The CUBE Kathmandu Hybrid SL wins best in test in MYBIKE magazine (04/2021) in a test of tour pedelecs before other brands such as Conway, Giant, Hoheacht, Merida, Radon, Stevens and Victoria.
"The Kathmandu Hybrid is not only incredibly comfortable to ride, it's also packed with well-chosen, high-end equipment. Excellent damping from the front fork and telescopic seatpost and a relaxed riding position add up to a comfort-oriented combination from CUBE that's virtually guaranteed to keep fatigue to a minimum even on extended tours. A wide range of adjustment options courtesy of the adjustable stem allows riders to easily fine-tune the handlebar height and overall length to their personal preferences. The drivetrain components are in a class of their own – from the 12-speed XT rear mech and Bosch Performance CX drive unit to the high-end Nyon display with navigation and fitness functions, the spec has been selected with maximum attention to detail. The Kathmandu also features a rear aluminium rack in CUBE's typical square-profile design welded directly to the frame for added strength at the rear and huge load-carrying capability. Even fully laden, the stable rear triangle is barely noticeable when handling the bike through fast turns. Excellent brake modulation rounds out a planted and agile CUBE that ticks all the e-bike boxes. The Kathmandu Hybrid is close to being the perfect touring bike."