There are nearly 450 bike and e-bike models listed on Cube's 2022 inventory, so it takes something to make any new model stand out - especially in the e-bike stakes as Cube have kept faith with Bosch mid-drives across their whole e-bike range. But folding e-bikes remain relatively unusual in the e-bike world, so the Cube Fold Hybrid is certainly welcome and eye-catching news.
It's based on the Cube Compact Hybrid, a compact one-size-fits-all e-bike - but of course the Fold Hybrid incorporates what looks to be a neat and secure folding mechanism and integrated carry handle.
It also boasts quick 'n' easy saddle and handlebar adjustments to suit a wide range of riders.
The Cube Fold Hybrid will be available in both belt drive/5-speed gear hub and chain/derailleur (Sport) versions.
The Sport version gets a Bosch Active Plus mid-drive whilst the hub-geared model will feature the slightly more powerful Performance motor.
Only euro prices have so far been released; €2,899 for the Fold Hybrid Sport and €3,299 for the hub-geared Fold Hybrid with the punchier motor.
The other main new arrival for the 2022 Cube e-bike range is the Supreme, a step-thru city/leisure bike with comfort and ease of use at its heart. In appearance it looks to bring the traditional Dutch 'sit up and beg' e-bike right up to date, as a lovely looking frame utilises Cube's own smooth-welding technique for an organic, elegant appearance.
There will be a choice of Bosch Active Plus, Performance and Performance Line CX mid-drives and frame-integrated PowerTube batteries.
Drivetrain options include 5,7 and 8 speed hub gears (which also have a belt option) and a Sport version with derailleur. It will be available across four frame sizes.
Prices range from €2,299 for the 400Wh-batteried Cube Supreme Sport Hybrid ONE 400 up to €4,099 with the latest Nyon display and a 625Wh battery.
Stereo Hybrid improvements
Stereo Hybrid is Cube's popular full-suspension e-MTB range and again huge model choice is on offer.
For 2022 some models get a new cleaner look due to internal cable routing through the head tube rather than the frame. Other new features inlcude a new more secure looking charge port cover, new mounting point for a flat mount kickstand and new seatpost clamp with integrated Allen key. Both 140 and 160 models have 14% less weight and both have longer reach and optimized wheelpath. Full story here.