Making a tried, tested and proven product even better is one thing. But creating something entirely new while still retaining its predecessor’s qualities - that requires genuine innovative genius. For the New Stereo we didn’t just tweak every detail; we redeveloped it from the ground up. The result is a brand new trail e-MTB which will tackle anything in its stride, including the most technical of trails. Available in a total of 7 frame sizes from 16 to 23 inches and with 27.5in or 29er wheels - so everyone will be able to find the perfect bike for their needs.
Our widely-admired Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) and Efficient Trail Control (ETC) suspension design form the basis for the four pivot 7005 HPA frame. The Tuned Drive Position (TDP) allowed us to reduce chainstay length by an impressive 20mm, making for noticeably more agile and lively handling out on the trail. Because that means you’re likely to be riding faster than ever, we’ve also fitted 148mm Boost hubs on all our 2nd generation Stereo Hybrids, giving greater wheel rigidity and better reliability. Gear cables are also run internally now - hidden away, tidied up and protected.
A long list of impressive components is definitively topped by the most powerful drive currently available - the Bosch CX. With up to 75Nm of torque and 600W of peak power, this is a monster hill climber. Backing up all this power is the new high performance 500Wh battery, which opens up epic rides without the need to constantly cast a worrying glance at the battery display. Shimano’s new-for-2016 11 speed XT transmission not only guarantees flawlessly reliable gear shifts, but the 11-42 cassette also offers an extremely large gear ratio range. Combined with its silky smooth shifter and legendary reliability, it’s a setup that makes 2x groupsets all but redundant - and the matching hydraulic disc brakes are every bit as good in terms of stopping power. RockShox’s smooth Yari suspension fork, with technology based on the legendary Pike, adds stiffness to the package with 35mm stanchions. And Answer’s Atac AM wheels shod with wide 2.35in Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres transfer drive and braking forces to the trail with impeccable reliablity.
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.
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.
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.