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Cube Ltd Race - stealthy Black

xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
edited April 2012 in Your mountain bikes
My New Cube Ltd Race
Anodised in stealthy black, light and fast!

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Weight: 11.9kg
Frame: Alu Superlite AMF 7005 Double Butted, RFR-Geometry
Fork: Fox 32 F100 RL ALPS OB, 100mm, Lockout
Chainset: Shimano FC-M552 2-Piece 42x32x24T, 175mm, integrated BB 3x10 speed
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG81 11-36T, 10-speed
Chain: Shimano CN-HG74 10-speed, 108 link
Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX FD-M660-10, Top Swing, 34.9mm, 10-speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT RD-M773 Shadow 10-speed
Front Brake: Formula RX hydr. discbrake (180/160mm)
Rear Brake: Formula RX hydr. discbrake (180/160mm)
Brake Levers: - Formula RX
Pedals: Shimano M520 SPD
Handlebars: Easton EA30 Lowriser Oversized
Stem: Easton EA30 Oversized
Headset: FSA No.10 semi-integrated
Grips: CUBE Fritz lockon
Saddle: RFR Natural Shape 0.2 M
Seatpost: RFR Complight 31,6mm
Rims: - Sunringle Ryde XMB wheelset
Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rapid Rob Performance 2.25
Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Rapid Rob Performance 2.25
Inner Tubes: - converted to stand no tubes tubeless set up
Shifters: Shimano SLX SL-M660-10 Rapidfire-Plus, 10-speed

Had this thread up last week but deleted it by mistake oops!
MY CUBE
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!

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  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    mate - pictures dont do this mtb justice -it really looks fab!
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • Bill-87Bill-87 Posts: 155
    Beautiful.
  • Reevie25Reevie25 Posts: 254
    Nice Bike! :D

    Imo, Cube are one of the best brands at colour coding their bikes.
  • fat_homerfat_homer Posts: 470
    Saw one of these at Cannock yesterday, looked lovely, though not as clean as yours :lol:
  • kirby700kirby700 Posts: 458
    Bloody awful mate, far too flashly


    I'll take it off your hands if you want to save your shame!

    Nah its bloody lovely and I'm not remotely jealous.
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  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    just a few more summers evening pics of my pride and joy

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    Loving the dry evenings at the moment - out everyday on the trails...gets me through a day at work!
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • BigLee1BigLee1 Posts: 449
    Love the black, my Ltd Comp will be the same colour when I get it :D
  • MoostahMoostah Posts: 27
    Beautiful! :D

    Although I am biased, I have purchased the same colour bike 2 weeks ago. Are they the standard QR? I fancy some red ones.
  • chrisjnr19chrisjnr19 Posts: 231
    That looks sweet! :) Brings memories of my Attention flooding back (albeit memories of inadequacy on the trails, but a great looking bike nevertheless) and I must say Cubes are looking better by the year, this being the pinnacle of the HT range.

    And great to see you've been enjoying it aswell :)
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    Been out evey evening for the last 4 nights on12 mile loops...must say legs feel like jelly today so resting tonight!

    Well - i could clean the bike again!
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • SaladinSaladin Posts: 18
    under the counter triple x rated bike porn mate , congratulations .

    ( pops out to the shed to kick old XC hardtail in despair )

    :wink:
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  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    Eh wat a man does in his shed should be kept to himself you filthy animal lol.
    Don't kick the hardtail mate it might kick you back one day when you least expect it out on the trails!
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • p44cmbp44cmb Posts: 124
    Loving it! I've just started to get a few anodised red bits for my ltd team to bling it up a little. Red skewers were first and now im looking for grips, Looks like you got rid of the standard white and black grips? if so What grips have you got?
  • p44cmbp44cmb Posts: 124
    Cancel that..i just read the spec,, fritz lockons is the answer :-)
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    Some muppet @cube decided to put White cube grips on a black and red Mtb! Cube fritz lock on with red anodised were a perfect upgrade.
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • p44cmbp44cmb Posts: 124
    It was obviously the same muppet that put the black and white ones on mine as well :-) I have now ordered the fritzz ones from wiggle.....and I read your review of them on the Leisure lakes web site :-)
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    Moostah wrote:
    Beautiful! :D

    Although I am biased, I have purchased the same colour bike 2 weeks ago. Are they the standard QR? I fancy some red ones.

    Yep standard QR.

    And p44cmb glad you changed the grips too ... Thought I had better leave a review on these with leisurelakes as kept getting reminder to do so ! Lol
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • felix.londonfelix.london Posts: 4,067
    Lovely bike...nearly as good as your profile pic! COYS!
    "Why have that extra tooth if you're not using it?" - Brian Lopes

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  • woodytitanwoodytitan Posts: 163
    That is a nice looking bike mate glad to hear you doing it justice before the nights really draw in, enjoy.
    '11 Cannondale Trail SL3
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    New F:izik Cyrano seat post fitted @330mm to save even more weight and new F:zik Tundra 2 saddle fitted with the K:ium rails...this saddle is sooo light!

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    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • qooqiiuqooqiiu Posts: 212
    Is that a 20"er?
  • Sweet looking ride. I had a Reaction XT in black, it got me across Mexico! Found out after that the rear stays were out of align so i chopped it in for my Rocky Mountain. Still think the Cube had the edge on looks.
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

    Kinesis XC3
    Trek 1.5
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    Ive found that the more confident ive got over the past 8 or so months with owning this bike the more its gives back...im finding i can really push it and its very rewarding.

    Plus i was amazed at the difference with the 'ride feedback' since fitting Easton Carbon Bars, i dont get that virbrating feeling in the hangs when ploughing over the rough stuff anymore which is grt!
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
  • mb londonmb london Posts: 96
    I must say, that colour is to die for
  • cubebikecubebike Posts: 1
    Hi, just looking to get the 2012 version of this, and was hoping for some frame size advice.

    Reviewing the sizing on Cube's website my leg length just puts me on the 20 and body height on the 18.
    http://www.cube.eu/en/service/faq/faq-detail/article/how-do-i-determine-the-correct-frame-size/

    I've heard that Cube bikes tend to be quite a reach with long stem, and ideally I'd rather not have to start swapping bits on a new bike straight away.

    Thanks.....
  • grenwgrenw Posts: 785
    Stems are 90mm (well they were on the 2011) and the reach is no longer than other XC/Race geometry bikes. I was undecided about sizes so went for the smaller one in the end as I prefer a lower standover.

    Good to know about the carbon bars. Was looking for something to upgrade come birthday time!
  • Just ordered 20" 2012 Cube LTD race in black for collection next weekend!

    Very excited!
  • xand_xandxand_xand Posts: 320
    fab dont forget nice pics and its gonna get expensive
    MY CUBE
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12785430

    Cube ltd race 2011.....enjoying the grt outdoors no matter the weather (except snow I just can't move in the snow)!
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