At CUBE we don't jump on bandwagons. But when something comes along that's genuinely useful, we're always willing to work with it. That's how we ended up developing the Stereo Hybrid HPA 120 SL 27.5+, built around the incredible grip and comfort of 27.5+ tyres. It's a trail-devouring monster, blending the speed and precision of regular tyres with the float and traction of a fat bike: the best of both worlds.
Frame: Designing a frame to incorporate plus size wheels, 120mm of travel and Bosch's superb drive system isn't easy. It's a good thing, then, that our designers are up to the task. Using our decades of experience in aluminium frame construction and a neat trick or two, we built a chassis that's light, stiff, strong - and has the clearances required. Boost hubs ensure accurate tracking and precision steering, even when things are getting rowdy. Just like our other Stereo Hybrid bikes, the low top tube and Agile Ride Geometry make for a highly nimble, easily controlled trail companion. Meanwhile, Efficient Trail Control kinematics provide a neutral, easily adjustable suspension setup that'll tackle anything you throw at it.
Features: A bike this capable needs stop-and-go components to match. So we teamed Bosch's superb CX drive unit - with its mountain-taming 75Nm of torque and 500Wh battery - with Shimano's wide-ranging, super-reliable 11-speed XT transmission. The 11-46 tooth cassette and slick, smooth shifter are the perfect match for the Bosch's seamless power delivery, ensuring smooth gear changes in all conditions. Shimano's superb XT hydraulic disc brakes means you'll always be able to keep your speed in check, while Fox's 34 Rhythm fork and Float DPS Performance EVOL shock handle trail smoothing duties with easy aplomb. Answer Plus Atac wheels shod with Schwable Nobby Nic tyres provide epic levels of grip, and the CUBE dropper post means you don't have to stick to the easy line.
Key Features :
- HPA Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform Frame
- Fox Float DPS Performance Rearshock
- Answer Plus Atac Tubeless ready wheelset
- Engine Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
- Battery Bosch PowerPack 500