Cube Bikes 2018 Launch #2

Cube Bikes are known for having a huge range of bikes, their 2018 range has been cut down a little from last year, now with just over 285 models left in the range, available in 68 countries worldwide.

Cube are constantly expanding, they are still in the same town where they started but are gradually taking over with bigger and bigger sites, in more places across the town.

It’s usually a camera free zone in their showroom but we media types have special dispensation and are set free.

Two15 –

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Cube’s biggest bike, the Two15 is still in the range for 2018 but is relatively unchanged from the 2017 model. They have so many bikes in their line-up, they have to concentrate on a few models each year. Rumours are that something is in the pipeline for the long travel range for 2019, anyone for wagon wheels?

Prices –

  • Two15 Race £2299
  • Two15 SL £4899 (pictured above)

Stereo 140 –

I had Cube’s 2016 Stereo 140 on test and mostly liked it, I just found it struggled a bit with things got a bit jazzy. This has a whole new geo set-up for 2018 and promises to be a lot more capable n the interesting bits.

A beefier seat-tube has been added to help stiffen up the rear end, that’ll help through the rough bits. It’s generally longer and slacker than it’s predecessor, that can only be a good thing.

Available in four sizes, 16″, 18″, 20″ and 22″.

Geometry (18″) –

  • Seat Tube – 420mm
  • Top Tube Horizontal – 591mm
  • Seat Tube Angle – 75.2
  • Head Tube Angle – 66.5
  • Chain Stays – 425mm
  • Rear Travel 140mm
  • Wheelbase – 1165mm
  • Reach – 438mm

Prices –

  • Stereo 140 HPC Race £2499 (pictured top, blue)
  • Stereo 140 HPC SL £2999
  • Stereo 140 HPC TM £3499 (pictured top, grey/orange)

Stereo 140 Youth –

Cube have a few kids/youth bikes in their range but this properly equipped, small framed, 27.5″ wheeled affair grabbed my attention the most. They do smaller kids bikes, with just front suspension but this is their full suspension youth offering. Both shock and forks are valved specifically for the lighter rider and come with the normal damping adjustments you’d expect.

Available in three sizes, 13.5″, 16″ and 18″.

Geometry (13.5″) –

  • Seat Tube – 350mm
  • Top Tube Horizontal – 550mm
  • Seat Tube Angle – 74.5
  • Head Tube Angle – 67.5
  • Chain Stays – 435mm
  • Rear Travel 140mm
  • Wheelbase – 1111mm
  • Reach – 392mm

Prices –

  • Stereo 140 Youth £1699

It’s thirsty work looking at bicycles all day.

Sting 140 –

This is one of Cube’s series of ladies specific bikes, with specific geo and parts to suit lady riders. Comes with 27.5 wheels across all three sizes and is also available with 120mm of travel instead of the 140mm, the Sting 120.

Available in three sizes, 13.5″, 16″ and 18″.

Geometry (16″) –

  • Seat Tube – 370mm
  • Top Tube Horizontal – 568mm
  • Seat Tube Angle – 75.2
  • Head Tube Angle – 66.5
  • Chain Stays – 425mm
  • Rear Travel 140mm
  • Wheelbase – 1141mm
  • Reach – 418mm

Prices – 

  • Sting WS 120 £1399
  • Sting WS 120 Pro £1899
  • Sting WS 140 HPC Race £2299
  • Sting WS 140 HPV SL £3599

Hanzz

This is Cube’s longer travel, park style bike, most likely suited to most UK downhill tracks. It comes in three guises, this one, the middle of the range, with duel crown forks and two models with single crown forks.

We’ll be looking at the Hanzz in more detail over the next few days as we managed to just about squeeze in enough time on the last day to actually get out for a ride on one. Prices start at £2299 for the Hanzz 190 Race and go up to £3799 for the 190 TM.

Stereo E 160

So, e-bikes…. What’s the craic? Like a lot of people I’d just assumed they weren’t for me, ‘I’m reasonably fit, why do I need one of those heavy electric things?’ Well, you can see what I thought as I was also lucky enough (there’s a clue) to get one of these out among the rough stuff. Prices start at £3699 for the Hybrid 160 Race 500, they go up to £5399 for the top of the range Action Team 500 (pictured)

So they are the main highlights that caught my attention. There were obviously many other things to see, ones with tractor tyres, more with batteries, even some with tractor tyres and batteries. If you’d like to see more, please see their website on the link below. I’ve got more to come, including a factory tour and the more in depth look at the Hanzz and the turbo powered Stereo 160.

 

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