Cube Compact Sport Hybrid
The Compact bike has a long history in urban cycling lore. Originally designed for apartment dwellers, it took up less footprint in a foyer or hallway. But the real advantage is that there is no better bike for the city than a smaller wheeled bike. But why?
Physics is the answer! Unlike country riding - which is pretty much what every bike sold in North America is designed for - city riding involves two constants. The first is endless stops and interruptions. Stop signs. Red lights. Pedestrians not looking both ways before they cross the street. Riding in the city means you stop-and-go a lot and a small wheel has one major thing going for it: massive acceleration! A small wheel simply moves more revolutions per pedal stroke than a larger wheel. That means it reaches top speed quickly, and that makes you surprisingly fast. The second truth about riding in the city is that you rarely ride in a straight line. Cities are made up of constant 90 degree corners which require a bike with sharp and quick handling. And, the smaller the wheel, the better the cornering!
The Cube Compact takes this long history and adds a powerful Bosch motor and even a very clever handlebar that twists so it takes up less space in your hallway. The Bosch motor reads your pedalling torque, pedalling revolutions, and wheel revolutions and constantly adjusts the power output to your needs. If you go up a hill, it knows and cranks up the power. When you get to the top of hill it powers back and continues to hum in the background. If you want more of this mind-reading power, you can crank the system up to more assistance too. It's quite sensational!
The rest of the bike is a story of smart engineering. An easy step-through frame that is unisex and designed for all riders. Hydraulic disc brakes to ensure intuitive yet powerful speed control. The highest level of puncture protection, and, finally a German-made lighting system that keeps the street (and yourself) visible.
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- Lightweight Aluminum frame with compact design
- Motor: Quiet & reliable Bosch Performance Line provides 65Nm acceleration at low cadences
- Battery: Bosch 500Wh gives you up to 100km of range on a single charge
- Lighting: Super-bright ACID-60 LED Lighting is German-made for ultimate functionality
- Drivetrain: Shimano Tiagra 10-speed cassette offers reliable, exact trigger shifting and the 1x drivetrain system keeps things lean and simple for reduced maintenance costs
- Shimano hydraulic disc brakes offer intuitive stopping power in absolutely every weather condition
- Schwalbe tires are highly puncture-resistant - Made in Germany
- Comfortable ergonomic ACID gel saddle
- PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE
|Cube Compact Sport Hybrid|
|BIKE WEIGHT||23.1 kg / 50 Ibs|
|WEIGHT CAPACITY||140 kg|
|BATTERY||Bosch Powerpack 500|
|MOTOR||Performance Line Gen 3|
|MAX ASSISTED SPEED||32km/hr as per Canadian regulations|
|COMPUTER MODES||Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo|
|CHARGING TIME||4 hours|
|HEADSET||Cube H835D3, Semi-Integrated|
|SEATPOST||Newmen Evolution, 27.2mm|
|TIRES||Schwalbe Super Moto-X|
|RIMS||CUBE EX30, 32H|
|FRONT HUB||Shimano HB-TX505 QR, Centerlock
|REAR HUB||Shimano HB-TX505 QR, Centerlock|
|CASSETTE||Shimano CS-HG500, 11-34T
|SADDLE||Natural Fit SHEN
|PEDALS||Acid PP Trekking
|SHIFTING SYSTEM||Shimano Alivio|
|HANDLEBAR||Cube Comfort Shape Bar
|STEM||Cube Comfort Stem Pro - Adjustable
|GRIPS||Natural Fit Comfort
|BRAKES||Shimano BR-MT200 Hydraulic Disc
|FRONT LIGHT||CUBE Shiny 50 Lux|
|TAIL LIGHT||CUBE Varioclose|
|MUDGUARDS||ACID 75 - 406|
||ACID 20" Semi-Integrated Carrier|
|CUBE SUPREME SPORT HYBRID 400||FROM||TO|
Known largely for European-style city bikes, with their low maintenance, long lasting (not to mention good looking) comfort, Curbside deals with a variety of bicycles, out of hopes that any kind of rider can feel welcome and invited to share our enthusiasm for getting out on the street. This enthusiasm and love of sharing it is what Curbside is all about, and will be for years to come.
How does a Cube compare to other e-bikes?
It's German! And, that means a lot. Germany is home to largest e-bike market in the world and also the highest regulations. This regulatory environment produces some of the best products out there since each brand competes with other brands for the highest level of safety. These regulations, known as the Straßenverkehrszulassungsordnung (try saying that three times fast!) cover everything from the nature of dynamo or electric lighting beams (and how they are not permitted to blind oncoming traffic) to the quality of everything from the kickstand to the rear racks. Built in Germany, Cube thus has access to tons of German parts that are made-in-Germany and are not easily available in China - where most e-bikes are made. Finally, there's just something ephemeral about the deep experience and maturity that is built into a Cube bike. Where so many North American brands are still figuring out how to build e-bikes, Cube has that all figured out and leads from the front.
Why Bosch as the motor?
It's almost guaranteed that Cube chose Bosch because they also are a German company; but there are many reasons beyond this as well. Today, the e-bike market is experiencing two coplanar parallel lines that do not intersect. The chasm between is vast. One line is electric kits. These bolt onto any old bike and tend to be very low quality and service after the purchase is spotty (if non-existent). Bosch is on the other line. These motors are integrated into the bicycle frame, and they enter each market with the best technology and support it with local offices that are quick to respond.
Does the battery lock to the bike?
Yep. That’s one expensive chunk of Lithium Ion. Frame-mounted batteries lock on to the down-tube and only you can remove them with the key provided. Internal frame batteries are built into the bike, so no need to worry!
How long does it take to charge the battery?
It takes about five hours to charge a single battery from flat to full. The batteries don't have memory so there is no problem if you only charge the battery a little bit, halfway, or whatever. You’ll get over 1000 complete charges, which is typically 5+ years of use before a replacement is required.
Is the unit serviceable?
You bet it is. For years the e-assist market was dominated by small fly-by-night companies with good ideas and no balance sheet. The consumer took all the risk and were often left with technical assistance phone numbers that no longer worked. Cube partner with Bosch, a huge player in the e-bike market – and they are sophisticated, which means they are updatable, diagnosable, and if something does break, fundamentally repairable.
What's the lifetime on the battery?
On average you will get about 18,000-20,000 miles from the battery before it needs to be replaced.
This is expensive! Will it get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs (unfortunately) and most bike losses are due to inferior or cheap locks. Make sure you buy a good ABUS U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
For the original owner, Cube offers a two-year warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, five years for frame / swingarm breakage, and two years on the battery. Does not include wear and tear.
Did you know we ship bikes completely built and ready to ride? Our bikes are shipped Ride Out Of The Box meaning they are professionally tuned and delivered - worry free. Your bike will arrive at your door step with any accessories installed, so you can ride it right out of the box!
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