Agreed I have a hub and a crank drive, both equally good but in differing ways.It sounds to me that Lostis4d for his first bike purchase might have far more enjoyed a good quality simple cadence rear hub bike and he would have really enjoyed riding it and in the process saved a lot of money.
Most people ignore the predicted range figure. It calculates on the most recent part of a ride (don’t remember if it’s the last mile or last 5 mins or something like that). If you’ve just been up a steep hill the range will go down, go down a hill and the opposite happens. Use the % charge remaining to guide you on range. With the 625 you shouldn’t have to worry too much.Hi guys,
love the forum template here and the community! I’m a total noob and I was almost put off by the review of cube 625 bikes after reading stuff here! But thanks to this post I was able to establish that one of cubes main sellers is in Halifax which is near to me and do discounts! So I called them and although the site advised no stock at all almost they had some stuff in store! The 2 bikes I was to look at were 500 cubes but they had just built this also https://www.ukbikesdepot.com/m163b0s1132p39625/Electric_Bikes/Mens_Hybrid_Electric_Bikes/CUBE_Kathmandu_Hybrid_EXC_625_2021 which I bought for £2600!
I took It out last night and was blown away! How on earth anyone can say they struggle going uphill is beyond me, I actually chuckled with how these bikes turn hills into straights!
one question though is it only 33 miles on turbo mode for this battery, seems on paper it’s more....like eco is only showing 67.
Ah I see, makes sense just like a car pretty muchMost people ignore the predicted range figure. It calculates on the most recent part of a ride (don’t remember if it’s the last mile or last 5 mins or something like that). If you’ve just been up a steep hill the range will go down, go down a hill and the opposite happens. Use the % charge remaining to guide you on range. With the 625 you shouldn’t have to worry too much.
its my first real bike as a ’grown up’ but love it! I was at the local park and went up ethe steepest hill sat down, it’s ridiculous and enables the impossible which is exciting!Hi carlbiker,
not sure about negative reviews apart from the 1 poster on here who seemed to expect the bike to do all the work for them, I think they bought and sold 3 in as many weeks.
I had also planned to buy from the Halifax shop after speaking to them as I was in the vicinity just before lockdown but that weekend stumbled into a cube event, no shop local to me would match their prices. I was accidentally shown a screen in one shop with some of the wholesale prices so I know they could have matched, best I was offered was 5%.
I’m amazed they are still offering discounts when demand has been outstripping supply, so well done.
I'm nearly 6 months into ownership, it takes a few 100 miles to learn how to use the modes for the best efficiency and assistance. I’m managing inclines in tour which originally I had been using sport so I guess my fitness is also improving. I tend to switch between tour ,eco and off mode and I get around 90 miles between charges.Sport comes in handy against headwinds over 20mph making you a speed demon. I’ve had it showing 3 miles range and still coaxed it 10 miles home. Apart from the mishap when I fell off clipped in the bike itself hasn’t missed a beat. They are as sturdy as they look. Had mine serviced at 1000 miles , more for peace of mind as I doubt it was needed as I do regular checks of the brakes and bolts.
I see you also got the power update to 85nm, I’ll be asking the shop to flash this at the next service.
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Having never used a kryptonite lock I can’t comment on comparison.Are these better than kryptonite locks you think?
I took mine for a 15 miler this morning but it feels like on each second rotation there’s like a little dragging noise, bit annoying when your aware of it, almost like when a wheel would catch a brake slightly or something, you ever had that?Having never used a kryptonite lock I can’t comment on comparison.
I can say that the pitbulls are weighty and solid. I haven’t yet found a suitable mounting point for the holder so I either put it in my backpack or place it around the top frame and frame bag which helps hold it tightly in place while riding.
Check that your rear brake holder is in line correctly, mine was slightly out of true on a ride and I could hear the skimming of a pad against the disc grooves.I took mine for a 15 miler this morning but it feels like on each second rotation there’s like a little dragging noise, bit annoying when your aware of it, almost like when a wheel would catch a brake slightly or something, you ever had that?
Fantastic find thanks, will order thisSo another purchase this week to go with the allroad. Bought direct from the Giro website at what I think is a bargain price of £95 delivered. It was a toss up between this Giro Tyrant and the Giro Camden. As someone who’s used their forehead as a brake in the past I was after a helmet that would help more than a standard jobbie now that the roads are getting busy again. I was also after a helmet that was more biker style than cyclist. Prices are all over the place on the net so I was surprised to find Giro themselves were the best with p&p.
Really comfortable and snug fit with the turn knob, I like the ear protection and with extra pads included will mean warm ears in the winter. It weighs 700g.
Finished a 2 hour ride today in comfort and a cool head.
I feel like I’m not getting very far with the gears on my Kathmandu....it’s like the hardest gear isn’t enough to use power im adding it’s quite frustrating so I’m looking into how to get it chipped maybe. A lot of the stuff you mentioned I don’t understand fully but learning thanksI've had my Cube cross offroad 4 months now and done about 1100 miles. I agree with all the previous posters it is a very good bike. I changed the points of contact early on. My B17 saddle, Wellgo pedals and comfort grips make it almost perfect for me. I changed out the skinwall Smart Sams after 50 miles and 2 punctures, for the last 1000 miles I have been running Marathon Plus Tour 55mm, expensive but a good compromise for mixed road and off road riding. I extended the front mudguard with a large mudflap and this seems to keep water off the motor when its wet, the original wasn't much good.
I have fitted a seat post rack as this model doesn't have anything, i have a bag with those side pouches that drop down if needed and it means i can carry tools, a waterproof and some snacks quite easily. I wanted a Cube touring model because of the 36 spoke wheels and originally was looking for a Kathmandu but this came up cheap as a cancelled order so i took a chance and i haven't regretted it.
Im a 105 kilos and the bike must weigh 30+ and i find it handles the hilly terrain of Fife & Perthshire where I live with ease. I ride almost exclusively in Tour onroad but when I ride steep off road hills the Sport and Turbo modes make it effortless. The 625 battery is good for 50 miles regardless of the terrain, you soon learn to interpret the battery life by using bars remaining and range figures, I have got back to the house after a 49 mile ride with one bar remaining and 3 miles range but feel it would go more. The Gen 4 motor is a big improvement and i hardly notice any drag above 16mph, also the 38t chainring i think is an improvement over the previous smaller rings. The power for me is more than adequate and I won't be bothering with the 85nm upgrade.