Light, fast and comfortable!
The Hyde Race is CUBE´s solution to the very specific demands of urban riding. Light, fast and comfortable, it's the city bike of choice for discerning riders. The silent Gates Carbon Drive belt is an important part of its appeal, rendering oil-smeared trouser legs smeared a thing of the past. And it goes without saying that 'Race' isn't just a word that CUBE have added to the frame. They sweated the details, not just in terms of state-of-the-art propulsion from the 8-speed Alfine hub, but also making the bike as light as possible. The Hyde Race is a true urban speed machine.
CUBE made the Hyde's frame with torsional rigidity in mind, using double butted tubes and their advanced mechanical forming process. CUBE´s engineers even found time to add a bunch of unique features. For example, the frame can be opened via the innovative Split & Slide Dropout when the drive belt has to be changed. Belt tension can also be adjusted easily, and locked with two screws. CUBE have concealed cables in the downtube, allowing the classically elegant tube shapes to be shown at their best and reducing maintenance at the same time. CUBE have also looked at the best way to attach mudguards, a luggage rack, kickstand and a frame lock.
The focus is on the super-silent and maintenance-free Gates belt - oiling the chain and dirty trouser legs are both in the past. The Gates CDN belt has been reinforced with carbon fibre and can be cleaned with water. It drives the rear wheel via Shimano's Alfine 8-speed rear hub; a lower-maintenance combination probably doesn't exist. The low maintenance theme continues with the Shimano BR-M315 hydraulic disc brake system, which delivers reliable stopping power regardless of the weather.
Aluminium Superlite - Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 7005 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is very stiff, fatigue resistant, corrosion resistant and has high elongation. CUBE Superlite tubes are double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.
Advanced Mechanical Forming - With the Advanced Mechanical Forming technology CUBE can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimize them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by
functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable CUBE to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminum frames.
Smooth Welded - This elaborate procedure with doubled weld seams has two advantages: On the one hand, it improves the firmness of the weld seams and minimizes the load peaks on the tube welds through energy flow and on the other hand, it helps the frame to a better and more organic look due to the smooth and hardly noticeable welds.
Split&Slide Dropout - The SPLIT function allows the frame to open at the rear dropout to enable a drive belt to be mounted. The SLIDE function at the horizontal adjustable dropout allows wheel adjustment and chain/belt tension to be made easily without having to readjust the disc brakes. Adjustment screws avoid readjusting the wheel and ensure perfect function and durability.
Integrated Cable Routing - Internally routed cables offer many advantages. Cables are protected from dirt for longer life, weight is saved thanks to the absence of external housing and the bike has a clean, sleek appearance.
Wet Paint Surface - On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. CUBE use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.