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    Just ordered A Cube LTD PRO 2012

    I've just placed my order for the above hard tail in their smallest size (16") today. I look forward to getting it. I'm only 5'2" and according to size charts, it might be a tad too big but it's the smallest Cube makes.

    I think I can cut the seat post shorter to fit if I need to....

    This is my first proper bike so I have no experience at all. I just went for the best bike I could find in the last 2 days according to my budget of 900. Originally was gonna get a Cannondale Trail SL2 but apparently the forks are better on the Cube and I think the Cube is lighter so I decided to go for that one.

    EDIT: Dec 08
    Got photos! Picked up the bike last Tuesday Dec 04!









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    Had my LTD Race 2012 for a couple of months now, absolutely love it.

    I don't see you having to cut the post, it will drop all the way.

    Enjoy
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    Thanks. I look forward to getting it hopefully in under 2 weeks' time.
    The seat post wouldn't drop yesterday when I was trying it. It was either stuck or the post is just too long but the guy at the store managed to get a shorter post from the cannondale SL2 that i was trying as well so I managed to have a ride around the shop on the Cube.
    I'll post photos when I get it (before it gets dirty and scratched)
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    Nice one, I have a 22" frame but I presumed that the seat post would suit the frame size.

    Please do post a couple of pics up, I love Cube hardtails

    Here's mine ,one brand new out the box, one with muddy bits and one with my two babys together
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    hey thanks for the photos! looks very nice! i will definitely post photos! are you in the UK?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muscleflex View Post
    are you in the UK?

    Not come the referendum , only kidding, yes i'm in the UK, near Glasgow
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    Very cool! I just noticed by your car's plate.
    Have you changed anything on the Cube?
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    love the look of all their bikes. congrats on your purchase!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muscleflex View Post
    Have you changed anything on the Cube?
    Just the pedals , i've got an old set of shin wrecking beartraps on for the winter, waiting til the better weather to put on some shiny new fireeyes, in blue
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    That bear trap pedal looks scary!

    I will be picking up my bike mid week next week! Can't wait. Will pick it up in the car so I don't get it dirty and I'll take some photos first before I use it!
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    Ok! Got my bike collected tonight!
    Now, it's a 16" frame so probably the max recommended size for me (5'2") when I think I should be around 15" frame.

    Can anyone please tell me how I go about measure the correct seat post height for me?
    I found this link which should give me 31" from the pedal to the seat....
    https://www.ebicycles.com/article/de...le-height.html
    But this means I won't be able to touch the ground when I stop without either leaning to one side of the bike or getting off the seat and moving to the top tube?

    Is this correct?
    Do I follow the above link or do I really need to be able to touch the ground with my feet when I'm sat on the seat?

    I'll post photos soon - it's too dark and I don't like posting photos from my phone. (I like to do it right - proper camera for photos! hehe)
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    Can't say i've ever thought about seatpost height as something that can be measured, I ride with what feels right for me, I ride with my seat fairly high and I like it for most of the riding I do, I only drop it when I feel the trail requires a lower saddle position.
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    Posted photos on first post!
    Took the bike out for it's proper ride today. Just maybe around 15miles this morning. didn't go off road - I hate mud!

    Still don't know how to clean the bike properly so used baby wipes when I got home. I didn't touch the tires. They're not muddy anyway. I just gave the frame and stuff a wipe!

    My ass hurts! I need padded shorts or better seat! Or maybe I just need to get used to cycling!
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    Nice bike , but then I would say that

    I must admit I was scared to get my bike dirty because I was unsure about keeping (modern) components clean, but 2 months on i'm riding it like I rode my old bike, the forks get attention every ride,wipe them down with a cloth and some fork spray, few pumps up n down and wipe away all residue, appart from that it's sitting in my hallway right now caked in mud.

    Get out and get muddy
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    Just an update - I also now have a Cannondale Flash 1... but I have to admit, I prefer the shifting and especially the brakes on the Cube.
    I don't think I like the brakes on the Cannondale. Avid Elixir 7 - not as smooth and powerful as the Shimano on my Cube (and I have bled the Avid twice!)
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    Shimano makes some great brakes. I have the XTRs and they are incredible.

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