Frame: It's a good thing that our engineers are some of the most experienced in the bike industry, because combining 140mm of rock-swallowing travel with the clearance for 27.5+ tyres - all while accommodating the very specific requirements of Bosch's drive system - is no mean feat. A Boost rear end and fork, our much-admired efficient trail control kinematics (ETC), tapered fork and carefully tuned tube profiles all add up to a surprisingly stiff, light and responsive chassis. Finishing touches include internal cable routing and the kind of agile handling you'd expect of CUBE.
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.