TOURING HYBRID

SL 500

Frame variants

The ultimate hybrid tourer demands special attention to detail, so we pulled out all the stops for the Touring Hybrid SL. We began with Bosch's high performance third generation Active Plus motor system and powerful 500Wh battery, and redesigned the entire frame around their specific requirements. The result is an uncompromisingly lively, stable and inspiring bike with unparalleled versatilitly. From the stiff and strong integrated luggage carrier to the air sprung RockShox suspension fork and all weather performance of the Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes, everything is here for a reason. That applies equally to the slick, intuitive shifting offered by Shimano's electronic Di2 gears, which puts the full range of the 11 speed transmission at your fingertips. Whether you're looking for the ultimate commuter or an inspirational weekender, the Touring Hybrid SL will fit the bill. Just add a spirit of adventure... and ride.

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  • application: Tour
  • size: Men: 50, 54, 58, 62; Trapeze: 46, 50, 54; Easy Entry: 46, 50, 54, 58
  • Art. No: 131250

Components

  • frame Aluminium Superlite, Trekking Premium Sport, IC 2.0, Double Butted, Disc Only
  • size Men: 50, 54, 58, 62; Trapeze: 46, 50, 54; Easy Entry: 46, 50, 54, 58
  • fork RockShox Paragon Gold Air, 65mm, Lockout
  • headset FSA 1.5E ZS-R, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2" (OD 56mm)
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm; EE: Satori Up2 Plus, 31.8mm, Adjustable
  • handlebars CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 700mm
  • grips CUBE Natural Fit Comfort
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT Di2 RD-M8050-DGS, 11-Speed
  • shifters Shimano XT Di2 SW-M8050-R
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset FSA CK-602, 38T, Chainguard
  • chain KMC X11e Turbo
  • colour iridium´n´red
  • 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 GT Tour, Performance, Dualguard, 47-622
  • 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 Herrmans H-Trace
  • kickstand CUBEstand Pro, Adjustable
  • mudguards SKS Stingray
  • bell Knog Oi
  • carrier CUBE Integrated Carrier 2.0, CUBE Adapter Compatible, SnapIt Compatible and Rail
  • battery Bosch PowerPack 500
  • drive unit Bosch Drive Unit Active Plus (50Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
  • display Bosch Intuvia
  • Bosch 4A
  • weight 22,6 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

CUBE's engineers have long experience working with the superb Bosch drive system - and it shows in this bike. Inspired to create something really special for 2018, they reworked the Touring Hybrid SL's frame from the ground up. All three versions - the easy entry, trapeze and classic men's - now feature optimised battery positioning, bringing the weight as low and as close to the centre of the bike as possible for improved stability, better stiffness and livelier handling. What's more, the men's and trapeze versions feature a weather-proof cover over the battery for sleek looks and to keep dirt and water out. Revised Efficient Comfort Geometry has sharpened the Touring Hybrid SL's responses whilst maintaining its reputation for implacable stability, whatever the road conditions. The integrated rack is the latest incarnation of this CUBE system, providing the lightest, strongest and stiffest possible support for carrying whatever load you need to transport from A to B. We even used our Smooth Welding technology to clean up the frame's appearance, giving the impression that one tube almost flows into the next. It's just the kind of attention to detail that you'd expect from CUBE.

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Highlight features

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.

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.

Rock Shox Paragon Gold Suspension Fork

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

Bosch Active Plus drive unit

The brand-new Active Plus drive is a sheer joy to ride. Smaller, lighter and quieter than ever before, it delivers dynamic, smooth acceleration at the lightest touch and feels incredibly natural to ride, even at speeds over 25kph.

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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
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      • 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
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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 Optimal Drive Position
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      • 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
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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 Modular Carrier
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      • 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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