AMS 100 C:68 Race 29 Side-Swing Frame blackline
With the Cube AMS 100 C:68 Race 29 frame you have a true high-performance, short travel riding machine.
Completely new chassis with C:68 carbon technology: Cube AMS 100 C:68 Race Side-Swing 29 Boost 148 Frame in blackline We’ve kept the super-effective four bar suspension design, but built an all-new chassis around our featherweight C:68 carbon technology.
The new frame design had big boots to fill, but we raised the bar further with an aim to set a new benchmark for stiffness and weight. Luckily, our engineers relish a challenge. Using CUBE’s proprietary Advanced Twin Mold technology and C:68 carbon, they created a brand new frame which will redefine your expectations. The frame’s exceptional inherent stiffness is boosted with features like the tapered head tube and Boost148 rear end, while the sleek lines and stealth appearance are complemented by internal cable routing (and Di2 compatability) and concealed bolts and bearings.
Designed specifically with modern trail bikes in mind, Side-Swing front derailleur provides 15mm of increased tire clearance, while new cable routing dramatically reduces shifting effort. Designed for larger wheels and longer travel, brings Shimano?s industry-leading front shifting to another level.
Product features – AMS 100 C:68 Race 29 Side-Swing Frame blackline Material:?C:68 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ARG, ERC, FSP 4-Link, AXH, Boost148 Seat post: 31.6mm Seat clamp: 34.9mm Front deraileur:?Direct Mount Side-Swing?(Only compatible with?Direct Mount Side-Swing front deraileur!) Headtube diameter:?Tapered 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ integrated IS40 – IS52 Bottom bracket housing:?Pressfit 92mm Disc brake mount rear:?Postmount Wheel size:?29″ Rear Shock installation length: 165x38mm Bushings:?30x8mm / 30x8mm Recommended Fork Travel: 100mm Dropout:?Thru Axle X12 (12x148mm) Boost Derailleur Hanger: Only compatible with Shimano rear derailleur! Color blackline Weight 2020g (20″) Scope of delivery Cube AMS 100 C:68 Race 29 Side-Swing Frame blackline Rear Shock (165x38mm), Bushings (30x8mm / 30x8mm)?and Thru Axle (12x148mm Boost) not included!
Technologies C:68 Carbon Technology
Manufacturing process: the highly specific manufacturing process combines our Advanced Twin Mold and Zero techniques with the right materials to create the lightest carbon fibre frame on the market. Advanced Twin Mold is a special manufacturing process. We minimise imprecise overlaps by accurately fitting individual carbon layers? overlap regions during the monocoque building process. The result is a frame with no superfluous weight ? every gramme counts. We also use a solid core in the centre of the frame during the manufacturing process, which is removed when the frame is finished. This reduces the buildup of folded material and increases the safety and integrity of our lightest frames. Zero means not bonding components to the frame unless it?s absolutely necessary. Different materials have different characteristics. Because of this, it can be risky to combine multiple materials. So we don?t use bonded aluminium components like bottom bracket shells or bearing sleeves in any of our C:68 frames. The only exception we make is for screw threads, which have to be aluminium (rather than carbon) to guarantee durability. By using this minimalist approach we save weight on the C:68 frame and mimise potential weak points ? a CUBE bike should last for years!
Materials, of course, are just as important as the manufacturing process. We can only produce our high quality C:68 carbon by using the best mix of individual ingredients. Achieving the extremely high carbon content of 68% means minimising the resin that joins the fibres together. We?ve reduced the space between fibres by applying Spread Tow Material ? something that was made possible by the fibre bundles? flat structure. These are not round, but have a stretched out cross section. This results in fewer gaps that have to be filled with resin. Because of the biaxial structure we can layer the fibres in two different directions within a single layer, allowing us to reduce wall thickness by up to 25% without compromising the stiffness or durability of the frame.
Boost 148mm technology provides precise handling, on every trail, in every situation. The hub flange moves 3mm towards the outside on both sides. It increases the stiffness of a 27.5? wheel by 14% and, for a 29er wheel, by 21%. The reason is the spoke?s wider support in comparison to the 142mm hubs used previously.
Adaptable X12 Hanger
We optimized our new dropout design based on the Syntace X12 through-axle system, enlarging the area of the frame where the hanger is mounted. We 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.
Agile Ride Geometry
We ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in our series of big wheel bikes. We also added the 27.5in wheel size to the very well received portfolio. Three important details lead to the very agile character. Increased fork offsets let us achieve the same trail as our 26in bikes without having to steepen the head angle, thus maintaining generous toe clearance to the front wheel. Secondly we shortened the chain stays without compromising the seat angle. We invented a patented construction to mount the front derailleur to give us more tyre clearance while keeping a conventional seat angle, leading to a perfect riding position for every rider size. Last but not least we kept the BB height the same as on our 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.
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 fiber frames and top aluminum full suspension models. Two bolts and the IS adpater aren?t needed anymore, and fewer parts means less weight. In this case we save 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 us to build a wider down tube and more broadly-spaced chainstays. Every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness.
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 our CUBE 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.
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 position of the wheel is done 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.
Model year: 2018
Frequently Bought Together:
RWS MTB Thru Axle Boost 12x148mm RW