Elite C:68

Race 29

Listen up, XC and marathon racers! The combination of a new and even lighter, high end C:68 carbon frame with brand new Shimano 2x11 XTR transmission and a RockShox SID suspension fork promises every racer the perfect riding experiene.

  • frame C:68 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ARG, AXH
  • color teamline
  • Art. No 717300

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Frame

The new Elite C:68 chassis represents frame construction perfection. The basics include weight under 1000g, huge stiffness with superb comfort thanks to an advanced twin mould monocoque construction method, and completely new design features including a tapered head tube, PressFit bottom bracket shell, X12 axles and internal cable routing. Incorporating the rear disc mount in the chainstay enables us to spec slender seatstays for extra comfort, backed up by the 27.2mm diameter seat post. The frame features internal cable routing for a stealth dropper post. Agile Ride Geometry displays the manouvrability and precision handling you'd expect from CUBE.

Components

The XTR 2x11 gear system is perfect for transmitting the rider's power to the trail. An 11-40 cassette and stiff and light double chainset (26/36) with side swing front mech combine to offer optimal gear shift performance. The XTR XC brakes make use of magnesium and carbon to reduce weight, without sacrificing performance or control. Super light CSW MA 3.9 Straightpull system wheels with high grade hub technology from DT-Swiss back up the transmission's performance with superb acceleration. A 100mm RockShox SID RL suspension fork completes this race-ready bike.

Geometry

  • CUBE geometry info
  • Info
  • 15"
  • 17"
  • 19"
  • 21"
  • 23"
  • frame C:68 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ARG, AXH
  • color teamline
  • size 15", 17", 19", 21", 23"
  • fork Rock Shox SID RL, Fast Black, PushLoc, Maxle Stealth, Tapered, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2"
  • stem Syntace F109, 31.8mm
  • handlebar CUBE Flat Race Bar Pro Carbon, 740mm
  • grips CUBE SCR
  • rear derailleur Shimano XTR, RD-M9000-DGS, ShadowPlus, Direct Mount, 11-Speed
  • front derailleur Shimano XTR, FD-M9020-D, Direct Mount, Side Swing
  • shifters Shimano XTR SL-M9000-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano XTR BR-M9000, Hydr. Disc Brake, (180/160)
  • crankset Shimano XTR FC-M9000-2, 36x26T
  • cassette Shimano CS-M9000, 11-40
  • chain Shimano CN-HG900-11
  • wheelset DT CSW MA 3.9 Straightpull Wheelset, 28/32 Spokes, 15mm / X12, 622x20C Tubeless Ready, DT Swiss Pro Head® Reinforcement System, Squorx® Alloy Nipples
  • front tire Schwalbe Rocket Ron, Kevlar, 2.25, LiteSkin
  • rear tire Schwalbe Thunder Burt, Kevlar, 2.25, LiteSkin
  • saddle Selle Italia SC1
  • seat post CUBE Performance Motion Post, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • weight 9.7 kg

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