Brand new for 2018, CUBE took things up a notch or two for their Kid 240 Race. Figuring that keen young riders will benefit from having the right equipment for them to develop their skills, CUBE took all the best features of their Kid 240 range and added components that are designed for the real rough-and-tumble of off-road life. So they fitted a Suntour air suspension fork, which is easily adjustable for a young rider's weight. Then they added Shimano's new Deore 1x10 gears, for a wide gear range and simple gear shifting performance. And CUBE finished off with wide, grippy 2.35" tires, which work with the fork to smooth out the trail and stick like glue to the trail. Add the proven 6061 aluminium frame, and you've got everything you need for your little rippers to shred to their hearts content.
Junior riders quite rightly want their bikes to be as good as the grown-ups'. That's why CUBE selected the same heat-treated 6061 aluminium tubes that they use in their adult bikes, for the best combination of low weight and great strength. Mechanical tube forming allows us to tweak tube shapes to the optimum profile, and of course the derailleur hanger is easily replaceable in the event that it gets damaged. In terms of geometry, CUBE built the Kid 240 Race around a low top tube for improved maneuverability and confidence, using a geometry that's just the right blend of stable and nimble for young riders to develop their confidence and skills. Plenty of tire clearance means that wide, grippy tires can be used to add to comfort, control and, most importantly, fun.
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.
Frame Safe System - To protect CUBE's high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the CUBE Frame Safe 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.
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.