How to buy a cube gtc race bike

rhurbarb
rhurbarb Posts: 75
edited June 2011 in Road beginners
After many weeks of studying road bikes i came across the cube gtc race compact bike and instantly fell in love with it.Problem is i am having trouble locating a 58 size bike.

My Local bike shop told me the demand has been very high and cube bikes arent making any more until till 2012.
Is there any truth in this ,if so why arent cube making extra bikes ? :roll:

Thanks ...Rhurbarb

Comments

  • i had the same trouble a while back.
    gave up cancelled it and bought a wilier instead.
  • ademort
    ademort Posts: 1,924
    rhurbarb wrote:
    After many weeks of studying road bikes i came across the cube gtc race compact bike and instantly fell in love with it.Problem is i am having trouble locating a 58 size bike.

    My Local bike shop told me the demand has been very high and cube bikes arent making any more until till 2012.
    Is there any truth in this ,if so why arent cube making extra bikes ? :roll:

    Thanks ...Rhurbarb
    There are plenty here in the Netherlands if you want one but which model do you want. there are more than just one Cube GTC Compact and what colour(s) were you looking for.
    Ademort
    ademort
    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • Got my GTC Race from here:

    http://twelve50bikes.com/

    They had a GTC Pro in stock last time I looked, may even be a 58
  • Phill Thom
    Phill Thom Posts: 50
    Careful with the sizing tho, I normally use 58's but the cubes come up small, so you may need a 60.. I have the GTC pro by the way (red one) Lovely bikes.
  • benno68
    benno68 Posts: 1,689
    Phill Thom wrote:
    Careful with the sizing tho, I normally use 58's but the cubes come up small, so you may need a 60.. I have the GTC pro by the way (red one) Lovely bikes.

    Yes - always go up at least one size on Cube's.

    Unfortunately, it sounds like the 2011 GTC (any spec) are like rocking horse sh**, doubtful you will find one. I'll be taking my GTC Race around the Dragon Gran Fondo route tomorrow.
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    Pinarello Dogma 2 (ex Team SKY) 2012
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  • rogerthecat
    rogerthecat Posts: 669
    To answer your question; CUBE only make x amount of frames in a year, these are distributed, and thats all there are until the following year. Consider the cost of a CUBE GTC look at the groupset et al, now try and get a similar bike with the same setup; So they are doing something right.
  • rhurbarb
    rhurbarb Posts: 75
    Thanks for your comments guys.I
    I was looking for the cube agree gtc race ..On the cube website its white/ blue but i prefer the red/white pro colour sceme Need the integra setup with the fulcrum wheels ...Do they do that in the netherlands? Blue is fine with me but reds suits even better....
    Guy in the shop said ii would suit a 56 on a cube but looked like a childs bike to me so checked a 58 and that seemed more like the size for me,,im 5ft 10 with 30 inch legs so kinda short .....Needs to be a comfy position as my back isnt the best at times
    Will check out all the replies Thanks very much...Rhurbarb :P
  • I'm 5'10" with a 32" leg, tried both 56 & 58 but the 58 felt too stretched out so got the 56. About 1500 miles on it so far, feels fine.
  • ademort
    ademort Posts: 1,924
    Here are a few links to the bike. First one bike is white/black green and the size you want is in stock.http://www.bike2build.nl/product/BK8310 ... ck-n-green.
    Here it,s available in white/red. http://www.bikester.nl/fietsen/racefiet ... 33951.html Hope you have some look with the above.
    Ademort
    ademort
    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • rhurbarb
    rhurbarb Posts: 75
    I really need to ride one then i guess ....Back to the drawing board lol :?
  • rhurbarb
    rhurbarb Posts: 75
    Looking there now Ade Thanks very much .... ....rhurbarb :D
  • RowCycle
    RowCycle Posts: 367
    To answer your question; CUBE only make x amount of frames in a year, these are distributed, and thats all there are until the following year.

    A bit of an odd business model - demand outstrips current stock, so we'll not make any more and turn away business.

    I've a friend who was after a new bike, picked a cube. Shop couldn't get it in so he's gone for a different bike. Therefore cube loses a sale. Can't imagine many people willing to wait a year for a cube.
  • rhurbarb
    rhurbarb Posts: 75
    Totally agree there ,but they seem to be doing well

    Maybe they know something we dont :wink: ...Rhurbarb
  • sampras38
    sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    Phill Thom wrote:
    Careful with the sizing tho, I normally use 58's but the cubes come up small, so you may need a 60.. I have the GTC pro by the way (red one) Lovely bikes.

    Prologue Bikes in East Sheen, Surrey are very good and I've bought 2 Cube's from them. One is the GTC SL compact.
  • Old Tuggo
    Old Tuggo Posts: 482
    I bought a Cube Litening Super HPC a few months ago size 56 cm which I reckon is equivilent to a 52cm in other makes. It was last years model which I managed to get for £1750 and I am really pleased with it.
  • kingderham
    kingderham Posts: 206
    I have the GTC Race and cant fault it done about 2000miles since buying it

    Try these guys call the christchurch branch and ask to speak to Geoff
    http://www.cyclex.co.uk/
    A mouthfull of mud, i guess ive crashed

    Giant xtc se
    Trek 1.2compact
  • rhurbarb
    rhurbarb Posts: 75
    Thanks guys ,will give geoff a ring ..Rhurbarb
  • kingderham
    kingderham Posts: 206
    Went in to cyclexperience and Geoff has a 58 cube gtc agree race in stock his number is 01202486278
    Can you say David mentioned the shop please..
    A mouthfull of mud, i guess ive crashed

    Giant xtc se
    Trek 1.2compact