After two great years the time has come for me to bid farewell to one of my first sponsors who I felt really believed in me, Cube Bikes.
My relationship with Paul, Darryl and Jacques started out two years ago at the Dusi Mfula mountain bike race. I had won a competition they had held for an entry into the event and met them at the event. I rode with Hilton Frost and we did quite well and this seemed to impress the Cube gentleman. After some discussion we forged a partnership and built a great friendship from there.
The AMS HPA 100 was the first full suss bike I had ever ridden and I quickly fell in love with the bike. The bike also had an awesome blue and white spray job which received many cool compliments at races across the country.
In 2011 as I shifted my focus back to XC racing I decided to go back to a hard tail and was privileged enough to be put on the Cube Super HPC hard tail. In my opinion it was one of the leading 26” hard tail bikes in the world last year with a full XTR build, Easton EC90 wheels and a Fox Terralogic shock. The bike was so stiff and responsive yet the flex stays still sucked up some of the rougher terrain.
2011 was also the year which I received my first Cube road bike, the beautiful Litening Super HPC. The really cool thing for me at this stage was that both my bikes had exactly the same classic spray job! The Litening Super HPC is a great bike and extremely stiff and responsive in the sprint.
On a Belgian train going to the Ardennes for a XCO race.
Washing bikes on the small balcony in our Belgium apartment.
The third and final Cube mountain bike I was on was the AMS HPC 100. I had asked to move back to the fully for this year’s ABSA Cape Epic(I had ridden my first Epic on an aluminium hard tail bike in 2010 and can tell you it isn’t very forgiving at all). The bike was great and many commented on the green machine!
ABSA Cape Epic Prologue
Bridgestone Route 69
I would like to extend a big thank you to Paul, Darryl and Jacques for your amazing support over the last two years. I am extremely grateful for it and valued it hugely. I was proud to be an ambassador for the Cube Brand and loved riding your bikes.
Danke und auf wiedersehen!