2018

ACCESS HYBRID

SLT 500

There are times in life when only the best will do - and we're here to tell you that this is one of those times. The Access Hybrid SLT encompasses everything that we know about building light, great handling hardtails... with the added power of Bosch's superb CX drive system and a selection of premium components. We began with Shimano's legendary XT components for the 11 speed transmission and powerful hydraulic disc brakes, so the right gear is always right at your fingertips and you'll always be in control of your speed. Then we added the smooth, precise-steering Fox 34 Rhythm suspension fork, so you can tackle even the roughest of trails with confidence. There's no better women's pedal assist hardtail... and no better way of expanding your trail riding horizons.

Components

  • frame Aluminium Superlite, Gravity Casting, ARG, Double Butted, Disc Only, Tapered Headtube, Boost 148, Internal Cable Routing, FIB
  • size 27.5: 16", 18" // 29: 17", 19"
  • fork Fox 34 Rhythm, 2-Position Sweep-Adjust GRIP Damper, Tapered, 15x110mm, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit 1.5E 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 XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
  • crankset FSA CK-745, 170mm, 15T
  • chain KMC X11e Turbo
  • colour team ws
  • cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-46T
  • front hub Shimano XT HB-M8010-B, 15QR, Boost, Centerlock
  • rear hub Shimano XT FH-M8010-B, 12mm, Boost, Centerlock
  • rims CUBE EX30, 32H, Disc, Tubeless Ready
  • tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic Kevlar 2.60, Addix Speedgrip, Apex, Tubeless Easy
  • saddle SDG Allure Steel
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 30.9mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 34.9mm
  • battery Bosch PowerTube 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 4A
  • weight 21,4 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

When you're building a performance e-mtb, double butted aluminium Superlite tubes are a good start. For 2018 we went back to the drawing board to design a completely new one piece, gravity cast down tube to house the battery. Connecting the tapered head tube to the custom motor casing, it's a remarkably stiff and strong structure as well as an engineering work of art that's surprisingly easy on the eye. You don't even need to remove the battery in order to charge it. Agile Ride Geometry means that everything's in precisely the right place for a stable, lively ride feel. And internally routed cables keep your gears shifting smoothly through everything that the trail can throw at you, so you can concentrate on the ride.

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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 disc brakes

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.

Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.6" 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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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Agile Ride Geometry
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      • 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
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      • 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
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      • 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
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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 Tuned Drive Position
      • Image of CUBE technology Tuned Drive Position
      • Tuned Drive Position

  • 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 Adaptable X12 Hanger
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      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Boost148
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      • Boost148

        Boost 148mm technology provides precise handling, on every trail, in every situation. The hub flange moves 3mm towards the outside on both sides. It increases the stiffness of a 27.5? wheel by 14% and, for a 29er wheel, by 21%. The reason is the spoke’s wider support in comparison to the 142mm hubs used previously.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Smooth Welded
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      • 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 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 X12 Through Axle
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      • X12 Through Axle

        In this system, a cone is used to form a play-free connection. It is only necessary to tighten the axle from one side. The position of the wheel is done by an insert in the right-hand dropout which is secured by a bolt. The main advantages of the Syntace system are quick and simple changing of the wheel, reliable position of the brake disc and higher stiffness of the rear of the bike. This allows the assembly to be made lighter than a conventional through-axle.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Stealth Ready
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      • 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.