With its new chassis design - featuring a clever combination of carbon main frame and high strength aluminium chainstays - the Stereo 120 HPC Race is blisteringly fast on singletrack and in endurance events, but an equally capable trail all-rounder when things are getting rough. The combination of superb handling and Shimano’s new 2x11 XT groupset translates into endless singletrack miles with maximum riding smiles. It’s an ideal trail companion for keen riders of all persuasions - and available for the first time with either 27.5 or 29 inch wheels, thanks to Size-Split.
The Stereo HPC is a combination of a superlight carbon monocoque main frame - produced with our state-of-the-art Advanced Twin Mould techniqe - with 6061 T6 aluminium chainstays and a forged Trail Motion Rocker linkage. Tapered head tube, internal cable routing, PressFit bottom bracket and X12 HR axle are all part of the package. CUBE’s Efficient Trail Control (ETC) suspension design and Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) come together to give the Stereo 120 HPC Race consistent suspension performance across all frame and wheel sizes and, of course, the same superb ride characteristics that you’d expect of any of our Stereo models. There’s no better or more versatile 120mm full susser.
A frame like this deserves the best components. Shimano’s 2x11 groupset delivers consistenly flawless gear shifts - with chainrings matched to the wheel size - and powerful, consistent stopping from the improved-for-2016 disc brakes. Light and stiff Fulcrum Red 44 wheels are the perfect companion for anything from racing to trail riding. The exceptionally light Fox 32 suspension fork and the new Float DPS rear shock tame every rock and root, while Schwalbe’s Nobby Nic 2.25 inch LiteSkin kevlar folding tyres deliver massive amounts of grip. A Rock Shox Reverb Stealth dropper post just adds to the versatility, opening up new line choices.
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.