There are times in life when it definitely helps to have the right tool for the job. With the Stereo Hybrid 120 Race Allroad, CUBE created a versatile and extremely well-equipped Bosch e-bike that's capable of taking on just about anything. A day ride at the trail centre? It's got you covered. A longer overnight trip at the weekend? The luggage carrier will certainly come in handy. Stand-in for the weekday commute? In that case, the included mudguards, lights, bell and kickstand will definitely come in handy. But don't be fooled - none of this practicality comes at the expense of performance. Completely redesigned for 2020, the Stereo Hybrid Race Allroad's frame is a masterpiece of e-bike full suspension engineering - the culmination of the engineering team's many years of experience in this area. Centrepiece of the new chassis is the Modular Battery System, which combines sleek looks with superb function by completely enclosing the Bosch power unit inside the gravity cast down tube. The push-button cover with hidden lock makes it incredibly easy to access, but it also protects against dirt and moisture ingress. And the reconfigured housing frees up even more space, so there's the option of a bigger battery for extended range. The Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock and Fox 34 Rhythm fork are state of the art, slotting seamlessly into the advanced four-bar suspension design to deliver sublime comfort and control, wherever your adventures take you. Bosch's fourth-generation drive unit tops up your pedal input, delivering masses of smooth, quiet torque to the rear wheel via Shimano's slick and reliable 12-speed SLX and XT gear components. And, of course, CUBE selected powerful Shimano four-piston hydraulic disc brakes to bring you reliably to a halt, whether on a dusty trail or a wet city street. Jack of all trades? Perhaps. But it's also master of them all.
When you've got a successful formula, it's very tempting to stick with it. The versatile Stereo Hybrid 120 was widely admired by riders and the cycling press alike, but the launch of Bosch's fourth-generation drive system gave us the opportunity to make a legend even better. Based around the new Modular Battery System, the new frame is even sleeker, more practical and better handling. Hidden behind a push-button battery cover with integrated lock, the Bosch power unit integrates so neatly into the frame that it's hard to believe it's even a hybrid. It's not just about looks, though, because the new design also enabled the engineers to free up enough room for the option of a bigger capacity battery for extended range. It's all wrapped up in the Comfort Geometry - making the most of the refined four-bar suspension design to ensure a plush, confidence-inspiring ride, wherever your curiosity leads you - and backed up by the knowledge that, like all the bikes, it's passed the strict in-house safety testing with flying colours. For added versatility, we also made it easy to add a luggage carrier, mudguards and even a kickstand - so you can set up your bike exactly the way you want - commute, trail or tour. The new Stereo Hybrid 120 is your passport to riding freedom. Where will it take you next?