Stereo 120 Super HPC SL 29 Frame blue’n’orange
The Super HPC is our ultimate frame. All bikes with this frame, like the Stereo 120 Super HPC SL 29, are super lightweight, stiff and prepared for the high end mountain bike rider.
This ultra lightweight carbon machine offers 120mm fully active travel for avid riders with the highest expectations. All-new Efficient Trail Control four link 29er frame with Advanced Twin Mold construction. ARG geometry for agile handling with typical 29er fast-rolling features. Trail Motion Rocker for perfect kinematics in all riding situations.
Product features Material:?Carbon Super HPC, Monocoque, Advanced Twin Mold Technology Seat post: 31.6mm Seat clamp: 34.9mm Front deraileur:?Direct Mount / cable routing from below 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:?200x51mm Bushings:?22x8mm / 30x8mm Recommended Fork Travel: 120mm Dropout:?Thru Axle X12 (12x142mm) Derailleur Hanger: Only compatible with Shimano rear derailleur! (The Sram Version Derailleur Hanger 2090 AXH to be ordered separately) Color blue’n’orange Weight 1970g (20″) Scope of delivery Cube Stereo 120 Super HPC SL 29 Frame blue’n’orange Rear Shock (200x51mm), Bushings (22x8mm / 30x8mm)?and Thru Axle (12x142mm) not included!
Technologies Super High Performance Composite
Models bearing the SUPER HPC logo are our top quality products. Every extra year of carbon composite experience gives us new optimisation know-how which is then implemented in the SUPER HPC models. Every detail of this line is refined and optimised and the limits of what is feasible are pushed ever higher. For SUPER HPC only high-quality carbon fibers and resins are used. The Advanced Twin Mold process is used exclusively in order to maintain close manufacturing tolerances and to avoid superfluous use of material.
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.
Wet Paint Surface
On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. We use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.
Advanced Twin Mold
The Advanced Twin Mold process eliminates any dangerous folding by continuous control of carbon fibers during the curing process. This is made possible by an internal form which provides the perfect frame form during the layup process. Each individual fibre remains precisely in position as it cures. In this way less material can be used as the individual layers can be more accurately and reliably positioned. This production method also makes it possible to increase the carbon fibre proportion in line with anticipated loadings at specific points on the frame. All SUPER HPC models from 2014 on are manufactured using this high-tech method.
Dropper seat posts are getting more and more widespread, but to integrate them optimally in the frame, they have to be factory fitted. With the Stealth Ready frames, it is possible to build in a dropper seat post with internally routed cables, which besides the clean look, helps prevent any cables getting jammed. The exit of the cable on the frame ? if not required ? will be sealed with a cover for protection.
Model year: 2014