My 2011 race machine is none other than the beautiful Cube Elite HPC SL hard tail mountain bike.
Isikhila Distributors are the South African Importers of Cube and a huge thank you must go to Paul, Darryl and Jacques. Should you wish to own this or any other Cube, click on the Cube logo on the right hand side of the screen or alternatively contact me and I can help you out.
The oversize BB enables the frame to be stiff and hence a super responsive ride, something I enjoy very much. The flex stay system is also interesting and works in a similar fashion to a full suspension bike, lending a bit of forgiveness to the rider on the rough stuff. I’ve found this works particularly well on corrugated dirt roads in terms of the riding I have done on it so far. The weight of the bike is kept down by the full carbon frame along with great wheels and components.
The Fox Terralogic fork is something I have been longing to ride again and I have to say it doesn’t disappoint. Its my first time ever riding XTR and the shifting is crisp to my surprise and braking superb! Another highlight are the EC90 race wheels, super light but at the same time nice and stiff, what else would you want from wheels?
Have a look at a couple of pictures I took of the new race machine.
Double Flex Stay System.
XTR Drive train.
Easton Hubs on carbon Easton rims.
I’ve only had the bike for a week now but am loving it and can confidently say its the best bike I’ve ever had in my arsenal.