Frame: The 7005 High Performance Aluminium (HPA) frame is based around our much-admired Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) and Efficient Trail Control (ETC) suspension design. Using Tuned Drive Position meant that we were able to optimise chainstay length, making for surprisingly lively handling on the trail. And, since that means you'll probably be riding faster than ever, we specced wider 148mm Boost hubs to improve stiffness and reliablity. Gear cables run internally - hidden away, tidied up and protected from damage. Another highlight is the CUBE Performance Cover, designed especially for All-Mountain use. Integrated impact protection absorbs the initial energy on making contact with the ground, while the shock absorber takes on and neutralises the rest. The drive unit and frame are optimally protected against impacts - and the included chain guide keeps the chain away from the chainstay on even the roughest trails.
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.