2017

LTD

SL

Color variants

As the range-topper in the Limited Series, the LTD SL has the high quality aluminium frame and high end components that are bound to inspire looks of envy from your riding buddies. And, as you'd expect from such an uncompromising approach, it offers absolutely the best performance out on the trail.

  • application:
    Alpencross
  • frame material:
    Aluminium
  • size:
    27.5: 16", 18" // 29er: 17", 19", 21", 23"
  • Art. No:
    814000
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Frame

Frame: The detail reads like a frame building wish-list: mechanically formed 6061 aluminium tubes, double butting, IS brake mount on the chainstay, internal cable routing, PressFit bottom bracket and a tapered head tube. Everything is there to ensure that not a single watt of power is wasted and that every steering input is transferred to the trail - and all this is achieved with incredibly low weight. We even took comfort into account and incorporated a 27.2mm seat post. The LTD SL can handle any trail and, thanks to Agile Ride Geometry, remains agile and lively whether your opt for the 27.5 or 29 inch option.


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Bike classification category: 3
Components

Features: Is this a performance trail bike... or a race bike? The answer is simple: both. The extraordinary Fox 32 Float Performance suspension fork with 100mm travel is the perfect match for the frame's precise handling, delivering smooth, progressive trail-taming bump absorption and razor-sharp steering. To meet the needs of the most demanding rider we specced Shimano's crisp-shifting XT drivetrain and brake groupset with 36x26T chainset. The XT ShadowPlus rear mech with Direct Mount attachment delivers near-instantaneous shifts, while Shimano's I-Spec mount system cleans up the rider cockpit. High quality DT-Swiss spokes join tubeless-ready CUBE EX21 rims to reliable, smooth Shimano Deore hubs for the ideal wheel package.

  • frame Aluminium Lite, AMF, ARG, Internal Cable Routing, Easy Mount Kickstand Ready, Tapered Headtube, PressFit BB
  • color blackline
  • size 27.5: 16", 18" // 29er: 17", 19", 21", 23"
  • fork Fox 32 Float Perfromance, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit 1.5B ZS-1, Semi-Integrated, Top 1 1/8" Bottom 1 1/2"
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • handlebar CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 700mm
  • grips CUBE Performance Grip
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
  • front derailleur Shimano XT FD-M8020-D, Direct Mount, Side Swing
  • shifters Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset Shimano XT FC-M8000, 36x26T, 175mm
  • cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42T
  • chain Shimano CN-HG600-11
  • rims CUBE EX21, 32H, Disc, Tubeless ready
  • front hub Shimano Deore HB-M615, Centerlock
  • rear hub Shimano Deore FH-M615, Centerlock
  • front tire Schwalbe Tough Tom Active, 2.25
  • rear tire Schwalbe Rapid Rob, Active, 2.25
  • pedals CUBE Aluminium MTB
  • saddle CUBE Active 1.1
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • weight 12.5 kg
Geometry

Geometries

Geometry LTD SL 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 Wheelsize
  • Info
  • 16"
  • 17"
  • 18"
  • 19"
  • 21"
  • 23"

Highlight features

Fox 32 Float Performance Fork

The Fox 32 Float fork delivers superb vibration damping and can be fine-tuned to suit the rider.

Shimano XT Disc Brakes

Consistently reliable with masses of stopping power, the new Shimano XT disc brake also features a new, lighter yet more durable master cylinder that is seamlessly integrated into the system.

Shimano XT Crankset

This 2x crankset is Shimano's best ever for power transmission on the mountain bike and two chainrings up front make finding the ideal cadence easy.

Shimano SLX Cassette

The brand new SLX cassette from Shimano combines high performance with versatility.

Internal Cable Routing
Internal Cable Routing
Tapered Head Tube
Tapered Head Tube

 

Leisure

Tour

Endurance

Race

 

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Agile Ride Geometry

We ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in our series of big wheel bikes. We also added the 27.5" 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 26" 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 26" bikes. These measures lead to a natural riding position. Every mountain biker will feel immediately at home on a CUBE 29er or 27.5".

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      • Advanced Mechanical Forming

        With our Advanced Mechanical Forming technology we can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimize them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable us to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminum frames.

  • 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 Aluminium Lite
      • Image of CUBE technology Aluminium Lite
      • Aluminium Lite

        6061 aluminium alloy requires a heat treatment for the finished product. It is a stiff, very corrosion resistant, fatigue resistant,high-elongation material suitable for light tubesets with high stiffness.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Easy Mount Kickstand
      • Image of CUBE technology Easy Mount Kickstand
      • Easy Mount Kickstand

        The Easy Mount Kick Stand is a new system developed and designed by CUBE. The base of the stand is mounted from below to a fitting plate integrated to the frame and fixed with a through bolt. This kick stand is extremely stiff and solid through the enlarged contact areas between base and frame which gives a stable stand even with loaded panniers.

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      • Frame Safe System

        To protect our high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the CUBE Frame Save System replaceable derailleur hanger. The mounting thread is in the hanger and not in the frame as usual. In case of a crash, this hanger can be easily and quickly replaced by a new one.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Integrated Cable Routing
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      • 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.

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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 Tapered Steerer
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      • 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 Wet Paint Surface
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      • 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.

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