CUBE designed the Cross to help you escape the daily routine via a little two-wheeled distraction. Whether it's an early evening ride after work or a longer jaunt at the weekend, its lively handling and high quality components will make every exploration a pleasure. CUBE have not forgotten day-to-day practicality, either. With 30 gears, hydraulic disc brakes, mudguard and rack attachment points and a superb RockShox Paragon Silver suspension fork, the Cross has the functionality and reliability to make light work of any journey, any time. Tarmac or forest trail, up in the hills or on the city streets, the Cross is ready to go.
CUBE's engineers wanted to make the Cross as beautiful as it is practical. So, new for 2018, this light and lively frame features smooth welding throughout for crisp, clean looks. A tapered head tube, double butted aluminium tubeset and 3D forged dropouts all contribute to the elegant looks, adding stiffness and strength where it's needed without piling on unnecessary weight. Cables are routed internally for longer service intervals and better aesthetics. CUBE have not forgotten the practical touches, either: there's a replaceable derailleur hanger and multi-functional dropouts ready to accept mudguards, luggage rack and CUBE's Easy Mount kickstand.
Aluminium Superlite - Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 6061 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is very stiff, fatigue resistant, corrosion resistant and has high elongation. CUBE Superlite tubes are double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness.
Advanced Mechanical Forming - With the Advanced Mechanical Forming technology CUBE can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimize them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable CUBE to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminum frames.
Smooth Welded - This elaborate procedure with doubled weld seams has two advantages: On the one hand, it improves the firmness of the weld seams and minimizes the load peaks on the tube welds through energy flow and on the other hand, it helps the frame to a better and more organic look due to the smooth and hardly noticeable welds.
Easy Mount Kickstand - The Easy Mount Kick Stand is a new system developed and designed by CUBE. The base of the stand is mounted from below to a fitting plate integrated to the frame and fixed with a through bolt. This kick stand is extremely stiff and solid through the enlarged contact areas between base and frame which gives a stable stand even with loaded panniers.
Frame Safe System - To protect CUBE's high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the CUBE Frame Safe System replaceable derailleur hanger. The mounting thread is in the hanger and not in the frame as usual. In case of a crash, this hanger can be easily and quickly replaced by a new one.
Integrated Cable Routing - Internally routed cables offer many advantages. Cables are protected from dirt for longer life, weight is saved thanks to the absence of external housing and the bike has a clean, sleek appearance.
Wet Paint Surface - On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. CUBE use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.