Description of CUBE LITENING C:62 PRO Ultegra Di2 Roadbike - 2016 - blackline
The advanced design of the superlight C:62 frame, slick performance of the electronic Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset and exclusive component selection mean this bike's competitors will have a hard time matching it - whether in terms of looks or performance.
C:62 carbon technologies hewn into an innovative shape with CUBE's Monocoque Advanced Twin mould technology have allowed them to improve every aspect of this frame. It's lighter, stiffer and more comfortable - all at once. Internal cable routing creates a clean look. CUBE also included the new C:62 full carbon fork, whose super slim, aerodynamic legs combine maximum steering precision with the best possible vibration absorption. Litening geometry is designed to be even more aggressive, with a lively feel that blends agility and stability.
Nothing changes gear faster than Shimano's electronic Di2, seen here in Ultegra trim. Flawless shifts mean the bike simply becomes an extension of the rider. Fulcrum's superlight Racing 55 wheelset - shod with Schwalbe's One Kevlar tyres - makes the most of the drivetrain's efficiency with blistering acceleration and superb grip. Comfort and optimised ergonomics combine in our choice of vibration absorbing CUBE Performance Motion Post and CUBE carbon cockpit with Syntace F149 stem - the perfect combination for countless fast and easy road miles.
Advanced Twin Mold - The Advanced Twin Mold process eliminates any dangerous folding by continuous control of carbon fibers during the curing process. This is made possible by an internal form which provides the perfect frame form during the layup process. Each individual fibre remains precisely in position as it cures. In this way less material can be used as the individual layers can be more accurately and reliably positioned. This production method also makes it possible to increase the carbon fibre proportion in line with anticipated loadings at specific points on the frame. All SUPER HPC models from 2014 on are manufactured using this high-tech method.
Full DI2 Integration - Trough the full Di2 Integration the Dura Ace Di2 battery is completely fitted within the frame. The Shimano junction box is placed aerodynamically in the stem which makes charging and servicing a lot easier as it can be done via the junction in the stem. Another distinct feature is that it can be easily dismounted and mounted for transporting the bike.
Frame Safe System - To protect CUBE's high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the CUBE Frame Save System replaceable derailleur hanger. The mounting thread is in the hanger and not in the frame as usual. In case of a crash, this hanger can be easily and quickly replaced by a new one.
Integrated Cable Routing - Internally routed cables offer many advantages. Cables are protected from dirt for longer life, weight is saved thanks to the absence of external housing and the bike has a clean, sleek appearance.
Press Fit BB - With Press Fit bearings, the bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into the frame and not screwed in as usual. This gives a wider bottom bracket shell and allows us to build a wider down tube and more broadly-spaced chainstays. Every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness.
Tapered Steerer - This steerer tube design is stiffer than a conventional straight steerer and yields a more secure ride feel even in difficult terrain. Minimal flex at the front of the frame means the greatest possible steering precision. With the larger steerer, the forks become more rigid. At the same time weight is saved due to the absence of bearing shells as the lower bearing is fully integrated into the head tube. On all of CUBE carbon models the upper bearing shells are also directly in the frame, so that once more a few grams are saved and the energy transfer is very direct.
Wet Paint Surface - On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. Cube use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight.
Fact Sheet of CUBE LITENING C:62 PRO Ultegra Di2 Roadbike - 2016 - blackline