The e-road bike sector exploded into life at the tail end of last year, with German bike brand Cube opting to electrify their Agree road frame rather than go for a whole new line. The result is the Agree Hybrid C:62 SL Disc, a high-end race machine with a 250W battery and 60Nm drive pack concealed within its frameset.
Other than the down tube it's retained the same geometry as the none-assisted Agreee, with the unusual junction between the down and top tubes proported to give some aero advantage. The frame uses Advanced Twin Mold Technology and is optimised for a flat mount disc system that appears on the bike.
"Tackle any climb, ride further or ride more... it's all there for the taking", say Cube, and the assistance comes courtesy of a (removeable) Fazua drive unit and battery with up to 250W of power. it's cleverly concealed within the frame and as with all the latest wave of e-road bikes, it's barely distinguishable from a standard roadie to the casual observer. The assistance is controlled by an Evation 1.0 Remote clamped to the 31.8mm Cube Gravel handlebars.
The C:62 SL model comes equipped with a Shimano Ultegra 11 speed gears and hydraulic discs, a carbon crankset courtesy of FSA and Newman Evolution wheels, and has a price tag of £4,499. Believe it or not this is the more wallet-friendly version of the Agree Hybrid C:62 - the premium model will set you back a cool £7.2k, coming with a Dura-Ace level spec and Newman Advanced SL R.25 tubless-ready rims.
We've already started riding the Agree Hybrid C:62, so check back for a full review soon.