Attack on this bike when your competitors are at their limits and you’ll storm ahead. We’ve built the Litening C:62 to be a state-of-the-art race bike capable of tackling the most competitive races, longest sportives and toughest training rides. The exclusive combination of the newly developed C:62 carbon chassis, new CUBE C:62 full carbon fork and a complete Shimano Ultegra groupset makes for an exceptionally fast and light racing machine. It’s your guarantee of mile after mile of racing success... and riding pleasure.
Pure, unadulterated carbon frame construction. The use of our Advanced Twin Mould technique, monocoque construction and superior carbon fibres gives us maximum control over the fibre lay-up - and that means we can build a frame that’s as light as it is stiff. Oversized carbon tubes in the main frame and chainstays, a tapered head tube and super stiff bottom bracket area all ensure an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio. Slim seat stays and a flattened top tube are designed to introduce a degree of controlled flex, adding comfort to the ride experience.
The best possible performance with no frills: our use of a complete Shimano Ultegra groupset with 50x34T compact chainset leaves no doubt that the Litening C:62 means business. The transmission components are complemented by lightweight Fulcrum Racing 44 Aero wheels shod with 25mm Schwalbe One Kevlar tyres. The cockpit setup includes a CUBE Carbon Wing Race handlebar and Syntace F149 handlebar, while the CUBE Carbon Motion Post absorbs vibration to guarantee greater comfort on longer rides.
Advanced Twin Mold
The Advanced Twin Mold process eliminates any dangerous folding by continuous control of carbon fibers during the curing process. This is made possible by an internal form which gives the perfect frame form during the layup process. Each individual fibre remains precisely in position as it cures. In this way less material can be used as the individual layers can be more accurately and reliably positioned. This production method also makes it possible to increase the carbon fibre proportion in line with anticipated loadings at specific points on the frame. All SUPER HPC models from 2014 on are manufactured using this high-tech method.
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.