Cube has been at the forefront of the e-mtb movement for some years and had a serious proposition in earlier version of the Cube Stereo Hybrid a few years ago.
Cube has certainly worked the numbers well on this flagship bike with four sizes, and is loaded with purposeful and high end components. At 160mm travel front and rear we feel this is where the e-mtb is best placed to have the most fun uphill as well as downhill. This is an evolved beast and as such hits a spot in the 2017 Dirt 100, the first year that we’ve included a selection of e-bikes.
Cube boldly say that this bike is at the forefront of “performance enduro riding” and they’ve certainly sweated the details when it comes to the frame layout and geometry. The Stereo Hybrid has a chainstay length a touch shorter than many e-bikes but most notable is the bottom bracket height, which is in a great position to aid the cornering character. They’ve kicked the head angle back to a shade over 66 degrees; up to date and ready for action. But what about the suspension hardware?