Cube release first downhill bike

They’ve been making waves with their all-mountain and cross country bikes recently but Germany brand Cube has just released their first proper downhill bike, the two15.

We hope the stealth black ano finish will stay for production bikes...

It’s taken a while – it’s been in development since autumn 2008 with the first prototypes ready in late 2009. Since then they’ve been tweaking the design, working alongside Fox Racing to get the most out of the DHX coil shock. The first production prototypes were shown at the Riva Bike Festival in Italy and now they’re ready to be released to the public.

'Testing'

As usual Cube has paid masses of attention to the suspension kinematics, the three links in the system providing what they reckon are the optimum changes in ratio. they’ll also paid their usual Germanic attention to the engineering and overall aesthetics, making sure the frame exceeds the demanding DIN+ testing standard. Take a look at the video below…

Magic numbers are a smidgen under 215mm of rear wheel travel, 63.5° head angle, 1,186mm wheelbase and the BB in line with the axles. It sounds like it’s set to compete with the big boys and although we’ve no news on retail price or specs levels just yet Cube have historically offered good value for money. We’re looking forward to having a spin…

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