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Cube Hanzz Pro

SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
edited September 2013 in Your mountain bikes
What a day.

Finally got her :tup: very pleased, and what a bike. Totally different from the GT, the cockpit feels much smaller and the bottom bracket feels a lot higher that the GT; manifested in the cranks/pedals feeling 'higher' (like riding an R6 compared to a Bandit) and fook me those bars are hella wide :eek: they're gonna take some getting used to.

I was expecting a Saint crankset but more than happy with RF. I love the way it pedals, feels heavier than the GT of course but it's not as heavy as I was expecting, it's so stable. I've had it out on the tarmac only so far. It's typical I'm going away for 2 weeks with work I won't have a chance to ride for a fortnight :roll:

The Bicycle Doctor were great and Henry gave me a mass of heli tape so I'll be spending some time prepping it before it goes anywhere.

Thanks to Jeff and Henry @ TBD

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Cube Hanzz Pro FR
It's not that I'm over over biked, my bike is under personed...
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  • SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET :D

    8:30 tomorrow mate :wink:
  • Btw its the SL with the Saint kit, but the raceface stuff is top quality!
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    I knew the SL had Saint brakes but didn't realise it was the whole groupset, there seems to be some confusion on all sites about the spec between the two, I'm more than happy with the RF as you say NM, top stuff, and they're solvent again now..

    Yea shall I just sack off my Basildon work project and hit the slopes with you :lol:
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  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    YUM!! Bare love for this bike!!!
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    Thanks mate

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  • I knew the SL had Saint brakes but didn't realise it was the whole groupset, there seems to be some confusion on all sites about the spec between the two, I'm more than happy with the RF as you say NM, top stuff, and they're solvent again now..

    Yea shall I just sack off my Basildon work project and hit the slopes with you :lol:

    I'm very jealous anyways!

    2 months till I get a "big rig" lol. Then i'll be back on the DH!

    See what I want but its now where near as sexy as that!
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    I'm sure it will be mate, you gonna be as candid about the rig as you were about the whippet :? :lol:
    Cube Hanzz Pro FR
    It's not that I'm over over biked, my bike is under personed...
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    awesome!

    personally i would put a chainguide on the front and run it with one ring and get a short cage mech, but thats just my opinion!
    they really are lovely bikes 8)
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    I'm not that fit Jay, think I need all the gears I can get :oops: :lol:

    That could well be a future upgrade though depending on what I'm riding

    Thanks for the thumbs up fella
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  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    double post
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  • ljs1977ljs1977 Posts: 247
    Ooooo I do like Cubes! Nice one
  • lillywhite79lillywhite79 Posts: 108
    Niiiiice :D
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    Well was up Cwmcarn yesterday for the first proper ride. First impressions are good, I was surprised at how well it pedals.

    One thing that struck me is how high the BB is compared to the GT. I was constantly smashing the crank arms in to the scenery on the GT, on the Hanzz I can keep pedalling and roll over the top of rocks etc, hasn't stopped me heli taping the tip of the cranks arms though :lol: :roll:

    The Schwalbes are superb, massive, and confidence inspiring. I have however swapped them out for maxxpro HR 2.5 F + R to decrease RR. Ironically the 2.5 HR's look tiny on the Hanzz frame, those Schwalbes are suming else :shock:

    I was a little dissapointed (in myself only) that I'm still landing front wheel heavy on table tops, a FR bike doesn't make a FR rider of course - I'll try to improve and get some more confidence in the air.

    I got around CC yesterday in 1 hour 23. Not bad for the big old barge. I did cheat and go up the road to the crossing however, big bike + first ride in a month + in a rush (3 excuses - not bad :D)

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    Cube Hanzz Pro FR
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  • Awesome :D

    Bike looks even better with a bit of crud on it hehe!

    Really looking for my "big rig" now to hit some more of the DH!
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    I don't like getting it dirty :cry:

    What you thinking for DH? Is there a short list
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  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    This is a beast, it reminds me why I want an AM bike. better get saving then :(:D
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    Cheers bud, 0% finance dude! it's the future :lol:
    Cube Hanzz Pro FR
    It's not that I'm over over biked, my bike is under personed...
  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    This is a beast, it reminds me why I want an AM bike. better get saving then :(:D
    bit young for that :(
  • The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 20,783
    edited May 2011
    I don't like getting it dirty :cry:

    What you thinking for DH? Is there a short list

    I've got one of these now:-
    HERE

    Its brilliant for getting muck off before it goes in the car!

    Pretty much set on the Voltage now.... just depends if there are any left in a few months :(
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    This is a beast, it reminds me why I want an AM bike. better get saving then :(:D
    bit young for that :(

    Do you require both kidneys?

    Just a thought think_smiley_46.gif


    :lol:
    Cube Hanzz Pro FR
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  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    don't think so :lol:
  • hehe.... I imagine that if we start hitting the DH more often, my life expectancy will be a lot shorter so I might as well get rid :lol:
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    right then let's all get on to sellyourorgansonthepinkmarket.com :lol:

    sweet dude I hope there are some when you come to buy. The adjustable geometry looks superb. Re life expectancy - who wants to life forever anyway :lol:

    Might actually get one of those B&Q washy majigies. Actually I think I've got one in the garage :? hope so :D
    Cube Hanzz Pro FR
    It's not that I'm over over biked, my bike is under personed...

  • I was a little dissapointed (in myself only) that I'm still landing front wheel heavy on table tops, a FR bike doesn't make a FR rider of course - I'll try to improve and get some more confidence in the air.

    Shorter stem bud.

    Whats the length on there? 80/90mm? I'd be after a 50mm max and some wiiiiiiide bars!
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    75mm. My bars a ridiculously wide as is, plenty of control with them.. I've thought about chopping them down but we'll see in time.

    You're not out tomorrow are you?
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  • nuh I can't tomorrow :(

    supposed to be going west wales but the weather looks shite!

    You're gonna get piss wet through tomorrow morning hehe!
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    It doesn't look too atrocious.. Fingers crossed, it's no fun if it's really moist
    Cube Hanzz Pro FR
    It's not that I'm over over biked, my bike is under personed...
  • hehehe... moist :D

    Enjoy anyways bud! Gutted I miss your beast of a bike again :(
  • SquarepantsSquarepants Posts: 1,019
    I did make the moist connection :lol:

    No worries dude maybe next weekend
    Cube Hanzz Pro FR
    It's not that I'm over over biked, my bike is under personed...
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