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Cube Fritzz 160 Race 27.5 Suspension Bike 2014

The perfect mix of components for a full-speed bike. Gripping brakes, Sram x.9 gears with type2 derailleur and Fox shocks on the Fritzz 160 HPA Race 27.5 with its 160mm of travel make this machine a first choice for enduro riders and tough all-mountain bikers. With its triple butted, advanced hydroformed 7005 high performance aluminium tubing, the frame is sturdy but still lightweight and features the trail motion rocker - responsible for the real working kinematics and the efficient ride control to avoid pedal bob or brake influence on the suspension.The frame is designed with Agile Ride Geometry to allow quick reactions and great handling, while all components are intended for the trail, including the Sram X9 Type 2 components with 1400 double chainset and Avid Elixir 7 trail brakes with four pistons for ultimate stopping power. A plush suspension with Fox 34 Float CTD fork and Fox Float CTD BoostValve shock with CUBE custom tune, both with CTD (climb-trail-Descend) modes, makes even tough terrain easier. Sun Ringlé Radium EM 27.5 wheels with industrial bearings and 25mm rim width offer enduro performance at low weight and the Race Face chester stem and custom 750mm easton haven bar give control even on the hardest trails.

Features:

Frameset:

  • Frame: HPA Ultralight, advanced hydroforming, triple butted, ETC 4-link, ISCG mount, AXH
  • Forks: Fox 34 Float 27.5 CTD O / C, tapered, 15QR, 160mm 
  • Shock: Fox Float CTD Boost Valve, 216x64mm, Climb / Trail / Descend fashion, LV air canister
  • Damper :Top: 30x8mm, bottom: 22x8mm

Groupset:

  • Chainset: SRAM S1400 22/36T, 175mm
  • Brake/Shift Levers: Sram X9 2x10 speed trigger
  • Front Derailleur: Sram X9, High Direct Mount, 2x10-speed
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X9 10-speed, type2, medium cage

Wheelset:

  • Rims: Sun Ringlé radium EM 27.5 wheelset, 584x25C rims, 15QR/X12, 32 spokes
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Kevlar, Trailstar, Snakeskin, 2.35

Components:

  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 7 Trail hydr. 4-Piston Disc Brake (180/180mm)
  • Handlebars: Easton Haven custom, 750mm
  • Grips: Fritzz CUBE Grip, 2 clamp
  • Headset: FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS, top-zero stack 1 1/8 "(44mm OD), bottom, zero stack 1 1/2" (56mm OD)
  • Stem: Race Face Chester 31.8mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X1 Trail
  • Seatpost: Rock Shox Reverb Stealth 31.6mm, 125mm adjustable seatpost, internal routing
  • Seatclamp: 34.9mm CUBE Screwlock

Weight: 13.7 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.
  • Anodized Surface: Anodizing is a chemical surface treatment process. The treatment hardens the surface, making the aluminium 1000 times more scratch-resistant than before.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aluminium Lite: 6061 aluminium alloy requires a heat treatment for the finished product. It is a stiff, very corrosion resistant, fatigue resistant, high-elongation material suitable for light tubesets with high stiffness.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lazer Design Surface: On high performance aluminium frames, graphics and text are laser-cut into the material, making them indestructible for a lifetime.
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