Cube Nuroad Pro | Winter Bikes Special | Cycling Weekly

Cube Nuroad Pro | Winter Bikes Special | Cycling Weekly


This is the Cube Nuroad Pro which
combines the best qualities of Cube’s road race and cyclocross bikes and it’s
designed, according to Cube, to take the long way home, which means that it’s
equally adept on toe paths gravel trails and wet winter tarmac. That flexibility is
enhanced by the very wide treaded 36 millimetre Clement Explore MSO tyres
with their smooth rolling centre knobs and more aggressive shoulder lugs for
traction in wet or dry. As you’d expect there’s loads of clearance built into
the Nuroad’s alloy frame to accommodate those wider tyres. In fact there’s enough
to fit 40 millimetre tyres with mudguards and a rack too. And there’s built-in
mounts for both the rack and the guards on the frame. The geometry is based upon
Cube’s Attain endurance road bikes and features a long wheelbase and slack
angles which is ideal for bumpy, gravel tracks but also providing plenty of
stability when riding on the tarmac on damp, slippery back lanes. And Cube has
designed its frame and new carbon bladed fork to lap up road vibration for more
comfort on longer rides. That comfort is enhanced by the tapered sloping top tube
allowing plenty of seat post extension to absorb bumps while the upward slant
to the stem helps alleviate pressure on the shoulders hands and wrists. Shifting
comes from Shimano 105 with flat mount RS505 hydraulic disc brakes for
confident stopping. The Nuroad combination of a 50/34
compact chainset and an 11/32 cassette is a popular choice in bikes designed for
damp roads and rougher steeper terrain adding to the bikes versatility without
detracting from your ability to press on on the smoother tarmac. Handling off-road
is also enhanced by the wide gravel race flared alloy bars too. Cube fits its own
RA 0.8 CX alloy wheel set designed for wet dirty conditions and
this runs on 12 millimetre thru-axles front and rear for firm and precise
wheel placement. I’m willing to bet that if Batman had a winter bike it
would probably look something like this.