Stereo 140 HPC Race 29 Frame black’n’flashred
With its carbon main frame the Cube Stereo 140 HPC Race 29 frame is fast and light enough for any marathon race, make it capable enough for miles and miles of trail riding.
As an HPC bike, the Race gets the great combination of a stiff and light carbon monocoque main frame and a 6061-T6 aluminium rear. The chassis is designed with our Efficient Trail Control kinematics to create a ride that has you eager to tackle any trail. With our Agile Ride Geometry we’ve implemented super nimble handling into this 29er that has received nothing but praise from reviewers. Wherever the eye wanders, this frame is what others are measured against – oversized tube cross sections, a tapered head tube, a PressFit bottom bracket and aluminium hardware on the pivot points – they all create an incredibly light and stiff chassis, that can easily take a whole lot of abuse.
Product features – Stereo 140 HPC Race 29 Frame black’n’flashred Material:?HPC Carbon Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, Aluminum 6061 T6 rear triangle, ARG, ETC 4-Link 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:?200x57mm Bushings:?22x8mm / 30x8mm Recommended Fork Travel: 140mm Dropout:?Thru Axle X12 (12x142mm) Derailleur Hanger:?Only compatible with Sram rear derailleur! (The Shimano Version Derailleur Hanger 2091 AXH to be ordered separately) Color black’n’flashred Weight 2600g (18″) Scope of delivery Cube Stereo 140 HPC Race 29 Frame black’n’flashred Rear Shock (200x57mm), Bushings (22x8mm / 30x8mm)?and Thru Axle (12x142mm) not included!
Technologies High Performance Composite
The HPC is a combination of a superlight carbon monocoque main frame – produced with our 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.
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 Trail Geometry
The Agile Trail Geometry carries over the Agile Ride Geometry?s benefits but with more focus on aggressive trail use. This can be achieved through a more compact frame construction with an even lower top tube and improved standover height. The result is more freedom of movement on the bike for the rider and a lower centre of gravity which guarantees agile handling and more riding fun.
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: 2015
Model year: 2015