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    The new CUBE STEREO 650b

    The new CUBE STEREO with 160mm travel. Frame with shock only 2080g



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    Nice!

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    She's a beauty!
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    I blast down a mountain once, and in my wake, lies a new single track for the rest of you."-sm

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    Quote Originally Posted by franza View Post
    The new CUBE STEREO with 160mm travel. Frame with shock only 2080g


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    Nice bike :-D

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    Very interested in that one, top components and a full carbon frame for a low price, but having no ISCG tabs is a dealbreaker for me. I can't believe they didn't implement those :/

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    I've been drooling over this bike, but there's no distributor in North America anyways...Looks pretty sweet though.

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    Iv`e got the 29`er version. Best riding bike iv`e ever ridden and at 25lb`s it climbs like a billy goat.

    As for ISCG tabs, the stereos come with the clutch gears and laos (@cube team) won second place on mega avalach this year on one. Direct mount chain guide and bashring works fine.
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    the Stereo should be stable enough:





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    Love it! Great pics.

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    someone rode it?

    Currently I ride on a cube fritzz and love the bike
    im realy into ride a 650 b and found the new cube stereo 2013 as an option
    or the norco range killer b

    so, for an agressive AM rider what will be best?
    did someone rode the new cube

    love the 1181cm weel base remind me my old tr450......
    is it 160mm bike thats feel like 170?

    shrae some info
    thanks

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    Here´s my Stereo:


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    makes me look forward to mine!!!
    nice ride!!!

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    We able to get these in the states?
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    @ flupke: You will be satisfied

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    Quote Originally Posted by franza View Post
    Here´s my Stereo:

    Where did you buy it and how much?

    Thanks

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    Sorry I can´t talk about the price. I bought it from my uncle and I got it to the dealer costs

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    Bumping this up. Anyone have a report?

    As far as buying one, note they can be purchased online from UK and Euro dealers at good prices for light carbon bikes.
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    Old enough to know better. And old enough not to care. Best age to be.

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    ordered mine in week1
    should be delivered in week4
    keep you posted

    still in doubt: keep the XT or swap for XX1
    have different bikes and this would be Enduro in Alpes/Scotland

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Whoops. My bad, that dealer doesn't ship to USA.

    This one does and here is link to the 3 versions of Cube 27.5 they sell:

    http://www.tweekscycles.com/cube-650...mountain-bikes

    AND: they offer a financing plan

    No doubt about it. Cube is the 27.5" bike of choice for weight weenies. If you have $8700 handy for the top if the line, you get a 160mm bike that weighs more like an XC bike: 22lbs. Lighter and less expensive than comparable Scott or Rocky mtn. carbon bikes.

    Very intriguing AFAIC
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    Nice

    [QUOTE=franza;10063906]

    Just ordered mine. Last one available in all sizes direct from Germany.

    Cant wait.

    Franza, i noticed you have changed to a 2x10. What have you used and have you kept original shifters. Did you need to adjust the chain with the chain guide? Looks quite tight.

    Thanks

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    @monkeybo99: I use the Hope Bashguard and changed the middle ring to 36 teeth
    The chain guide is the Bionicon C-guide:
    Bionicon c/guide v.01 Kettenfhrung schwarz

    lightweight and goog function

    @flupke73: Stay with the XT and change to double. When I go to the alps, I need often my 22 -34 gearing on the steep ascents.

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    @franza, cheers. Did you just remove the big ring and change the middle? Also, have you managed to weigh yours and what did it come out at with pedals etc? Just wondered how close it is to cubes 12.1 kg? ....and frame size.

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    Yes, I removed the 44 ring and changed the middle. On my personal scale the stereo is near 13 kg with pedals, RS Reverb, bottle cage and chain guide. For a "doing all" bike its okay.
    And the testride on my hometrail was fine (but in snow) Heres an old video of my trail riding with my Remedy. So You can see the terrain I normal drive with the Stereo. For me it´s perfect:

    <iframe src="http://videos.mtb-news.de/embed/player/22805" width="512" height="341" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://videos.mtb-news.de/videos/view/22805" target="_blank">XC-Runde/Hometrails</a> von <a href="http://videos.mtb-news.de/user/view/15337" target="_blank">franzam</a> - mehr <a href="http://videos.mtb-news.de/" target="_blank">Mountainbike-Videos</a></p>

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    CUBE your life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by franza View Post
    @flupke73: Stay with the XT and change to double. When I go to the alps, I need often my 22 -34 gearing on the steep ascents.
    would be the smarter solution
    will test it first to see wether I'll put money in to it

    if I go "double" I'll xtr it (dismantle my transition which is on sale) (europe)
    would love to make it lightweight
    got a set of DT240/crest on another bike which might make it on the stereo as well

    just got the news it is in shipment, should be here on friday if not earlier

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    11,2kg without pedals, in XC-setup
    still waiting for dropper-seatpost
    for Enduro a ZTR-ARCH wheelset is on order

    mods: 2x10 xtr/xt 38/26 up front, hope M4brakes and DT240 hubs with Crest-rims/RacingRalph

    not yet done a big ride but first impressions were great
    played 15min around the house and I felt both at home and comfy
    it climbed well (I live on a hill) and gave confidence to go down the stairs



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    11.20 kg is really good. What is the weight of Your wheels?

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    1425grams without tires
    ZTR-arch-set will be around 1600
    stock were slightly above 1900

    tyres are crazy-light too ;-)

    NobbyNic 685
    Hans Dampf (oem) 795
    RaRa 515
    RoRo 225 490

    => hopefully continental comes soonish with their Xking

    all with DT240:
    enve xc 1378
    enve am 1478
    oem 1930
    arch ex 1580
    crest 1450

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    The new CUBE STEREO 650b

    Do the Euro and UK companies selling Cube ship to USA?

    Thx


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    Quote Originally Posted by dwt View Post
    Do the Euro and UK companies selling Cube ship to USA?

    Thx


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    send a email to this shop and ask:


    Cube Stereo Super HPC 160 Race 650B blackline

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    Could you tell me the bottom bracket height of a Stereo HPC 160 race? Also would like to know if the frame has the possibility to internally route cabling for a dropper post.

    Thanks
    Last edited by matigefietser; 04-26-2013 at 04:20 AM.

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    shiftcables run "inside"
    they pop out just before the BB

    dropper post comes out on the seat-tube and go with the rear-brake-line towards the front

    will measure the BBheight

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    comparison with the genius 700SL

    cube stereo: more playfull, more downhill, equally good climber
    scott genius: more performance minded, faster while pedalling (on flats), twinlock=very good

    in fact: genius is more for though marathons, a mutiple-day bike-holiday with very different kind of underground
    and the stereo is more for enduro, rough regions

    I'll use the Stereo for both the BCBR and the TransProvence (guided not race)
    for both 3day marathons in the Ardennes; I'll use the Genius

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    Quote Originally Posted by flupke73 View Post
    shiftcables run "inside"
    they pop out just before the BB

    dropper post comes out on the seat-tube and go with the rear-brake-line towards the front

    will measure the BBheight
    Thanks for the information. Reason I ask about the BB height is because I had a short drive on one where the pedals touched the ground more than I thought necessary. When asked about it the Cube employee recommended the 29" wheel version.... My remark regarding the frame being most likely designed specifically for this wheel size didn't really clear things. Following his theory a 26" wouldn't have any clearance...

    Now I hope the shock was perhaps set with a bit too much sag as I really liked the rest of the bike. Cube website unfortunately doesn't state BB height.
    Last edited by matigefietser; 04-26-2013 at 02:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matigefietser View Post

    Now I hope the shock was perhaps set with a bit too much sag as I really liked the rest of the bike. Cube website unfortunately doesn't state BB height.
    Yes it does. BB drop is -14mm. i.e. 14mm below axle height. Approx 336 to 340 depending on what tires your using. The 29er stereo is 10mm lower but 20mm less travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvs_nz View Post
    Yes it does. BB drop is -14mm. i.e. 14mm below axle height. Approx 336 to 340 depending on what tires your using. The 29er stereo is 10mm lower but 20mm less travel.
    Thanks for that. Was wondering what the -14mm was... Did a bit of searching on outer diameter of 650b tyres but seems not a lot around. Radius between 335 and 354 is what I found here: 650B / 27.5" Tire Specs

    With about 340mm BB the Stereo has a more or less normal BB height, the pedals shouldn't have touched the ground that much. Time for another testdrive than on a better set-up bike.

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    stereo 160: 34cm BB (center) on nobby nic 2,35 which is a high tyre
    genius 700: 35cm on racing ralph 2,25

    I have pedal touching ground on most of my bikes,
    never really an issue though

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    Tuesday another testdrive, this time on my local track. Guess if I like it (and stop doubting about carbon vs aluminum) an order will be placed right away. Thinking about the following additions: bashguard, reverb stealth seatpost, some protection on down tube. Any other suggestions? First trip will be Italy, Dolomites.

    Does the HPC Race have one of the new clutch derailleurs or is chain protection needed?

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    How is the frame holding up guys (any wierd sounds, troubles with bearings etc.) ? Reserved mine (160mm race) at a great price.

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    What is the inner width of those dt stock rims?

    Quote Originally Posted by flupke73 View Post
    1425grams without tires
    ZTR-arch-set will be around 1600
    stock were slightly above 1900

    tyres are crazy-light too ;-)

    NobbyNic 685
    Hans Dampf (oem) 795
    RaRa 515
    RoRo 225 490

    => hopefully continental comes soonish with their Xking

    all with DT240:
    enve xc 1378
    enve am 1478
    oem 1930
    arch ex 1580
    crest 1450
    Thanks
    Benny

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    DT SWISS CSW AM 2.7: inner width 22.3 mm, outer 27.7 mm

    BTW, I'm delighted with my new bike and with the wheel's size (I'm 5' 6")

    The new CUBE STEREO 650b-my-cube-stereo-shpc-160-sl.jpg

    Still trying to find it's limits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmoto View Post
    DT SWISS CSW AM 2.7: inner width 22.3 mm, outer 27.7 mm

    BTW, I'm delighted with my new bike and with the wheel's size (I'm 5' 6")

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    Still trying to find it's limits
    Are you on a S or M size bike?
    I'm 5.9+ what size will fit?
    thank you
    and enjoy the ride
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    Re: The new CUBE STEREO 650b

    Mine is S. I feel S size perfect for me. Cutting the handlebar from 750mm to 710mm is the only mod I've done.

    My inseam measures 77 cm and the RS Reverb collar is only 1 cm above the seat tube clamp. If the frame is too big you won't be able to pedal with the Reverb fully extended.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmoto View Post
    Mine is S. I feel S size perfect for me. Cutting the handlebar from 750mm to 710mm is the only mod I've done.

    My inseam measures 77 cm and the RS Reverb collar is only 1 cm above the seat tube clamp. If the frame is too big you won't be able to pedal with the Reverb fully extended.


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    Thank you for the info'
    You couldn't be more precise
    Benny

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