CUBE: Kathmandu Hybrid 500 Low Step
If there’s one bike in the CUBE range that symbolises the freedom of two-wheeled exploration, it’s this: the brand-new Kathmandu Hybrid Pro. Whether you’re an occasional commuter or regular cyclist; whether you ride to get around the city or to escape into the countryside at the weekends, this is a bike to feed your sense of adventure. With a completely revised frame and new, fourth-generation Bosch CX drive unit mated to Shimano’s reliable 10-speed Deore transmission, our design team pulled out all the stops to create an adaptable, versatile ride companion. From the Integrated Carrier 2.0 to the tapered head tube and fully enclosed, CUBE Modular Battery System, every detail of the Kathmandu Hybrid Pro’s chassis is designed for strength, stiffness and durability – a fact that we’ve proved in our in-house test lab. And, with a choice of Easy Entry, Trapeze or Men’s frames, there’s a Kathmandu Hybrid Pro to suit any rider. But it’s not just about function, because it wouldn’t be a CUBE Hybrid if it didn’t also have elegant lines and incredibly easy, intuitive handling thanks to its low centre of gravity. With a tough Suntour suspension fork featuring 100mm of travel and a suspension seat post too, you’re assured of a comfortable ride on even the roughest of road surfaces. Grippy Schwalbe tyres and powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes ensure that you always have full control, no matter what the weather. And practical touches like the full-length mudguards, integrated lighting system and CUBE kickstand mean you’re fully equipped for wherever your busy life – or your curiosity – takes you. We’ve thought of everything, so you can just enjoy the ride.
The Kathmandu Hybrid carries with it a deserved reputation for versatility, durability and comfort. Completely redesigned around Bosch’s superb new fourth-generation CX drive unit for 2020, we’ve built on this solid foundation with a new frame that’s better looking, more practical and easier to live with than ever. The heart of the new frame is the gravity cast down tube with new Modular Battery System. Protected behind an easily accessed cover, the Bosch power unit fits tidily within the Kathmandu Hybrid’s sleek frame, leaving plenty of space for if you want swap to a bigger battery with extra capacity for extended range. The new Integrated Carrier 2.0 provides the most stable platform possible for carrying your gear, whilst complementing the frame’s clean lines and boasting replaceable wear components – so you’re assured of a long service life. The tapered head tube assures accurate steering from the 100mm suspension fork, internal cable routing keeps gear shifts clean and precise with no need for regular maintenance, and we even included a neatly integrated kickstand mount. As every keen traveler knows, the secret to success lies in the details.
Warranty: 6 years on the frame and 1 year on everything else on the bike.
|Frame||Aluminum Superlite, Gravity Casting Technology, Efficient Comfort Geometry, Tapered Headtube, Full Integrated Battery, Integrated Carrier 2.0|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCM ATB Coil, 100mm|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS-R, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2″ (OD 56mm)|
|Stem||Satori Up2 Plus, 31.8mm, Adjustable|
|Handlebars||CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 700mm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore RD-M6000-GS, 10-Speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore SL-M6000, Rapidfire-Plus|
|Brake System||Shimano BR-MT200, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)|
|Crankset||ACID E-Crank, 38T, 175mm|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore CS-HG500, 11-42T|
|Tyres||Schwalbe Big Ben, Performance, 55-622|
|Saddle||Natural Fit Sequence Comfort|
|Lighting||Front: Shiny 50 Lux, 6-12V, DC Rear: IC 2.0 Rear LED, 6-12V, DC|
|Carrier||Integrated Carrier 2.0, CUBE Adapter Compatible, SnapIt Compatible and Rail|
|Motor||Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)|
|Controller||Full pedal – torque and speed sensors built into motor for an extremely intuitive rider experience.|
|Battery||Bosch PowerPack 500|
|Computer||Integrated into console / monitor – keeps speed / distance / accumulated distance / battery level|
|Max. Speed||Easily adjustable up to 32kmph|
|Range||Up to 100 kilometers with standard battery|
|Power modes||4 levels of Pedal assist mode|
|Frame size||Men: 50, 54, 58, 62; Trapeze: 46, 50, 54; Easy Entry: 46, 50, 54, 58|
|Max. rider weight||110kg (265 lbs/ 18s12)|
CUBE is a German bicycle manufacturer that produces many types of bike, but is best known for its mountain bikes.