The Attain Race brings a little of the racing spirit to longer rides, after-work blasts with your training buddies or regular training sessions. And even if you sometimes find yourselves deep in the drops, you won’t find it short on comfort or balanced, easy handling.
The Attain Race’s brand new frame is made of Superlite aluminium tubing using our Smooth Welding manufacturing process. To make it more comfortable on longer rides, our engineers build the rear end with extra vertical compliance without sacrificing torsional rigidity - so the frame can simultaneously absorb vibration and remain efficient. There’s also enough clearance at the rear and under the carbon fork to fit tyres up to 28mm - an option that could significantly incease comfort and safety on any ride that ventures away from smooth Tarmac. We’re obsessed with not wasting a single watt of pedal power, so we’ve added a tapered head tube, PressFit bottom bracket and a complex cross-section down tube. We’ve also routed all the cables internally while maintaining easy access for servicing, tidying up the frame’s looks and increasing cable service life.
Shimano’s new all-round 2x10 Tiagra group takes care of shifting and braking on the Attain Race. We chose a cassette with an 11-34T range, while the compact crank features chainrings of 50 and 34T. It’s a gear range that’ll easily tackle both the steepest climbs and the fastest descents. Out of the box, the Attain Race rolls with fast Fulcrum Racing 77 wheels - an ideal complement to the Attain Race’s long-distance-at-speed character, particularly when shod with Continental’s grippy Ultra Sport 2 for perfect steering and braking.
Advanced Mechanical Forming
With our Advanced Mechanical Forming technology we can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimize them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable us to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminum frames.
Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 7005 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is very stiff, fatigue resistant, corrosion resistant and has high elongation. Our Superlite tubes are double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.
Frame Safe System
To protect our high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the CUBE Frame Save System replaceable derailleur hanger. The mounting thread is in the hanger and not in the frame as usual. In case of a crash, this hanger can be easily and quickly replaced by a new one.
Integrated Cable Routing
Internally routed cables offer many advantages. Cables are protected from dirt for longer life, weight is saved thanks to the absence of external housing and the bike has a clean, sleek appearance.
Press Fit BB
With Press Fit bearings, the bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into the frame and not screwed in as usual. This gives a wider bottom bracket shell and allows us to build a wider down tube and more broadly-spaced chainstays. Every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness.
This steerer tube design is stiffer than a conventional straight steerer and yields a more secure ride feel even in difficult terrain. Minimal flex at the front of the frame means the greatest possible steering precision. With the larger steerer, the forks become more rigid. At the same time weight is saved due to the absence of bearing shells as the lower bearing is fully integrated into the head tube. On all of our CUBE carbon models the upper bearing shells are also directly in the frame, so that once more a few grams are saved and the energy transfer is very direct.
Wet Paint Surface
On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. We use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.