Fun, safe and versatile – that’s the Cube Ella 200 in a nutshell. Built to handle the rough-and-tumble of everyday use with the assurance of having passed tough in-house safety tests, its light, durable, heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame is designed with the same care that Cube has put into all its bikes.
That’s why, for example, there’s a replaceable gear hanger – to reduce the chances of a mishap causing an expensive repair. But there’s more to this bike than the frame, because we’ve added smooth-rolling tyres and a host of practical add-on accessories to create a bike that’s perfect for adventurous young riders, wherever their curiosity takes them. The LED lighting system – driven from a hub dynamo, so you never have any worries about batteries running out – is permanently on and built to withstand any weather conditions, so young riders can always see and be seen. Brake levers designed for small hands make it easy to control the V-brakes, while a power modulator at the front helps prevent over-the-bars incidents caused by over-enthusiastic braking. Shimano’s 7-speed gear system is easy to use and reliable, giving little legs the range they need to tackle most hills. Carrying belongings is easy thanks to the included cargo rack, and full-length mudguards help keep clothes dry even when the weather isn’t cooperating. And the Ella 200 doesn’t even need a wall, tree or fence to stay upright, because we added a built-in kickstand. We reckon we thought of everything. All that’s missing is a young, keen rider.
FRAME Cube Ella 200 rose
The Ella 200’s heat-treated 6061 aluminium frame has the same quality and durability as our full-size mountain bikes. It’s also as light as our engineers can reasonably make it, thanks to a curved and formed down tube designed specifically to suit a young rider’s weight. Because we know that accidents can happen when they’re pushing their limits, we’ve made the derailleur hanger easily replaceable so that a crash doesn’t write off the frame. Just like a real mountain bike, there are V-brake bosses front and rear. And a choice of colours means there’s an Ella 200 to suit every budding junior rider.