Cube Elite - privileged technology for everyone
In keeping with its name, Cube sees the Elite series as the "spearhead" of its bicycle construction art. A high-performance hardtail for professionals and those on their way there. The field of application can be combined as Endurance and Race Bike. The comfort allows long times on the bike and the sporty-aggressive basic alignment is ideal to hunt for seconds and metres. The stiffness of the carbon frame is unmatched and can make the difference in a tight race. The look is absolutely serious and fits the orientation of this series. The Cube Elite is a puristic and fast 29" bike that meets the highest demands. The fact that Cube manufactures some of its best e-hardtails based on this bike is proof of the manufacturer's own confidence in the series.
Carbon monocoque frame of the newest generation
The Cube Elite uses the two ultra-modern carbon materials C:62 and C:68, the numbers indicate the proportion of carbon fibers. The C:68 frame is therefore lighter and more stable, while the C:62 frame has a slightly higher resin content. The Advanced Twin Mold process, which makes it possible to optimally arrange the carbon fibers, achieves outstanding weight and maximum rigidity. Other technical features, such as the conical head tube and integrated carbon bearing shells, are just some of the advantages of this high-tech frame. Together with the 12mm push-in axles and the PressFit crankset, all characteristics of a competition bike are fulfilled. The vibration-absorbing seat struts provide the necessary comfort for all sportiness. Recessed trains reveal an uninterrupted view of the beautiful frame.
Elite C:62, a bike for racers
With the Elite C:62, Cube offers its customers a bike that reaches speeds that would otherwise only be possible with a racing bike. Based on the C:62 monocoque frame, the bike is available in two different versions. The "Race" version is equipped with an almost complete Shimano XTR group. The 2x11 gears of the rear derailleur, together with the ambitious gear ratio of the bike, ensure maximum speed in the coming race. The Shimano XTR brake is rare, noble and reliable and is suitable for every professional use. The use of the sensitive Fox 32 Float air suspension fork continues the consistent decision for premium components. To achieve a sensational total weight of just over 9 kilograms, the handlebar and saddle are also made of carbon. The Newmen Evolution SL A25 wheelset is "tubeless ready" and thus prepared for Endurance use. The Schwalbe Rocket Ron / Racing Ralph tyres coated with Kevlar ensure sufficient grip and traction at all times. With the "Eagle" version, Cube offers its customers a solution for one of the most discussed questions in the field of mountain biking: Sram or Shimano? Fox or Rock Shox? The Elite C:62 Eagle uses the ingenious Rock Shox Reba RL and the Sram X01 Eagle rear derailleur with 1x12 gears. The brake, crankset and cassette with chain are also from Sram. The bike is a few hundred grams lighter in the Eagle equipment. The decision is up to the rider, but it is also clear that both bikes are top class hardtails.
Winner's rostrum in view with the Elite C:68
The Cube Elite C:68 reduces the last possible grams on the way to the winner's podium due to its increased proportion of carbon fibers in the frame. Cube reduces all unnecessary "thickeners" and uses only the lightest components. In the "SL" version, the Sram XX1 Eagle rear derailleur has 1x12 gears. Handlebar, saddle and seat post are made of carbon. For comfort and traction, the Rock Shox SID RL air suspension fork with stylish black immersion tubes. The noble and incredibly powerful Sram Level Ultimate disc brake, which is frequently used in the professional sector due to its response behaviour, is used to brake. With a total weight of just over 9 kilograms, the Cube Elite C:68 SL is a racing machine for second-hunters. In the "SLT" equipment, Cube uncompromisingly uses only the best and noblest components. Here, there is hardly any improvement to be achieved through tuning. The Fox 32 Float air suspension fork with Kashima coating is the beginning. The list of components made of carbon is long. In addition to the handlebars and wheels, the saddle, seat post and all Shimano components are made of light carbon fibres. Shifting is done with the electric Di:2 from Shimao. This uncompromising equipment reduces the weight of the bike to just under 9 kilograms and makes it a real professional bike.
Ingenious race look
The look of the Cube Elite series can be described as serious and professional. The frame sets are mainly in black and the details in contrasting colour are discreet and never intrusive. The super chic frame sets give the bikes an aggressive, sporty character, which is wonderfully complemented by the high-quality attachments. On the C:68 series bikes, the arrangement of the individual carbon structures can also be clearly seen, providing spectacular views from every angle.