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Cube Fritzz 160 Pro 27.5 Suspension Bike 2014

A true fun machine for all enduro riders, or mountain bikers who want to become one. The chassis comes with trail components willing to tackle harsh conditions, perfectly complemented by the Rock Shox Pike fork. The Fritzz 160 HPA Pro comes with an aluminium frame with 160mm of travel ready for enduro tracks and riders who like to go a little bit faster on demanding terrain. With its triple butted, Advanced Hydroformed 7005 High Performance Aluminium tubing, the frame is sturdy but still lightweight and features the Trail Motion Rocker which is responsible for the real working kinematics and The Efficient Ride Control to avoid pedal bob or brake influence on the suspension. Agile Ride Geometry allows quick reactions and great handling. The easy adjustable Rock Shox Pike RC air fork is very stiff thanks to the QR15 axle and tapered steerer. The newly developed Formula C1 disc brakes have more than enough stopping power. The Manitou Radium Pro DC shock is easy to tune and comes with rebound adjust and lock-out switch to help you on nasty climbs or rolling on-road towards the start of your next enduro stage. The Shimano Deore components with XT Shadow derailleur are complemented by the FC-M615 crankset with 24/38T rings for all-mountain use. The CUBE EX 23.7 wheels with a inner rim width of 23mm are great on the trails. The Race Face Chester stem combined with the CUBE Rise Trail bar go very well with trail riding. The new AHX derailleur hanger is stiffer and prepared for the Shimano direct mount option. The frame is also Stealth ready, meaning that you can mount an adjustable seat post with internal cable routing.

Features:

Frameset:

  • Frame: HPA Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform, Triple Butted, ETC 4-Link, ISCG mount, AXH
  • Forks: Rock Shox Pike RC Solo Air 27.5, 15QR Maxle, tapered, 160mm
  • Rear Shock: Manitou Radium Pro DC RL, 216x64mm, Rebound, Lockout
  • Shock hardware: top- 30x8mm, bottom- 22x8mm

Groupset:

  • Chainset: Shimano Deore, FC-M615, 24/38T, 175mm
  • Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano Deore SL-M610-I Rapidfire-Plus
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore FD-M616-D, direct mount, Down Swing, 2x10-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT, RD-M781-GSL, Shadow, medium cage, 10-speed

Wheelset:

  • Rims: CUBE EX 23.7, 584x23C rim, 32H
  • Front Hub: CUBE EX 23.7, 100x15mm
  • Rear Hub: CUBE EX 23.7, 142x12mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35

Components:

  • Brakes: Formula C1 hydr. Discbrake (203/180mm)
  • Handlebars: CUBE Rise Trail Bar Pro, 720mm, 9°, 15mm Rise
  • Grips: CUBE Performance Grip
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS, top zero-stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), bottom zero-stack 1 1/2" (OD 56mm)
  • Stem:Race Face Chester 31.8mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X1 Trail
  • Seatpost: CUBE Performance 31.6*400mm
  • Seatclamp: CUBE Varioclose 34.9mm

Weight:13.8 kg

Technologies:

  • Adaptable X12 Hanger: Cube optimized their new dropout design based on the Syntace X12 through-axle system, enlarging the area of the frame where the hanger is mounted, allowing the use of longer Direct Mount hangers. Shifting precision and stiffness are therefore improved and it's also possible to swap the whole contact area of the axle with the hanger should the system be worn out.
  • Advanced Hydroforming: The new STEREO, FRITZZ and HANZZ models are built using Advanced Hydroforming. Conventional hydroforming processes cannot achieve these custom shapes and technical advantages. As this manufacturing method reduces the number of welds, the weight is reduced while durability is increased.
  • Aluminium Ultralight: Very 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 triple butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.
  • 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, we obtain the finest riding qualities for our full suspension bikes both uphill and downhill. This fact is proven by many top test results in leading magazines over the last few years.
  • Lazer Design Surface: On Cube's high performance aluminium frames, graphics and text are laser-cut into the material, making them indestructible for a lifetime.
  • 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. The wheel is positioned by an insert in the right-hand dropout which is secured by a bolt. 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.
  • Agile Ride Geometry: Cube ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in their series of big wheel bikes. Three important details resulted. Increased fork offsets allows for the same trail as Cube's 26in bikes without having to steepen the head angle, thus maintaining generous toe clearance to the front wheel. Secondly they shortened the chain stays without compromising the seat angle. A patented construction to mount the front derailleur gives more tyre clearance while keeping a conventional seat angle, leading to a perfect riding position for every rider size. Last but not least the BB height remains the same as on their 26in bikes. These measures lead to a natural riding position. Every mountain biker will feel immediately at home on a CUBE 29er or 27.5.
  • Efficient Trail Control: Cube's Efficient Trail Control series works so that everyone can have more fun on the trail. With 27.5 and 29er wheel options their frames cover the widest range of riding on every terrain you can imagine. The low leverage ratio and linear rate curve makes the bike very sensitive, avoids bobbing and offers full usable travel all the time. Steep seat tube angles and slack head tube angles make these dream machines ready for action on the descent where you can use the full amount of travel to be on the safe side.
  • Fox Customised Setup: Sophisticated suspension kinematics are only able to work correctly if the associated shock is properly tuned. Cube have researched and found a specific shock setup in cooperation with Fox Racing Shox, using extensive testing for almost every Cube full-suspension model.
  • 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.
  • Integrated Post Mount: The post mount rear brake system is found on all carbon fibre frames and top aluminium full suspension models. Two bolts and the IS adapter aren’t needed anymore, and fewer parts means less weight, in this case saving 30 grams. This may not sound a lot. But there's potential to save weight in every detail.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trail Motion Rocker: The Trail Motion Rocker features optimized leverage ratios for every bike and intended use, giving fast reacting yet stable suspension in every situation. The computer-designed one piece rocker construction gives maximum stiffness for the best suspension performance while still being extremely lightweight.
  • Anodized Surface: Anodizing is a chemical surface treatment process. The treatment hardens the surface, making the aluminium 1000 times more scratch-resistant than before.

Buy Cube Fritzz 160 Pro 27.5 Suspension Bike 2014 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.

  • Colour: Black - Blue
  • Frame Size: 46cm (18"), 51cm (20"), 56cm (22")
  • Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
  • Gender: Male
  • Speed: 20 Speed
  • Material: Alloy
  • Fork Travel: 160mm
  • Rear Travel: 160mm
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1 reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bike for the money I recently picked up my Fritzz after riding a Cube hardtail for the past two years. I was first attracted to this bike by the colour scheme, so unique and really stands out. After popping into store to have a look at the bike before placing my order I was quite surprised how light it was, I was expecting quite a large weight difference compared to my Cube LTD Race but there really isn't at all! The build quality is brilliant, frame is smooth and very well built, sturdy and fills me with confidence when riding. The 15mm front axle and the 12mm rear axle stiffens up the bike even more, I can really throw this bike into berms and not worry, it also climbs really well with the rear shock locked out and on shorter climbs you can get away with not using the lockout The forks....well what can I say that hasn't already been said...the best forks I've ever ridden on so plush and they soak up every thing I throw at them. I will look at upgrading the rear shock eventually as it has already started squeaking every now and then after just a few rides. The one bad point about the bike is the brakes....I found them to be totally awful! Never seemed to bed in, leavers squeaked from day one, over heated very easily just simply didn't like them, upgraded to Shimano XT brakes and what a difference they make! 16 July 2014
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