The Aero Flex Stays – cross-ovalized thin seat tubes for high riding comfort – deliver lateral stiffness while being aerodynamic. Internal cable routing saves weight, is dirt proof and delivers a clean look. RFR geometry with relaxed and comfortable riding position makes riding out of saddle safe and easy while maintaining agile handling. The tapered steerer delivers optimum stiffness and a better distribution of forces. Strength to weight-optimized tubes have an outstanding SGI value of 150.2. The cold forged 3D dropouts are particularly stiff.
The Frame Save System protects the frame by placing the threads in the replaceable hanger. The Aluminium Superlight 6061 tubing is double butted and mechanically formed. CUBE CL Race Carbon fork with tapered aluminium steerer is lightweight and stiff.
Chainset:Shimano Sora FC3500, Hollowtech II, 50x34T
Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano Sora ST-3500, 2x9 speed
Front Derailleur:Shimano Sora FD-3503BL, 2x9 speed, clamp 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur:Shimano Sora RD-3500GS, long cage, 2x9 speed
Wheels: Shimano WH-R501, asymmetrical rear rim design
Spokes: 20/24 spokes
Tyres: Schwalbe Lugano 25x622
Front Brake: Shimano Sora BR-3500
Rear Brake: Shimano Sora BR-3500
Handlebars: Easton EA30
Handlebar Tape: CUBE Grip Control
Headset: FSA Orbit Z-t semi-integrated, top Zero Stack 1 1/8"", Diameter 44 mm, bottom integrated 1 1/2"
Stem: Easton EA30 OS
Saddle: Selle Italia X1 Road
Seatpost:Easton EA30 31.6mm 350mm
Seatclamp:RFR Close 34.9mm
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 non-shearing. Cube's superlite tubes are doublebutted, giving very light tube-sets 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 seamless tube design. This generates the visual effect of moulding and ensures high load bearing capacity.
Tapered Steerer: This new steerer tube design is stiffer than a conventional straight steerer and generates a more secure ride feel even in difficult terrain. Minimal flex at the front of the frame means that the greatest possible steering precision is generated. 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.
Internal 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.
Wet Paint Surface: On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. Cube use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.
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