Gold Air, 65mm, Lockout
  • headset FSA Orbit Z-t-R, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/2"
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • handlebars CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 700mm
  • grips CUBE Natural Fit Comfort
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT Di2 RD-M8050-GS, 11-Speed
  • shifters Shimano XT Di2 SW-M8050-R
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset FSA CK-745, 16T
  • chain KMC X11
  • colour black edition
  • cassette Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11-46T
  • front hub Shimano XT HB-M8000, QR, Centerlock
  • rear hub Shimano XT FH-M8000, QR, Centerlock
  • rims CUBE SX20, 36H, Disc
  • tyres Schwalbe Marathon Mondial, Performance, Double Defense, 42-622
  • pedals Humpert EP1
  • saddle Selle Royal Lookin Moderate, Royalgel™
  • seat post CUBE Suspension Seatpost, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • front light Herrmans H-Black Pro, 6-12V, DC
  • rear light Busch&Müller Toplight 321 E Plus
  • kickstand CUBEstand Pro, Adjustable
  • mudguards SKS Stingray
  • bell Knog Oi
  • carrier CUBE Integrated Carrier 1.0, SnapIt Adapter and Rails
  • battery Bosch PowerPack 500
  • drive unit Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
  • display Bosch Intuvia
  • Chain guard CUBE Hybrid Chainguard
  • Bosch 4A
  • weight 22,8 kg

Geometries

Geometry 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
  • Info
  • 50 cm
  • 54 cm
  • 58 cm
  • 62 cm

Details

Combining the needs of a load hauler, weekend cruiser and urban commuter into a single machine that works seamlessly with a powerful Bosch motor is no easy task. Luckily, our engineering team is up for the challenge. Beginning with a gravity cast motor mount and complex, hydroformed down tube, we mounted the motor and battery as low as possible. Combined with our Efficient Comfort Geometry (ECG) and a frame structure that's stiff and light, this ensures sure-footed and responsive handling. Internal cable routing keeps everything neat and tidy, and the integrated luggage carrier's wear components can easily be changed if the need arises.

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Highlight features

Bosch CX Motor

The Performance Line CX drive unit is the perfect motor for off-road riding. Trail Control performance boost delivers outstanding, reliable support. Optimum acceleration characteristics combined with maximum torque of up to 75 Nm deliver a true flow experience from beginning to end.

RockShox Paragon Gold Suspension Fork

RockShox stands for high-quality suspension and damping characteristics. This is also evident in the trekking-specific RockShox Paragon Gold, designed to take the vibrations out of road and gravel riding.

Shimano Nexus Di2 electronic shifting

The Shimano Di2 electronic gear unit is fully integrated with the Bosch drive system for buttery smooth shifting and razor-sharp precision.

Bosch PowerPack 500

Bosch PowerPacks with lithium-ion technology are the most modern e-bike batteries on the market. There’s no memory effect and no self-discharge, and even after longer periods of inactivity they start right up without having to be recharged. Bosch’s battery management system protects batteries, which increases life spans significantly.

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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Aluminium Superlite
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      • Aluminium Superlite

        Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 7005 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is very stiff, fatigue resistant, corrosion resistant and has high elongation. Our Superlite tubes are double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Easy Mount Kickstand
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      • Easy Mount Kickstand

        The Easy Mount Kick Stand is a new system developed and designed by CUBE. The base of the stand is mounted from below to a fitting plate integrated to the frame and fixed with a through bolt. This kick stand is extremely stiff and solid through the enlarged contact areas between base and frame which gives a stable stand even with loaded panniers.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Efficient Comfort Geometry
      • Image of CUBE technology Efficient Comfort Geometry
      • Efficient Comfort Geometry

        With our specially designed Efficient Comfort Geometry, long distances can be covered easily. Trips with the family, tours with friends or a journey of months - explore the world and life in a new way with our travel series geometry.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Frame Safe System
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      • Frame Safe System

        To protect our high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the CUBE Frame Save System replaceable derailleur hanger. The mounting thread is in the hanger and not in the frame as usual. In case of a crash, this hanger can be easily and quickly replaced by a new one.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Integrated Cable Routing
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      • Integrated Cable Routing

        Internally routed cables offer many advantages. Cables are protected from dirt for longer life, weight is saved thanks to the absence of external housing and the bike has a clean, sleek appearance.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Wet Paint Surface
      • Image of CUBE technology Wet Paint Surface
      • Wet Paint Surface

        On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. We use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Optimal Drive Position
      • Image of CUBE technology Optimal Drive Position
      • Optimal Drive Position

        The ?engine? is the critical part of an Ebike because of its weight and its junction to the regular drivetrain. These factors present a real challenge for the frame design. This is why CUBE developed an innovative new frame construction for the new Ebike generation: simultaneously being the cradle for the electric motor, the pivot for the rear link and the seat of the shock eyelet, the very complex area of the bottom bracket is made of two forged halves. The groove in the front section together with the specially formed down tube is home for the power pack which in this way has a very low position in the frame triangle. The positive outcome is an extremely low center of gravity supporting an agile riding characteristic while achieving a super rigid bottom bracket area.

  • Icon of CUBE technology StVZO
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      • StVZO

        CUBE Bikes with this labelling fulfill all legal requirements and meet all safety demands according to the StVZO German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations. Lighting systems and reflectors mounted are tested and certified accordingly. These bikes take into account every security-related detail to guarantee safe and relaxed mobility in traffic.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Smooth Welded
      • Image of CUBE technology Smooth Welded
      • Smooth Welded

        This elaborate procedure with doubled weld seams has two advantages: On the one hand, it improves the firmness of the
        weld seams and minimizes the load peaks on the tube welds through energy flow and on the other hand, it helps the frame
        to a better and more organic look due to the smooth and hardly noticeable welds.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Integrated Modular Carrier
      • Image of CUBE technology Integrated Modular Carrier
      • Integrated Modular Carrier

        The Integrated Multi Carrier is a complete new development by CUBE. The bicycle rack becomes an integral part of the frame, adding to the rigidity of the chassis. Through a specially designed modular construction, the rack is expandable in many ways. Bags, carrying systems and boxes can be mounted easily and safely for secure, convenient load carrying.

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