The top model of the Aim series!
The Aim SL is the perfect choice for an early evening ride on your favorite trail - but it's also so much more than that. The range-topping Aim has a high quality, lightweight aluminium chassis with exclusive details and outstanding handling, making it the perfect foundation for riders who demand performance right from the trailhead. It's available in CUBE´s exclusive Size Split configuration, meaning you can select the perfect frame and wheel size combination for your height.
This bike is both light and strong thanks to a high quality 6061 aluminium tube set with complex profile, mechanically formed top and down tubes. Outstandingly well thought out details include the integrated IS disc mount between seat and chainstays, while eyeleted dropouts also make the Aim SL suitable for daily use with a luggage rack. CUBE´s widely admired Agile Ride Geometry adds yet another reason to choose this bike: uniquely balanced handling that combines liveliness with comfort.
The 100 mm travel Suntour XCM-RL suspension fork features a lockout option to reduce unwanted movement when you're working hard at the pedals. Combined with Shimano's powerful BR-M315 hydraulic disc brakes, it allows difficult trails to be mastered safely and in complete control. Schwalbe Smart Sam tires rolling on durable CUBE ZX20 rims transfer power to the trail via Shimano's Deore and Alivio transmission components - and now upgraded to 9-speed for 2017. CUBE finishing components keep the Aim SL under control, while the CUBE Active 1.1 MTB saddle keeps you comfortable, even on longer rides.
Advanced Mechanical Forming - With the Advanced Mechanical Forming technology CUBE can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimize them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by
functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable CUBE to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminum frames.
Agile Ride Geometry - CUBE ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in CUBE´s series of big wheel bikes. They also added the 27.5in wheel size to the very well received portfolio. Three important details lead to the very agile character. Increased fork offsets let CUBE achieve the same trail as their 26" bikes without having to steepen the head angle, thus maintaining generous toe clearance to the front wheel. Secondly they shortened the chain stays without compromising the seat angle. CUBE invented a patented construction to mount the front derailleur to give them more tire clearance while keeping a conventional seat angle, leading to a perfect riding position for every rider size. Last but not least they kept the BB height the same as on their 26" bikes. These measures lead to a natural riding position. Every mountain biker will feel immediately at home on a CUBE 29er or 27.5.
Aluminium Lite - 6061 aluminium alloy requires a heat treatment for the finished product. It is a stiff, very
corrosion resistant, fatigue resistant, high-elongation material suitable for light tubesets with high stiffness.
Easy Mount Kickstand - The Easy Mount Kick Stand is a new system developed and designed by CUBE. The base of the stand is mounted from below to a fitting plate integrated to the frame and fixed with a through bolt. This kick stand is extremely stiff and solid through the enlarged contact areas between base and frame which gives a stable stand even with loaded panniers.
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.
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.