ELITE C:68

SL

CUBE Teamline colours are fair fair warning to your start line competitors: this bike means business. Starting with a frame constructed from our very best C:68 carbon, we went on to spec the best of the best in high end components. A 1x12 SRAM XX1 Eagle gives you unmatched gear shifting precision and braking power, whilst the Rock Shox SID RL fork will keep your front wheel planted and pointing in the right direction, even on the toughest of race courses. We chose a full selection of Newmen carbon cockpit components, then added the lightweight and strong DT Swiss 3.9 wheelset, shod with Schwalbe rubber for the best in grip and acceleration. Ready to smash out a few more personal bests? The Elite C:68 SL certainly is.

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Components

  • frame C:68 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ARG2, Tapered Headtube, PressFit BB, 12x142mm, Integrated Cable Routing
  • size 15", 17", 19", 21", 23"
  • fork RockShox SID RL, Fast Black, OneLoc, 15x100mm, Tapered, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2"
  • stem Newmen Evolution 318.4, 31.8mm
  • handlebars Newmen Advanced 318.0 Carbon, 740mm
  • grips CUBE SCR
  • rear derailleur Sram XX1 Eagle, 12-Speed
  • shifters Sram XX1 Eagle Trigger
  • brake system Sram Level Ultimate, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset Sram XX1 Eagle 34T, 175mm
  • chain Sram PC-XX1 Eagle
  • colour teamline
  • cassette Sram XG-1299, 10-50T
  • wheelset DT CSW MA 3.9 Straightpull Wheelset, 28/32 Spokes, 15x100mm / 12x142mm, Tubeless Ready, DT Swiss Pro Head® Reinforcement System, Squorx® Alloy Nipples
  • rear tire Schwalbe Racing Ralph, Addix Speed, Kevlar, 2.25, LiteSkin
  • saddle CUBE Race SL Carbon 145
  • seat post Newmen Advanced Carbon, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • front tire Schwalbe Rocket Ron, Addix Speed, Kevlar, 2.25, LiteSkin
  • weight 9,3 kg

Geometries

Geometry 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"

Details

The remarkable achievement of the Elite C:68 SL 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 Mould 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...

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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!

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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Adaptable X12 Hanger
      • Image of CUBE technology Adaptable X12 Hanger
      • 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 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 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 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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