Fancy riding the same brand new, race replica enduro bike that’s found its way onto winners’ podiums in the Enduro World Series? The Stereo 160 C:68 means you can ride the exact same frame, with the same suspension setup and components, as our pro team riders Nico Lau, André Wagenknecht and Greg Callaghan.
New for 2016, the full carbon frame with advanced twin mold technology - including a carbon trail motion rocker bell crank - is record-breakingly light but still brings top drawer qualities to the table. The standover height is lower than before but there’s still room for a piggyback shock, while Boost148 chainstays stiffen the rear end. The bombproof four bar linkage system combines extraordinarily efficient trail control kinematics (ETC) with our progressive Agile Trail Geometry (ATG), blending the climbing performance of a marathon racer with the descending prowess of a freerider. 160mm of suspension travel has never been so efficient, whether you’re pointed uphill or down.
Highlights wherever you look. The Fox 36 Float RC2 is the reference for enduro forks, setting the standard for weight, steering precision and performance. At the rear, a high end Float X shock features the revolutionary EVOL air spring, remote lockout and a custom CUBE tune with smooth Kashima coating for increased sensitivity. Then there’s the superb 1x11 Shimano XTR drivetrain and brakeset. With the incredible 11-42T range of the CS-M8000 cassette, adjustable ShadowPlus rear derailleur and XTR trail braking system, the new XTR sets the standard for braking and shift quality. No other brake setup can match its stopping power or offers such sensitive modulation. Naturally, we included a Rock Shox Reverb Stealth dropper post, a high end Syntace carbon cockpit and our range-topping CSW EM 3.7 Enduro system wheels with wide, tubeless-ready rims and stiff Boost 148 hubs at the rear.
Agile Trail Geometry
The Agile Trail Geometry carries over the Agile Ride Geometry?s benefits but with more focus on aggressive trail use. This can be achieved through a more compact frame construction with an even lower top tube and improved standover height. The result is more freedom of movement on the bike for the rider and a lower centre of gravity which guarantees agile handling and more riding fun.
Efficient Trail Control
Our Efficient Trail Control series works so that everyone can have more fun on the trail. With 27.5 and 29er wheel options our frames cover the widest range of riding on every terrain you can imagine. The low leverage ratio and linear rate curve makes the bike very sensitive, avoids bobbing and offers full usable travel all the time. Steep seat tube angles and slack head tube angles make these dream machines ready for action on the descent where you can use the full amount of travel to be on the safe side.
FOX Customized Setup
Sophisticated suspension kinematics are only able to work correctly if the associated shock is properly tuned. We researched and found a specific shock setup in cooperation with Fox Racing Shox, using extensive testing for almost every CUBE full-suspension model.
The key requirement is for continuously active and fully usable travel, with the rear triangle unaffected by pedalling or especially braking forces. There are a number of ways of achieving this ? CUBE favours a four bar design with a chainstay pivot. Here, one of the pivots is located between the dropout and the chainstay, ensuring that braking does not have a negative effect on the movement of the rear wheel. By carefully positioning the remaining pivots, we obtain the finest riding qualities for our full suspension bikes both uphill and downhill. This fact is proven by many top test results in leading magazines over the last few years.
Trail Motion Rocker
The Trail Motion Rocker features optimized leverage ratios for every bike and intended use, giving fast reacting yet stable suspension in every situation. The computer-designed one piece rocker construction gives maximum stiffness for the best suspension performance while still being extremely lightweight.