The Axial WLS Pro bridges the gap between performance racer and comfortable, long distance tourer thanks to our WLS geometry - refined in 2015 to much praise - with its relaxed, efficient ride position and a precise, reliable Shimano Sora drive group. This bike gives the keen, aspiring racer everything she could need to experience the best that performance riding on narrow tyres has to offer.
The double butted 6061 Superlite aluminium frame with oversized, cross-ovalised down tube, tapered head tube, PressFit bottom bracket and 3D forged dropouts is both very light and incredibly stiff. Comfort on long rides is assured, thanks to the balanced WLS ride position, slim seat stays and a vibration absorbing CUBE CSL carbon fork. Internal cable routing ensures reliable gear shifts and clean looks. You’ll struggle to find a better combination of long-distance comfort and genuine high performance.
The proven Shimano Sora groupset with a compact crank (34x50) and 11-32 cassette delivers perfect shifts with a huge gear range, giving maximum versatility in any situation from relaxed touring to pushing your limits in the middle of a bunch sprint. Shimano’s Sora brakes give safe braking in all conditions, no matter what the weather. CUBE system wheels shod with Continental Grand Sport Race tyres complement the Axial WLS Pro’s sporty, long-distance character.
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.
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.
Woman Like Series
Our new WLS models come with different wheel sizes for different frame heights. The 14 and 16 frames have 27.5 wheels, the 17,19 and 21 frames are built as 29ers. Depending on body height, every woman gets the perfect riding character and geometry. The models of our Woman Like Series feature a compact frame geometry with shorter top tubes and longer head tubes, giving a riding position that is more upright than on the men?s models. This riding position relieves the pelvis and offers more comfort. The top tubes of the WLS mountain bikes are lowered, making the bike more comfortable and safe to mount and dismount.
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.
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.
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.
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.