A perfectly balanced hardtail!
The Attention SL redefines value and performance - a perfectly balanced hardtail blending lively handling, inspiring efficiency and a selection of high quality components including a Shimano 30 speed transmission and RockShox air suspension fork. It's ideal for everything from classic long rides to shorter, all-out trail blasts. The perfect tool, in fact, for any off-road riding situation - and with Size Split, there's an Attention SL to suit ever rider.
The 6061 aluminium frame with mechanically formed top and down tube, internal cable routing and integrated rear disc mount is anything but ordinary. The multilayer paint finish provides a durable surface, so it'll take everyday knocks and scrapes in its stride. The Attention SL gets its balanced and agile handling from CUBE´s reworked Agile Ride Geometry - always perfectly poised, regardless of how it's used.
Highlight of the spec list is the RockShox Recon Silver air suspension fork with 100 mm of smooth, easily adjustable travel - now lighter and stronger, too, for 2017. Shimano's 30 speed transmission - with XT Direct Mount derailleur and a Deore compact crank (40/30/22) - guarantees perfect shifts over a broad gear range. The hydraulic Shimano BR-M315 disc brakes combine safety and peerless control, while the super smooth running Deore hubs, CUBE SX20 rims and 2.25 inch Schwalbe Smart Sam tires provide easy rolling and plenty of grip.
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.