The Axial Pro is the perfect entrance to the world of road bikes, with 30 speed gearing, fast Fulcrum wheels and a stylish CUBE cockpit and parts. The platform is a double butted
frame made of Aluminium Superlite 6061 with Advanced Mechanical Forming which features female specific WLS geometry, with a shorter top tube for a more comfortable upright riding position and Internal Cable Routing for a clean look, dirt protection and reduced weight. This is complemented by a light and stiff CUBE CSL Race Carbon fork for a balanced riding experience. Optimum stiffness-to-weight values result from the tapered head tube with integrated headset. The Axial is also well spec'd out with Shimano Tiagra 3x10 components upgraded with 105 derailleurs front and rear for precise shifting and proven functionality. Also featuring a lightweight and aerodynamic Fulcrum Racing 77 wheelset and CUBE cockpit with Performance Pro stem and Compact Wing Race Bar which is stiff for best control and ergonomic for narrower shoulders.
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-5703BLL, Clamp 34.9mm
Shift-brake-levers: Shimano Tiagra ST-4603
Brakes: Shimano BR-R561
Crankset: Shimano FC-R563, Hollowtech II, 50x39x30T, 170mm, PressFit SM-BB71-41
Wheelset: Fulcrum Racing 77
Tyre: Schwalbe Lugano, 25x622
Seat: Selle Italia X1 WLS Road
Seatpost: CUBE Performance Post, 31.6mm
Seatclamp: RFR Close 34.9mm
Weight: 8.9 kg
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 the use of a wider down tube and more broadly-spaced chainstays. Every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness.
Aluminium Superlight: Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 7005 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is very stiff, fatigue resistant, corrosion resistant and has high elongation. Cube's Superlite tubes are double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.
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 head tube. On all of Cube's 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.
Wet Paint Surface: On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. We use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.
Frame Safe System: To protect their high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the CUBE Frame Save System replaceable derailleur hanger. The mounting thread is in the hanger and not in the frame as usual. In case of a crash, this hanger can be easily and quickly replaced by a new one.
One Piece Design: Welded joints in Cube's high-quality aluminium frames are specially finished via this method and create the impression of a seamless tube design. This generates the visual effect of moulding and ensures high load bearing capacity.
Woman Like Series: The models of Cube's Woman Like Series feature a compact frame geometry with shorter top tubes and longer head tubes, giving a riding position that is more upright than on the men’s models. This riding position relieves the pelvis and offers more comfort. The top tubes of the WLS mountain bikes are lowered, making the bike more comfortable and safe to mount and dismount.
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