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Cube Kathmandu Hybrid Exc 625

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Richard Peace

Richard Peace took to full-time outdoor writing/photojournalism after stints in an office and as an English teacher abroad. His cycling route guide books include the best-selling Ultimate C2C Guide and the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner plus Electric Bicycles. He has written for various media about many aspects of cycling


3 years 10 months ago

My Kathmandu Hybrid had a noisy shift at brand new. I immediately took it to my mechanic who had to tighten the gear cable and take a link out of the chain. Since then, excellent, crisp and quiet.


3 years 11 months ago

My wife and I have travelled many thousands of KMs on e-bikes equipped with the previous-gen Bosch mid Mount system. They have both been perfectly reliable. 

To avoid clunkiness when changing gear, simply back off the pedaling a bit. The assistance drops and the shift is smoother. It's called 'mechanical sympathy'. 

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