The Cube Cross Race is a great cyclocross bike with a stiff, lightweight frame for fitness riders, training and off-road riding. The RFR geometry delivers a riding position specially designed for cyclocross, remaining agile but safe while riding out of the saddle. Made of Superlite 6061 aluminium with an advanced mechanical forming process, the double butted frame is equipped with particularly stiff cold forged 3D dropouts and has a clean look with dirt proof internal cable routing. With a 27.2mm seatpost for a welcome improvement in comfort and a new lightweight but stiff CUBE cockpit, consisting of Compact Race Bar and Performance Pro stem, for great control. Featuring a Fulcrum Racing 77 wheelset prepared for clinchers, Shimano 105 components including a cross-specific Shimano CX50 crank and powerful AVID Shorty 6 cantilever brakes. Bar top brake levers are also fitted for additional control on rough terrain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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