Cube's 'Nu' adventure platform, 'cross bike and updates to Stereo 140

Highlights from the 2018 Cube range

Cube is a true behemoth of the cycling industry, with a truly bewildering range of bikes that cater for every single taste and cycling niche you can imagine.

Details of Cube’s 2018 range recently landed in our inbox and we’ve picked out three highlights from the coming model year.

Cube Cross Race C:62 SL

The Cross Race C:62 is an all new platform for Cube
The Cross Race C:62 is an all new platform for Cube

The C:62 Cross Race is a brand new carbon chassis from Cube and is aimed squarely at cyclocross racers.

In a crowded marketplace, Cube says its decision to route the cables via the head tube makes the C:62 unique; claiming the design eliminates cable rub as well as creating a clean looking front end.

Routing the cables has also allowed Cube to drop a bit of weight from the down tube because the area where the cables would normally enter did not have to be reinforced.

Pictured is the C:62 SL, the second-tier bike in the range and features a 1x SRAM hydro groupset, super light Easton EC90 crankset and a Newmen carbon cockpit and alloy wheels, and is the bike that we suspect racers will be most interested in.

  • Cube Cross Race C:62 SLT: £3,799
  • Cube Cross Race C:62 SL:  £2,499
  • Cube Cross Race C:62 SL: £2,199

Cube Stereo 140 HPC TM

The Stereo 140 has been updated for 2018
The Stereo 140 has been updated for 2018

The Stereo 140 has also been updated for 2018.

The bike has a full carbon front end matched with an alloy rear. The redesigned frame features shorter chainstays, a longer head tube and a “head angle designed specifically for a 150mm fork.” (66.5 degrees in case you were wondering.)

Cube also claims to have focussed on improving the looks of the new Stereo and all of the pivots are now “hidden”. All cables are also routed internally and the rocker has been made shorter, though there’s no mention as to how this will affect suspension kinematics.

Pictured is the top-end Cube Stereo 140 HPC TM, which is built around a SRAM GX Eagle groupset and a Fox 36 Factory fork that is matched with a Factory-series DPX2 rear shock.

  • Cube Stereo 140 HPC TM: £3,499
  • Cube Stereo 140 HPC SL: £2,999
  • Cube Stereo 140 HPC Race: £2,499

Cube NuRoad EXC Race 

The NuRoad Race comes with a rack and guards as stock
The NuRoad Race comes with a rack and guards as stock

The NuRoad is a brand new aluminum platform for Cube and is, as the name suggests, its groad-venturing, do-it-alling, tarmac-leaving-behinder bike.

The NuRoad ticks all of the mandatory adventure-compatible boxes, with clearances for 40mm tyres, mudguard mounts and a suitably all-round geometry that is said to strike a balance between comfort and speed for “long days in de saddle”.

There are three different versions of the NuRoad available, but we were particularly taken by the look of the Race which is built around a Shimano 105 groupset and non series Shimano RS505 brakes. The bike also comes with mudguards and racks as stock.

  • NuRoad Black n’ red: £999
  • NuRoad Pro: £1,299
  • NuRoad Race: £1,399

International pricing and availability was TBC at the time of writing.

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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