Bumps, hard braking and real life stress. To ensure high quality each bike and every relevant component is exhaustively tested by our in-house Test Lab.
That is why every component is tested twice, once during production and a second time in CUBE’s very own testing laboratory. The current standards are only a foundation; we do more intense testing in order to ensure the safety of our bikes in all applications.
The demands put on bikes are even higher now because riding speed, distance and total weight are all higher than on a traditional bike. The components we build in have to match this higher load. The various test rigs we use reproduce the realistic levels of strain, pressures and angles that a typical rider would use. To take the handlebar as an example, a parallel force is applied at both ends. On the other hand, pressure will be applied alternately to simulate the forces applied by a rider riding hard out of the saddle, pushing and pulling hard on the handlebars.