Cube bikes are popular in the UK (and here at Lifecycle UK) thanks to their combination of precision German engineering with bicycle designs that are tried and tested at the very highest level of the sport.
It’s not unusual to see Cube bikes at the highest level of completion from the Ronde van Flaanderen to the Tour de France.
The Cube Attain definitely reaches new heights for both æsthetics and function. This high-performance race bike combines the comfort and excellent acceleration of a high tech carbon frame with the safety of the latest disc brake technology.
Optimised Carbon Frame
Optimising a frame for disc brakes is both art and science. As part of the configuration, there is a 12mm axle system both front and rear to improve rigidity.
The forces involved also necessitate a specially designed fork which, together with the Attain GTC SL Disc’s tapered head tube, creates an enormously stiff and precise structure.
Cube has also addressed comfort, which is just as important for sustained performance (see our bike page – coming soon). The fork’s carbon blades work together with slender Flex Stays at the rear to help filter out energy-sapping road shock. This reduces fatigue — even on long rides and bad road surfaces.
It would have been a crime not to select Shimano’s Ultegra groupset for the Attain GTC SL Disc – and the same goes for the Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes. Power is transferred via a compact chainset with 50 and 34 tooth chainrings, while at the rear an 11-speed cassette runs from 11 to 32 teeth. At each end of the bicycle, you get the amazingly fast set of Fulcrum Racing 66 DB wheels, anchored to the road via grippy and fast-rolling Conti Grand Sport Race tyres.
The Lifecycle UK verdict:
The ultimate high-speed endurance machine? The Cube Attain comes close to the mark.
The combination of components and optimised carbon frame make this bicycle a genuine long-distance mile-muncher.
The Cube Agree Road Disc bicycle is a popular choice for our customers which we often recommend to our customers. It’s an uncompromisingly light, stiff and surprisingly comfortable endurance race bike that will allow any rider to push their limits or enjoy a long day in the saddle.
The bicycle is built on the light, stiff, comfortable and ærodynamic Agree C:62 carbon frameset and fork – for excellent handling, explosive acceleration and mile-munching comfort.
There is a full complement of Newmen components and wheels, so you’ll always be in complete control. And Shimano Ultegra Di2 disc components give you slick shifting and ultimate stopping power.
The Cube Agree frameset
The centrepiece of the Agree C:62 SLT is one of the most advanced disc-compatible carbon race frames available. The Cube engineers and designers pulled out all the stops to make this chassis nimble, comfortable, efficient and ærodynamic. All at the same time.
Impossible? Not when you know how.
The front and rear wheels feature 12mm thru-axles for improved stiffness, while the complex profiled down tube and chainstays build into an incredibly efficient structure. Slender seat stays and the carbon fork blades combine with a narrow diameter seatpost for surprising comfort, while the integrated seat clamp is just one of the small touches that helps improve ærodynamics.
The tapered head tube and PressFit bottom bracket improve steering precision and pedaling efficiency, and the internally routed cables keep everything neat and tidy.
The looks may be understated… the performance is anything but.
The Lifecycle UK verdict:
Cube’s attention to detail and extensive in-house testing has given the Agree an exceptional ride quality.