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Cube Kathmandu Hybrid SL 500 Di2

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  • Bosch 250w CX Performance drive

  • Bosch PowerPack Li-Ion 500Wh battery
  • Shimano's electronic Di2 XT 11-Speed transmission

  • RockShox Paragon Gold suspension fork
  • Includes a kickstand, mudguards, and a neatly integrated luggage rack

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Bike: Looking for the best in urban e-bikes? You've just found it. The Kathmandu Hybrid SL 500 cuts no corners because that's not the way they do things at CUBE. They began with their comfortable, efficient and stable Kathmandu frame, built specifically to suit the needs of the Bosch CX drive system. Then added a powerful 500Wh battery for the best possible range, then selected Shimano's electronic Di2 XT transmission. It communicates seamlessly with the Bosch system to provide perfect gear shifts every single time, effortlessly. A suspension seat post and plush RockShox Paragon Gold suspension fork iron out the roughest of roads, while included mudguards, lights and kickstand, combined with our integrated luggage carrier, mean you and your bike will be ready for anything. Just jump on and ride.

Features: Combining the needs of a load hauler, weekend cruiser and urban commuter into a single machine that works seamlessly with a powerful Bosch motor is no easy task. Luckily, our engineering team is up for the challenge. Beginning with a gravity cast motor mount and complex, hydroformed down tube, they mounted the motor and battery as low as possible. Combined with Cube's Efficient Comfort Geometry (ECG) and a frame structure that's stiff and light, this ensures sure-footed and responsive handling. Internal cable routing keeps everything neat and tidy, and the integrated luggage carrier's wear components can easily be changed if the need arises.

Gears: Shimano’s Di2 (Digital Integrated Intelligence) is a shifting option to Shimano’s proven mechanical shifting.  Instead of mechanical cables, Di2 is an electronic gear-shifting system that enables riders to execute shifts with electronic switches rather than mechanical shift levers. Di2's most obvious benefit is its remarkably smooth and precise shifting action. Tap the upshift button and you're rewarded with that telltale click of a perfectly-executed change. Go a step in the other direction and the transition is so seamless as to be virtually imperceptible.


Drive: The Performance Line CX raises eBiking to a new level experience with a noticeable boost in performance, a maximum torque of up to 75 newton meters and sustained power into the high cadence range for sporty acceleration, even when riding over alpine terrain. Bosch Performance CX drive complies with all road regulations and its compact design has the additional advantage in that it is attached to the bottom bracket, giving the bike an optimal centre of gravity. The drive unit is equipped with an electronic control system with three sensors for force, cadence and speed, ensuring optimal coordination. It takes 1000 sensor measurements per second.That's why all Cube's E-Bikes are equipped with the industry-leading Bosch drive system.

Battery:  The battery is impressively easy to use. With a capacity of 13,4 Ah, this premium lithium-ion battery has an energy reserve of 500 Wh and is designed to be mounted on the carrier. Bosch has made it easier to predict your useful range with their online range calculator. Thanks to an integrated locking system, the battery can be removed and re-attached just like any “plug & play” device and can be completely charged with the Bosch Standard charger provided, the 500 Wh battery is fully charged and ready to be used again in just 4.5 hours. 

Weight 2.5kg

Display: The Intuvia Display gives you full control and a perfect overview at all times, it consists of a thumb controller and a larger console mounted at the middle of your handlebar. The console provides information about battery status, range, daily mileage, total mileage, ride time, current motor power, time, speed and average speed – clearly legible in any level of sunlight. A USB interface allows MP3 players and mobile phones to be charged while riding too. It is operated via a remote control conveniently mounted on the handlebar grip.






The ultimate touring tire, made for roads, tracks and trails of all continents. The tread pays homage to its legendary Marathon XR predecessor. Construction and compounding are naturally the very latest Schwalbe Evo technology. TravelStar compound for the best handling characteristics, Double Defense technology makes it light, but with an extremely robust construction. The world is round. Ride it.

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Technical Specifications

frame    Aluminium Superlite, Trekking Premium Comfort, Gravity Casting, IC 1.0, Double Butted, Tapered, Disc Only
battery    Bosch PowerPack 500
motor    Bosch Drive Unit Performance CX (75Nm) Cruise (250Watt)
display    Bosch Intuvia
fork    RockShox Paragon Gold Air, 65mm, Lockout
headset    FSA Orbit Z-t-R, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/2"
stem    CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
handlebar    CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 700mm
grips    CUBE Natural Fit Comfort
rear derailleur    Shimano XT Di2 RD-M8050-GS, 11-Speed
shifters    Shimano XT Di2 SW-M8050-R
brake system    Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
crankset    FSA CK-745, 16T
chain    KMC X11
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
tires    Schwalbe Marathon Mondial, Performance, Double Defense, 42-622
pedals    Humpert EP1
saddle    Selle Royal Lookin Moderate, Royalgel™
seat post    CUBE Suspension Seatpost, 27.2mm
seat clamp    CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
front light    Herrmans H-Black Pro, 6-12V, DC
backlight    Busch&Müller Toplight 321 E Plus
kickstand    CUBEstand Pro, Adjustable
mudguards    SKS Stingray
bell    Knog Oi
carrier    CUBE Integrated Carrier 1.0, SnapIt Adapter and Rails
chain protection    CUBE Hybrid Chainguard
colour    black edition
weight 22,8 kg

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