Sometimes simplest really is best. For our Town Hybrid EXC RT we took the Easy Entry version of our popular urban Bosch e-bike, and added the extra security of a back pedal brake on top of the existing hydraulic rim brakes. Need to stop or slow down? Simple: two brakes at your fingertips and a third at your feet. A RockShox Paragon Gold air fork takes the edge off even the bumpiest of roads, while Shimano’s smooth 8 speed hub gears work in tandem with the powerful Bosch motor to make light work of any journey. All the accessories for hassle-free cycling are here too, from the integrated lighting system to a fully enclosed chain, mudguards, kickstand and super-stable integrated luggage carrier. Simplicity, redefined.
The Town Hybrid EXC RT’s frame is – despite the elegant simplicity of its looks – a tour de force of engineering excellence. The Easy Entry frame has been specifically designed to withstand the considerable power of the Bosch drive unit, providing effortless handling thanks to our Comfort Ride Geometry and the reassurance that it’s passed all our stringent in-house safety tests. Siting the battery unit behind the stiff, strong, triple chamber seat tube keeps it out of the way and puts it in the best position for easy handling, while the Bosch drive unit sits inside its own gravity cast housing. Practical touches like internally routed cables complement the frame’s clean looks, as well as improving gear shifting performance in the long term. And the integrated luggage carrier is exceptionally strong and stiff. It’s the kind of attention to detail you’d expect from CUBE.