With its oversized tubing profiles,
hydraulic disc brakes and through axles it’s clear that Cube have designed the
Axial to be a weapon of choice for anyone looking to go full gas. It’s been
constructed using Cube’s proprietary C:62 carbon and twin mold monocoque
technology which allows the Axial WS C:62 SL Disc to be stiff where it’s needed,
specifically in the bottom bracket, tapered head tube and chainstay areas.
Comfort has been built in thanks to an element of controlled flex in the seat
stays, a flattened top tube and carbon fork blades. Cube also say that a precise
C:62 layup system does away with superfluous material delivering a
lightweight frame set as a result. Opting for flat mounted Shimano Ultegra
hydraulic disc brakes and 12 millimetre thru-axles that really deliver makes
perfect sense together offering impeccable stopping power in
all weather conditions making the Cube Axial a very appealing all-rounder. The
Axial uses what is described as aero endurance geometry designed to keep you
comfortable even on the longest days in the saddle but it’s far from a sit up
and beg bike with its short wheelbase and short head tube be under no
illusions that this is anything other than an agile and swift machine. The rest
of the Cube has been dressed impressively, Shimano Ultegra R8000 11 speed makes the grade across the bike with no swap outs whatsoever.
The compact chainset and 11/32 cassette will get you up even the steepest of
climbs while still allowing you to give it beans on the flat. Internal routing
not only provides the bike’s clean sleek looks but will offer cable protection
from road spray keeping you shifting smoother for longer.
Selecting the Mavic Cosmic Elite Disc wheelset and the Continental Grand Prix
4000 is the real icing on the cake making the Axial a remarkable