There are times in life when it's just not worth compromising. When the design team set out to build the brand-new Kathmandu Hybrid SLT, that was their mantra: no compromise. So, as well as Bosch's fourth-generation CX drive unit, you'll find a full complement of Shimano XT 12-speed components for unmatched gear range and smooth, reliable shifting - every time. There's a matching pair of Shimano XT four-piston hydraulic disc brakes, for powerful and dependable stopping in any weather conditions. A RockShox Judy Gold Air suspension fork - developed for the demands of mountain biking - with 100mm of easy-to-adjust travel to smooth out the road ahead. And a full complement of practical, durable accessories from full-length mudguards, integrated light set - with 180 lumen sidelight, for even better visibility - and kickstand. Star of the show, of course, is the Bosch CX motor and new CUBE Modular Battery System, both of which sit unobtrusively inside the new, mountain bike-inspired Kathmandu frameset. Sleek, stiff and more than strong enough to pass the in-house torture testing with flying colours, it's full of the neat touches that are the hallmarks of CUBE frame design. Internal cable routing keeps your gears shifting smoothly for longer, with minimal maintenance. The tapered head tube works with the suspension fork's thru-axle to deliver impeccably accurate, intuitive steering even with a full load. And the built-in Integrated Carrier 2.0 is the neatest, stiffest and strongest way to use your Bosch e-bike as a load carrier, whether you're tackling a daily commute, running to the shops or planning a multi-day tour. The Kathmandu Hybrid SLT is ready for anything, and available in Easy Entry, Trapeze or Men's frame options. All you need to do is jump on... and ride.
The Kathmandu Hybrid carries with it a deserved reputation for versatility, durability and comfort. Completely redesigned around Bosch's superb new fourth-generation CX drive unit for 2020, CUBE built on this solid foundation with a new frame that's better looking, more practical and easier to live with than ever. The heart of the new frame is the gravity cast down tube with new Modular Battery System. Protected behind an easily accessed cover, the Bosch power unit fits tidily within the Kathmandu Hybrid's sleek frame, leaving plenty of space for bottle cage mounts and the option of a larger capacity battery for extended range. The new Integrated Carrier 2.0 provides the most stable platform possible for carrying your gear, whilst complementing the frame's clean lines and boasting replaceable wear components - so you're assured of a long service life. The tapered head tube assures accurate steering from the 100mm suspension fork, internal cable routing keeps gear shifts clean and precise with no need for regular maintenance, and we even included a neatly integrated kickstand mount. As every keen traveller knows, the secret to success lies in the details.