They say you should never change a winning formula - but why not? Our completely reworked Stereo 140 C:62 29er has all the benefits of its test-winning forerunner, but improves on it in every way. With the best currently available full carbon chassis, optimised geometry and innovative components, the Stereo C:62 140 is another milestone in the history of CUBE full suspension trail bikes. It's a machine on which you can really let rip...
We kept two of the previous versions' best qualities on this bike: an ultra-light, stiff and extremely robust state-of-the-art full carbon chassis built with our advanced Twin Mould Monocoque technique, and the exceptional Efficient Trail Control (ETC) suspension dynamics with 140mm travel. Beyond that, we re-visited everything to make this extraordinary 29er even better. We improved our Agile Ride Geometry by adding a longer top tube and even more standover clearance. Dropouts both front and rear use the wide Boost hub standard for better steering precision and improved wheel durability - particularly important when you're searching for the right line on tough singletrack. This is a frame that leaves our competition - and yours - in the dust.
Our full carbon Stereo deserves only the best. Race Face's Turbine Cinch crank is a great match for several reasons. First, it features a super stiff 30mm oversized aluminium axle and detailed CNC finishing. And second, its 34x24T chainrings mesh perfectly with Shimano's new XT 2x11 transmission to provide ideal big-wheeler gear ratios. We also fitted Shimano's new XT brakes, offering unmatched reliability. To complement the super-efficient rigidity of the chassis, we took the edge off trail hits with the new Fox 34 and its FIT4 dampers and wide 110mm Boost axle, paired with a Float DPS shock at the rear. They work together to tame the trail and keep the rider in control, at all times. Light and stiff DT CSW AM 3.8 tubeless-ready wheels with Boost axles acclerate quickly and roll easily. And, naturally, the SL comes with a RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost for even more trail riding fun.