The Stereo 160 HPA SL is brand new - a high performance enduro machine with a variety of innovative technologies for 2016. From the high quality HPA frame with 27.5in wheels and 160mm travel, to the hand picked components including Fox suspension and the 2x11 XT transmission, it’s all designed to build into a total package that’s perfect for taking on any trail - guaranteed.
This season’s newly designed HPA four pivot frame is a prime example of the current state-of-the-art in frame building. Triple butted 7005 High Performance Aluminium tubes, put through a hydroforming process, combine with a Boost148x12 rear axle and Trail Motion Rocker linkage to give a rigid frame structure that’s still remarkably light. Our Efficient Trail Control system guarantees the best possible suspension performance, regardless of frame size. And the widely-admired lively steering and stable downhill performance is made possible by our Agile Trail Geometry (ATG).
The SL’s suspension is provided by a Fox 34 FIT4 fork and Float DPS shock - the new reference for enduro suspension and low weight. Maximum control and comfort is a certainty, even on the most difficult and demanding of trails. Shimano’s brand new 2x11 XT transmission with 36x26T chainset gives the best possible versatility and seamless gear shifts. The Shimano XT disc brakes work with the Hans Dampf / Rock Razor tyre combination and CSW EM 2.7 wheels to deliver flawlessly powerful braking, whatever the trail or weather. Other standout features include the RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post and the super-stiff Race Face 35mm cockpit components.
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.