Is this a good looking bike or what?

Stevo_666
Stevo_666 Posts: 59,856
edited October 2010 in MTB general
The new Cube Fritzz SL - maybe I have a thing for orange bikes as one of my current ones is that colour, but I reckon this thing is sex on 2 wheels 8)
http://www.cube.eu/fullsuspension/hpa-series/fritzz-sl/
"I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
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  • jay12
    jay12 Posts: 6,306
    very nce indeeed. the orange stripe on the forks and the black xt chainset looks great on teh bike.

    personally i really like this:
    http://www.cube.eu/fullsuspension/hpc-series/sting-hpc-race/
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    I don't really do looks, but Cube in general I think have pretty awful looking bikes!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,856
    jay12 wrote:
    very nce indeeed. the orange stripe on the forks and the black xt chainset looks great on teh bike.

    personally i really like this:
    http://www.cube.eu/fullsuspension/hpc-series/sting-hpc-race/
    Aye, another beaut. A couple of those Stereo's look very good, but the Fritzz in orange I would buy on looks alone, even if it had more travel than I'd probably ever need !
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • You know, some of the new (to UK) Euro bike manufacturers - well, OK I'm thinking of Cube and Ghost here specifically, produce some really Euro Trashy looking bikes.

    But still, somehow, you'd still not kick them out of bed.

    So Yes, that is a good looking bike. After a few Strongbows.
    :)
  • Stevo 666 wrote:
    The new Cube Fritzz SL - maybe I have a thing for orange bikes as one of my current ones is that colour, but I reckon this thing is sex on 2 wheels 8)
    http://www.cube.eu/fullsuspension/hpa-series/fritzz-sl/

    Perhaps Cube should have named it "Fritzle" and kept it locked up in the basement for many, many years..

    I'll get my coat
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    ive always thought cube made good bikes, those new ones are brill looking and nicely specced too but pricey i wouldnt doubt.

    the way bikes look shouldnt be important but all things equal, id rather have a good looking bike/ component than an ugly one of equal spec (lets ignore the fact that the bike i want the most is the ugliest bike ever built )
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,856
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that......after a few Strongbows I might be doing something illegal to that bike.

    Fyi for people who disagree with me, there are free eye tests available on the NHS :wink:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • You know, some of the new (to UK) Euro bike manufacturers - well, OK I'm thinking of Cube and Ghost here specifically, produce some really Euro Trashy looking bikes.

    But still, somehow, you'd still not kick them out of bed.

    So Yes, that is a good looking bike. After a few Strongbows.
    :)

    It's gorgeous, however as quoted above, it's deffo beer goggles friendly. I should know, drinking a little Johnnie Walker whiskey right now.

    Looking at that bike is like looking at a woman in a night club, clearly a good ride (which I'm gonna take home), but way too much makeup. She'll leave a print on the sheets like the Turin shroud.

    I still want my spin around the block though!

    :lol:

    :lol:
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,856
    The beer googles have been mentioned twice now - I was stone cold sober when I posted this. Could account for a few past girlfriends wearing antlers :lol:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Like everything in life, each to their own, but Cube's colour schemes do look like someone's thrown a few Quality Street wrappers together!
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  • *AL*
    *AL* Posts: 1,185
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Is this a good looking bike or what?

    What.

    A bit too bling in my opinion.
  • xtreem
    xtreem Posts: 2,965
    At interbike:
    I took a test ride....................................................not.
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  • Andy!
    Andy! Posts: 433
    jay12 wrote:
    what about this guys? liking the stealthies
    http://www.cube.eu/fullsuspension/hpc-series/sting-hpc-sl/

    that is better.

    carbon frame and XTR groupset too 8)

    Cube bikes normally make me think boy racer shopping list:

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    The orange and black colourscheme is pretty cool, it's like a stealth/ASBO combination.

    But I don't like the look of the rear sus system. Doesn't look anything near Forth-bridge-like enough to keep me happy.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,856
    Nout wrong with bling, if it's bling that I like :)

    Spec and performance are another question altogether...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Is the black XT crankset available aftermarket?

    Please...

    Pretty please...
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I agree the bikes look fantastic on their website, but in real life, they just look a bit over-the-top.

    Still think they look like good bikes, although WTF is the rear shock between the seat post and the rear wheel? Think of all the crap that's going to get thrown at it. Can't be good.

    So yeah, if I was looking for a bike that I wouldn't ride and just look at in photos, then cool, I'd buy one.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Is the black XT crankset available aftermarket?

    Please...

    Pretty please...

    it looks mega doesnt it.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,856
    Is the black XT crankset available aftermarket?

    Please...

    Pretty please...
    Looks like the 2011 XT crankset, so would think so. Spec on the Cube website says "Shimano Deore XT FC-M770-10 Hollowtech II 42x32x24T., 175mm, 10-speed"
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • rudedog
    rudedog Posts: 523
    Its not my cup of tea either - alot of the cube bikes just look gaudy and over the top to me.
  • rudedog
    rudedog Posts: 523
    Is the black XT crankset available aftermarket?

    Please...

    Pretty please...



    it looks mega doesnt it.

    looks just like the deore one to me!
  • wobbem
    wobbem Posts: 283
    wonder how long the rear shock will last being so close to the back tyre?
    Don't think, BE:
  • Eranu
    Eranu Posts: 712
    You can get a guard for the shocks. I do agree though some of the new paint jobs are a bit :shock:
  • Answer.

    no it's ugly :s
  • I fancy men more and more every day. There's a guy I work with who is ginger and I fancy him. I saw him in the shower and his willy isn't very big. I think I could easily manage that in either end lol
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,856
    LoUiS1985 wrote:
    I fancy men more and more every day. There's a guy I work with who is ginger and I fancy him. I saw him in the shower and his willy isn't very big. I think I could easily manage that in either end lol
    Not sure what that's got to do with the thread, but anyway it's a bit of a brave admission when you live in the Lincs Wolds, if the local inbreds find out which way you swing.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • rudedog
    rudedog Posts: 523
    LoUiS1985 wrote:
    I fancy men more and more every day. There's a guy I work with who is ginger and I fancy him. I saw him in the shower and his willy isn't very big. I think I could easily manage that in either end lol

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  • I think Cube bikes look typically how I would expect Germans to design the paintwork and print, all that is missing is a sh!t load of Adidas logos, a sports manufacturer the Germans are clearly obsessed with.

    The more I get into MTB'ing, the more I realize 'old skool; and 'simplicity' work so much better. :wink: