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    All mountain/enduro 27.5 160mm build -> 24 lbs / 10900g

    New bike. First thing I did was to put it in pieces and weight all the parts.
    Goal is to build fast, light and durable trail bike that could be used in xc to enduro. Stock weight was 12700g (size 20"). Goal is 11000g.

    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-p5pb10090438.jpg

    Parts were already hi-end.
    Frame: Hi-mod carbon
    fork: Fox 34 Talas CTD adjust FIT Kashima
    Shock: Fox CTD Kashima
    Brakes: Formula The One
    Seatpost: Reverb Stealth

    Parts to be changed:
    Stem: Easton Haven
    Transmission: SRAM XO 3X10
    Wheels: DT AM
    Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM
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    Frame weight with BB (90g)
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-runkopaino.jpg

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    Talas
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-keula-paino.jpg

    Frame pics
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-runko.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-runko2.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-runko3.jpg

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    Wheelset:
    Rims: Light-Bicycles AM carbon rims 405g and 405g
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-p4pb10127771.jpg

    Hubs: Tune King & Kong with XX1 driver, F 114g / R 205g
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-tune-kong.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-tune-king.jpg

    Spokes: Sapim D-light 326g
    Nipples: Sapim alu 14mm 22g

    Total 1477g
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-p4pb10178675.jpg

    Wheelset is really stiff, thanks to carbon rims.

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    Crankset: Raceface SIXC with Absolute Black XX1 style 32T chainring, weight 547g
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-p4pb10178673.jpg

    Transmission: Sram XX1

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    Cube skeleton
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    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-p4pb10178668.jpg

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    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-p4pb10205459.jpg

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    Please write your impressions on the ride. What bike did have have before it?

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    Spec list with weights:

    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-p4pb10245972.jpg

    couple hundred grams from my sub 11000g goal.

    Tires to Schwalbe Nobby Nic snakeskin + Racing Ralph snakeskin combo -300g = sub 11000g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimant View Post
    Please write your impressions on the ride. What bike did have have before it?
    Last bike was Trek Fuel Ex9 140/120mm. 10500-11200g depending on tyres and dropper or normal post.
    I have driven new Cube only three times. First impressions: Light, efficient pedaler, likes speed. It feels bit clumsy on low speeds but when speed gets higher it feels really good. I haven't set-up the suspension properly yet. That's the next thing i'm planning to do.

    Cube feels really much xc bike with more travel. On steep descents it makes braver than I really am. Frame, fork, axles and wheels are much more stiffer than my last bike. It builds confidence on riding, especially higher speeds.

    I haven't notice big difference between 26 and 27.5 wheelsize. It feels 26 but maybe rolls little smoother over
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    Please keep it posted since I really consider this bike.

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    Thanks for posting, beautiful bike. I wish cube would come to the states so i could get one arg!!

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    Re: Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 11000g

    Quote Originally Posted by pta View Post
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    couple hundred grams from my sub 11000g goal.

    Tires to Schwalbe Nobby Nic snakeskin + Racing Ralph snakeskin combo -300g = sub 11000g
    Nice...
    Why did you go with the Talas?
    RS Pike would be my choice.

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    Talas is on sale and if somebody buys it I'll buy Pike soloair.

    Plan B is to buy Talas 2014 upgrade. The lowering system is hydraulic and lower fork lenght is adjustable. I think 145mm would be good choice with normal 160mm travel. Then I could change the character of the bike by twisting Talas knob. Normally its 160 and 130mm. I aint got any use for 130mm.

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    Nice build.
    My AMS 150 benefits from air vol spacers to get it more progressive then it feels much less xc and deeper in it's travel. it now has a really plush initial travel and pulls up nicely with a progressive mid to end stroke.

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    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 11000g

    If Cube would build a 650b Stereo with 140mm travel, I'd fly to Germany to buy it sight unseen. 160mm is too much for me even for a bike that light.
    Old enough to know better. And old enough not to care. Best age to be.

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    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g

    pta - tell me - how good are those hubs? Are they just for low weight or do they actually have good reliability, good sealing and quality drive mechanism?
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    Motivated: So far only good things to say about Tune King&Kong hubs. I have red few horror stories from web about them (or earlier models). I have limited experience about them, not so much kilometeres behind so far.
    Hubs are quite easy to rebuild (when you figured out it first) so I thought that I will clean and lube the freehub often.

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    New RS Pike RCT3 Soloair is here. Weight (cut, with starnut) 1860g. I haven't tried it yet. Here in Finland is awful weather, icy roads and trails. 27.5 spike tires don't exist yet.
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-py-r-pike.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by pta View Post
    New RS Pike RCT3 Soloair is here. Weight (cut, with starnut) 1860g. I haven't tried it yet. Here in Finland is awful weather, icy roads and trails. 27.5 spike tires don't exist yet.
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    An amazing bike! The new black RS is so sexy and now you have reached sub 11 kg with decent tyres - absolutely Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pta View Post
    New RS Pike RCT3 Soloair is here. Weight (cut, with starnut) 1860g. I haven't tried it yet. Here in Finland is awful weather, icy roads and trails. 27.5 spike tires don't exist yet.
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    oh my - i gotta say this is a whole new level ha ha - i love this bike - how does the travel feel,

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    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g

    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doismellbacon View Post
    Nice!
    Some updates during winter:
    - diy chainguide, Csixx iscg adapter, Straitline slider, alu bolts and home made carbon fiber plate, total 49g
    - Swapped Formula The Ones to X0 Trail brakes
    - Schwalbe Magic Mary front tyre. For the spring mud trails
    So I went to wrong direction with weight. Sub 11kg can be done by changing lighter tires and tubes.

    Here is some pics. There is still some snow on ground in southern Finland forests.








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    Haven't been updating this since last spring.

    Summer pics
    Cube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-yl-st-n-lenkilt-.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-finlandiamtb2014.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-korsonkisasta.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-next-sl.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-nextsl_ratas.jpgCube Stereo super hpc SL 27.5 160mm build -> 24.2lbs / 11000g-inline.jpg

    With the summer tires the weight was sub 10900g.
    new parts:
    - Renthal Carbon handlebar 180g
    - 60mm Syntace stem
    - Raceface Next SL 1X cranks
    - Cane Creek DB Inline shock

    Now I'm planning to custom tune RS PIKE RCT3 now. Maybe Avalanche open bath cartridge...

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