You know how it is: you're out for a ride and you just can't help taking the long route home, or trying out the turning you've never been down before. The more ambitious you are with your riding, the more you expect out of your bike. That's where the CUBE Cross EXC comes in. A high quality chassis, superb RockShox Paragon Gold air suspension fork and Shimano XT transmission and hydraulic disc brakes mean you've everything you need at your fingertips for longer, more adventurous riding. Whether it's a hilly ride that nudges into mountain territory, or a relaxed spin with friends that takes on a competitive edge, choose the CUBE Cross EXC... and ride like you mean it.
When they set out to design the Cross EXC's aluminium frame, CUBE's engineers set themselves an ambitious goal: to increase efficiency, stability and riding comfort, all whilst reducing weight. That's why they chose a double butted tubeset and used their Smooth Welding technology at the joins, for a sleek, stiff and lightweight structure. The intelligent way that the down tube meets the tapered head tube makes this area of the frame particularly stiff, improving steering precision. Internal cable routing matches the frame's svelte appearance while reducing the need for fiddly maintenance and, as you'd expect, multi-functional dropouts make it easy to attach accessories like mudguards and a luggage carrier. Versatile, sleek, fast and fun: the CUBE Cross EXC is the definition of a cycling all-rounder.
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.