2018

NUTRAIL

Race

If you thought there was an inherent contradiction between 'fatbike' and 'race', you're in for a surprise. Featuring our unique - and surprisingly low weight - aluminium frame design and a hand-picked selection of the best components we could lay our hands on, this is a bike that will reset your expectations. The RockShox Bluto fork, Shimano XT 2x11 transmission and brakes, Schwalbe Jumbo Jim tyres and CUBE dropper post work together to give the Nutrail Race unparalleled versatility. From sand dunes to snow-covered slopes via rock-strewn hillsides, there's no trail or surface too challenging for this bike. The only remaining question is, are you up for the challenge? Because the Nutrail Race most certainly is.

Components

  • frame HPA Superlite, Advanced Hydroforming, Triple Butted, ARG, Tapered Head Tube, Internal Cable Routing, PressFit BB
  • size 15", 17", 19", 21"
  • fork RockShox Bluto RL Solo Air, PopLoc, 100mm
  • 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
  • handlebar CUBE Rise Trail Bar Pro, 740mm
  • grips CUBE Race Grip, 1-Clamp
  • rear derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed
  • front derailleur Shimano XT FD-M8020-E, E-Type, Side Swing
  • shifters Shimano XT SL-M8000-I, Direct Attach
  • brake system Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
  • crankset Race Face Aeffect SL, 34x24T, Fat Bike Axle
  • chain Shimano CN-HG601
  • colour grey´n´black
  • cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42T
  • wheelset DT Swiss CSW Fat, 15x150mm/ 12x197mm
  • tyres Schwalbe Jumbo Jim, Kevlar, 4.4
  • saddle Selle Italia SC1
  • seat post CUBE Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 30.9mm, 458x150mm (400x120mm for smallest frame size)
  • seatclamp CUBE Close 34.9mm
  • weight 14,7 kg

Geometries

Geometry 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
  • Info
  • 15"
  • 17"
  • 19"
  • 21"

Details

Fatbike lite! Yes, our design team pulled off the seemingly impossible - creating a fatbike frame that's tough, stiff and surprisingly easy on the scales. The process began with our triple butted, hydroformed 7005 High Performance Aluminium tubes; the foundation of so many of our performance frames. We added a tapered head tube, extra wide bottom bracket shell and 197mm wide 12mm through axle for unparalleled stiffness, steering precision and efficiency. There's clearance for a tyre up to 4.5 inch in width, so you've access to almost limitless grip and cushioning. We even routed cables internally, for clean looks and reduced maintenance. It's the complete go-anywhere package.

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Bike classification category: 3

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Technology

  • Icon of CUBE technology Adaptable X12 Hanger
      • Image of CUBE technology Adaptable X12 Hanger
      • 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 Ride Geometry
      • Image of CUBE technology Agile Ride Geometry
      • 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 Ultralite
      • Image of CUBE technology Aluminium Ultralite
      • 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 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 Onepiece Design
      • Image of CUBE technology Onepiece Design
      • Onepiece Design

        Welded joints in our high-quality aluminum frames are specially finished via this method and create the impresssion of seamless tube design. This generates the visual effect of moulding and ensures high load bearing capacity.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.