Anybody have any experience with "Cube" bikes, particularly with the 2010 models? Are they even out yet? I see pricing (very high for an aluminum frame) but nobody says in stock yet.
I can't read this review but that's what I'm looking for.
Chirobike wrote:press-in BB design (I'm sure can be rigged up for my SI SRM setup)
It's not BB30 but a wider BB with standard size bearings for regular Shimano "external BB" cranksets. (Similar to Scott, Trek, Giant, Principia, Wilier etc. frames with press-fit bearings for Shimano).
Cannondale and other BB30 cranksets wont fit in this BB.
http://www.cube-bikes.de/xist4c/Press-F ... 33815_.htm
With press-fit bearings, the outer bearing ring is pressed directly into the housing and not screwed-in as usual. With its wider housing the down tube and the rear forks can be joined full width. Because the width of the housing is a parameter in the calculated stiffness, every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement of the lateral stiffness, retaining the comfort-bringing resilience of the rear stays. Press-fit bearings are used on the STING SUPER HPC, LITENING SUPER HPC and REACTION models.
Cannondale and other BB30 cranksets wont fit in this BB."
Ye of little faith. There is nothing a metal lathe, money to waste and a few extra SI BB spindles cannot fit into. Piece of cake. Getting ready to throw it in a BMC this weekend. Although if Metrigear gets here this too, shall pass.
I couldn't get a solid release date either so I dropped the idea. Still like it but more & more frames are coming with internal wiring which is a cool feature. The non-BB30 isn't a problem, my BMC isn't either but I'm putting a Si crankset on it with a conversion kit and don't see issues with that one either.
Chirobike wrote:No Cube. Nobody would sell one outside the UK. I'm USA.
Why not try buying it from Germany instead of the UK? Cube is a German company after all.
Bike-Discount, one of the biggest German online shops sell Cube and there's several other German online shops selling Cube too:
http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/m41/k9 ... bikes.html
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