The Stereo Hybrid HPA 140 SL 27.5 is the undisputed top dog of All-Mountain e-bikes. Given the innovative energy that we’ve ploughed into designing this bike, it’s fair to call it one of the most advanced Hybrid full suspension bikes of all time. The features exclusive to the SL version will make you the envy of everyone. And once you’ve experienced the performance and subtly unfolding power of the new Bosch CX drive, you’ll want to race it along your favourite trails - and seek out and explore new singletrack - time and time again.
The 7005 High Performance Aluminium (HPA) frame is based around our much-admired Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) and Efficeint Trail Control (ETC) suspension design. Using Tuned Drive Postion meant that we were able to trim the chainstays by an impressive 20mm, making for noticeably more lively handling on the trail. And, since that means you’ll probably be riding faster than ever, we specced wider 148mm Boost hubs on all 2nd generation Stereo Hybrids to improve stiffness and reliablity. Gear cables run internally - hidden away, tidied up and protected from damage. Another highlight is the CUBE Performance Cover, designed especially for All-Mountain use. Integrated impact protection absorbs the initial energy on making contact with the ground, while the shock absorber takes on and neutralises the rest. The drive unit and frame are optimally protected against impacts - and the included chain guide keeps the chain away from the chainstay on even the roughest trails.
We selected components to perform one function: give 100% All-Mountain performance. Incredibly responsive suspension performance and massive reserves for tackling the roughest terrain come courtesy of a brace of Fox’s brand new suspension components: a Float 34 fork up front and Float DPS shock at the rear, both with slippery Kashima coating. Even in appalling weather, Shimano’s new XT brake will stop you reliably and quickly. SRAM’s XO1 11 speed drivetrain, working in combination with Bosch’s most powerful CX Drive Unit, makes double chainsets redundant thanks to its astonishing 420% gear ratio range. This latest Bosch drive boasts 75Nm torque and 600W of peak power, making it a formidable weapon with which to tackle even the steepest of mountain climbs. Grippy Schwalbe Hans Dampf tyres - in Super Gravity trim at the rear - with a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post, Race Face Carbon Cockpit and 760mm wide bars all make light work of technical singletrack.
Agile Trail Geometry
The Agile Trail Geometry carries over the Agile Ride Geometry?s benefits but with more focus on aggressive trail use. This can be achieved through a more compact frame construction with an even lower top tube and improved standover height. The result is more freedom of movement on the bike for the rider and a lower centre of gravity which guarantees agile handling and more riding fun.
Efficient Trail Control
Our Efficient Trail Control series works so that everyone can have more fun on the trail. With 27.5 and 29er wheel options our frames cover the widest range of riding on every terrain you can imagine. The low leverage ratio and linear rate curve makes the bike very sensitive, avoids bobbing and offers full usable travel all the time. Steep seat tube angles and slack head tube angles make these dream machines ready for action on the descent where you can use the full amount of travel to be on the safe side.
FOX Customized Setup
Sophisticated suspension kinematics are only able to work correctly if the associated shock is properly tuned. We researched and found a specific shock setup in cooperation with Fox Racing Shox, using extensive testing for almost every CUBE full-suspension model.
The key requirement is for continuously active and fully usable travel, with the rear triangle unaffected by pedalling or especially braking forces. There are a number of ways of achieving this ? CUBE favours a four bar design with a chainstay pivot. Here, one of the pivots is located between the dropout and the chainstay, ensuring that braking does not have a negative effect on the movement of the rear wheel. By carefully positioning the remaining pivots, we obtain the finest riding qualities for our full suspension bikes both uphill and downhill. This fact is proven by many top test results in leading magazines over the last few years.
Trail Motion Rocker
The Trail Motion Rocker features optimized leverage ratios for every bike and intended use, giving fast reacting yet stable suspension in every situation. The computer-designed one piece rocker construction gives maximum stiffness for the best suspension performance while still being extremely lightweight.
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.