2017

ELITE C:68

SLT 29

Give CUBE's product managers the freedom to use only the very best materials and components to make a carbon hardtail and the result is the Elite C:68 SLT. It's a dream bike comprised exclusively of innovative, cutting edge technology like SRAM's new Eagle 1x12 transmission and the revolutionary RockShox RS-1 upside down suspension fork. It goes without saying that the SLT is as fast as it looks...

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ELITE C:68 SLT 29

Frame

Frame: The latest carbon technology incorporated in our Advanced Twin Mould monocoque production process means that this state of the art frame is as light as they come, is superbly stiff and also manages to remain comfortable. It's equipped with everything that boosts speed: tapered head tube, X-12 rear axle, chainstay-mounted rear brake caliper and even the option to fit an internally routed dropper post. Particularly welcome for long distance races is the comfort that comes from thinner seat stays and the 27.2mm diameter seat post.


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Bike classification category: 3
Components

Features: SRAM set the cat amongst the proverbial pigeons with the introduction of its 1x12 Eagle groupset. Being able to access an extraordinarily wide range of gears from a single chainring and 10-50 tooth cassette means that shifts are always quick and precise, leaving the rider to concentrate on getting the power down. The RockShox RS-1 is similarly peerless, setting new standards in suspension performance for XC racing. Rounding off this exclusive and exceptional bike are DT's top end XMC 1200 carbon wheels, the incredibly reliable Magura MT8 disc brake system and Syntace Carbon finishing components.

  • frame C:68 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ARG2, Tapered Headtube, PressFit BB, X12, Integrated Cable Routing
  • color zeroblack
  • size 15", 17", 19", 21", 23"
  • fork Rock Shox RS-1 Carbon Upside-Down, Hydraulic X-Loc, Predictive Steering, Tapered, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2"
  • stem Syntace F109, 31.8mm
  • handlebar Syntace Vector Carbon High10, 760mm
  • grips CUBE SCR
  • rear derailleur Sram XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
  • shifters Sram XX1 Eagle
  • brake system Magura MT8 (180/160)
  • crankset Sram XX1 Eagle 34T, 175mm
  • cassette Sram XG-1299, 10-50T
  • chain Sram PC-XX1 12-Speed
  • wheelset DT Swiss XMC 1200 Carbon Straightpull Wheelset, 28 Spokes
  • front tire Schwalbe Rocket Ron, Kevlar, 2.25, LiteSkin
  • rear tire Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Kevlar, 2.25, LiteSkin
  • saddle Fi`zi:k Tundra M3 Carbon Braided
  • seat post Syntace P6 Carbon Raceflex 27,2*400mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Superlight, 31.8mm
  • weight 9.1 kg
Geometry

Geometries

Geometry ELITE C:68 SLT 29 Seat Tube Seat Tube Center-Center Top Tube Horizontal Seat Tube Angle Head Tube Angle Chain Stays Head Tube Wheelsbase BB-Height<br> to Hub Reach Stack
  • Info
  • 15"
  • 17"
  • 19"
  • 21"
  • 23"

Highlight features

Rock Shox RS-1 Carbon Suspension Fork

This all-new Accelerator Damper combines incredible small bump performance with an ultra-efficient lock-out. An inverted fork that is light enough for XC races and stiff enough for trail riding.

Sram XX1 Eagle Drivetrain

In races, every detail counts no matter how small – the XX1 Eagle™ drivetrain is the lightest, stiffest and strongest on the market. Its hollow construction and special CARBON TUNED™ laminate technology not only shave off precious grams but are also perfect for squeezing out every last drop of power on cross-country rides.

Sram Eagle Cassette

A single glance at the new X-DOME™ Eagle™ cassette is all it takes to see that front derailleurs on mountain bikes are finally a thing of the past. Featuring 12 sprockets with 10 to 50 teeth, the Eagle cassette has a total gear range of 500 per cent!

C:68 Carbon technology
C:68 Carbon technology
Tapered Steerer enhances precision
Tapered Steerer enhances precision

 

Cross Country

Tour/Trail

All Mountain

Enduro

Gravity

 

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 C:62 and C:68 models are manufactured using this high-tech method.

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  • Icon of CUBE technology Adaptable X12 Hanger
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      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Agile Ride Geometry
      • Image of CUBE technology Agile Ride Geometry
      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Advanced Twin Mold
      • Image of CUBE technology Advanced Twin Mold
      • Advanced Twin Mold

        This technique uses a complete core to provide the perfect frame form during the lay-up process. As with the Twin Mold technology, precise inserts are used to ensure extra strength at high-stress frame points. This combination offers maximum control over fibre orientations during the lay-up and production process. The Advanced Twin Mold high-tech carbon manufacturing process translates to outstanding product safety and quality together with optimum weight and stiffness characteristics.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Integrated Cable Routing
      • Image of CUBE technology Integrated Cable Routing
      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Integrated Post Mount
      • Image of CUBE technology Integrated Post Mount
      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Press Fit BB
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      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Stealth Ready
      • Image of CUBE technology Stealth Ready
      • Stealth Ready

        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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Tapered Steerer
      • Image of CUBE technology Tapered Steerer
      • Tapered Steerer

        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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology X12 Through Axle
      • Image of CUBE technology X12 Through Axle
      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology C:68 Carbon Fiber Technology
      • Image of CUBE technology C:68 Carbon Fiber Technology
      • C:68 Carbon Fiber Technology

        CUBE’s highly innovative new C:68 carbon fibre technology allows us to build better bikes than ever. Typically,
        carbon fibre frames are around 60% carbon fibre, with the rest being the resin that bonds the fibres together. By distributing carbon fibres evenly, we can make thinner layers within the frame and reduce the amount of resin. Those fibres are a mixture of Ultra High Modulus, High Modulus Spread Tow and Intermediate Modulus carbon, each chosen for the needs of the particular area of the frame. Nanoparticles within the resin itself allows it to be distributed more evenly when under pressure in the frame mould. The result is a range of frames with 68% carbon fibre – lower weight, higher stiffness, more fun.

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