With its new chassis design – featuring a clever combination of carbon main frame and high strength aluminium chainstays – the Stereo 120 HPC Race is blisteringly fast on singletrack and in endurance events, but an equally capable trail all-rounder when things are getting rough. The combination of superb handling and Shimano’s new 2×11 XT groupset translates into endless singletrack miles with maximum riding smiles. It’s an ideal trail companion for keen riders of all persuasions – and available for the first time with either 27.5 or 29 inch wheels, thanks to Size-Split.
The Stereo HPC is a combination of a superlight carbon monocoque main frame – produced with our state-of-the-art Advanced Twin Mould techniqe – with 6061 T6 aluminium chainstays and a forged Trail Motion Rocker linkage. Tapered head tube, internal cable routing, PressFit bottom bracket and X12 HR axle are all part of the package. CUBE’s Efficient Trail Control (ETC) suspension design and Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) come together to give the Stereo 120 HPC Race consistent suspension performance across all frame and wheel sizes and, of course, the same superb ride characteristics that you’d expect of any of our Stereo models. There’s no better or more versatile 120mm full susser.
A frame like this deserves the best components. Shimano’s 2×11 groupset delivers consistenly flawless gear shifts – with chainrings matched to the wheel size – and powerful, consistent stopping from the improved-for-2016 disc brakes. Light and stiff Fulcrum Red 44 wheels are the perfect companion for anything from racing to trail riding. The exceptionally light Fox 32 suspension fork and the new Float DPS rear shock tame every rock and root, while Schwalbe’s Nobby Nic 2.25 inch LiteSkin kevlar folding tyres deliver massive amounts of grip. A Rock Shox Reverb Stealth dropper post just adds to the versatility, opening up new line choices.