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Cube Bikes?

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Mister Paul, 12 Jan 2018.

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  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    What are people's views in terms of quality and VFM? Are we talking Carrera, Boardman or Pinarello?

    It's the Cube Travel I'm particularly interested in, but given that dealers in the UK don't hold them and have to order them over from Germany I'm not anticipating anyone here ever having seen one.
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    @Goggs has a similar bike

    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/trekking-classic-hybrid-bike-advice-required.208133/#post-4494984

    Don't know if s/he is still active on the forum though
     
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  3. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Very pleased with a Cube Acid I own. The build quality and bits and bobs are great and I got a very good set of components for the price. No experience of the bike you are hankering after. Sorry.
     
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  4. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    boardman-esque imo (depends on your view of Boardman's I reckon)
     
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  5. Drago

    Drago Guru

    I know know of a few frame failures on Police Cube MTB's, but that's going back many years now. I suspect they're pretty much-ish with their peers, price for price.
     
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  6. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    I have a Cube Peleton

    Smashing bike, especially for what I paid for it.
     
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  7. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    Have you seen the size of Sussex bicycle plod and the amount of gear they wear? ;)
     
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    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I used to ride St John's Cycle Responder bikes. They would have been well above the recommended load weight, so much so that riders often tipped sideways off them.
     
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  9. Sixmile

    Sixmile Über Member

    Location:
    N Ireland
    Same here. I've a Peloton Race and the spec is hard to beat without spending silly money, which is why I haven't upgraded since buying it second hand in 2016.
     
  10. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    Location:
    London, UK
    I have a cube Attain GTC Race - absolutely brilliant bike and great VFM since i got £300 off or more in the sales

    Almost full ultegra. Only thing that wasn't ultegra was the brakes but ive since switched mine out for ultegra ones as i was being a bit OCD
     
  11. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Senior Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
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  12. cbs

    cbs Well-Known Member

    I have a had a Cube Litening for a good few years now, and last year Mrs cbs got an Attain, with hydraulic disks and Ultegra. Both are top quality and good value and I have been really happy with mine.
     
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  13. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Senior Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    They seem to make bikes that hit every level on your Carrera Boatman Pinarello scale, after a quick look online.

    I suspect some of this question comes down to how people perceive the brand, and I would guess favourably. If I put my Cracker Coltrane hat on, and think like a bike snob, I'd guess better than a Boardman? Though... Some Boardman's are pure class... So I just wasted anyone who read this's time.
     
    Last edited: 12 Jan 2018
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  15. Jamieyorky

    Jamieyorky Senior Member

    Location:
    York
    I currently own 2 Cube's and i must admit they are the best bikes ive owned ( and ive owned a few when i was in the cycle trade ).

    1st is my Cube Agree gtc sl:
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    2nd is my Cube Town pro:
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    Both very different bikes and Totaly diffrent price ranges but you can still feel the german quality.

    I would definitely recommend Cube Bikes.
     
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