To the uninitiated, cyclocross racing can seem an odd way to spend a weekend. But we reckon the fast-paced racing, technical challenges and mixture of riding and running are a great way to maintain and develop fitness through the winter. Which is why we developed the Cross Race – a bike that blends race-bred handling with comfort and agility, for old school off-road thrills with a modern twist. With typical attention to detail, our engineering team didn’t just build a light, stiff and strong frame – they packed it full of innovation, too. Details like the specially shaped top tube for easier shouldering of the bike, or the slender seat stays and carbon fork for greater comfort, are what make the CUBE difference. Low-maintenance Tektro Spyre disc brakes offer reliable, all-weather power through the worst that the winter can throw at you, while Shimano’s evergreen 105 gears and grippy Schwalbe tyres complete the package. It all makes for a great-value cyclocross machine, covering all the bases from entry-level racing to winter training. Or, come to think of it, just sprinting off the lights when they turn green on your daily commute. A bike, indeed, not just for all reasons, but for all seasons too.
Cyclocross bikes are a breed apart. Stiffness and steering precision are both must-haves, so we added 12mm thru axles front and rear and specced a carbon fork – with tapered steerer – that’s been specifically designed to cope with the rigours of cyclocross. To add a dose of comfort we made sure that narrow seat stays and the carbon fork blades were capable of filtering out vibration. Internal cable routing prevents mud and water from interfering with smooth gear shifting, while the ergonomic top tube is specially designed to make shouldering the bike more comfortable. And of course, the whole chassis makes use of our Superlite Advanced 6061 aluminium alloy and mechanical tube forming process. Race-ready geometry provides a balanced ride position, ensuring handling that’s the perfect blend of agile and stable. Are you ready for race weekend? Because the Cross Race definitely is.