Who says practical can’t be fun? When our engineering team set out to design the all-new Cross Hybrid Race Allroad, they had everyday versatility at the forefront of their minds. But, as riders themselves, they also wanted to create a hybrid that’s fun to ride. So the Cross Hybrid Race Allroad blends all our frame-building know-how with Bosch’s powerful new fourth-generation CX drive unit and a selection of smooth, reliable components – so you can concentrate on enjoying the journey. The brand-new frame takes inspiration from our mountain bike hybrids, encompassing a new, modular and enclosed battery system and a motor mount that’s so sleekly integrated into the frame’s smooth lines, you’ll find it hard to believe it’s a hybrid. The centre of gravity is low for safe, intuitive handling – and, like all CUBE frames, this one’s passed our in-house torture testing with flying colours, so you know it’s safe and durable. Slick-shifting, reliable and wide-ranging Shimano XT 12-speed gears make climbing any hill a breeze, while the 500Wh or 625Wh battery gives you extended range – and there’s no need to remove it from the frame for charging. Powerful hydraulic disc brakes, full-length mudguards and an integrated lighting system equip you for all weathers and any time of day, and neatly integrated rack mounting points make it easy to extend your Cross Hybrid Race’s cargo-carrying abilities. Meanwhile, grippy Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres and a 100mm travel, air-sprung Suntour suspension fork give the confidence you need to tackle city streets or country roads in comfort. Put it all together, and the Cross Hybrid Race is the consummate all-rounder for work, for play… and everything in between.
Built around Bosch’s smooth, powerful fourth-generation drive system, the new Cross Hybrid frame represents a completely new approach to our trekking hybrids. Building on the experience gained from developing a new breed of mountain bike hybrids, our engineering team set about creating a frame that’s sleeker, more practical and better to ride than ever. Key to its success is our new Modular Battery System, which houses the Bosch power unit completely inside the gravity cast down tube. Hidden from view behind an easily accessed cover, the new setup leaves room for bottle cage mounts – so you can stay hydrated on longer rides – and frees up enough space for the option of an even larger capacity battery for extended range. A tapered head tube ensures accurate steering, integrated cable routing keeps gear shifts clean and accurate with minimal maintenance and geometry designed around a 100mm suspension fork means that the new generation of Cross Hybrids are more comfortable to ride – and more versatile – than ever. We’re proud of the Cross Hybrid. We think you will be too.