Just when we thought that the Stereo Hybrid couldn't get any better, Cube have completely redesigned the frame around the new Bosch PowerTube, for a fully-integrated look. The Stereo Hybrid certainly rides as mean as it looks! At the heart of the Stereo Hybrid (Not that you'd know it was there just from looking!) is the proven Bosch Performance CX motor. This motor is the top-choice for electric mountain bikers, providing 250W of power with 75Nm of torque. Included on the Performance Line CX for 2018 is the all-new eMTB mode which has improved start-up behaviour to guarantee optimal support in all conditions. The new eMTB mode offers better power delivery with improved dynamics, enabling effortless riding on technical uphill trails, or over obstacles. The Stereo Hybrid 160 neatly tucks away the 500Wh PowerTube battery within the downtube of the bike, creating a super sleek look, fooling others into thinking that this is just a 'regular' bike. The electric drive system is all controlled via the bar-mounted Purion display which is small in size and sleek in operation. With a clear, easy to read display, the Purion gives out all the essential eMTB info, such as speed, remaining range and assistance mode. The premium Fox suspension components complete the stealth look of this bike, with black coatings on the fork, shock and even the dropper post! Up front we have a Fox 36 Float Performance 170mm fork which makes ease of hard-hitting obstacles, designed as an all-mountain fork, the 36 climbs as well as it descends, allowing you to glide over any terrain. To the rear we find a Float DPX2 which is brand-new for 2018. The DPX2 is dubbed by Fox as 'the ultimate trail shock', giving excellent small bump sensitivity, great mid-stroke damping support, and better control in transitions. Shimano's XT 11-Speed transmission is the perfect compliment to the Stereo Hybrid 160, giving an optimal 11-46T cassette which works in harmony with the Bosch system to allow this bike to reach speed at an amazing pace. XT hydraulic disc brakes complete the Shimano set-up with a 203mm disc up front and a 180mm disc at the rear which has proved to be the optimum set-up on an eBike to cope with the additional weight. The XT hydraulic discs are very responsive, allowing the rider to feel in control at all times, encouraging you to take every corner faster each time. Cube EX30 tubeless ready rims mounted with Schwalbe's Magic Mary up front and a Nobby Nic at the back provide the ultimate in speed and control, keeping you firmly planted to the trail. The Super Gravity casing adds an extra level of puncture protection! A Fox Transfer Performance Elite dropper post finishes the Stereo Hybrid off perfectly, allowing you to make on-the-fly changes to your saddle height, so you can get the lowest possible center of gravity on downhills and raise it back up in an instant on the climbs. Bosch Performance CX, 250W, 75Nm Bosch PowerTube 500Wh Bosch Purion Display Shimano XT 11-Speed Fox 36 Float GRIP, 170mm travel Description by Luke, Rutland Cycling Web Team.