Cube Hyde 2020 Hybrid Range Guide

Words by Tom Worsfold

on 12/03/2020 11:40:41


�A bicycle is, at heart, a very simple device. With the Hyde, we've taken that to heart. Stripped to the bare essentials, this is a nimble machine built for scything through the traffic and getting from A to B with the minimum of fuss. Jump on, ride, arrive. If only all of life were that simple.�

- Cube on the Hyde Range


In an ever changing world where the idea of cycling to work becomes ever more appealing, the hybrid bike still stands as the simplest and most efficient way to tackle the streets. The urban environment can be a tough one, but thankfully so are hybrid bikes! With strong, simple framesets and city-ready componentry, bikes like the Cube Hyde are a reliable way to get from A to B. Geared towards being your next daily ride, the Hyde is the smart choice for those looking for speed, comfort and style.

With nearly every brand has a hybrid in their lineup, what sets the Cube Hyde apart?


Discipline: City/Hybrid

Usage: Commuting, general riding on mixed surfaces. Tough as nails!

Models: Hyde, Hyde Pro, Hyde Race

What's New?

  • - Belt drive options available
  • - Aluminium Superlite Urban framesets
  • - 29� Wheels
  • - Hub gear options available
  • - Shimano drivetrain
  • - Hydraulic disc brakes

The Range: Bombproof

The Cube Hyde bike is packed with features designed to make your day to day riding experience easier than ever. The range consists of three models, the Hyde, Hyde Pro and Hyde Comp models. All models in the range feature a lightweight aluminium frame, rigid fork and smart parts specification keep the weight low, making the Hyde efficient and nippy, much like a road bike.

Considering its sporty looks, the Hyde manages to pack a surprising degree of comfort and can go the distance when it comes to all day riding. All models in the range are able to have pannier racks and mud guards fitted, further adding to the Hyde's versatility. This allows for all year riding, rain or shine, and easy transportation of luggage on a rack. Although it lacks the suspension fork and off-road tyres of a mountain bike, the Hyde is perfectly suited to canals, light singletrack and pathways - perfect for commuting to work.


Ready for the City

The Hyde Pro and Race models come equipped with Shimano's 8spd hub gears and a Gates belt drive, a proved hassle-free shifting option. The Shimano hub gears are reliable, removing the need for a derailleur and hanger all-together. In general, the fewer moving parts on a bike the more reliable it will be. This means less maintenance as well as a sleek, near singlespeed appearance, keeping your bike out of the bike shop and you on the road.

On the Hyde and Hyde Pro models, Schwalbe Big Apple tyres speed along the tarmac nicely, with a low profile tread that reduces rolling resistance for the larger 29� wheels. The Hyde Race receives an upgraded set of Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tyres, with added puncture protection and lightweight kevlar bead.

The Gates belt drive is a great choice for the Hyde, with the belt being a tough alternative to a traditional chain. With no oil needed the belt does not rust and stays far cleaner than a chain, meaning that your freshly dry cleaned suit stays clean for long. Did we mention this was the perfect commuting bike? The Hyde is a great value option for navigating traffic in the city or town, read on below to see which model is right for you.


The Models - A Breakdown


Cube Hyde Race 2020 Hybrid

At the entry point of the range is the standard Hyde, which although lacks some of the mod-cons found on the higher specced models, represents great value in the lineup. With hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano Deore 9spd drivetrain, this model is well equipped for its price-point with crisp shifting and great all-weather braking performance.

  • Frame - Aluminium Superlite Urban 29
  • Fork - Aluminium Rigid Fork 29" Tapered
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Deore 9-Speed
  • Brakes - Shimano BR-MT200
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Cube Hyde Pro 2020 Hybrid

In the middle of the range sits the Hyde Pro. At this price point the Gates belt drive and Nexus hub gears are featured, allowing for ever reliable city performance and minimal maintenance. Hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless ready rims make this model an attractive package, coming in at an excellent price-point when compared to many other brands. This model is also available in a women's specific step-through model.

  • Frame - Aluminium Superlite Urban 29
  • Fork - Aluminium Rigid Fork 29" Tapered
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Nexus 8-Speed
  • Brakes - Shimano BR-MT200
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Cube Hyde Race 2020 Hybrid

Top of the range - the Hyde race features top spec componentry at a fantastic price. Upgrades from the Pro include a move to the lighter weight Shimano Alfine hub gears and light Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tyres. This allows the weight to be dropped down to just 11.9kg, an excellent weight for a bombproof hybrid. So improvements on the wheelset, tyres, gears and more - not bad for under £1000! This model is also available in a women's specific step-through model.

  • Frame - Aluminium Superlite Urban
  • Fork - Aluminium Rigid Forkd
  • Drivetrain - Shimano Alfine 8-Speed
  • Brakes - Shimano BR-MT200
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Want your next ride to be the Cube Hyde Race? Browse the range online here, or visit your local Rutland Cycling store for more information.