CUBE STEREO 120 HPC RACE 27.5 2017
CUBE STEREO 120 HPC RACE 27.5 2017
FRAME HPC Carbon Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, Aluminum 6061 T6 Rear Triangle, ATG, ETC 4-Link, AXH
SIZE 27.5: 16", 18", 20" // 29er: 19", 21", 23"
FORK Fox 32 Float, 3-Position Micro-Adjust GRIP damper, 15QR, Tapered, 120mm
SHOCK Fox Float DPS, 184x44mm, Open/Medium/Firm Mode, LV Air Canister
SHOCK HARDWARE Top: 30x8mm, Bottom: 22x8mm
HEADSET FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2"
STEM CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
HANDLEBAR CUBE Rise Trail Bar Pro, 720mm
GRIPS CUBE Race Grip, 1-Clamp
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano XT FD-M8020-D, Direct Mount, Side Swing
SHIFTERS Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
BRAKE SYSTEM Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
CRANKSET Shimano XT FC-M8000, 27.5": 36x26T // 29": 34x24T, 175mm (180mm for 23" frame size)
CASSETTE Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11-42T
CHAIN Shimano CN-HG601-11
WHEELSET Fulcrum Red 44, 28/28 Spokes, 15mm / X12
TIRES Schwalbe Nobby Nic Kevlar 2.25, LiteSkin
SADDLE Selle Italia SC1
SEAT POST CUBE Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 31.6mm, 458x150mm (400x120mm for smallest frame size)
SEATCLAMP CUBE Screwlock, 34.9mm
WEIGHT 12.8 kg
With its refined chassis design - featuring a clever combination of carbon main frame and high strength aluminium chainstays - the Stereo 120 HPC Race is blisteringly fast on singletrack and in endurance events, but an equally capable trail all-rounder when things are getting rough. The combination of superb handling and Shimano's 2x11 XT groupset translates into endless singletrack miles with maximum riding smiles. It's an ideal trail companion for keen riders of all persuasions - and available with either 27.5 or 29 inch wheels, thanks to Size Split.
The Stereo HPC is a combination of a superlight carbon monocoque main frame - produced with their state-of-the-art Advanced Twin Mold techniqe - with 6061 T6 aluminium chainstays and a forged Trail Motion Rocker linkage. Tapered head tube, internal cable routing, PressFit bottom bracket and X12 axle are all part of the package. CUBE's Efficient Trail Control (ETC) suspension design and Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) come together to give the Stereo 120 HPC Race consistent suspension performance across all frame and wheel sizes and, of course, the same superb ride characteristics that you'd expect of any of the Stereo models. There's no better or more versatile 120mm full susser.
A frame like this deserves the best components, naturally. Shimano's 2x11 groupset delivers consistenly flawless gear shifts - with chainrings matched to the wheel size - and powerful, consistent stopping from hydraulic disc brakes with large, fast-cooling 180mm rotors.
While Schwalbe's Nobby Nic 2.25 inch tyres deliver massive amounts of grip. And a CUBE dropper post just adds to the versatility, opening up new line choices for adventurous riders.
Light and stiff Fulcrum Red 44 wheels are the perfect companion for anything from racing to trail riding, with wider rim profiles for 2017 to better match current tyre choices. The exceptionally light Fox 32 suspension fork and the Float DPS rear shock tame every rock and root.
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. They can now fit the longer Direct Mount hangers. Shifting precision and stiffness is therefore improved. With the new design it's also possible to swap the whole contact area of the axle with the hanger should the system be worn out.
FOX Customized Setup
Sophisticated suspension kinematics are only able to work correctly if the associated shock is properly tuned. They researched and found a specific shock setup in cooperation with Fox Racing Shox, using extensive testing for almost every CUBE full-suspension model.
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 us to build a wider down tube and more broadly-spaced chainstays. Every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness.
16″, 18″, 20″