CUBE Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Review

Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Electric Bike Review
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Bosch Active Line Cruise Ebike Motor
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Bosch Powerpack 400 Rack Mount Battery Pack
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 White Grip Tape Bosch Purion Display
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Schwalbe Fat Frank Tires Suntour Nex E25 Suspension Fork
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes Qr Front Wheel
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Wave Step Thru Frame Kickstand
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 10 Speed Shimano Deore Drivetrain Plastic Chain Cover
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Integrated Rear Rack With Pannier Hanger
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Bosch Compact Electric Bike Charger
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Electric Bike Review
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Bosch Active Line Cruise Ebike Motor
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Bosch Powerpack 400 Rack Mount Battery Pack
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 White Grip Tape Bosch Purion Display
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Schwalbe Fat Frank Tires Suntour Nex E25 Suspension Fork
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes Qr Front Wheel
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Wave Step Thru Frame Kickstand
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 10 Speed Shimano Deore Drivetrain Plastic Chain Cover
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Integrated Rear Rack With Pannier Hanger
Cube Elly Ride Hybrid 400 Bosch Compact Electric Bike Charger


  • A beautifully styled, upright, wave step-thru electric bike that's available in four frame sizes and two fun color options, reinforced frame feels stiff and stable
  • Fit and comfort are a priority with this ebike and the suspension fork, sprung saddle, riser stem, and swept-back handlebars all contribute
  • The rear-rack is far enough back to allow for a low saddle position, both wheels have quick release and the battery is removable but the display is not
  • Feature-complete with matching fenders, a custom chain protector, integrated lights, a premium bell, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes

Video Review





Elly Ride Hybrid 400


$2,999 USD

Body Position:

Upright Relaxed

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Cruising, Urban

Electric Bike Class:

Pedal Assist (Class 1)
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2 Year Motor and Battery, 5 Year Frame


United States, Canada, Europe

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

55.7 lbs (25.26 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.8 lbs (2.63 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

Aluminium Superlite, Double Butted

Frame Sizes:

18.11 in (45.99 cm)19.69 in (50.01 cm)21.26 in (54 cm)22.83 in (57.98 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Small 46 cm Measurements: 19" Seat Tube Length, 21.5" Reach, 17.5" Stand Over Height, 27" Width, 74" Length

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Blue´N´Aqua, Green´N´White

Frame Fork Details:

SR Suntour NEX-E25 Coil Suspension, 63 mm Travel, 100 mm Hub Length, 9 mm Skewer with Quick Release

Frame Rear Details:

135 mm Hub Length, 9 mm Skewer with Quick Release

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses

Gearing Details:

10 Speed 1x10 Shimano Deore RD-M610-SGS Derailleur, Shimano CS-HG50 11-36T Cassette

Shifter Details:

Shimano Deore SL-M610, Rapidfire-Plus, Triggers on Right


Metropolis, Forged Alloy, 175 mm Length, 15T Chainring


Generic Alloy Cage Style (May Have No Pedals)


FSA No.10, Semi-Integrated, 1-1/8" Straight, Internal Cups


CUBE Comfort City, 90 mm Length, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter


CUBE Comfort Shape, 670 mm Length

Brake Details:

Shimano BR-M315 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Front Rotor, 160 mm Rear Rotor, Dual-Piston Calipers, Three-Finger Levers with Adjustable Reach


CUBE Urban, Tape Wrap, Locking, White


CUBE Retro, Springs, White

Seat Post:

CUBE Performance, Aluminum Alloy

Seat Post Length:

350 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm


Schurmann, Aluminum Alloy, Double-Wall, Reinforcement Eyelets, 36 Hole, Silver


Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge, Silver with Adjustable Nipples

Tire Brand:

Schwalbe Balloon Fat Frank (Creme Color), 28" x 2.0" (50-622)

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

30 to 65 PSI, 2.0 to 4.5 BAR, Active Line K-Guard Puncture Protection, Reflective Sidewall Stripes

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve


Racktime Integrated Rear Rack with Spring Latch and Pannier Hanger, Plastic SKS Fenders, Hebie Adjustable Rear-Mount Kickstand, Integrated Trelock BIKE-i Retro LED Headlight, Integrated Toplight View LED Backlight, Metallic Bell


Locking Removable Rear-Rack Mounted Batter Pack, 1.1 lb 2 Amp Battery Charger

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bosch Active Line Cruise

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Torque:

50 Newton meters

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

11 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

396 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

3.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

35 miles (56 km)

Estimated Max Range:

90 miles (145 km)

Display Type:

Bosch Purion, Fixed, Backlit LCD Control Panel with Integrated Button Pad, (Hold - to Cycle Through Readouts, Hold - and Press Power to Change Units)


Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo), Battery Level (1-5), Odometer, Trip Distance, Estimated Range, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time, Lights

Display Accessories:

Micro-USB Port for Diagnostics and Software Updates Only

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence and Pedal Torque, Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 40% 35 Nm, Tour 100% 40 Nm, Sport 150% 45 Nm, Turbo 250% 50 Nm)

Top Speed:

20 mph (32 kph)

Written Review

I appreciate electric bike companies that produce models that go the extra mile to create a clean, beautiful look. CUBE is one such company and their Elly Ride Hybrid 400 not only looks good, but also uses quality parts and is thoughtfully engineered. For example, it uses hydraulic disc brakes with a larger 180 mm rotor up front to improve stopping power and control. The rear rack tubing is welded to the frame, angular in design to create a premium look, and paint matched to the frame and fork for consistency… but it also has a silver pannier hanger which uses standard gauge tubing to be compatible with the widest range of panniers and the silver color won’t show scratches the way that the frame paint might. Did I mention that the bike comes in four frame size options and that there are two colorways?! It’s almost overwhelming to see this kind of choice from such a niche female-oriented ebike when there seem to be so few alternatives. Shout out to eProdigy that makes the similarly attractive and accessible Banff model. And that electric bicycle costs roughly $500 less, but is not nearly as refined or sturdy feeling. What you get from the Elly Ride is a premium battery, motor, display system, mid-level drivetrain, and a frame and wheelset that feel sturdy and reliable. Most mid-drive motors I have reviewed are geared and produce some noise and wear on the drivetrain (chain, cassette, derailleur) but the Bosch Active Line Cruise is their most efficient, gentle, and quiet offering. It’s perfect for neighborhood and urban riding.

Digging a bit deeper into the motor system, one of the things that really sets it apart from other mid-drives on the market today is the smaller chainring. I was told that CUBE sometimes includes multiple chainring sizes with their bikes to optimize for climbing vs. speed and in this case that means a 15 and 17 tooth sprocket. You might need help from your shop to install this chainring, I was using the slower better-climbing 15 tooth in this review. The chainring spins 2.5 times for every crank arm revolution and that produces a bit of friction and noise in the motor gearbox but allows for better grab and quicker start/stop action. The Bosch Active Line Cruise motor offers up to 50 Newton meters of torque and ranges from 250 watts nominal to over 500 watts peak in the highest levels of assist. Even though I described it as gentle and quiet before, it’s still very capable if you shift properly. And the 10-speed Shimano drivetrain in place on the Elly Ride Hybrid offers plenty of range and a great trigger shifter setup. The smaller trigger (which moves the chain to smaller sprockets for higher speed) can be pushed forward or pulled back, and the larger trigger (which moves the chain up to larger sprockets for starting and climbing) can shift through three gears with a single thrust. And since the Bosch motor controller has shift detection, those shifts should produce less wear and feel smoother. Apparently shift detection is designed to leave momentary gapes in power that allow the chain to slip from one sprocket to another without mashing (stressing and bending chainring teeth). Overall, the cockpit of the bike is clean and clear with triggers on the right side only and the Bosch Purion display on the left. All of the buttons are easy to reach and even though the Purion is smaller than the Bosch Intuvia (used on 2016 versions of the Elly Ride) it is still easy to see and read.

Powering the motor, display panel, and two integrated LED lights is a rear rack-mounted Bosch Powerpack 400. Weighing in at roughly 5.8 lbs, this battery is on the light side considering how much energy it stores. Bosch has a new Powerpack 500 model that is also compatible with this bike and offers 25% more capacity… but I was amazed to see the bike’s display panel estimating my range between 30 and 80 miles per charge during the review with the standard 400 model! The efficient motor, smooth tires, and mid-drive system all combine to make this a capable bike regardless of which battery pack you use. Note that you would need to purchase the 500 separately, I don’t think it’s an upgrade option as much as a stand alone product that could be used here. The included batter has a paint-matched sticker on top to help it blend in. The rack design surrounds and protects the battery and there’s an ABUS locking core on the left side where the battery clicks into the controller box. ABUS is a leader in the bike lock space and the included keys have a special code that you can use when ordering additional folding locks etc. so that all of the keys match! The charger that comes with the bike is quite good, small and lightweight, it offers an average speed 2 Amp output and can be used to fill the battery on or off the bike. Bosch also produces a quick charger which puts out 4 Amps, often sold with the larger Powerpack 500 battery ebikes. If you’re someone who commutes, plans on touring with this bike, or just has a far ride, you might get an extra charger to leave at your destination or an extra battery pack to bring along and extend range. It’s nice to have those kinds of options at your fingertips and to feel like the battery design will be supported for years to come vs. a smaller company that could go out of business or change strategies unexpectedly.

Operating the Elly Ride Hybrid electric bike is a piece of cake once the battery is charged and mounted. There is only one power switch and it’s built into the top edge of the display panel. Once pressed, the display comes to life very quickly showing your current speed, assist level (or other trip stat readout), and a 5-bar battery infographic. It’s not busy or confusing, you just click the plus or minus buttons to get more or less power, and even though I’d prefer a 10-bar battery infographic or better yet, battery percentage! it works well enough. As much as I gripe about battery level readouts, this ebike can go very far. And if you do run out of juice, the battery can be filled to ~50% in about an hour and a half if it’s completely empty. A few other neat features worth touching on are the lights, just hold the plus button for a few seconds to turn them on, and those different trip stat menus, just hold the minus button for a few seconds to cycle through assist levels, trip distance, odometer, and estimated range. This last menu, range, is cool because it dynamically calculates as you change assist levels and use more of the battery. It even factors in how the bike has been performing over the last mine of use, which includes the weight of the rider and cargo. Two other neat features of the display are walk mode, press the walk mode button at the bottom edge of the display panel and then hold plus to go. And finally, you can switch from miles to kilometers by holding minus and tapping the power button. The Purion display doesn’t offer quite as many trip stats or the ability to charge with a Micro-USB the way that the Intuvia does, but it’s still a great display system overall. As mentioned in the video review above, clicking near the right edge of the plus and minus buttons will activate them more easily than pressing in the middle, and you basically can’t click them by pressing at the lowest left edge. It’s like the buttons are clicking at an angle, left to right, so click at the right edge :)

There is just so much to say about this comfort-oriented colorful electric bicycle. It’s more than a showpiece, but it does look great. It’s a capable commuter but still approachable, the frame flex thing is a big deal to me but I didn’t experience much of it and there also wasn’t speed wobble (where the front wheel shimmies at higher speeds as frame flex builds and resonates). I love that the stem is rigid vs. adjustable-angle because that improves strength and the matching chrome look is beautiful. Your clothes will stay pretty clean thanks to the fenders and chain guard and you could even add a bottle cage, which is an option that is missing on so many e-bikes. The classic bell adds a bit of fun and the kickstand is both well-positioned and adjustable so you can protect your bike and contents when loaded… all without tools. Yes, it would be nice to have a lockout clicker on the fork and I was surprised to hear that the bike comes without pedals, but this is an easy freebie that most shops will install and include. In all of the most important ways, at least to me, this electric bike is a winner and it makes me smile to see a couple of fun female-oriented colors. I didn’t feel ashamed riding the cloud-blue demo bike for this review, but it wasn’t quite as masculine as the countless silver, black, and navy blue alternatives. Big thanks to CUBE for partnering with me on this post and helping me connect with Motostrano in Redwood City, California. They have a huge selection of CUBE products and had both the 2016 and 2017 Elly ride which was neat to compare back to back.


  • The deep wave step-thru design is easy to mount and comfortable to stand over, if you’re wearing loose pants, a skirt, or a dress, this frame won’t get in the way as much as a mixte or diamond high-step
  • Sometimes these wave style step-thru frames can feel felxy, especially with a rear-rack battery design, but the Elly Ride has a much fatter downtube with gussets that increases stiffness and handling performance, it even has a double-chainstay and welded rear rack so the entire bike feels solid
  • I’m not sure about the official max weight rating on this electric bicycle but I’m guessing that the sturdy frame, thicker 14 gauge spokes, and reinforcement nipples on the 36-hole rims combine for a more durable product than some of the cheaper electric cruiser bikes I have seen
  • CUBE has an enormous line of electric bikes and most of them come in several frame sizes, the Elly Ride is produced in four sizes to really dial in fit and comfort, also notice how the rack is positioned a ways back from the saddle so that you can lower it to the very bottom and create an approachable seating position
  • Available in two beautiful colors, to me it seems like this model is geared towards women (even the name) and I think that’s cool, CUBE is a large enough brand that they can provide lots of interesting options that appeal to more people, note the matching white tires, saddle, and grips
  • Whether you’re a girl, a guy, or someone who identifies alternatively, safety is an important consideration and the Elly Ride comes with integrated lights and reflective tires so you can be seen by automobile drivers as well as other cyclists… and again, the headlight is styled to match the bike with silver, note the classic silver bell as well
  • In many ways, this bike strikes me as a relaxed neighborhood cruiser because of the geometry and efficient Bosch Active motor verses their Performance line, but it’s still very capable for commuting and hauling cargo as well thanks to a sturdy rack platform and standard-gauge pannier rods with slide blockers (the silver bars just below the battery which have nubs to keep pannier rails from sliding back and forth when you start and stop)
  • Mid-drive electric bikes are very efficient if you shift gears thoughtfully and the Bosch Active line is one of the most responsive well-made products around, it even has shift detection to reduce wear on the chain, cassette, and derailleur
  • Despite being mounted in a rear rack (high and towards the rear vs. low and center) the battery isn’t especially heavy and you can remove it for charging, safe storage, or reduced weight… the mounting interface is also compatible with the larger Bosch Powerpack 500
  • In addition to fenders, a small plastic chain cover will keep your pants or dress clean and snag free, it’s a well thought-out package and the accessories feel sturdy, look nice, and don’t rattle
  • The combination of fatter 2″ tires, a basic suspension fork, upright stem and swept-back bars, and a spring saddle make this a comfortable ride, even on semi-bumpy terrain
  • I like that the kickstand is mounted at the rear of the bike to support the battery and rack weight, it also stays out of the way of your left crank arm vs. a center mount kickstand and you can adjust the length just by twisting the lower plastic portion (no tools required!)
  • Weighing in at nearly 56 lbs plus any cargo you add onto the rack and being capable of ~20 mph top assisted speeds, I like that CUBE opted for hydraulic disc brakes and even upgraded the front from 160 mm to 180 mm for improved cooling and braking power, the adjustable-reach brake levers are perfect for people with smaller hands or those wearing gloves
  • Clearly, this is a purpose-built electric bike with emphasis on style and I like that they integrated most of the cables through the frame to reduce snags and just make it look nicer
  • I was impressed that CUBE made room for bottle cage bosses on the downtube, you don’t have to use them (because a cage could get in your way mounting and standing over the bike) but they are useful none the less… even for a folding lock or mini-pump etc. and you also have the rear rack which would work well for a trunk bag with bottle holster like this
  • Because this is a mid-motor driven electric bike, tuneups are less complicated for shops and both wheels have quick release so changing flats and doing service is just that much easier, Bosch has a vast network of certified dealers who can even help with the motor or battery and you get a two-year comprehensive warranty plus five years on the frame
  • Larger 28″ 700c wheels offer more air volume which improves comfort, they also have a lower attack angle and span cracks and bumps better, these wheels do elevate the frame a bit compared to 26″ but the low-step frame makes this less relevant
  • Sometimes I celebrate the adjustable stem options on other bikes but those can come loose over time… so I really prefer this steeper solid stem because I think it fits the comfort riding geometry of the bike and will just be sturdier
  • CUBE is using an ABUS locking core to secure the rack battery and it comes with a little card that has a “Plus Code Card” code for ordering matching ABUS locks to secure your bike! This is handy because they you don’t need two separate keys for the bike battery and your folding lock or whatnot
  • I like that walk mode is enabled on this bike, some competing products like the Electra Townie models have disabled this feature even though the button is still there, walk mode is useful for moving the 56 lb bike plus any cargo you have on it, pushing up ramps or hills etc. without having to over-exert yourself


  • The suspension fork is very basic, you may be able to take off the plastic top caps and adjust preload but there’s no lockout so the bike may dive during quick stops and bob for larger riders which wastes some efficiency, at least the fork is color matched though, it does look nice
  • The Bosch Purion display is great in terms of small size and it has many functions that are useful but it is not removable which could lead to damage at bike racks and just more exposure to weather, and sometimes the buttons can be difficult to click (I usually push near the display face vs. lower near the left edge because they angle towards the display), it also does not have a working Micro-USB charging port the way that the larger Bosch Purion display does
  • Rack-mounted batteries like this one tend to position weight back and high which isn’t ideal for handling or frame stiffness, but the Elly Ride Hybrid 400 has done a lot to offset those negatives and the Powerpack 400 is only ~5.5 lbs vs. 7+ lbs for a lot of other batteries of similar capacity
  • It sounds like some of the CUBE bikes don’t come with any pedals? They aren’t expensive or difficult to add (I like these ones) but that’s a little peculiar because apparently the bikes do come with a different sized chainring to optimize for climbing vs. efficient speedy riding (15 tooth vs. 17 tooth options) and very few competing ebikes that I know of come with that option


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Comments (5) YouTube Comments

Dave Archer
7 years ago

Court, Thanks so much for your wonderful site!! Recently bought a Trek Super Commuter. Love it and commuting 20 miles each way in reasonable time. Now looking for an ebike for my wife. She would love the CUBE Elly but I cannot figure out how or where to buy a CUBE bike in the US. – Dave

Court Rye
7 years ago

Hi Dave! Try reaching out to Motostrano in Redwood City, ask for Joe Witherspoon because he is the owner. I believe they ship these across the country and are one of the only CUBE dealers right now. If you do end up with this bike, I hope you and your wife have a blast out there! I think this is their phone number: (650) 918-6259

6 years ago

For 2018 the frame on the Cube Elly has been redesigned so the battery is mounted vertically on the seat tube. See this forum post.

Court Rye
6 years ago

Beautiful, thanks for this update Dewey!

5 years ago

I purchased a 2018 cube Town Sport Hybrid 400 Electric Comfort Easy Step Thru Hybrid Bike in March at the Bike Show in Toronto and the distributor is close to where we live. I absolutely love riding this bike….but almost from the beginning the motor has been cutting out. ….in different ways,,,,and there seems to be no rhyme or reason why….The bike store has been great in trying to figure out what is wrong and is currently replacing almost everything except the frame to try and make this bike reliable. and they gave me another cube bike as a loaner….but believe it or not…it is doing the same thing. And today it wouldn’t stay on …kinda not nice with the gusts of wind by the lake of 40km/hr. Why would the motor on 2 bikes behave as such…is it the motor on the box ?????so disappointed,, so frustrated….so spoiled riding an e bike, but not pleased with lack of performance. Any ideas?


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