Cube Stereo 08 vs Cube 125 09/10

el_cartero
el_cartero Posts: 162
edited January 2010 in MTB buying advice
CUBE STEREO 2008

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CUBE AMS 125 2009

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what one would u pick?
Yes i know there probably for different things but lets face it it wont be that differnt !

So ok what is the difference? And what one is sweeter?

Would probably be the case that youd get better spec cube 125 for your money for the same price as a lower spec stereo so taking that also into considoration.[/img]
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  • seriously?
    Unlike my credit card im currently carrying a low level of interest- Peter Griffin


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  • weeksy59
    weeksy59 Posts: 2,606
    do a read of Mountain Biking UK, good comparison test this month with a CUBE Stereo
  • Buckled_Rims
    Buckled_Rims Posts: 1,648
    Just on visual looks, I prefer the Stereo.

    As I don't really know too much about Cube bikes, I wont comment on handling, specs, etc... :wink:
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  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    two bikes for different uses.

    what do you want a bike for?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • njee20
    njee20 Posts: 9,613
    AMS for my money, with the nicer spec of the Stereo!

    As nick said though, different animals really.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    it would depend on what my riding was going to be.

    -if i was buying to ride where i currently live, id ride a 120mm type of bike
    -if i was buying to ride at trail centres or rocky and more downwards orientated type terrain id buy something with 150mm travel which could pedal up the inevitable climbs.

    if i was only buying one bike, i would probably buy the longer travel bike as it could do xc type stuf ok but the gravity type stuff awesomely (is that even a word?!) whereas the shorter bike will do the up hill better but probably not the downwards stuff so well and thats the stuff i enjoy most.
  • i would put a bid on this-

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CUBE-AMS-125-The- ... 2304d0159d

    Last years top of the range 125
  • does that chain set XTR make a kind of windy clicker noise ?

    do u know what i mean i defanetly woodnt want that noise !
  • Buckled_Rims
    Buckled_Rims Posts: 1,648
    supercyril wrote:
    i would put a bid on this-

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CUBE-AMS-125-The- ... 2304d0159d

    Last years top of the range 125

    There's no deal on that bike, but read the question/answers....."...we do have an AMS Comp 2010 model at £1349 which includes £135 free accessories from the shop ."

    There you go El_C, go for it!
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  • supercyril wrote:
    i would put a bid on this-

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CUBE-AMS-125-The- ... 2304d0159d

    Last years top of the range 125

    There's no deal on that bike, but read the question/answers....."...we do have an AMS Comp 2010 model at £1349 which includes £135 free accessories from the shop ."

    There you go El_C, go for it!

    or i could buy this for under 1000
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/cube-2010-full-su ... 1c0f5b9417 -

    this will prob go for about 800.
    but thats not the issue here

    its ams vs stereo :| im starting to think ams is inferiour compared to stereo and :\
  • what size do you want?
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    el_cartero wrote:

    its ams vs stereo :| im starting to think ams is inferiour compared to stereo and :\

    no just different like an apple and a pear.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • 18 i think they only do 18 - then 20 so ill stick to 18 being 5"11.
  • nicklouse wrote:
    el_cartero wrote:

    its ams vs stereo :| im starting to think ams is inferiour compared to stereo and :\

    no just different like an apple and a pear.

    what do u reckon the real diffrence is apart from the more travel ..

    both full sussers.
    the suspension on the stereo is much better?
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    the more travel is the difference.

    longer travel bikes tend to have slacker angles, heavier stronger builds and are more difficult to climb on.

    shorter travel normally means steeper angles slightly less tough build and are less good at descending.

    the simple maths of having 2 portions of suspension each doesnt make them the same bike at all.
  • i was wondering about them sayign its a 125 milof travel biek on the 125 ...

    but that doesnt mean the suspension is speciifically for 125 it will prob be a 140 mill fork rammed in the space available set by cube making it 125 ya?

    I started off liking the cube race ltd the cube comp then the cube pro then cube frittz and nwo cube stereo lol......... ARGH but im defo fallin for a stereo has that bad ass look to it .!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    the travel of a bike refers to the travel at the back, it may well have longer forks but that dosnt change the fact, and im not going to say this again, that those are 2 completely different bikes
  • the travel of a bike refers to the travel at the back, it may well have longer forks but that dosnt change the fact, and im not going to say this again, that those are 2 completely different bikes

    not really in my eyes there both full sussers made by cube

    not as if ones a road biek or hybrid

    so dont maek out there Completly different unless you can explain why
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    oooohhh, i see what you mean. my mistake. :oops:

    they are both the same. either one will do a cracking job, if they ride as nicely as they look you will be very happy. there are loads of very happy cube riders on here.
  • That's right, all full suspension bikes are absolutely identical apart from the colour. Don't worry about trivial matters like the forks, brakes, wheels etc and pointless technical chat about travel, weight, intended use and so on.

    So in this case, I'd recommend you buy the black one.


    Ok thanks bye.
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  • oooohhh, i see what you mean. my mistake. :oops:

    they are both the same. either one will do a cracking job, if they ride as nicely as they look you will be very happy. there are loads of very happy cube riders on here.

    ok so basically YOU DONT KNOW
  • llamafarmer
    llamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    I don't want to own a Cube anymore, you've ruined them for me.

    I'm off to throw mine in the canal :cry:
  • That's right, all full suspension bikes are absolutely identical apart from the colour. Don't worry about trivial matters like the forks, brakes, wheels etc and pointless technical chat about travel, weight, intended use and so on.

    So in this case, I'd recommend you buy the black one.


    Ok thanks bye.

    and EITHER DO U

    lets say all the parts are the same lets talk FRAME

    go ahead newbie
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    ok frame.

    slacker angles, more travel and heavier on the stereo.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    el_cartero wrote:
    oooohhh, i see what you mean. my mistake. :oops:

    they are both the same. either one will do a cracking job, if they ride as nicely as they look you will be very happy. there are loads of very happy cube riders on here.

    ok so basically YOU DONT KNOW

    check what i have written previously, i explained exactly the differences.
    the more travel is the difference.

    longer travel bikes tend to have slacker angles, heavier stronger builds and are more difficult to climb on.

    shorter travel normally means steeper angles slightly less tough build and are less good at descending.

    the simple maths of having 2 portions of suspension each doesnt make them the same bike at all.
  • Beardface
    Beardface Posts: 5,495
    Mate, no need for the abuse, people are just trying to help... you did ask a question, and people have answered that question.

    There is a dfference between the 2 frames.. you just need to look at them to notice the differences.. different shock positions for a start, which would change the way each ride/handle. As has been said, thats like saying a Specialized Epic is the Same as a Specialized Demo, just because they both have rear shocks ad are made by Spesh.

    2 different bikes, for 2 different jobs/disciplines.

    Dude, take the advice, maybe even thank them for helping (or at least trying to!) The majority of people on here know what they're talking about.. but you've been told this before. :?
  • biff55
    biff55 Posts: 1,404
    el_cartero wrote:
    not really in my eyes there both full sussers made by cube

    not as if ones a road biek or hybrid

    so dont maek out there Completly different unless you can explain why

    as ignorant and aggravating posts go , that was world class.
    :lol::lol:
  • el_cartero
    i've taken in all your threads and had a look for some bargains for you.
    This for instance... has the same sort of suspension as both cubes and will be just as good, if not better.
    It has great components : Suspension forks, bash guard and riser bars.....whats not to like?!
    Its even got a funky colour scheme!

    disco_1.jpg
  • llamafarmer
    llamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Have you considered Cube's freeride machine - the 'Rubix'?

    Three words: Badass!
  • ive had somethign similar to that pink bike before belive it or not it was an apollo ....

    same shit bigger frame