STEREO 120

A well-established favourite in the CUBE line-up, our Stereo 120 EXC is your ticket to affordable trail riding fun. With enough travel on tap to make taming even the toughest of trails a pleasure, our designers have carefully selected a blend of reliable components so that you can concentrate on the ride. Easily adjustable Manitou air shocks take care of rock-swallowing duties at both ends, while Shimano's 2x10 speed Deore and XT transmission components give a superb gear range and easy, precise shifting. We even specced light, tough Answer Atac wheels with super-grippy Schwalbe tyres. It's a package that's guaranteed to leave you smiling, ride after ride.

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Components

  • frame HPA Ultralight, Advanced Hydroform, Triple Butted, ATG, ETC 4-Link, AXH
  • size 27.5: 16", 18", 20" // 29: 17", 19", 21", 23"
  • fork Manitou Markhor Air, Tapered, 15x110mm, 120mm
  • headset FSA 1.5E ZS, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2" (OD 56mm)
  • stem CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
  • handlebars Cube Rise Trail Bar Pro, 720mm
  • grips CUBE Race SL Grip 29.5, 1-Clamp
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT RD-M781-DSGSL, Shadow, 10-Speed
  • front derailleur Shimano Deore FD-M617-D, Direct Mount, Side Swing
  • shifters Shimano Deore SL-M610, Rapidfire-Plus
  • brake system Shimano BR-M315, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
  • crankset Shimano Deore FC-M617, 36x22T, 175mm
  • chain KMC X10
  • colour black´n´blue
  • shock Manitou Radium Expert RL, 184x44mm, Rebound Adjust, Lockout
  • cassette Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36T
  • wheelset Answer Atac MA, 28/28 Spokes, 15mm / X12, Tubeless Ready
  • tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic, Addix Performance, Kevlar, 2.25
  • saddle Selle Royal MTB
  • seat post CUBE Performance Post, 31.6mm
  • seatclamp CUBE Varioclose, 34.9mm
  • shock hardware Top: 30x8mm, Bottom: 22x8mm
  • weight 13,4 kg

Geometries

Geometry Seat Tube Top Tube Horizontal Seat Tube Angle Head Tube Angle Chain Stays Head Tube Wheelsbase BB-Height<br> to Hub Rear Travel Reach Stack Wheelsize
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  • 16"
  • 17"
  • 18"
  • 19"
  • 20"
  • 21"
  • 23"

Details

At CUBE we don't cut corners - it's just not the way we do things. But we do cut weight, wherever we can - because it improves the ride quality of our bikes. That's why the Stereo 120 EXC features triple butted, hydroformed aluminium tubes and an intelligent design that puts extra material where it's needed and takes it away where it isn't. This doesn't just save precious grammes; it also improves steering precision and pedalling efficiency. And the whole lot is designed around our Efficient Trail Control kinematics and the stable, lively handling of our Agile Trail Geometry. It's the complete trail-taming package - and with out Size Split setup, you're sure to find exactly the right size for your needs.

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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Adaptable X12 Hanger
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      • Adaptable X12 Hanger

        We optimized our new dropout design based on the Syntace X12 through-axle system, enlarging the area of the frame where the hanger is mounted. We can now fit the longer Direct Mount hangers. Shifting precision and stiffness is therefore improved. With the new design it's also possible to swap the whole contact area of the axle with the hanger should the system be worn out.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Advanced Hydroforming
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      • Advanced Hydroforming

        The new STEREO , FRITZZ and HANZZ models are built using Advanced Hydroforming. Conventional hydroforming processes cannot achieve these custom shapes and technical advantages. As this manufacturing method reduces the number of welds, the weight is reduced while durability is increased. All

  • Icon of CUBE technology Agile Trail Geometry
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      • Agile Trail Geometry

        The Agile Trail Geometry carries over the Agile Ride Geometry?s benefits but with more focus on aggressive trail use. This can be achieved through a more compact frame construction with an even lower top tube and improved standover height. The result is more freedom of movement on the bike for the rider and a lower centre of gravity which guarantees agile handling and more riding fun.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Aluminium Ultralite
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      • Aluminium Ultralite

        Very 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 triple butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Efficient Trail Control
      • Image of CUBE technology Efficient Trail Control
      • Efficient Trail Control

        Our Efficient Trail Control series works so that everyone can have more fun on the trail. With 27.5 and 29er wheel options our frames cover the widest range of riding on every terrain you can imagine. The low leverage ratio and linear rate curve makes the bike very sensitive, avoids bobbing and offers full usable travel all the time. Steep seat tube angles and slack head tube angles make these dream machines ready for action on the descent where you can use the full amount of travel to be on the safe side.

  • Icon of CUBE technology FSP4Link
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      • FSP4Link

        The key requirement is for continuously active and fully usable travel, with the rear triangle unaffected by pedalling or especially braking forces. There are a number of ways of achieving this ? CUBE favours a four bar design with a chainstay pivot. Here, one of the pivots is located between the dropout and the chainstay, ensuring that braking does not have a negative effect on the movement of the rear wheel. By carefully positioning the remaining pivots, we obtain the finest riding qualities for our full suspension bikes both uphill and downhill. This fact is proven by many top test results in leading magazines over the last few years.

  • Icon of CUBE technology High Performance Aluminium
      • Image of CUBE technology High Performance Aluminium
      • High Performance Aluminium

        For our high end bikes we use High Performance 7005 Aluminium alloy which has a very low density combined with high strength due to the alloy elements and the hardening heat treatment. By triple butting or even quadruple butting (as in the REACTION , HANZZ and AERIUM models) to give different wall thicknesses in one tube, aluminium tubes are reinforced where required and made lighter where possible. In this way, we succeed in getting material where its needed most. In addition we use special tube shapes, manufactured with hydroforming technology to better cope with directional forces. The low density and high strength as well as the butting and the hydroforming technology enable us to make high performance frames with an ultimate level of stiffness.

  • 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 Integrated Post Mount
      • Image of CUBE technology Integrated Post Mount
      • Integrated Post Mount

        The post mount rear brake system is found on all carbon fiber frames and top aluminum full suspension models. Two bolts and the IS adpater aren?t needed anymore, and fewer parts means less weight. In this case we save 30 grams. This may not sound a lot. But there's potential to save weight in every detail.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Press Fit BB
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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 Stealth Ready
      • Image of CUBE technology Stealth Ready
      • Stealth Ready

        Dropper seat posts are getting more and more widespread, but to integrate them optimally in the frame, they have to be factory fitted. With the Stealth Ready frames, it is possible to build in a dropper seat post with internally routed cables, which besides the clean look, helps prevent any cables getting jammed. The exit of the cable on the frame ? if not required ? will be sealed with a cover for protection.

  • 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 Trail Motion Rocker
      • Image of CUBE technology Trail Motion Rocker
      • Trail Motion Rocker

        The Trail Motion Rocker features optimized leverage ratios for every bike and intended use, giving fast reacting yet stable suspension in every situation. The computer-designed one piece rocker construction gives maximum stiffness for the best suspension performance while still being extremely lightweight.

  • 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 X12 Through Axle
      • Image of CUBE technology X12 Through Axle
      • 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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