First Look: 3 New Bikes From Cube's 2022 MTB Lineup

Aug 3, 2021
by Seb Stott  

Cube have launched not one, not two, but 450 bikes and e-bikes for their 2022 range. Of course, most of these aren't entirely new but rather updates to existing models, and most aren't mountain bikes, but road bikes, hybrids, kids bikes etc. But still, this number gives a sense of how big and diverse Cube's product line is.

I've picked out what I think are three of the most interesting new mountain bikes in Cube's 2022 range. With so many bikes launching today, details are a little scarce, but I'll update this article when more information becomes available.



Cube Stereo One77 Race 29

Cube's long-travel Stereo One77 has had a few updates for 2022. The head angle has been slackened, the seat tube lengths have been shortened to allow longer dropper posts and the standover clearance has been improved too. This should allow more riders to size up if they want a bigger bike; meanwhile, a XXL size has been added to the rage to give more options to taller riders.

The One77 has two shock mounting positions, with different mounts used at both ends of the shock, to change the progressiveness of the rear suspension linkage. The bike ships with an air shock and the more progressive option is intended for coil shocks, though of course you could use either option for either style of shock. There's no word yet on how progressive either setting is, nor are there any geometry details as yet, other than the head angle which can be adjusted from 64- to 64.6-degrees using an angle set. This is 0.4-degrees slacker than the outgoing bike.

This build comes equipped with Newmen Evolution SL A.30 wheels, Shimano XT drivetrain and brakes, RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork and SuperDeluxe Ultimate shock. At €3,599, that looks like quite an impressive parts package.
Details

• Intended use: AM/Enduro/Bike Park
• Wheel size: 29" only
• Travel: 170mm F&R
• Lower standover and more progressive suspension for 2022
• Aluminium frame
• 64 or 64.6-degree head angle using angle set
• Sizes: M-XXL (XXL size new for 2022)
• Two shock mounting positions to change progression
• Claimed weight: 15.4 kg (34.0lbs)
• Price: €3,599
More Info
The standover clearance has been improved a little compared to the old Stereo One77

We've seen different shock mounts to adjust progression before, but Cube's system alters the positions of both mounting points to achieve the curves they're after.




Cube AMS ZERO99 C:68X SL 29 teamline

For 2022, Cube have split their AMS cross-country platform in two. They now offer the ZERO99 and the ONE11, both of which use the same brand new frame design.

The ZERO99 is the dedicated race bike, with a steeper head angle and shorter chainstays, designed for snappier race-day handling in exchange for less tire clearance. It offers 100mm of travel at either end, with remote lockout shocks on all builds. The angle headset allows the head angle to be changed betweeen 68- and 67.4-degrees, which is fairly slack for a cross country race bike. The full-carbon frame uses a Horst-link chainstay pivot, rather than flex stays like many modern XC bikes, but still has an impressive claimed weight of 1,650g. The full bike weight in this build sneaks into single figures, at 9.7 kg (21.4 lb).

The head angle can be adjusted by rotating the headset cups. In the slacker setting, it's pretty slack for an XC race bike.

This Teamline build has a SRAM theme, with a RockShox SID SL Ultimate fork and SID Luxe Ultimate shock (both of which have a remote lockout), SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, Magura MT8 SL brakes and Newmen Advanced SL X.A.30 carbon wheels.

Cube AMS ZERO99 Geometry

Details

• Intended use: XC/Race
• Wheel size: 29" only
• Travel: 100mm F&R
• 67.4 or 68-degree head angle using angle set
• Sizes: S-XL
• 1,650g claimed frameset weight
• 437mm chainstay length
• Claimed Weight: 9.7Kg (21.4lbs)
• Price: €5,099
More Info





Cube AMS ONE11 C:68X TM 29

The ONE11 uses the same mainframe as the ZERO99, but has a longer back end which improves tire clearance for use with bigger tires. It also uses a 120mm fork (a Fox 34 Step Cast in this build) and a longer stroke shock (42.5mm vs 40mm) to increase rear wheel travel to 110mm. It's your classic beefed-up cross-country style of downcountry bike.

The ONE11 has a slightly longer chainstay and added frame protection compared to the race-focused ZERO99

This build rolls on Maxxis Recon 2.4"/Rekon Race 2.35" tires on Newmen Evolution SL A.30 wheels, there's a Shimano XT/SlX drivetrain and XT brakes, plus a 150mm Fox Transfer seatpost (125mm in Small).

Cube AMS ONE11 Geometry

Details

• Intended use: XC/Downcountry
• Wheel size: 29" only
• Travel: 110mm (r)/120mm (f)
• 66.1 or 66.7-degree head angle using angle set
• Sizes: S-XL
• 444mm chainstay
• Claimed weight: 11.5Kg (25.4lbs)
• Price: €4,599
More Info






77 Comments

  • 75 1
 465 reach on an XL? What are these...bikes for ants?
  • 6 1
 479 on the XC 465 on the DC... seems backwards to me..
  • 7 0
 they're gettin shorter every year. hopefully my spine starts compressing sooner than anticipated so I can keep riding without some stupid extended stem!
  • 12 0
 How can you expect people to ride.. if they cant even fit inside the cockpit?
  • 1 0
 A wee bit small eh
  • 11 0
 @danielfloyd: side effects of a common main triangle. reach gives with the longer fork.
  • 11 0
 @MountainJnky: The cockpit has to be at least.. 3% bigger than this!
  • 1 0
 @TotalAmateur: extender stems are a fate worse than death.
  • 4 0
 Those reach numbers have to be a mistake
  • 28 0
 Under 5 grand for an 11.5 kilo bike with a dropper, finally someone building fast trail bikes at a decent price!
  • 13 1
 They didn't get the memo that you could jack up prices by 20% with all the supply chain chaos... Nice one Cube.
  • 2 0
 @HankHank: There 's no supply chain issue when you divert cartridge bearings meant for skateboards to your frames to save weight, cost, and reliability! I have seen them up close and it's a No go for me.
  • 6 0
 @justincs: If you compare the same spec from Cube and e.g. Specialized/Cannondale/Santa Cruz, the Cube frame is basically free.
  • 1 1
 @Ttimer: Just because of that my next bike will be cube, doesn't worth dropping 10 grand for a bike where you can get at least %80 performance for 50% less
  • 1 0
 @Ttimer: There's a good reason for that.
  • 1 0
 @davechopoptions: and it is?
  • 2 1
 @Noeserd: The frames are nasty from geometry, kinematics, construction quality and design (tiny bearings for example) points of view. Openly admitted to me by several Cube dealers.
  • 1 0
 @davechopoptions: Did they commented for stereo 170? i heavily consider buying it, geo is fine for me but i wonder how reliable it is
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: Not specifically. Test ride one - may or may not work for you?
  • 1 0
 @davechopoptions: the thing is i don't have acces to any new bikes, i need fo fly germany to test one
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: I definitely recommend the stereo 170 2021 but not so much the 2022 version. They seem to have downgraded a bunch of specs. The 2021 version is full XT, factory X2, factory 38 grip 2 and factory transfer post. Also RF next r bar and turbine cranks. Serious downgrades with this year's updates. Had my for about 9 months now. Incredible bike.
  • 1 0
 @griffus: But the geo and kinematics has changed with the 2022 model, size large now has 420st instead of 470 and head angle is 0.6 slacker now on 63.8. I'm looking to the base model btw specs hasn't changed for that model
  • 1 0
 @Noeserd: yeah the seat tube was always a bit of a mystery why it's this long. Wasn't too bad for me as I'm taller anyway. I ordered a 1 degree headset from arcos to further slacken the HA but really it makes hardly any difference. The geo from last year to this year is mostly just slightly longer and slightly slacker with a shortened seat height - the changes are not really that drastic
  • 21 0
 What kind of animal creates a geometry table with the sizes in that "order"? Could just about get on board with it in descending size but then they stick XL on the right anyway.
  • 9 0
 Agree, but it’s helps when you realise it’s in Alphabetical order, so that at least there’s some logic... the wrong logic, but still logic.
  • 14 0
 Seriously no comments on “Cube AMS ZERO99 C:68X SL 29 teamline”? I felt physical pain reading that.
  • 2 0
 I was looking for this comment. Made me feel a little sick reading it.....
  • 6 0
 Need some regular expressions to parse that name...
  • 12 0
 I have my new password.
  • 4 0
 @iamamodel: Elon's next child's name
  • 1 0
 Dear Cube:
Please give us some longer model names.
  • 1 0
 At least there’s no umlaut or dots over any of the letters… now that would be confusing…
  • 1 0
 There is some naming rationale in there unfortunately I’m not German enough to figure it out
  • 7 0
 I like that the XC bike is all business. Cable derailleur, no fancy hiding tricks or integrated stem handlebar bullshit. The previous model was thrash geometry wise but this one has quite nice numbers in my opinion. I would have prefered a flex stay to keep thing simpler but it's so light one can't complain.
  • 9 0
 The downcountry model looks clean. Also looks like a replica of the Epic EVO right down to the geo.
  • 3 0
 with a less ugly high top tube/ standover
  • 5 0
 you can fit 2 water bottles too!!!
  • 4 0
 And they list the weight for every model.
  • 1 0
 @brookscurran: I'm looking at my Epic Evo right now and they look the same. I didn't even know the top tube is purported to be high.
  • 1 0
 @iamamodel: he’s right it is too high. I also have an epic evo. The reach is too short, so you have to go up a size for proper fit, but then you can’t fit a dropper post without it going up past your proper saddle height. It’s the bike’s only Achilles heel.
  • 1 0
 @blackthorne: mine felt too short at first (5'10" on a M) but now it feels like it is part of me like no other XC bike I've ever had (heaps). I love everything about it.
  • 8 0
 Im wondering does anyone in USA or Canada rides CUBE bikes?
  • 5 0
 I've seen a couple people near where I live (Socal) ride Cube e-bikes. I have also seen a Stereo 140
  • 4 1
 Yeah, there is a dealer in Nelson BC so I see them occasionally. Friend of mine has a Stereo Race. Solid beast of a bike except for the Magura brakes that keep snapping levers.
  • 3 0
 Yup, we sell lots of them at our shop! I owned a Stereo 140 a couple years back, super fun bike.
  • 4 0
 I live in so cal, so my trails are like, rocky peak, mount wilson, santa monica, and I've never seen one. Seems like E-bikes are all I see these days Frown
  • 4 0
 I have a 2018 cube reaction TM that i ride. Issue is there is a total of zero shops that support Cube in the entire US so god help me if my frame fail during warranty.
  • 1 0
 Remi be like: "I used to."
  • 3 0
 I rarely see Cube bikes in the US. it was the same way with Canyon and Commencal until they got US distribution centers. Cube would make a killing if they opened a storefront/distro in California or anywhere on the west coast.
  • 1 0
 @mariomtblt: unfortunate but true!!!
  • 2 0
 Yep! I am riding a Cube Stereo 170TM. Local shop 5 minutes from me is a Cube dealer!
  • 1 0
 I've ordered a Stereo 170 SL in Oct and still didn't receive it...
  • 2 0
 @Oross99: it's worth the wait. Incredible bike and specs at the cost
  • 1 0
 @rbonnell: Gericks!
  • 7 0
 Adjust head tube angle with rotating headset cups :-)
Angle adjusts by 0.6 degrees :-(
  • 1 1
 At least it'll creak like a mofo to remind you of the useless feature.
  • 2 0
 @davechopoptions: it doesn't creak at all! I've ridde. My stereo 170 SL for 9 months now and it's never creaked. Incredible people that don't own one just make stuff up.
  • 2 0
 The angle headsets are made by arcos. You can buy a 1 and 1.5 degree version from them directly.
  • 5 0
 It's odd cos 2021 bikes are on back order until 2022
  • 1 0
 Mine is supposed to be in production in 3 weeks. Ordered in oct 20.
  • 2 0
 Are Cube bikes available in the US?!

Even at 3599 Euro, that One77 spec is a heck of a deal! XT with RS Ultimate suspension. Now we're talking.
  • 1 1
 Always astonished by how someone manage to create a bike as complex as this but don’t have the knowledge or attention to detail to trim and adjust the brake and gear cables. Is the attention to detail also lacking in other parts (that we cannon see) in the development of this bike?
  • 3 0
 Looks more like an Obtuse Triangle than a Cube!
  • 2 0
 Aston Martin might have a word about that name, the One77
  • 1 0
 That was the first thing I thought when I saw that name! Curious to see how this works out for Cube
  • 2 0
 So that's where all the bike parts went
  • 2 0
 More importantly press fit or threaded BB?
  • 1 0
 1650g frame??? With or without shock….?
  • 1 0
 "1650g frameset weight" -- frameset, i.e. with shock.
  • 1 0
 @FloImSchnee: It's claimed without the shock according to the german "mountainbike magazin" (www.mountainbike-magazin.de/mtb/cube-ams-zero99-one11)
  • 1 0
 @koe-tri: interesting, thanks.

1650g with shock would have meant, that Cube built one of the lightest frames on the market.
(1650g without shock is still great, esp. considering Cube's prices)
  • 1 0
 How many new bikes?
  • 1 3
 So it's a 2010 Specialized Camber with modern geo, whoop-de-doo.
  • 9 1
 Which makes it an Epic Evo for quite a bit less $$$. That's surely a good thing?
  • 1 3
 No remote lockout on a race bike? Try again!
  • 5 0
 It literally says in the article that the all XC models are delivered with remote lockout, you can also see the wire run from the shock into the top tube.
  • 1 2
 @Losvar: The 120mm XC bikes does not have remote lockouts, only the 100mm.

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