ELITE

MTB HARDTAIL

NO EXCUSES.

The remarkable achievement of the Elite C:68 is that it combines exceptional stiffness – for efficient pedalling and accurate steering – with fantastically low weight and surprising comfort. It's all down to its cutting edge carbon frame construction, with a design that makes use of all the latest carbon technology including our high end C:68 fibre and Advanced Twin Mold manufacturing. All the must-have features are here: tapered head tube and integrated carbon bearing shells, PressFit bottom bracket shell, 12mm through axle and tidy internal cable routing. Oh, and that comfort? It's thanks to a 27.2mm seatpost and careful positioning of the rear brake caliper on the chainstays, which allowed our designers to accommodate vibration-absorbing seat stays. We take care of the clever stuff, so that all you have to do is pedal...

C:68 Carbon Fiber Technology

CUBE’s highly innovative new C68 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.