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Cube Kathmandu Hybrid C:62: Ultralight trekking e-bikes with carbon frame starting at 16.2 kg!


When it comes to the trekking line-up, the Kathmandu Hybrid e-bikes from Cube have always been the more sporty models. With the new Kathmandu Hybrid C:62 bikes, however, the Bavarian manufacturer is testing the limits of what is possible: the lightest version weighs in at 16.2 kg — with a full commuter configuration and fairly wide tires!

The new series features two lightweight carbon frames including a full carbon fork – a classic diamond frame and a comfortable step-through frame. Remarkable, as there are only a few bikes on the market with such a comfortable carbon frame! The lightweight chassis and the beautifully shaped fork are made from the company’s own C:62 carbon and should impress with their high rigidity and durability.

The core of the electric drive is also the new SX motor from Bosch, which can offer a decent torque of 55 Nm with a light weight. The drive is complemented by the equally lightweight 400 Wh battery, which is permanently installed in the down tube of the Kathmandu Hybrid C:62. If you want to charge the bike, you have to bring it close to the charger. For an increased range, the system is of course compatible with Bosch’s optional additional PowerMore battery, which offers a further 250 Wh. The system is operated via the LED Remote on the handlebars, paired with a centrally mounted Kiox 500 display.

Alongside the Cube Editor Hybrid and the Cube Nuroad Hybrid, the Kathmandu Hybrid presented here is the third model series from Cube to focus on light weight using Bosch’s new SX drive.

The IC 3.0 pannier rack integrates a sturdy pannier rack directly into the frame for an almost organic look. The attached mudguards, the lighting set and the kickstand are all suitable for traveling and a bag can also be mounted on the handlebars for additional storage space.

The Kathmandu Hybrid C:62 is available in two equipment variants, each with a choice of diamond or step-through frame shapes. The tires on both models are identical with Schwalbe’s G-ONE Overland Evo in 50 mm width, and the super-light Schwalbe Aerothan tubes are used on all bikes.

  • Kathmandu Hybrid C:62 SLX 400X: With 12-speed Shimano Deore gears and hydraulic Shimano Deore disc brakes. Weight: 16.7 kg (diamond frame) or 17 kg (comfort frame)
  • Kathmandu Hybrid C:62 SLT 400X: 12-speed XT gears and hydraulic disc brakes and Newmen Phase 30 carbon wheels, the seat post is also made of carbon. Weight: 16.2 kg (diamond frame) or 16.5 kg (comfort frame)

The bike sizes are from XS to XL, the SLX model is available in dark carbon’n’black for 3,999 euros, while the top model SLT comes in a cool stellar’n’origanogreen for 4,799 euros.



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