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Mit dem Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 braucht man im Wald keine ausgezeichneten Pfade
Mit dem Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 braucht man im Wald keine ausgezeichneten Pfade - egal ob Schnee, Matsch oder Laub – die 4"-Reifen walzen über alles drüber.
CUBE Nutrail Hybrid 500
CUBE Nutrail Hybrid 500 - ausgestattet mit Bosch Performance CX-Motor / Preis: 3.699 €
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8776
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8776
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8832
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8832
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8781
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8781
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 17"
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 17"
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 19"
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 19"
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 21"
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 21"
Ergonomisch und funktional: Die Kombination aus Magura MT5-Bremshebel und Shimano XT-Schalthebel
Ergonomisch und funktional: Die Kombination aus Magura MT5-Bremshebel und Shimano XT-Schalthebel
120 mm Federweg generiert die massive ...
120 mm Federweg generiert die massive ...
... Manitou Mastodon-Federgabel
... Manitou Mastodon-Federgabel
Gute Verzögerung, trotz 180 mm kleiner Bremsscheiben
Gute Verzögerung, trotz 180 mm kleiner Bremsscheiben - die Magura MT5-Bremse ist eine gute Wahl.
Breite Sun Ringlé-Felgen mit breiten Reifen
Breite Sun Ringlé-Felgen mit breiten Reifen
Der Schwalbe Jumbo Jim-Reifen in 4" Breite verfügt über freistehende Stollen
Der Schwalbe Jumbo Jim-Reifen in 4" Breite verfügt über freistehende Stollen
Breiter wird eng
Breiter wird eng - bei 4"-Reifen geht die Kette noch gut vorbei
Der Bosch Performance CX-Motor wurde sehr schön in den Rahmen integriert
Der Bosch Performance CX-Motor wurde sehr schön in den Rahmen integriert
Unser heimlicher Favorit: Das Bosch Purion-Display
Unser heimlicher Favorit: Das Bosch Purion-Display
Reichweitentest Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
Reichweitentest Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
Mit dem Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 wird die Tour etwas gemütlicher
Mit dem Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 wird die Tour etwas gemütlicher
Traktion ohne Ende
Traktion ohne Ende
Schneller Downhill? Fehlanzeige!
Schneller Downhill? Fehlanzeige! - Hier kommt das E-Bike aufgrund der unpräzisen Reifen schnell an seine Grenzen.
Ein E-Fatbike kann in entsprechendem Gelände durchaus zügig bewegt werden
Ein E-Fatbike kann in entsprechendem Gelände durchaus zügig bewegt werden - in der Regel gewinnt man jedoch keinen KOM
Entschleunigte Ausfahrten machen ...
Entschleunigte Ausfahrten machen ...
... mit dem Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 richtig Spaß
... mit dem Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 richtig Spaß
Auf dem Trail kann keine Steigung zu steil sein
Auf dem Trail kann keine Steigung zu steil sein
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8841
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8841
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8856
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8856
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8823
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8823
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8834
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8834

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We’ve had a Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in for testing: With its matt finish and those huge tyres we think this is an attractive E-Bike. The powerful Bosch motor will propel you through everything with oodles of grip from the huge tyres. An E-Fatbike makes it possible to go anywhere. Sand, snow, brush, branches – you can roll over everything.

You don’t need trails with the Cube Nutrial Hybrid 500
# You don’t need trails with the Cube Nutrial Hybrid 500 - doesn’t matter if it’s snow, mud or brush, the 4” tyres will roll over everything.

Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 – Summary

A big machine – but the handling feels right!

The Cube logo stands out brightly on the chainstays, whilst the rest of the frame is finished in a smart, matt grey. The downtube and tyres are well matched size wise, and the huge 120mm Manitou Mastodon forks fit well into the overall picture. This E-Fatbike just looks right. The same with the components adorning the bike. You’ll want solid shifting – you get Shimano XT with a matching shifter. You’ll want good brakes – no problem, the Magura MT5 brakes are reliable stoppers.

“The development of the Nutrail Hybrid posed two main challenges for us: We didn’t only want to make a brilliant E-Fatbike which would be fun regardless whether riding your daily trail or out on a more adventurous tour. But we also had to integrate a Bosch motor with all its fittings that would also cooperate with 4” tyres. The triple-butted tubes, Gravity Casing and clever design details allowed us to build a lightweight frame with very precise handling” – Michael Große-Hering, Product Manager at Cube.

The price for this bike is € 3699 | Bikemarkt: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 kaufen

CUBE Nutrail Hybrid 500
# CUBE Nutrail Hybrid 500 - with Bosch Performance CX-Motor / Price: 3.699€
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8776
# CUBE Nutrail EHF 8776
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8832
# CUBE Nutrail EHF 8832
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8781
# CUBE Nutrail EHF 8781

Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 – Product Profile

Geometry

Measured standover height: 760 mm (Size L)

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Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
# Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 17"
# Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 17"

Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 19"
# Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 19"
Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 21"
# Geometriedaten: Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 in 21"

Components

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FrameRahmenAluminium Superlite, Gravity Casting, ARG, Double Butted, Disc Only, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing
ForkGabelManitou Mastodon Comp, Tapered, 15 x 150 mm, 120 mm
ShifterSchalthebelShimano XT SL-M8000, 11-Speed
DerailleurSchaltwerkShimano XT RD-M8000-DGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed
CassetteKassetteShimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-46T
CranksKurbelCUBE Fat Crank, 16T
BrakesBremseMagura MT5, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180 mm)
WheelsLaufräderAnswer Fat Atac 80SL, 15 x 150 mm / 12 x 177 mm
TiresReifenSchwalbe Jumbo Jim Kevlar 4.0", Addix Speedgrip, Tubeless Easy
SeatSattelSelle Royal Voga
SeatpostSattelstützeCUBE 120 mm Adjustable Seatpost, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 30,9 x 420 mm
BarLenkerRace Face Ride 35, 760 mm
StemVorbauRace Face Ride 35
MotorMotorBosch Performance CX
DisplayDisplayBosch Purion
BatteryAkkuPower PowerPack 500
PowerLeistung250 W
WeightGewicht24.1 kg
Price (RRP)Preis (UVP)3699 €

Ergonomic and functional: Nicely combined Magura MT5 lever and Shimano XT shifter
# Ergonomic and functional: Nicely combined Magura MT5 lever and Shimano XT shifter
120mm travel from this…
# 120mm travel from this…
the Manitou Mastodon behemoth
# the Manitou Mastodon behemoth
Good braking, even with the 180 mm rotors
# Good braking, even with the 180 mm rotors - the Magura MT5 brakes are an excellent choice
Wide Sun Ringlé rims with wider tyres
# Wide Sun Ringlé rims with wider tyres
The 4” Schwalbe Jumbo Jim tyre
# The 4” Schwalbe Jumbo Jim tyre
Clearances will get tight if you go wider
# Clearances will get tight if you go wider - 4” tyres still have enough clearance for the chain

Motor & Battery

Bosch Performance CX Motor – Details

Plenty of power with fat tyres – guaranteed fun!

The Bosch Performance CX motor has all the power you need, we already know this. But how does it handle with the extremely wide 4” tyres? In all honesty… it feels just as powerful as we are used to. Undeterred the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 motor marches on and turns what could be a sluggish fatbike into an agile and fun E-Fatbike. The fat tyres can be accelerated quickly to 25km/h and announce themselves with a loud, rumbling buzz on the road.

The Bosch Performance CX motor is nicely integrated
# The Bosch Performance CX motor is nicely integrated
Our favourite: The Bosch Purion display
# Our favourite: The Bosch Purion display

The Cube engineers have “half-integrated” the Bosch PowerPack battery in a diagonal bed which we really like. The opening underneath the battery is sealed with a plastic cover to prevent muck getting into the downtube – a nice design solution.

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  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX
  • Battery: 500 Wh
  • Power: max. 250 Watt
  • Display: Bosch Purion

Real-world Range

Range test with the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
# Range test with the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500

33.4km / 719 metres ascent

1 hr 34 mins

Quoted figures for range tend to be on the optimistic side so we like to test bikes for ourselves, draining a whole battery and seeing how far the bike will go. For this test we managed 33.4km and 719 metres of ascending, staying in the highest power setting throughout. Please note that these values in no way represent rigorous or normalised testing, instead they should be seen as ballpark figures. Using lower assistance modes increases the range significantly too.

Here are the exact details of our test ride.

Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 – Hands On

The Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 makes your ride a bit more comfortable
# The Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 makes your ride a bit more comfortable

Pretty – excellent finishing on the frameset.

The wide, massive volume 4” Schwalbe Jumbo Jim tyres look cool and really fit the overall appearance of the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500, giving this E-Bike an imposing presence. It stands there, and a child-like surge of interest for what this bike is capable of is awakened. Our question, “Do we even need marked trails anymore or can we just ride into the wilderness?”

The frame is finished with matte paint and is unashamedly pretty. No distracting graphics, just the bright logo on the chainstays. The Shimano XT shifting guarantees quick and precise gear changes and the wide tyres have unfathomable levels of grip. We did notice that Cube have moved the motor chainring a little further outboard to accommodate those massive tyres and make sure the chain runs cleanly. Doing more isn’t possible, as excessive cross-chaining and hence wear would result.

Cube Nutrail hybrid 500 – On the trail

Uphill

Endless amounts of grip
# Endless amounts of grip

Extreme grip from extreme tyres!

Who doesn’t know those steep ramps that are just a bit too slippery to get up. You ride past, try it yet again – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. With this E-Fatbike it’s not a problem. These huge Schwalbe tyres create huge amounts of grip. Choose the right gear, put the motor in eMTB mode, get in the right position and you’ll just cruise up anything. Whatever surface, be it snow, sand, mud or grass, it doesn’t matter. This E-Fatbike goes anywhere!

Downhill

Fast going down? Think again
# Fast going down? Think again - this is where the E-Bike reaches its limits with the vague and squirmy tyres

Vague steering makes the going slower

When things start pointing downhill and the going gets a bit rougher the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 can’t be pushed too far. Whilst you can run low tyre-pressures, they then end up feeling a bit squirmy – you can roll over everything but carving out precise lines is nigh on impossible. We don’t pull out all the stops on the way down and instead ride at the E-Fatbike recommended speed – leisurely. With our tester weight of 90kg we ran the Schwalbe tyres at 0.5 and 0.6 bar front and back respectively. Though they stay stuck to the ground and “smother” every bump, they don’t provide any useful feedback from the trail you’re riding.

We also try to avoid sharp rocks, or at least unweight the wheels. Whilst low pressure create a whole load of grip, it also makes tyres a bit more susceptible to punctures.

Trail

You can move quickly on an E-Fatbike in the right terrain
# You can move quickly on an E-Fatbike in the right terrain - you won’t be winning any KOMs though
Leisurely outings…
# Leisurely outings…
… great fun with the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500
# … great fun with the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500

E-Fatbikes like getting dirty in the mud

Time to get dirty! Wet trails mean you’d be best wearing an overall and covering every exposed part of you with a wipe clean material. In the mud, this E-Fatbike transforms into a veritable “mud-slinger”. Muck starts spraying everywhere even at low speeds and we quickly give up on any hopes of staying clean.

We chose to ride particularly muddy and rough trails to let the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 show what it’s capable of. At medium speeds we rolled along the trails, forging our path through the wood. The Magura MT5 levers are well-shaped and the brakes along with the wide tyres do a good job of slowing you down. The beefy Manitou Mastodon forks have a nominal 120mm travel, though with the recommended air pressure sat a little low in the travel for our liking. Putting the pressure up by 20psi reduced the sag. We really liked the own brand Cube dropper post that reliably allowed us to adjust our saddle height.

No slopes are too steep
# No slopes are too steep

The Schwalbe Jumbo Jim tyres provide a huge amount of comfort. The tyre rolls smoothly over rocks, branches and rocks without being too bouncy. Playing with the pressures, we found that letting out about 0.1 bar noticeably improved the ride, though at the potential expense of some puncture resistance. We didn’t notice any effect on the steering.

We came out of the forest with 30 km ridden and a smile on our faces – the ride was a lot of fun. Our tip: if you don’t have a hose at home then save some change to use the one at your local garage and get rid of all that mud.

Tuning

The largest fatbike tyres are larger than 4.5”. Though a 4.8” tyre could theoretically fit at the back of the Nutrail Hybrid 500, we wouldn’t recommend it as you may end up getting some chain clearance issues.

Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 – Summary

We have a thing for E-Fatbikes – there’s something quite cool about them. You might need something to drown out the buzzing of the tyres, but an eMTB like this is just a lot of fun. Loose branches, snow, mud, undergrowth or even rotting trunks – you’ll just roll over everything.

The Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 is an extremely fun E-Bike, which is fitted with quality components and rides well with its central riding position. As long as you’re clear that this a jack of all trades, but a master of none then you’ll have a lot of fun with those huge tyres on leisurely tours exploring wherever you want to go, through the underbrush or leaving your tracks across fresh snow.

Pros

  • Central riding position
  • Well-matched components
  • Endless amounts of grip

Cons

  • Noise, and more noise
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8841
# CUBE Nutrail EHF 8841
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8856
# CUBE Nutrail EHF 8856
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8823
# CUBE Nutrail EHF 8823
CUBE Nutrail EHF 8834
# CUBE Nutrail EHF 8834

About the Test

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On our test runs we usually stay in the highest assistance mode and drain the battery completely at least once. We then publish our results on our Strava account.

Our loop has everything we need to test E-bike capabilities

  • Tight uphill trails with roots, rocks and loam
  • Flat trails with small climbing sections
  • Fast and flowing downhills
  • Long, loose trails downhill

E-Bikes are subjected to our route multiple times to allow us to draw our conclusions.

We tested the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 here:

  • Trail-riding around Bamberg and Bad Kreuznach in Germany. The riding provides narrow and tight trails with technical rooty, rocky sections, steep and technical uphills as well as flowing downhills.

Tester: Rico Haase

  • Name: Rico Haase
  • Height: 183cm
  • Weight (with riding-gear): 90kg
  • Inside leg: 86cm
  • Arm length: 61cm
  • Torso: 62cm
  • Riding style: Flowing and playful
  • Preferred riding: E-Enduro, E-Trailbike but also XC, DH and Road
  • Preferred suspensions: firm and reactive – I like feedback from the trail
  • Preferred geometry: long reach, short stem, wide bars

Be honest – have you ridden an E-Fatbike? What did you think?


Further information about the Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500

Website: www.cube.eu
Text & Edit: Rico Haase, Benedict Pfender | eMTB-News.de
Photography: Rico Haase, Sebastian Beilmann

Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500

range of use
XC: 5/10 – Trail: 4/10 – All-Mountain: 4/10 – Enduro: 1/10 – Downhill: 1/10
Motor + Battery
Bosch
Battery Capacity
500 Wh
Range km/mi
Distance
20.8 mi
Climbing
2,359 ft
Duration
1:34 h
E-Bike-Gewicht
53.1 lb
E-Bike + Rider
254 lb
Uphill
10/10
bad
excellent
Downhill
4/10
bad
excellent
Motor
9/10
weak
extreme
Value for Money
8/10
too expensive
perfect
Sitting Position
3/10
upright
stretched
character
3/10
playful
stable
Explanation of “Range of Use”
XC:
0 to 120 mm Travel (Hardtails and Full-Suspension)
Trail:
100 to 150 mm Travel (Hardtails and Full-Suspension)
All-Mountain:
120 to 150 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Enduro:
150 to 180 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Downhill:
more than 180 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Wir unterscheiden folgende Kategorien von E-MTBs:
Light:
max. Drehmoment zwischen 30 und 60 Nm, Akkukapazität unter 500 Wh
Performance:
max. Drehmoment zwischen 60 und 90 Nm, Akkukapazität über 500 Wh
Power:
max. Drehmoment über 90 Nm, Akkukapazität über 500 Wh

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Datum: 28. December 2017
Aktualisiert: 28. December 2017

Fazit:

E-Fatbikes sind irgendwie cool – extrem cool sogar. Man braucht zwar Kopfhörer und laute Musik, um das Brummen der dicken Reifen nicht ständig hören zu müssen, aber Spaß macht so ein eMTB alle Mal. Lose Äste, Schnee, Matsch, Gestrüpp oder modernde Baumstämme am Boden – auf dicken Walzen rollt man da einfach drüber.

Das Cube Nutrail Hybrid 500 ist ein extrem spaßiges E-Bike, das hochwertig ausgestattet ist und mit seiner zentralen Sitzposition überzeugen kann. Wer sich vor dem Kauf bewusst ist, dass so ein E-Fatbike alles irgendwie, aber nichts richtig gut kann, der wird mit den dicken Reifen viel Spaß bei langsamen Touren quer durchs Unterholz haben oder den Neuschnee tüchtig umgraben.

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