2017

ACCESS WLS

SL

Color variants

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.

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

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"

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

 

Leisure

Tour

Endurance

Trail

 

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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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Easy Mount Kickstand
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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.

  • 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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      • 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.

  • 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.

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