• Cube AMS100 C:68 Race 29 Full Suspension Bike 2017

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Cube AMS100 C:68 Race 29 Full Suspension Bike

A brand-new design for the season ahead, Cube's top-flight cross-country race machine sets new standards for riders seeking the fastest, stiffest and lightest route to the podium. Their engineers decided to keep the super-effective four-bar suspension design, but built an all-new chassis around the featherweight C:68 carbon technology. With RockShox and Shimano XT 2x11 components, the only thing missing is you.

Lightweight Peerless Performance

Cube's new frame design had big boots to fill, but they raised the bar further with an aim to set a new benchmark for stiffness and weight. Luckily, their engineers relish a challenge. Using Cube's proprietary Advanced Twin Mould technology and C:68 carbon, they created a brand new frame which will redefine your expectations. The frame's exceptional inherent stiffness is boosted with features like the tapered headtube and Boost 148 rear end, while the sleek lines and stealth appearance are complemented by internal cable routing (and Di2 compatibility) and concealed bolts and bearings.

Reliable, Race-ready Components

Power is nothing without control. That's why Cube has equipped this light, agile and responsive race machine with components that won't let you down, even in the thick of head-to-head racing. A RockShox Monarch XX rear shock helps you keep the power down, even on the roughest of trails, while the RockShox SID XX fork up front means you'll always be able to pick the perfect line. A full complement of Shimano's standard-setting XT components - from 2x11 transmission to brakes with a 180mm rotor at the front - puts stop and go power at your fingertips. And finishing touches like Fulcrum's Red 44 wheelset - shod with Rocket Ron and Thunder Burt tyres - and Cube flat carbon handlebar round off an uncompromisingly high performance package.

Features:

  • Frame: C:68 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ARG, ERC, FSP 4-Link, Boost148, AXH
  • Fork: RockShox Sid XX, Fast Black, XLoc, 15mm Maxle Stealth, Tapered, 100mm
  • Shock: Rock Shox Monarch XX, 165x38mm, XLoc
  • Shock Hardware: Front: 30x8mm, Rear: 30x8mm
  • Headset: FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2"
  • Stem: Cube Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • Handlebar: Cube Flat Race Bar Pro Carbon, 740mm
  • Grips: Cube Race Grip, 1-clamp
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano XT FD-M8020-D, Direct Mount, Side Swing
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
  • Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
  • Brake System: Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160mm rotors)
  • Crankset: Shimano XT FC-M8000-B2, Boost, 36x26T, 175mm (180mm for largest frame size)
  • Cassette: Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11-42T
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG601-11
  • Wheelset: Fulcrum Red 44, 28/28 Spokes, 15mm Boost / X12 Boost, 622x23C
  • Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron, Kevlar, 2.25", LiteSkin
  • Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Thunder Burt, Kevlar, 2.25", LiteSkin
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SC1
  • Seatpost: Cube Prolight, 31.6mm
  • Seatclamp: Cube Varioclose, 34.9mm
  • Weight: 11.1kg

Technologies:

  • Adaptable X12 Hanger: Cube optimised its new dropout design based on the Syntace X12 through-axle system, enlarging the area of the frame where the hanger is mounted. Cube can now fit the longer Direct Mount hangers. Shifting precision and stiffness is therefore improved. With the new design it's also possible to swap the whole contact area of the axle with the hanger should the system be worn out.
  • Advanced Twin Mould: This technique uses a complete core to provide the perfect frame form during the lay-up process. As with the Twin Mould technology, precise inserts are used to ensure extra strength at high-stress frame points. This combination offers maximum control over fibre orientations during the lay-up and production process. The Advanced Twin Mould high-tech carbon manufacturing process translates to outstanding product safety and quality together with optimum weight and stiffness characteristics.
  • Boost 148mm: Boost 148mm technology provides precise handling, on every trail, in every situation. The hub flange moves 3mm towards the outside on both sides. It increases the stiffness of a 27.5" wheel by 14% and, for a 29er wheel, by 21%. The reason is the spoke’s wider support in comparison to the 142mm hubs used previously.
  • C:68 Carbon Fibre Technology: For Cube'shighly innovative new C:68 carbon fibre technology allows us to build better bikes than ever. Typically, carbon fibre frames are around 60% carbon fibre, with the rest being the resin that bonds the fibres together. By distributing carbon fibres evenly, Cube can make thinner layers within the frame and reduce the amount of resin. Those fibres are a mixture of Ultra High Modulus, High Modulus Spread Tow and Intermediate Modulus carbon, each chosen for the needs of the particular area of the frame. Nanoparticles within the resin itself allows it to be distributed more evenly when under pressure in the frame mould. The result is a range of frames with 68% carbon fibre – lower weight, higher stiffness, more fun.
  • Agile Ride Geometry: Cube ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in its series of big wheel bikes. It also added the 27.5" wheel size to the very well received portfolio. Three important details lead to the very agile character. Increased fork offsets let Cube achieve the same trail as its 26" bikes without having to steepen the head angle, thus maintaining generous toe clearance to the front wheel. Secondly it shortened the chainstays without compromising the seat angle. Cube invented a patented construction to mount the front derailleur to give it more tyre clearance while keeping a conventional seat angle, leading to a perfect riding position for every rider size. Last but not least, it kept the BB height the same as on its 26" bikes. These measures lead to a natural riding position. Every mountain biker will feel immediately at home on a Cube 29er or 27.5" bike.
  • 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.
  • Press Fit BB: With Press Fit bearings, the bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into the frame and not screwed in as usual. This gives a wider bottom bracket shell and allows Cube to build a wider downtube and more broadly spaced chainstays. Every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness.
  • Stealth Ready: Dropper seatposts are getting more and more widespread, but to integrate them optimally in the frame, they have to be factory fitted. With the Stealth Ready frames, it is possible to build in a dropper seat post with internally routed cables, which besides the clean look, helps prevent any cables getting jammed. The exit of the cable on the frame, if not required, will be sealed with a cover for protection.
  • Tapered Steerer: This steerer tube design is stiffer than a conventional straight steerer and yields a more secure ride feel even in difficult terrain. Minimal flex at the front of the frame means the greatest possible steering precision. With the larger steerer, the forks become more rigid. At the same time weight is saved due to the absence of bearing shells as the lower bearing is fully integrated into the headtube. On all of the Cube carbon models the upper bearing shells are also directly in the frame, so that once more a few grams are saved and the energy transfer is very direct.
  • Efficient Ride Control: Cube's Efficient Ride Control concept is now also applied to their newly developed 27.5" frames like the AMS 130 and AMS 150. With Efficient Ride Control particular attention has been given to delivering the identical optimum riding experience to every rider, irrespective of body size. They've designed the linkage geometry on a model-by-model basis so that all frame sizes have the same travel and spring rate curves. In addition, the kinematics have been optimised specifically in relation to travel in respect of sensitivity, drive and no bobbing. For this it was necessary to specially position all rear pivot points. Whether the rider is large or small, with any of these models he will always have the optimum ride experience.
  • FSP4Link: The key requirement is for continuously active and fully usable travel, with the rear triangle unaffected by pedalling or especially braking forces. There are a number of ways of achieving this; –Cube favours a four bar design with a chainstay pivot. Here, one of the pivots is located between the dropout and the chainstay, ensuring that braking does not have a negative effect on the movement of the rear wheel. By carefully positioning the remaining pivots, they obtain the finest riding qualities for their full suspension bikes both uphill and downhill. This fact is proven by many top test results in leading magazines over the last few years.
  • X12 Through Axle: In this system, a cone is used to form a play-free connection. It is only necessary to tighten the axle from one side. An insert in the right-hand dropout, which is secured by a bolt, sets the position of the wheel. The main advantages of the Syntace system are quick and simple changing of the wheel, reliable position of the brake disc and higher stiffness of the rear of the bike. This allows the assembly to be made lighter than a conventional through-axle.

Easy Assembly

When you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools are conveniently included in the box.

Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive:

  • All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer's boxes.
  • All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer's boxes.
  • All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes.

This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX.

This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX.

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