2018

ACCESS HYBRID

Race 500

Color variants

With the Access Hybrid Race you'll quickly find you have superpowers. Well, almost. The lightweight, nimble aluminium frame - designed and specced specifcally to meet female riders' demands - and powerful, smooth Bosch CX drive unit mean that no destination is too distant and no climb too steep. Your riding buddy had better have her wits about here if she's not to be left behind. We chose Shimano's SLX and XT 11 speed gears for their wide range and reliable performance, and added powerful hydraulic disc brakes for safe stopping in any conditions. The RockShox Judy Silver air fork is easy to adjust and helps smooth out even the roughest of trails. And a powerful 500Wh battery gives you the power to ride further and longer, so you can keep coming back for more.

Components

  • frame Aluminium Superlite, Gravity Casting, ARG, Double Butted, Disc Only, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing
  • size 27.5: 14", 16" // 29: 17", 19"
  • fork RockShox Judy Silver TK Air, Tapered, 15x110mm, 100mm, Lockout
  • headset FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS, 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 Comfort
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8000-DGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed
  • shifters Shimano SLX SL-M7000
  • brake system Shimano BR-M315, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
  • crankset FSA CK-745, 170mm, 15T
  • chain KMC X11
  • colour turquoise´n´rasberry
  • cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-46T
  • front hub Shimano Deore HB-M6010-B, 15QR, Boost, Centerlock
  • rear hub Shimano Deore FH-M6000, Centerlock
  • rims CUBE EX30, 32H, Disc, Tubeless Ready
  • tyres Schwalbe Smart Sam, Active, 2.60
  • saddle CUBE WS Active 1.1
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 30.9mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 34.9mm
  • battery Bosch PowerPack 500
  • extras Dropper Post Option: #13619 RFR Telescope Seatpost 30.9x100mm, #13620 RFR Telescope Seatpost 30.9x125mm
  • drive unit Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
  • display Bosch Purion
  • charger Bosch 2A
  • weight 22,1 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 Wheelsize
  • Info
  • 14''
  • 16''
  • 17''
  • 18''
  • 19''

Details

Not ones to rest on their laurels, our designers started from scratch with the 2018 Access Hybrid Race. They began by engineering a one piece, gravity cast down tube. This superbly stiff, strong structure houses the battery and anchors the tapered head tube to the custom motor housing. It even looks great - and it's practical, too, because you can charge the battery without removing it from the frame. Our Agile Ride Geometry is designed to provide the perfect blend of stability and agility, and we ran cables through the frame to keep them out of the way of dirt and water, so your gears will continue to shift smoothly on the most adventurous of rides.

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Bike classification category: 3

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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Agile Ride Geometry
      • Image of CUBE technology Agile Ride Geometry
      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Tapered Steerer
      • Image of CUBE technology Tapered Steerer
      • Tapered Steerer

        This steerer tube design is stiffer than a conventional straight steerer and yields a more secure ride feel even in difficult terrain. Minimal flex at the front of the frame means the greatest possible steering precision. With the larger steerer, the forks become more rigid. At the same time weight is saved due to the absence of bearing shells as the lower bearing is fully integrated into the head tube. On all of our CUBE carbon models the upper bearing shells are also directly in the frame, so that once more a few grams are saved and the energy transfer is very direct.

  • 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 Easy Mount Kickstand
      • Image of CUBE technology Easy Mount Kickstand
      • 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 Tuned Drive Position
      • Image of CUBE technology Tuned Drive Position
      • Tuned Drive Position

  • Icon of CUBE technology Frame Safe System
      • Image of CUBE technology Frame Safe System
      • 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
      • Image of CUBE technology Integrated Cable Routing
      • 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 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 Stealth Ready
      • Image of CUBE technology Stealth Ready
      • Stealth Ready

        Dropper seat posts are getting more and more widespread, but to integrate them optimally in the frame, they have to be factory fitted. With the Stealth Ready frames, it is possible to build in a dropper seat post with internally routed cables, which besides the clean look, helps prevent any cables getting jammed. The exit of the cable on the frame – if not required – will be sealed with a cover for protection.