CUBE Reaction Hybrid Performance 400 Allroad Review – $2.9k The CUBE Reaction Hybrid Performance 400 Allroad is a great value for a more premium product here. This is a versatile hardtail electric mountain bike with quality fenders and lights. It’s functional in urban and off-road environments. CUBE sells an optional rear rack that reinforces the rear fender and allows the Reaction Hybrid Performance to be used for commuting purposes. Bosch motor, downtube integrated battery, and compact display make this a reliable and aesthetically pleasing ebike. The third generation Bosch Performance Line Cruise mid-drive is compact and quiet, but still very powerful with up to 65nm of torque. It offers shift detection and uses a standard sized chainring. The 9-speed Shimano Alivio derailleur with 11 to 36 tooth cassette is above average, offering smooth shifts and a comfortable pedal cadence options for varied conditions. Excellent Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with larger 180mm rotors deliver smooth powerful stops. Six frame sizes and two frame styles (high-step and mid-step) make it approachable and comfortable. Low capacity 400 watt hour battery keeps the price and weight down, it may also allow for the shorter downtube lengths on the smaller frame sizes. Limited readouts on the stock Bosch Purion display panel, and no USB charging option here. The bike can be upgraded to use a fancier Bosch Kiox or Nyon aftermarket. Very basic coil suspension fork with preload adjust only, but the tapered steer tube allows for fancier air forks after market.

0:00 Introduction
0:21 Frame sizing and style options
0:55 Wheel size and tire details
2:25 Price details $2,899 USD
3:30 Battery capacity and shield
5:11 Drivetrain 9-speed Shimano Alivio
8:05 Other CUBE Reaction Hybrid models
9:53 Suspension fork details
11:51 Optional rear rack details
12:42 Front and rear lights demo
14:21 Hydraulic disc brake details
14:43 Bosch mid-drive motor details
16:04 Charge port and battery charger
18:22 Battery removal and mounting
21:56 Bosch Purion display operation
25:47 Ride test begins on road
27:22 Off-road ride test begins
29:14 Random stranger ride test and feedback!
30:29 Headlight test while riding
31:23 On-frame motor and drivetrain shots
34:57 Conclusion and website resources
35:57 Washing the bike after ride tests

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