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    Cube LTD SL 2x !!

    Whats up guys! Pretty excited, I just ordered a CUBE LTD SL 2x 29er. Was looking to upgrade from my entry level Diamondback. Originally set on buying an Airborne Goblin, wound up going with a CUBE hardtail I saw on ChainReactionCycles.com.
    I guess CUBE isn't too popular here in the US, it's tough to even find reviews, but they are supposed to be solid bikes. Will post a review and some pics once it comes in. Best birthday present ever!

    CUBE LTD SL 2x redŽnŽflashred 2016
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    I own two Cube FS, one of my friends own a Cube HT and another one once had one Cube LTD Pro but sold it, not because he didn't like it but because he has OCD to sell things .
    I like my bikes, and despite both being AM bikes I do things more to the enduro side, like 1m and 1.5m drops, and they hold up pretty good, no complains at all.
    Hope you enjoy your new bike. Good rides.
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    Looks awesome!
    Cube is great bang for buck, I tried one out in Europe and really liked it. Wish they were more popular in North America but I'm sure you will enjoy it.
    Please update us with a review and pics when it arrives.

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    i just picked up the 3x in last year's model. their smaller frames only come in 27.5 in the newer frames. i know 2x and 1x are all the rage nowadays, but my granny ring has saved me in my adventure races. either way, it'll be a huge upgrade from my 26er.

    that flash red looks sharp though!

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    A piece of advice, disassemble the headset and grease everything like there i no tomorrow .
    I don't know if this FSA or if it's Cube fault, but every headset I saw in a Cube bike, if it isn't properly greased during the first assembly it wont survive the winter without gaining some rust, and by some, I mean everything that it's steel and isn't stainless .
    The first time I saw this on my bike I almost made a phone call to Cube just to vent my fury, but I don't speak German, so I just trash the thing and replaced the headset with sealed bearings and everything that was steel was covered with a 5mm thick layer of grease

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    Thanks for the advice guys! Just got the bike tonight, only got a chance to ride it around on the pavement for a few minutes. Hoping to get it on a trail on Sunday, although it's been pretty wet.

    Bike is so freaking nice. HUGE upgrade from the entry level DB I have. Just huge. Really excited to see how it handles on the trails.


    Got a set of Easton Carbon bars for it and some Oury grips...
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    Quote Originally Posted by willisj76 View Post
    Thanks for the advice guys! Just got the bike tonight, only got a chance to ride it around on the pavement for a few minutes. Hoping to get it on a trail on Sunday, although it's been pretty wet.

    Bike is so freaking nice. HUGE upgrade from the entry level DB I have. Just huge. Really excited to see how it handles on the trails.


    Got a set of Easton Carbon bars for it and some Oury grips...
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    Hi there, iam just about made a decision to buy one of these and was wondering how you have got on with, comfort, control, build qaulity. is the bike worth it as was maybe heading trek superly5 as next bike that cought my eye. thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruff24 View Post
    Hi there, iam just about made a decision to buy one of these and was wondering how you have got on with, comfort, control, build qaulity. is the bike worth it as was maybe heading trek superly5 as next bike that cought my eye. thanks in advance
    Couldn't recommend it more. Awesome bike, components are top notch. Super light, Comfy to ride. So far so good on the build quality! No major repairs yet, and I've been beating on it a little.

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    Thanks for replying
    Sounds good as was worried due to lack of reviews on the brand unless ure going for the race bikes. The 2013 model had poor harsh ride and am worried the new version hasn't addressed that concern. It's a lot more than planning to spend but didn't want basic which I may have to upgrade or sell n buy other. Thinking blacks a nice colour on these too

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    i've been riding the 2015 3x LTD since February. i've been really pleased when i'm riding XC type of trails/events. the stock geometry however puts me too far forward when i'm riding AM trails. i've already flipped twice going down some rocky trails. this was partially due to my technique, but i've never felt real comfortable so far forward. i'll be getting a shorter stem for sure.

    anyone using a dropper post on this bike?

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    I just replaced the stem with a 40mm and I am LOVING it. Gets my weight back a little and I can really feel the difference.

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    i still haven't settled on a stem... have been mostly looking at 50mm.

    so you're using riser bars, and a 40mm stem? just curious... what is frame size and your height?

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    Frame is a 17". I'm around 5'10.

    I found the 40mm stem on the cheap so I went for it. So far so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willisj76 View Post
    Frame is a 17". I'm around 5'10.

    I found the 40mm stem on the cheap so I went for it. So far so good!
    I just picked up that same stem, swapped it out last night, and rode around the house. I haven't hit my normal trails... but man, it's crazy how much of a different it makes on handling! With the 75mm Cube stem, I felt that the ride was twitchy at times. I really wasn't expecting that big of a difference, maybe just feeling a little more upright. I am 5'6 and ride the 15" frame, FWIW.

    i was really surprised how light the stock Syntace stem is at 140g. the Hussefelt @40mm is 213g. in fact, my wife needed a shorter stem on her road bike, so this fit the bill. it was even lighter than her stem!
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    Bought a black one. A really nice bike. Only problem was the wiring which I corrected. Wonder if this was Cubes or the retailers fault?

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    Yes, that is very wrong - good job you got it fixed ASAP!

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    Great looking bike! Any more longer term impressions of how it climbs/descends and how it is in rockgardens?
    What's the reach on the 17" before you swapped the stem out? I'm 5.11" so was wondering if I could manage the smaller frame.

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    Made some more upgrades to my Cube and it's made a HUGE difference. Got some new (well used, but new to me!) wheels. I9 legacy hubs with I9 spokes and Stans Arch EX rims. Incredible wheels, worth every penny. Also switched to tubeless, and picked up an Ardent 2.4 and an Ardent Race 2.2 for the rear. I also picked up some Shimano XT M8020 trail clipless pedals and a WTB Rocket V saddle. Really happy, the bike is KILLING it!!
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