Cube presented its new lineup for 2016, with some really interesting updates to the Stereo 120 trailbike, and the Stereo 160 – the enduro weapon of choice for the Cube Action Team, fronted by Nico Lau. Let’s start with the latter.
The Stereo 160 is available in HPA (aluminum) and HPC (carbon), and features 160mm of front and rear travel. The aluminum models have a range of prices ranging from 2,700 to 3,700 euros, while those in carbon ( C62 or C68 ) will run between 4000 and 6500 Euros.
Compared to 2015 Cube have changed the geometry, added Boost 148 to the rear hub, updated the cable management, and added few details that you can see in the picture below. Not shown is the attachment point for the detachable battery of a Shimano Di2 system.
Even the Stereo 120 will be available in both carbon & aluminum versions, with prices that will range from 2,200 to 2,700 euro for the AL and from 3200 to 4000 for carbon. Note the internal cable routing and the varying even/odd frame sizes depending on the wheel size. In fact, the 16″, 18″ and 20″ will be available in 27.5″, while the 19″, 21″ and 23″ only as 29 inches.
Women’s model sizes 14″ and 16″ will run on 27.5″ wheels and 17″ and 19″ models will come with 29″ wheels.
Here is the updated geometry and some new details that you’ll find in the pictures below.
The intermediate model – the Stereo 140. Following the trend of the other two bikes has also been updated with a new geometry set. It will be available only as a 29-inch carbon, with two different versions: the lower cost C62 and the top of the line C68. The price range varies from 4500 to 6500 Euro. At 140mm, it’s clearly an all-mountain bike.
Moving on to DH, here’s the Two15 HPA 27.5″. Aluminum DH frame with prices from 4500 to 6500 euro.
These are the new 2016 figures:
Apparently, Cube will present a 27.5 Plus bike with 150mm of front and rear travel at Eurobike.
Cube’s Elite hardtail lineup remains unchanged, as it was completely revamped in the past year.