LITENING C:68

SL

This Team Wanty replica Litening C:68 SL is so fast - even on the climbs - that it'll make your eyes water. No, really. This ultralight and super stiff race machine will appeal to speed freaks and died-in-the-wool racers alike. The frame comes perilously close to breaking the magic 850 gramme barrier, while our choice of the finest components - including Shimano's superb Dura Ace groupset and a Fulcrum wheelset - means there's practically no room for future upgrades. Which means the only thing left for you to do... is to ride.

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Components

  • frame CUBE C:68 Advanced Twin Mold Technology, Internal Cable Routing
  • size 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62
  • fork CUBE CSL Evo C:68 Technology, 1 1/8 - 1 1/4" Tapered
  • headset FSA Orbit C33 ACB I-t Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/4"
  • stem Ritchey WCS, 31.8mm
  • handlebars Ritchey WCS Logic Curve Carbon
  • rear derailleur Shimano Dura Ace RD-R9100-DSS, 11-Speed
  • front derailleur Shimano Dura Ace FD-R9100-BM, 31.8mm Clamp
  • brake system Shimano Dura Ace BR-R9100
  • crankset Shimano Dura Ace FC-R9100, 52x36T
  • chain Shimano CN-HG900-11
  • colour team wanty
  • handlebar tape CUBE Grip Control
  • shift/ brake levers Shimano Dura Ace ST-R9100
  • cassette Shimano Dura Ace CS-R9100, 11-28
  • wheelset Fulcrum Racing 44, C17, QR/QR
  • tyres Reifen Grand Prix 4000S II Kevlar, 25-622
  • saddle Fizik Antares R7
  • seat post Ritchey WCS Carbon, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Superlight, 31.8mm
  • weight 7 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
  • 52cm
  • 54cm
  • 56cm
  • 58cm
  • 60cm
  • 62cm

Details

There's no room for compromise if you want to be the best. With the Litening C:68 SL frame we set out to achieve exceptionally low weight with the latest C:68 carbon technology, optimised frame tube shapes and our Advanced Twin Mould production process. But we didn't stop there, because we also wanted to improve both comfort and efficiency. The stretched geometry creates an incredibly efficient riding position for rapid forward progress, but keeps the handling agile. And our Litening C:68 fork combines the best possible comfort with incredible steering precision and very low weight.

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Technology

  • 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 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Frame Safe System
      • Image of CUBE technology Frame Safe System
      • 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 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 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.

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