ACCESS WLS

SL

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This is our top women's aluminium hardtail, designed to tackle everything from enthusiastic trail riding to novice racing. We haven't just given the Access WLS an extraordinarily high quality aluminium frame; with high quality, enthusiast-orientated components like the 2x11 Shimano transmission, air suspension fork and hydraulic disc brakes, our Access WLS SL is also set up perfectly for life on the race circuit.

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  • application:
    Alpencross
  • frame material:
    Aluminium
  • size:
    27.5: 13.5", 16" // 29: 17", 19"
  • Art. No:
    825401
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Frame

Frame: WLS series frames get all the features we can muster to make the double butted aluminium chassis even lighter, stiffer and more efficient. The 6061 aluminium tubes feature complex mechanical forming, while the bottom bracket uses the PressFit standard and there's a tapered head tube, too. We also incorporated the IS brake mount into the 3D forged dropouts, while internally routed cables give an exceptionally neat appearance and ensure long-lasting clean gear shifts. The 27.2mm seatpost contributes to greatly enhanced rider comfort and our Agile Ride Geometry with a shorter, lowered top tube makes the SL a balanced and agile companion for female riders out on the trail.


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Bike classification category: 3
Components

Features: Shimano's SLX and XT 2x11 transmission components deliver exemplary shifting performance in all conditions - and, with a huge gear range at your fingertips, you'll always be in the right one. Up front, the Rock Shox Recon Silver air suspension fork can easily be adjusted to the rider's weight and riding style, delivering perfect control and maximum comfort on even the wildest of rides. We build the high quality wheels - with durable Shimano Deore hubs - in the CUBE factory. Braking is handled by Shimano's reliable BR-M315 disc system, while Schwalbe's Rapid Rob and Tough Tom tyres in 2.25in width keep everything under control.

  • frame Aluminium Lite, AMF, ARG, Internal Cable Routing, Easy Mount Kickstand Ready, Tapered Head Tube, PressFit BB
  • color coral´n´grey
  • size 27.5: 13.5", 16" // 29: 17", 19"
  • fork Rock Shox Recon Silver TK Air, Pop Loc, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2" (OD 56mm)
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • handlebar CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 680mm
  • grips CUBE Performance Grip
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
  • front derailleur Shimano SLX FD-M7025-D, Direct Mount, Down Swing
  • shifters Shimano SLX SL-M7000
  • brake system Shimano BR-M315, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset Race Face Æffect SL, 36x26T, 165mm
  • cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42T
  • chain Sram 11-Speed
  • rims CUBE ZX20, 32H, Disc
  • 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 WLS Active 1.1
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • weight 13.05 kg
Geometry

Geometries

Geometry ACCESS WLS 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
  • 13,5"
  • 16"
  • 17"
  • 19"
FAQ

Please find frequently asked questions about our CUBE Bikes here.

Who can I contact if I have a problem with my CUBE bike?

CUBE Dealer

Your first port of call should always be the CUBE shop where you bought the bike. Only the CUBE dealer with which you have the original sale contract is commited to processing complaints and warranty queries. Other CUBE dealers can process complaints handlings on a voluntary basis, but are not obliged to.

How long do I have guarantee / warranty on my CUBE bike?

WARRANTY TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Your CUBE bike is warranted to be free from manufacturing defects for 2 years with effect from the date of sale. In addition, we provide our customers with the following warranty in the event of frame breakage outside the statutory warranty period as follows:

For all frames and rigid forks from model years 2011 and older we guarantee from the date of sale from the dealer:

Aluminium 5 Years Guarantee
Titanium 5 Years Guarantee
Carbon, Alu-Carbon 2 Years Guarantee

For all frames and rigid forks from model year 2012 we guarantee from the date of sale from the dealer:

Aluminium 6 Years Guarantee
Carbon, Alu-Carbon 3 Years Guarantee

If a break occurs during this period (from date of sale), we will replace the frame with the same or similar. This warranty applies only to the frame. The cost of components necessary for the frame's function (e.g. seat post, derailleur, handlebar and stem, suspension fork …), even where a replacement frame necessitates replacement of some or all of these components, must be borne by the customer.

EXCLUSIONS:

For Fritzz, Hanzz, Two15, for all dirt bikes, and all frame exchanges add on parts are not included into this extended warranty. Here the 2 years limited warranty applies.

We reserve the right to repair defective frames or parts or to replace them with the corresponding updated model. A condition of the warranty is normal use of the bike in accordance with the manufacturer’s stipulations.

Modification work outside the statutory warranty period (2 years) is not carried out or refunded by us free of charge.

We therefore request that the customer be fully aware of this stipulation on conclusion of the sales contract in order to avoid possible misunderstandings at a later date.

EPO warranty

For all EPO 2011/2012 series Pedelecs with goSwiss rear wheel hub drive we grant a 2 year warranty for display, engine and battery. Warranty for the battery is limited to 1000 charge cycles with a remaining capacity of up to 80%. For Pedelec models built after 2013 we grant a 2 year warranty beginning with the date of sale. We ask you to inform the customer about exclusions and limitations in order to avoid any future misunderstandings. For our Hybrid Pedelec model frames the general CUBE warranty and guarantee conditions apply. For the Bosch motor and its associated components Bosch's own warranty conditions apply. Details about the Bosch system, the Bosch warranty and any limitations and conditions can be found in the Bosch manual which is enclosed with the bike. Any warranty claim relating to the Bosch motor must be processed via the Bosch service scheme.

BOSCH warranty:

The warranty period lasts 24 months from the date of sale of the eBike to the end consumer, but no later than 6 months after delivery of the Bosch components to the bike manufacturer. If the end consumer's eBike is intended for commercial use ( e.g. rental company, messenger service), the warranty period lasts 12 months.

Battery Pack warranty

A minimum of 500 charging cycles or 70% (300Wh) and 60% (400Wh) respectively of the nominal capacity (based on information stored on the Battery Pack) within the warranty period.

Damage resulting from improper use. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of a Pedelec bike in a bike park or similar, overstrain through jumping or any alteration of the original Bosch system.

Special case: carbon frame and carbon forks

We offer you and your customer a CCR Service (CUBE Crash Replacement Service) = exchange service for damaged carbon frames and carbon forks. This exchange service is intended to provide an uncomplicated and cost-saving exchange service for your customer following a crash which results in damage to the frame/carbon forks.

Excluded from the guarantee and warranty are all forms of damage due to improper use or use not in accordance with manufacturer stipulations (e.g. use of a standard frame as a dirt bike, fitting double crown forks, extension of suspension travel, overstressing due to jumps etc.) and all defects due to normal wear and tear. The extended warranty does not apply to the Fritzz, Hanzz, Two15 model, all dirt bikes and carbon frames and all fitted components necessitated by a frame swap.

Is it possible to transfer guarantee to a second buyer?

The guarantee becomes null and void when the original buyer sells the bike.

What are parts subject to wear and tear and how long are they covered by guarantee?

The following is a non-exhaustive list of parts subject to wear and tear:

  • Rims (where rim brakes are fitted)
  • Tyres
  • Chains
  • Chainrings
  • Sprockets
  • Hub bearings
  • Sealed bearings
  • Headsets
  • Bearing sets on full-suspension frames
  • Wires and cables
  • Disc brake rotors
  • Brake pads
  • Handlebar grips
  • Saddles
  • Bushings, seals and bearings used in suspension components (fork, rear shock) and dropper seat posts
  • (Non-)rechargeable batteries used in electronic systems

Parts subject to wear and tear must be serviced and maintained regularly in order to ensure they work smoothly. Components subject to high loads and stresses, such as chains and bearing sets, must be replaced regularly.

Please note that parts subject to wear and tear are not covered by the standard guarantee and/or warranty.

Price

For a definitive statement on the price of the bike with the desired equipment, drop in at one of the CUBE dealers: there you will receive comprehensive advice.

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Highlight features

Rock Shox Recon Silver Suspension Fork

The RockShox Recon Silver TK Air suspension fork offers outstanding comfort and is easy to adapt to the individual rider.

Race Face AEffect SL Crankset

This lightweight 2-speed Race Face Aeffect SL crank delivers light shifting action along with the perfect gear range.

Shimano XT Rear Derailleur

Lighter action shifting meets the stability and precision of the Shimano XT rear derailleur for superior shifting performance even in critical situations.

Remote Lockout

Stay in full control with both hands on the handlebars. The fork can be locked and unlocked via a bar-mounted lever.

Integrated Cable Routing
Integrated Cable Routing
Low Standover Height
Low Standover Height

 

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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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      • 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.

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      • 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.

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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.

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      • 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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      • 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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      • 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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      • Woman Like Series

        Our new WLS models come with different wheel sizes for different frame heights. The 14 and 16" frames have 27.5" wheels, the 17,19 and 21" frames are built as 29ers. Depending on body height, every woman gets the perfect riding character and geometry. The models of our Woman Like Series feature a compact frame geometry with shorter top tubes and longer head tubes, giving a riding position that is more upright than on the men’s models. This riding position relieves the pelvis and offers more comfort. The top tubes of the WLS mountain bikes are lowered, making the bike more comfortable and safe to mount and dismount.

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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.

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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.

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