Cube Action Team Reveals 2019 Stereo Team Bike

Mar 18, 2019
by cubebikesofficial  
The Stereo 150 C:68 Actionteam 29 is the ultimate go-anywhere, ride-anything enduro race machine


It's just a few short days until the first stop of the 2019 Enduro World Series in Rotorua. The new season brings with it some changes for the CUBE Action Team. New member Sofia Wiedenroth joins Greg Callaghan, Zakarias Johansen and Gusti Wildhaber for the first race of the season in New Zealand. "We've completely reorganised our tech support team and have two incredible new mechanics, Ciaran and Daniel, on board to look after the riders and provide the best technical back-up. Sofia Wiedenroth is the first woman on the Actionteam and will be racing the Enduro World Series this year. Sofia is already an integral team member and her background in cross country racing gives her a great basis to develop into a top enduro rider in the medium term," says Claus Wachsmann, manager of the CUBE Actionteam.

Sofia spent January and February at training camps preparing herself for the 2019 race season

Irishman Greg Callaghan will be looking to defend his title at the national champ, a position that is sure to give him a great deal of confidence: "I'm more stoked than ever to get racing again! The whole Cube Action Team has been working hard over winter to get ready for this year and make sure we're all in great shape – I've never felt better prepared for an EWS season! We've got a new rider, new partners, new mechanics and are 100% motivated to do our best."

27-year-old Norwegian Zakarias is looking forward to his second season riding for the Cube Action Team: "The season is finally here and I'm super stoked that the first stop is Rotorua. I went from training in the Swedish snow to moving into the team house in Finale Ligure in January. It was a completely new experience for me and just amazing – perfect training conditions and world class trails on the doorstep. My preparation has been perfect. I feel super confident that the hard work will pay off and that I'll be able to achieve my goals for 2019."

Greg is looking forward to the first stop of the Enduro World Series in New Zealand on 24 March

Gusti Wildhaber proved his mettle last year as one of the world's best enduro riders with several top results and came into his preparation for this season fully motivated: "My performance in 2018 has really motivated me through the winter. I've been able to massively improve my skills and prepare specifically for the different courses we'll be racing on. We moved into a team house in Finale Ligure this winter and spent a lot of time working on our equipment and set-up. We were also lucky enough to be able to test out several products thanks to our sponsors. I can't wait to realise my full potential in the first two EWS rounds!"

Newcomer Sofia was also at the training camp in Finale Ligure: "I did a lot of endurance training on skis at home over the winter and the first test race in Italy was a great taster for the EWS. Unfortunately, I had to take some time off the bike after a crash during training in February so I don't have too much high-intensity work in my legs. But I'm making the best of the situation and super stoked on my first big trip with the team. I can rely on them 100% to give me their full support."

"The Cube Action Team is riding the brand-new Cube Stereo 150 team bike. It's perfect for everything from the tight, twisty forest trails of Rotorua to the high-speed, high-altitude descents of Whistler and everything in between. It delivers maximum performance in every situation and is the best racing machine the team has ever had! With Newmen on board, we now also have a highly professional wheel supplier to the team," says team manager Claus Wachsmann. The proof of the pudding will be the first race of the 2019 EWS calendar, where the Cube Action Team will find out if their intensive preparation work has paid off.

Fox's race-winning Float X2 Kashima shock

Newmen Evolution SL wheels

Full Shimano XTR drivetrain

MENTIONS: @cubebikesofficial


  • 41 6
 Cubes used to be fugly, but that is sexy AF. Nice one Cube. Come on Greg!
  • 17 27
flag dumr666 (Mar 18, 2019 at 12:14) (Below Threshold)
 damn it is still ugly AF for me, but older models are pleasure to ride. Didn't threw legs over this one so I can't say really
  • 4 7
 It reminds me of a Subaru...something only a lesbian mother could love.
  • 1 0
 Agree, one of the nicest looking Enduro bikes out there.
  • 30 7
 Praying that the silver rims dont catch on
  • 4 3
 Those are white....just an fyi
  • 2 21
flag TannerValhouli (Mar 18, 2019 at 14:25) (Below Threshold)
 @bman33: thank you for being condescending, and it's kinda hard to tell with the lighting. where's your proof that they're white? pretty sure they're raw alloy
  • 1 0
 @TannerValhouli: Really hard to tell white vs silver in those pics, yeah.
Best guess: white -- in the last pic.
  • 2 7
flag TannerValhouli (Mar 18, 2019 at 14:55) (Below Threshold)
 @chrod: Look at the back wheel in the first pic, light doesnt reflect like that off of white paint
  • 8 0
 @TannerValhouli: I wasn't intending it to be condescending, but it you are that easily offended, have at it. Looks like white with a bit of metallic in it. I could be wrong however
  • 13 0
 I see blue and gold
  • 8 0
 @TannerValhouli: pick a rim color and be a dick about it Smile
  • 3 0
 They are brushed with colorless anodizing = silver. I agree it is hard to tell with the pictures taken in the bright sunlight.
  • 3 0
 I am a happy owner of the lowest spec bike and it rides amazing! The feeling while descending is that everything is slowed down so I can be much more precise with line choice and accurate in my body positioning. Another neat touch is that Newmen wheels are specced across all models, so you can have a light and strong bike no matter the budget.
  • 3 0
 Τhe look of their bikes has been improving over the last few years. VFM is excellent too. Their geometry and sizing has always been short and tall though. At least they could shorten the seat tubes so people who want longer bikes could buy the next size up. Currently that's not an option.

Also, where is Nico Lau? I faintly remember he became team manager or something?
  • 2 0
 Nico Lau rides for Peugeot on Ebikes now
  • 6 2
 Great bike and nice color scheme. Except for the white rims, that's super tacky and looks cheap
  • 1 0
 Full XTR looks sweet as a nut! Can't wait to see it in the flesh. Also, a friend of mine who works in a bike factory told me new 12 speed XT samples are going to be released to bike companies in April. That's my cup of tea.
  • 10 7
 Cube - nostalgic brand (geometry looks like 5 years ago..allways)
  • 1 0
 Somehow I doubt the rider getting buzzed by the back tire is a problem. More likely the front wheel will buzz the rear wheel before you.
  • 4 1
 Looks pretty boring and ugly to me. Greg is the man though!
  • 2 0
 Now they nailed the looks of the enduro bike they can spend some time on the downhill rig ????
  • 3 0
 I don’t know why, but I just find all Cube bike look boring. Sorry Cube
  • 2 0
 mavic crossmax sx 26' anyone?
  • 1 0
 Is the geometry available? That first pic looks like the short bus of enduro bikes.
  • 2 0
 Can't wait till mine is delivered :p:p:p
  • 1 0
 What front fender is that?
  • 1 0
 Why are all cubes ugly AF? Eek
  • 5 5
 looks like a short wheel base bike from back in the day, ala the Yeti ASX!
  • 5 1
 wheelbase looks kinda short because the frame is size M and the wheels are 29". proportions...

  • 1 0
 plus many spacers under the stem
  • 2 1
 You think this looks like a Yeti ASX? I hope you don't think that tree in front of you looks like a northshore...

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