A truly high tech piece of sporting equipment!
The Access WLS GTC SL's superlight monocoque carbon frame, high performance Shimano XT components and smooth Manitou Minute suspension fork mark it out as a truly high tech piece of sporting equipment. Straight out of the box, it's ready to take on all comers out on the race course - including the men. But it's not just a racing snake - it also performs brilliantly on long, technical rides in the back country. For 2017 CUBE have stuck with the highly acclaimed Size-Split, so it's available with 27.5 inch wheels in 13.5 and 16 inch frame sizes, and as a 29er in 17 and 19 inch sizes.
This is carbon frame construction at its best. The Access GTC frame - produced with our Twin Mould Monocoque construction technique - achieves its exceptional weight and incredible stiffness only by making use of the latest technologies including a tapered head tube, PressFit bottom bracket, Direct Mount derailleur attachments and the X12 axle. In order to improve comfort over longer distances, CUBE opted for a slender 27.2 mm seatpost. The highly acclaimed Agile Ride Geometry, optimised for each wheel size, ensures solid propulsion and an agile ride feel.
Only the best will do: the Manitou Minute suspension fork with 100 mm hub and the supremely controllable Shimano XT disc brakes work together to help tame even the toughest of singletrack trails. Extraordinarily light and stiff Fulcrum Red 66 system wheels deliver fast acceleration. With a 26/36T chainset and 11-42T cassette, the full 2x11-speed Shimano XT transmission delivers incredibly precise shifts over the widest possible gear range. Rider contact points from the Selle Italia SC1 Lady saddle to the CUBE cockpit components combine the best possible handling experience with superb ergonomics.
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Gran Turismo Composite - In designing the GTC carbon fiber frames, safety and comfort are the main factors. CUBE use high modulus fibers for the parts which are stressed the most ?the head tube, the seat tube top and the bottom bracket area. That is why the frame still offers flex and comfort resulting from the flexible tubes. CUBE´s special production process with inner and outer molding forms ensure that the minimum of required material is used, reducing overall weight even with complex frame designs. All GTC frames have of course passed DIN - Plus testing.
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.
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.
Woman Like Series - CUBE´s new WLS models come with different wheel sizes for different frame heights. The 13.5 and 16" frames have 27.5" wheels, the 17,19 and 21" frames are built as 29ers. Depending on body height, every woman gets the perfect riding character and geometry. The models of the CUBE Woman Like Series feature a compact frame geometry with shorter top tubes and longer head tubes, giving a riding position that is more upright than on the mens models. This riding position relieves the pelvis and offers more comfort. The top tubes of the WLS mountain bikes are lowered, making the bike more comfortable and safe to mount and dismount.
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's 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.
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 them to build a wider down tube and more broadly-spaced chainstays. Every millimeter of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness.
Adaptable X12 Hanger - CUBE optimized their new dropout design based on the Syntace X12 through-axle system, enlarging the area of the frame where the hanger is mounted. CUBE can now fit the longer Direct Mount hangers. Shifting precision and stiffness is therefore improved. With the new design it's also possible to swap the whole contact area of the axle with the hanger should the system be worn out.