CROSS

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No road too long, no mountain too steep. When that's your attitude to riding, you know you've caught the bug - and that you need a bike like the Cross SL. This no-compromise, light and lively machine sets a new benchmark for low weight and premium spec amongst its peers. Pairing only the finest of components with a frame designed for speed and comfort, our engineers and designers left no stone unturned in their quest for the ultimate all-rounder. The 2x11 Shimano XT and XTR transmission is peerless in shifting precision, while hydraulic Shimano XT disc brakes and Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres work together to deliver ultimate stopping power in all weathers. Throw in the RockShox Paragon Gold air sprung fork for mile-munching comfort, and it's hard to see how we could improve on the Cross SL. It's in a class of one.

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  • application: Tour City Sport
  • size: Men: 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, Trapeze: 46, 50, 54
  • Art. No: 145450

Components

  • frame Aluminium Superlite Trekking Cross Taper Double Butted
  • size Men: 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, Trapeze: 46, 50, 54
  • fork RockShox Paragon Gold RMT Taper, 65mm
  • headset FSA Orbit Z-t, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/2"
  • stem Newmen Evolution 318.4, 31.8mm
  • handlebars Newman Advanced 318, 740mm
  • grips CUBE Natural Fit Tour
  • rear derailleur Shimano XTR RD-M9000, 11-Speed
  • front derailleur Shimano XT FD-M8025, Top Swing, 31.8mm
  • shifters Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset Shimano XT FC-M8000, Hollowtech II, 38x28T, 175mm, Integrated BB
  • chain Shimano CN-HG601
  • colour black edition
  • cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42T
  • wheelset DT Swiss CSW MA 1.9, QR/QR, 32H/28H
  • tyres Schwalbe Smart Sam, Performance Kevlar, 44x622
  • pedals CUBE Aluminium MTB
  • saddle Selle Royal Lookin Athletic, Royalgel™
  • seat post CUBE Prolight, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • weight 11,9 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
  • 46cm
  • 50cm
  • 54cm
  • 58cm
  • 62cm

Details

A high performance bike like the Cross SL demands a high performance frame. The double butted aluminium chassis - made with our own premium quality aluminium alloy tubes - is packed full of technical highlights. Using our Smooth Welding technology throughout contributes to an almost organic look, one frame tube blending into the next for the ultimate in good looks, low weight and high strength. The tapered head tube makes for a stiff, precise-steering frame that goes exactly where you point it, no matter how rough the road. 3D forged dropouts contribute to superb torsional rigidity, providing the Cross SL with explosive acceleration whenever you need it. They're also the mounting point for mudguards, a luggage rack and our Easy Mount kickstand. And we've routed all the cables iternally, partly to match the frame's sleek good looks, and partly so that your gear shifts will stay smoother for longer. Truly, the devil is in the detail.

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Highlight features

Shimano XT 2x crankset

Less is more! The weight-saving Shimano XT 2x crankset with 38x28T delivers the ideal gear range.

Shimano XTR rear derailleur

Enjoy rapid, high-precision shifting thanks to the Shimano XTR rear derailleur.

RockShox Paragon Gold tapered fork

RockShox stands for high-quality suspension and damping characteristics. This is also evident in the trekking-specific RockShox Paragon Gold, designed to take the vibrations out of road and gravel riding.

Shimano XT disc brakes

Consistently reliable with masses of stopping power, the new Shimano XT disc brake also features a new, lighter yet more durable master cylinder that is seamlessly integrated into the system.

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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Advanced Mechanical Forming
      • Image of CUBE technology Advanced Mechanical Forming
      • Advanced Mechanical Forming

        With our Advanced Mechanical Forming technology we can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimize them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable us to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminum frames.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Aluminium Superlite
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      • 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 Easy Mount Kickstand
      • Image of CUBE technology Easy Mount Kickstand
      • 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.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Frame Safe System
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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 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 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 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 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.

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