Minimizing weight, increasing stiffness

CUBE High Performance Aluminium

High Performance Frames: Clean Appearance of the Support

High Performance Aluminium is designed for high end use. Higher strength is achieved by using a special alloy in combination with a hardening heat treatment. Triple or even quadruple butting of the raw aluminium allows us to use the minimum quantity of material, because wall thickness can be adjusted according to load. We also use specifically designed hydroformed tube shapes. The combination of all these production processes results in the creation of stiff, high performance frames with unique looks.

All our aluminium frames save extra weight through the use of our wet paint process, and the logos and lettering on polished or brushed frames are protected by several layers of wet paint. Aluminium doesn't just result in high quality frames, but also allows us to develop innovative concepts like our integrated rear carrier. Introduced in 2014, it was an immediate hit with both retailers and reviewers. Because its an integral part of the frame, the carrier increases the stiffness of the chassis whilst maintaining clean looks. We also designed it to be versatile and expandable - bags, restraint systems and baskets can be mounted quickly, easily and safely.

Always superior: Advanced Mechanical Forming

The heat treated, high tensile Aluminium Superlite frame is rigid, corrosion-resistant and fatigue-proof. Double butted tubes with thin walls make for easy frame construction with superb elongation and rigidity properties. Our proprietary Advanced Mechanical Forming process allows us to tweak tube characteristics without tedious and complex welding requirements. It's a manufacturing method that improves both appearance and function: win, win. The multi-profiled tubes make it possible to produce an aluminium frame that's both lighter and stiffer.

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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

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      • Advanced Mechanical Forming

        With our Advanced Mechanical Forming technology we can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimize them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable us to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminum frames.

  • Icon of CUBE technology Aluminium Lite
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      • 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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      • Aluminium Superlite

        Extremely 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 double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.

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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.

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      • 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.

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      • Smooth Welded

        This elaborate procedure with doubled weld seams has two advantages: On the one hand, it improves the firmness of the
        weld seams and minimizes the load peaks on the tube welds through energy flow and on the other hand, it helps the frame
        to a better and more organic look due to the smooth and hardly noticeable welds.