access wls

SL

This is our top women's hardtail, designed for everything from enthusiastic trail riding to novice racing. We haven't just given the Access WLS an extraordinarily high quality aluminium frame. With high quality, enthusiast-orientated components like the 2x11 Shimano transmission, air suspension fork and hydraulic disc rabeks, our Access WLS SL 2X is also set up perfectly for life on the race circuit.

  • frame Aluminium Lite, AMF, ARG, Internal Cable Routing, Easy Mount Kickstand Ready, Tapered Head Tube, PressFit BB
  • color bermudablue´n´kiwi
  • Art. No 725400

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Frame

WLS series frames get all the features we can muster to make the double butted aluminium chassis even lighter, stiffer and more efficient. The 6061 aluminium tubes feature complex mechanical forming, while the bottom bracket uses the PressFit standard and there's a tapered head tube, too. We also incorporated the IS brake mount into the 3D forged dropouts, while internally routed cables give an exceptionally neat appearance and ensure long-lasting clean gear shifts. The 27.2mm seatpost contributes to greatly enhanced rider comfort and our Agile Ride Geometry with a shorter, lowered top tube makes the SL a balanced and agile companion for women riders out on the trail.

Components

Shimano's brand new 2x11 XT group features the latest technology, which means exemplary shifting performance in all conditions. A Race Face Aeffect SL 34x24 crank transmits all the rider's power to the rear wheel. Up front, the Manitour M30 air suspension fork can easily be adjusted to the rider's weight and riding style, and features a remote lockout and very light aluminium steerer for perfect control and maximum comfort. We build the high quality wheels - with durable Shimano SLX Centerlock hubs - in the CUBE factory. Braking is handled by Shimano's reliable BM-M506 disc system, while Schwalbe's Tough Tom and Rapid Rob combo in 2.25in width keep everything under control.

Geometry

  • CUBE geometry info
  • Info
  • 13.5"
  • 16"
  • 17"
  • 19"
  • frame Aluminium Lite, AMF, ARG, Internal Cable Routing, Easy Mount Kickstand Ready, Tapered Head Tube, PressFit BB
  • color bermudablue´n´kiwi
  • size 27.5": 13,5", 16" // 29": 17", 19"
  • fork Manitou M30, Remote Lockout, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2" (OD 56mm)
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem, 31.8mm
  • handlebar CUBE Rise Trail Bar, 700mm
  • grips CUBE Natural Fit Tour
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT, RD-M8000-DGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
  • front derailleur Shimano XT, FD-M8025-D, Direct Mount, Down Swing, 2x11-Speed
  • shifters Shimano XT SL-M8000-B-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano BR-M506, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset Race Face Ćffect SL, 34x24T, 170mm
  • cassette Shimano XT CS-M8000, 11-40
  • chain Shimano CN-HG600-11
  • rims CUBE ZX24
  • front hub Shimano Deore HB-M615, Centerlock
  • rear hub Shimano Deore FH-M615, Centerlock
  • front tire Schwalbe Tough Tom Active, 2.25
  • rear tire Schwalbe Rapid Rob Active, 2.25
  • Pedals CUBE Aluminium MTB
  • saddle CUBE WLS Active 1.1
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • weight 12.95 kg

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