Cube Stereo 150 Rolls On Bigger Wheels With Enduro Geo

by Andi Sykes 0

Cube has gone and given its EWS team a new tool to compete on and it is now available for us mere mortals to buy and ride.

Last year, Cube’s EWS action team were tackling the Enduro World Series aboard the updated Stereo 140 and while the team did have some success the bike wasn’t really designed to be a full-on Endure smasher.

For the 2018 season Cube has taken what the team loved about the Stereo 140 given it an enduro makeover and some additional suspension front and rear to create the all-new Stereo 150, featuring 150mm of travel (160mm up front) and geometry that’s more suited to grueling EWS stages.

Cube Stereo 150
Dripping with good stuff

The 150 series of bikes get all the usual mod-cons which mean they’ve added some reach to the bike, made it slacker and have also shortened the chain stays to ensure the big travel 29er remains playful.

Cube Stereo 150
Moody shots of the 150

Cube says that while the Stereo 150 is designed to be capable in seriously rough terrain, they’ve also managed to keep the weight of the bike to a minimum using their Twin Mould construction technology that also creates an efficient riding bike both up and down the trail.

The new bike also features a low stack height to allow riders to load up the front wheel for better traction in steep chutes and mud, a progressive suspension curve to keep the bike nimble and playful plus it has been designed so riders can opt for either a 1x drivetrain or 2 up front.

Cube Stereo 150 Geometry

Geometry tweaks see the reach of the size M Stereo 150 jump to 437mm which is still quite conservative compared to some bike brands, but it is worth checking standover and seat tube lengths to see if you’re able to size up if you felt you need a little more room up front.

The head angle is 66° while a steep seat-ish tube angle of 75.5° should put the rider in a good position for climbing. 4 sizes are available from 16in-22in with each bike coming with the same 435mm chainstay lengths.

stereo 150 geometry
Cube Stereo 150 geometry

There are 3 bikes in the 150 series all with carbon frames, although the TM 29 get’s a more upmarket C:68 carbon weave and layup, and all come with equipped from big name brands.

CUBE Stereo 150 SL
CUBE Stereo 150 SL

Cube Stereo 150 C:62 SL 29

The entry into the Stereo 150 range has the same carbon Twin Mould carbon frame as the Race 29, and only varies in colour and specification. The stealth black bike comes with SRAM equipment all around including SRAM GX Eagle 1×12, RockShox suspension, and SRAM Code R brakes. Raceface supplies the finishing kit.

  • Frame // C:62 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ATG, ETC 4-Link, ISCG Mount, Boost148, AXH
  • Fork // 160mm Rock Shox Lyrik RCT3 29
  • Shock // Rock Shox Super Deluxe RC3 DebonAir, 185x55mm, Trunnion Mount
  • Drivetrain // SRAM GX Eagle 1×12
  • Wheels // Newmen Evolution SL A.30, 28/28 Spokes, 15x110mm / 12x148mm, Tubeless Ready
  • Brakes // Sram Code R, Hydr. Disc Brake (200/180)
  • Handlebar // Race Face Turbine R 35, 780mm
  • Stem // Race Face Aeffect R 35
CUBE Stereo 150 Race
CUBE Stereo 150 Race

 

Cube Stereo 150 C:62 Race 29

The Race variant is for those who prefer to run Fox suspension and gets a 36 up front and Float DPX2 EVOL for the rear. Drivetrain is a mix of Shimano XT/SLX while brakes are also from the Shimano stable. The Race model also does away with 1x and boasts 2 rings up front.

  • Frame // C:62 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ATG, ETC 4-Link, ISCG Mount, Boost148, AXH
  • Fork // 160mm Fox 36 Float GRIP
  • Shock // Fox Float DPX2 EVOL, 185x55mm Trunnion Mount, Open(Adjustable)/Medium/Firm Mode
  • Drivetrain // Shimano XT/SLX
  • Wheels // Newmen Evolution SL A.30, 28/28 Spokes, 15x110mm / 12x148mm, Tubeless Ready
  • Brakes // Shimano XT BR-M8000, Hydr. Disc Brake (203/180)
  • Handlebar // Race Face Chester 35, 780mm
  • Stem // Race Face Aeffect R 35
CUBE Stereo 150 TM
CUBE Stereo 150 TM

Cube Stereo 150 C:68 TM 29

The top of the range Cube Stereo 150 TM (for team) gets a speical factory paint job, fancy C:68 carbon frame, and Kashima coated forks, shock and dropper post. SRAM 1×12 takes up drivetrain duties.

  • Frame // C:68 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ATG, ETC 4-Link, ISCG Mount, Boost148, AXH
  • Fork // 160mm Fox 36 Float FIT GRIP2
  • Shock // Fox Float X2 Factory, 185x55mm Trunnion Mount, High/Low Speed Rebound & Compression w/ 2-Position Lever, Kashima Coated
  • Drivetrain // SRAM X1/GX 1×12
  • Wheels // Newmen Evolution SL A.30, 28/28 Spokes, 15x110mm / 12x148mm, Tubeless Ready
  • Brakes // Sram Code R, Hydr. Disc Brake (200/180)
  • Handlebar // Race Face Turbine R 35, 780mm
  • Stem // Race Face Aeffect R 35

For more Cube Stereo 150 details head over to the Cube website.

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