The Stereo 120 HPA SL has always been about class-leading trail performance - and it was improved again with the newly developed HPA frame and the "Size Split", available for the first time on a CUBE full susser. Whether you choose the agile 27.5 inch or smooth-rolling 29er variant, everyone will be happy with this high quality, multi-talented bike. Brand new Fox suspension components and full Shimano XT speak for themselves. This bike is equally suitable for ambitious singletrack warriors, multiday alpine epics or endurance events.
The Stereo 120's brand new frame has dynamic looks thanks to the elaborately hydroformed and triple butted aluminium 7005 Ultralite tubes. It also manages to finesse a weight advantage, without sacrificing either stiffness or strength. Our much admired Agile Trail Geometry (ATG) is matched to each wheel size to give an unrivalled blend of stable, lively handling in all situations. Effficent Trail Control (ETC), combined with the newly designed forged Trail Motion Rocker linkage, creates a perfectly balanced suspension setup and optimum spring rate, irrespective of frame size.
The brand new Shimano XT groupset, with its wide-range 11 speed cassette (11-40) and double chainset optimised to the wheel size - 36x26T with the 27.5 inch and 34x24T with the 29er - is the perfect match for the Stereo 120 SL. The new XT is the gold standard for both shifting and braking. The new suspension components - consisting of the lightweight Fox 32 FIT4 air fork with tapered steerer and Float DPS rear shock, both custom tuned to suit the Stereo 120 - are also class leaders. With Open, Medium or Firm modes it's easy to set the Stereo's suspension up for any riding situation, while its lively character is perfectly matched by the light and stiff Fulcrum Red 66 system wheels and versatile Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 inch LiteSkin kevlar tyres.
Agile Trail Geometry
The Agile Trail Geometry carries over the Agile Ride Geometry?s benefits but with more focus on aggressive trail use. This can be achieved through a more compact frame construction with an even lower top tube and improved standover height. The result is more freedom of movement on the bike for the rider and a lower centre of gravity which guarantees agile handling and more riding fun.
Efficient Trail Control
Our Efficient Trail Control series works so that everyone can have more fun on the trail. With 27.5 and 29er wheel options our frames cover the widest range of riding on every terrain you can imagine. The low leverage ratio and linear rate curve makes the bike very sensitive, avoids bobbing and offers full usable travel all the time. Steep seat tube angles and slack head tube angles make these dream machines ready for action on the descent where you can use the full amount of travel to be on the safe side
FOX Customized Setup
Sophisticated suspension kinematics are only able to work correctly if the associated shock is properly tuned. We researched and found a specific shock setup in cooperation with Fox Racing Shox, using extensive testing for almost every CUBE full-suspension model.
The key requirement is for continuously active and fully usable travel, with the rear triangle unaffected by pedalling or especially braking forces. There are a number of ways of achieving this ? CUBE favours a four bar design with a chainstay pivot. Here, one of the pivots is located between the dropout and the chainstay, ensuring that braking does not have a negative effect on the movement of the rear wheel. By carefully positioning the remaining pivots, we obtain the finest riding qualities for our full suspension bikes both uphill and downhill. This fact is proven by many top test results in leading magazines over the last few years.
Trail Motion Rocker
The Trail Motion Rocker features optimized leverage ratios for every bike and intended use, giving fast reacting yet stable suspension in every situation. The computer-designed one piece rocker construction gives maximum stiffness for the best suspension performance while still being extremely lightweight.