CROSS RACE

SL

The competition had better be ready for this. Our high-end cyclocross race machine is as subtly understated as it is uncompromisingly fast and performance-orientated - truly, a wolf in sheep's clothing. We've thrown all our aluminium frame-building expertise at the Cross Race SL, added a cyclocross-specific carbon fork and powerful hydraulic disc brakes, then specced SRAM's Rival 1x11 gears for super-reliable shifting, race after race. To all of which we can only add one thing: it's a shame the 'cross season is so short.

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Components

  • frame Aluminium Superlite, Double Butted, Advanced Mechanical Forming, Smooth Welded, Internal Cable Routing, Flat Mount Disc, 12x142mm, AXH
  • size 50, 53, 56, 58, 61
  • fork CUBE Cross Race Disc, Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" Tapered, Flat Mount, X12
  • headset FSA Orbit Z-t, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/2"
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • handlebars CUBE Compact Race Bar
  • rear derailleur Sram Rival1, 11-Speed
  • brake system Sram Rival1, Hydr. Disc Brake (160/160)
  • crankset Sram Rival1 40T
  • chain Sram PC-1110
  • colour blue´n´green
  • handlebar tape CUBE Grip Control
  • shift/ brake levers Sram Rival HRD
  • cassette Sram PG-1130, 11-36T
  • wheelset Fulcrum Racing 77 CX Disc, 100x12mm / 142x12mm, Centerlock
  • tyres Schwalbe X-One Allround, Perf. Kevlar, 33-622
  • saddle CUBE RP 1.0
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Screwlock, 31.8 mm
  • weight 9,6 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
  • 50cm
  • 53cm
  • 56cm
  • 58cm
  • 61cm

Details

The 2018 Cross Race SL's double butted Superlite Advanced 6061 aluminium frame is totally geared for performance. Our advanced mechanical forming process allowed our engineers to manipulate tube shapes to create the ideal blend of stiffness and comfort, as well as adding an ergonomically shaped top tube for more comfortable carrying. We added 12mm through axles to ensure maximum steering precision in even the toughest of riding conditions, but we also remembered that riders need comfort, too. That's why we incorporated slender seat stays and a vibration-absorbing carbon fork. Mud-proof internal cable routing will keep your shifting clean and precise, race after race - just one of the little details that will help ensure the best possible performance, off-road or on.

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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Adaptable X12 Hanger
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      • 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 Hydroforming
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      • Advanced Hydroforming

        The new STEREO , FRITZZ and HANZZ models are built using Advanced Hydroforming. Conventional hydroforming processes cannot achieve these custom shapes and technical advantages. As this manufacturing method reduces the number of welds, the weight is reduced while durability is increased. All

  • Icon of CUBE technology Aluminium Superlite
      • Image of CUBE technology Aluminium Superlite
      • Aluminium Superlite

        Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 7005 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is very stiff, fatigue resistant, corrosion resistant and has high elongation. Our Superlite tubes are double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.

  • 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 Press Fit BB
      • Image of CUBE technology Press Fit BB
      • 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 Smooth Welded
      • Image of CUBE technology Smooth Welded
      • Smooth Welded

        This elaborate procedure with doubled weld seams has two advantages: On the one hand, it improves the firmness of the
        weld seams and minimizes the load peaks on the tube welds through energy flow and on the other hand, it helps the frame
        to a better and more organic look due to the smooth and hardly noticeable welds.

  • 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 Wet Paint Surface
      • Image of CUBE technology Wet Paint Surface
      • 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.

  • 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.

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