September 08, 2015
We have just returned from Cube Bikes Europe HQ in Rotterdam where we viewed the complete 2016 Cube Line Up.
Cube have two new Frames for 2016 the Agree and the Attain. First up is the new Agree
The new Frame has been designed with aero and Comfort in mind, Not two words you hear together very often. Cube have used lessons learnt from the Aerium TT platform including the dropped seatstays and fork integration into the down and head tube. The new frame tips the scales at around a kilo and the fork adds another 370g. Another great Feature of the Disk models and something that we would like to see on all Disk Road Bikes is thru-axles front and rear (using Syntace’s X-12 standard for both). The main advantages of the Syntace system are quick and simple changing of the wheel, reliable position of the brake disc and higher stiffness of the bike.
The Agree C62 range starts at £1599 for the C62 disc with full Shimano 105, BR-RS505 hydraulic brakes and Fulcrum Racing 77 disc wheels with a claimed weight of 8.55kg it looks like an impressive package for the price.
The base model standard braked bike is the C62 Pro at £1799, which weighs in at 850g less thanks to its full Ultegra group and great looking Mavic Cosmic wheelset. The Race level disc bike is set to retail for £2199 and gets full Ultegra and Shimano’s new flat-mount BR-RS805 brakes matched to classy DT Swiss spline R32 wheels and tips the scales at 7.95kg.
The Higher model SL wanty Replica Team Bike with std brakes is £2599 and features Durace Drivetrain!! and Ultegra Brakes with Stunning Aero Fulcrum 44 Wheels all this weighs in at an impressive 7.35Kg
The very top of the range is the C62 SLT Disc, with Dura-Ace, BR-RS805 flat-mount brakes and Fulcrum’s Racing Quattro carbon wheels for £3299 and eighs in at 7.7kg complete.
Although the whole range is suitable for women Cube have also launched a amazing looking WLS Model with some great features from the Agree range
the second new Frame Joining the new Agree is an all new entry level carbon and aluminium range, called the Attain which replaces the old Peloton range. The carbon models get the GTC suffix, and feature a more angular frame design, but under the skin Cube has set about creating a more comfortable platform for longer rides and Sportive events.
Compared with the previous Agree, the new Attain’s comfort-flex-carbon design is claimed to offer seven percent higher stiffness throughout but with a massive 40 percent increase in comfort.
The Attain is available in both standard and (flat-mount X12 bolt through) disc versions and prices start from £599 for aluminium and £1299 for carbon. The range-topping Flash yellow Attain GTC SL disc comes with Shimano Ultegra and BR-RS505 brakes and DT Swiss Spline R24 wheels for £1799, and tips the scales at 8.85kg.
These Bikes are expected to be with us in store over the next few weeks with some higher end models expected December. Pre Orders with a £50 Deposit are being taken know and we are working on bringing you a test day in the near future.
The full range is being added to our website as we speak Please check back here http://www.thebicycledoctor.com/collections/cube-2016-bikes-1