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Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc Road - mudguard compatibility

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Origamist, 1 Oct 2016.

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  1. Bensporty

    Bensporty New Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    So with mudguards do you think 28mm tyres would fit as you said your 25s are tight

    Also I noticed the 56 frame seems on small size - wonder whether I would need 58 . I'm 6ft

    Cheers
     
  2. OP
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    Origamist

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    I tried a 28mm Michelin Pro 4 Endurance v2 on the back and it fitted with a bit of fettling. The clearance was very tight and I'd be a bit wary of things rubing/jamming, particularly in autumn.

    At 6ft I think a 58 would be fine, but it depends on your individual proportions and your preferred riding style.
     
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    Origamist

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    With Raw mudflaps fitted the protection is much better. The only outstanding issue is the short length of the guard protruding from under the forks - cycling through standing water I get a bit of spray in my body/face and over the handlebars.
     
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  4. Jamesd-IE

    Jamesd-IE Regular

    Nope you don't mind me dragging up this thread, I've purchased the cube attain disc too and I'm running 28mm 4 seasons on it but on my last 2 spins the rear guard has loosened on me on the bridge and started rubbing badly.

    I've given it a squeeze with an Allen key but it seems to slip down and the rubber pads slide up, reading the instructions it says to tighten the bridge bolt to 4 to 5 newtons, that seems very tight and I'm wondering if anyone has done this and no problem?
     
  5. OP
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    Yes, that's what I did - 4.5 Nm. The bridge hasn't budged. I suspect the seatstays can tolerate considerably higher.
     
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  6. Jamesd-IE

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    Thank you - I will do that and that should solve my problem.
     
  7. Jamesd-IE

    Jamesd-IE Regular

    Thanks Origamist - thanks did the trick and no movement since. Im running the cube guards over 28mm Conti 4 seasons and no issues.
     
  8. OP
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    Origamist

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    Cube guards have died. I had hoped to get a year out of them, but a few months short of that.

    Plastic stays have chewed the mudguard and they will no longer stay put. One set of stays only at the rear now. I give them 6 weeks until complete failure. Front Cube guard is holding up however.
     
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    Origamist

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    Well, the Cube guards with only one pair of rear stays are still holding up. This is surprising. However, knowing that they will not last forever, I tried to buy a new pair at the weekend. It was not possible though as they had been withdrawn from sale - seemingly due to too many failures - who knew!

    As it is, Cube are now saying a v2 Cubeguard will be out in 2018. I'll have to hope that the v1s can last a few more months.
     
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  10. Royboy0876

    Royboy0876 New Member

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    first post on here as have been following this thread for a while now... I gave up on cube supplying any mudguards so have fitted sks bluemells 35mm with adaptors from sks to screw in the offset holes in forks and rear.. these adaptors were only £2-50 a pair and I just had to thin the rubber mount on the front mudguard arms to allow it to fit between the adaptor.. the rear was fine as it was metal so thinner..the missing seat stay mount was cured by using the bow tie adaptor that comes with a set of giant defy specific mudguards and this cable ties neatly and securely in place.. I had to male a little extender to go from the bowtie to the mudguard eye as the distance was too much because it sits a bit higher than the cube clamp on thing which you cant get anyway..the result is I am running 28mm gp400s on hunt aero disc wheels which are quite wide with no rubbing at all on 500 miles of riding in all weathers..overall very pleased with the bike and I think these guards will last much longer than the cube ones which I doubt will ever be made again
     
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  11. Jamesd-IE

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    Hi and thanks, have you any photos of your install?
     
  12. Jamesd-IE

    Jamesd-IE Regular

    Mine have been going fine since install, bike is only used in the winter so helps, the back one has gotten a bit loose but fine. I was lucky enough to purchase 2 sets of the cubeguards with the bike so have a new set in a box just in case these give up.
     
  13. OP
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    Origamist

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    A wise move and good to know your work around.

    I contacted Cube again about the mudguards and they now recommend the Crud Roadracer MK3! If they are persisting with the Cubeguard re-design, I have no idea when it will be.

    Strangely though, my rear Cubeguard is soldiering on with one stay. However, I'm thinking about getting a new frame with proper mudguard compatibility and better tyre clearance in a few months.

    I always felt I made the wrong choice with the Attain, but the price swayed me...

    PS In the photo above my water botle cage is upside down, it took me 3 months to realise:rolleyes: