The Cube Stereo is a trail bike that has some of the coolest features in the market for its price range. It is a bike that is made to eat up the miles on the rough trails without any complaints at all. With amazing specs and a great weight bracket to boot, this is one of the best trailblazers out there.
The carbon frame of the Cube Stereo was the first thing we noticed about the bike. It wasn’t some standard frame that had been molded out, but is actually a two-part bond between separately manufactured halves.
The rear end of the frame is smooth enough that the chain doesn’t rattle, even in the absence of chain guides and mounts. The fork of the bike had 160mm of travel, which made it very good indeed at going downhill and over rough paths with lots of bumps.
In addition to this, the suspension was complemented by some Schwalbe tires that have obviously been made for trails. From the formula disc brakes with their large rotors to the very durable RaceFace cranks and the SRAM gears, this is a bike to be truly proud of.
Our riding experience on this bike was that it was made for bumps – the fork worked incredibly well with the overall flex of the frame, leading to a ride experience that could only be classified as A grade.
Great for eating up any bumps with ease
High levels of control at speed
Great braking ability
Very responsive ride
Gorgeous design and weight
The lack of a challenge on any trail might put off some more hardcore riders
The Cube Stereo is a bike that manages to be completely overpowered on the most challenging trails, meaning that when you are on this machine, nothing can stop you!
This was both a good thing and a bad thing. While we loved the bikes features from its components to the quality of ride, we did realize that it made riding a little too easy for the more enthusiastic riders out there.