2017

ACCESS WLS GTC

SL

The Access WLS GTC SL's superlight monocoque carbon frame, high performance Shimano XT componenst and smooth Manitou Minute suspension fork mark it out as a truly high tech piece of sporting equipment. Straight out of the box, it's ready to take on allcomers out on the race course - including the men. But it's not just a racing snake - it also performs brilliantly on long, technical rides in the back country. For 2017 we've stuck with our highly acclaimed Size-Split, so it's available with 27.5 inch wheels in 13.5 and 16 inch frame sizes, and as a 29er in 17 and 19 inch sizes.

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ACCESS WLS GTC SL

Frame

Frame: This is carbon frame construction at its best. The Access GTC frame - produced with our Twin Mould Monocoque construction technique - achieves its exceptional weight and incredible stiffness only by making use of the latest technologies including a tapered head tube, PressFit bottom bracket, Direct Mount derailleur attachments and the X12 axle. In order to improve comfort over longer distances, we opted for a slender 27.2mm seatpost. Our highly acclaimed Agile Ride Geometry, optimised for each wheel size, ensures solid propulsion and an agile ride feel.

Components

Features: Only the best will do: the Manitou Minute suspension fork with 100mm hub and the supremely controllable Shimano XT disc brakes work together to help tame even the toughest of singletrack trails. Extraordinarily light and stiff Fulcrum Red 66 system wheels deliver fast acceleration. With a 26/36 chainset and 11-42 tooth cassette, the full 2x11 Shimano XT transmission delivers incredibly precise shifts over the widest possible gear range. Rider contact points from the Selle Italia SC1 Lady saddle to the CUBE cockpit components combine the best possible handling experience with superb ergornomics.

  • frame GTC Twin Mold Monocoque Technology, ARG2, Tapered Head Tube, PressFit BB, X12, Integrated Cable Routing
  • color team wls
  • size 27.5: 13,5", 16" // 29er: 17", 19"
  • fork Manitou Minute TS Air, QR15 HexLock, Tapered, 100mm
  • headset FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2"
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • handlebar CUBE Flat Race Bar Pro, 720mm
  • grips CUBE Natural Fit Race
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
  • front derailleur Shimano XT FD-M8020-D, Direct Mount, Side Swing
  • shifters Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
  • crankset Shimano XT FC-M8000, 36x26T, 170mm
  • cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42T
  • chain KMC X11
  • wheelset Fulcrum Red 66, 28/28 Spokes, 15QR/X12
  • front tire Schwalbe Rocket Ron Kevlar 2.25
  • rear tire Schwalbe Racing Ralph Kevlar, 2.25
  • saddle Selle Italia SC1 WLS
  • seat post CUBE Prolight, 27.2*400mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
  • weight 10.9 kg
Geometry

Geometries

Geometry ACCESS WLS GTC SL 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 Wheelsize
  • Info
  • 13,5"
  • 16"
  • 17"
  • 19"

Highlight features

Manitou Minute TS Air Suspension Fork

Manitou don't stop at offering 100 mm of suspension and fine-tuning options to suit the individual rider. They deliver this outstanding package in the shape of the sensationally lightweight Minute TS Air.

Shimano 2x Crankset

This 2x crankset is Shimano's best ever for power transmission on the mountain bike and two chainrings up front make finding the ideal cadence easy.

Shimano XT Rear Derailleur

Lighter action shifting meets the stability and precision of the Shimano XT rear derailleur for superior shifting performance even in critical situations.

Shimano XT Disc brake

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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  • Icon of CUBE technology Agile Ride Geometry
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      • Agile Ride Geometry

        We ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in our series of big wheel bikes. We also added the 27.5in wheel size to the very well received portfolio. Three important details lead to the very agile character. Increased fork offsets let us achieve the same trail as our 26in bikes without having to steepen the head angle, thus maintaining generous toe clearance to the front wheel. Secondly we shortened the chain stays without compromising the seat angle. We invented a patented construction to mount the front derailleur to give us more tyre clearance while keeping a conventional seat angle, leading to a perfect riding position for every rider size. Last but not least we kept the BB height the same as on our 26in bikes. These measures lead to a natural riding position. Every mountain biker will feel immediately at home on a CUBE 29er or 27.5.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Aluminium Lite
      • Image of CUBE technology Aluminium Lite
      • Aluminium Lite

        6061 aluminium alloy requires a heat treatment for the finished product. It is a stiff, very corrosion resistant, fatigue resistant,high-elongation material suitable for light tubesets with high stiffness.

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      • Image of CUBE technology Woman Like Series
      • Woman Like Series

        Our new WLS models come with different wheel sizes for different frame heights. The 14 and 16" frames have 27.5" wheels, the 17,19 and 21" frames are built as 29ers. Depending on body height, every woman gets the perfect riding character and geometry. The models of our Woman Like Series feature a compact frame geometry with shorter top tubes and longer head tubes, giving a riding position that is more upright than on the men’s models. This riding position relieves the pelvis and offers more comfort. The top tubes of the WLS mountain bikes are lowered, making the bike more comfortable and safe to mount and dismount.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Gran Turismo Composite
      • Image of CUBE technology Gran Turismo Composite
      • Gran Turismo Composite

        In designing the GTC carbon fiber frames, safety and comfort are the main factors. We use high modulus fibers for the parts which are stressed the most – the head tube, the seat tube top and the bottom bracket area. That is why the frame still offers flex and comfort resulting from the flexible tubes. Our special production process with inner and outer molding forms ensure that the minimum of required material is used, reducing overall weight even with complex frame designs. All GTC frames have of course passed DIN -Plus testing.

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      • 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 X12 Through Axle
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      • X12 Through Axle

        In this system, a cone is used to form a play-free connection. It is only necessary to tighten the axle from one side. The position of the wheel is done by an insert in the right-hand dropout which is secured by a bolt. The main advantages of the Syntace system are quick and simple changing of the wheel, reliable position of the brake disc and higher stiffness of the rear of the bike. This allows the assembly to be made lighter than a conventional through-axle.

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