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2010 Cube Sting HTC Full Suspension Mountain Bike

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Every now and then it’s fun to show some stuff from across the pond, and Cube’s top of the line 120mm travel Sting full suspension XC bikes really caught our eye.

The Sting HPC Teamline, shown above, uses Cube’s Dual Trail Control suspension design that places the shock within the rear triangle.  They claim this provides neutral response to pedal input while remaining very active over the terrain.  The frame is full carbon made with their Twin Mold Process to reduce resin.  It has a Shimano XTR drivetrain with some seriously high zoot parts mix: Syntace seatpost, bar and stem, Magura Durin 120mm fork, Formula R1 hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss carbon wheelset and Schwalbe tires.  Rear cush is provided by a custom tuned Fox Float RP23 shock with Boost Valve.  Claimed weight is 10.4kg (22.9 lbs).

Hit more to see a few frame details and other color options…

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The Sting Team Edition gets a carbon fiber rear mud guard to keep grit and crud from getting all over the shock.  The front (main) pivot on the rocker arm is a hollow axle to further reduce weight.

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Cube calls the bottom section of the rear end the 3D Box.  It provides a wide base to improve stiffness while also serving as the front derailleur mount and shock mount. The bottom bracket is press-fit, which increases the contact area for joining the downtube, and you can just see that Cube uses virtually the full width of it.

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Despite the red, white and blue color scheme of the Teamline at the top, Cube has no current distribution in the U.S.  The Sting is also available in Greenline (above) and Blackline (below).

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McLarry
McLarry
13 years ago

The bike looks good, but that suspension looks bouncy for a XC race rig. I’m guessing it is coming stock with a High Compression Tune shock.

cs
cs
12 years ago

I’m looking at buying one of these in the UK. The only thing that is making me nervous s that there’s no reviews or tests anywhere on the web or magazines to get a feel. I might just buy it for the looks and components. Though I admit it is a risk not trying before hand.

Has anyone with first hand experience care to share their views??

Rick
12 years ago

Just got the Blackline version and I have to say this is without question the best bike I have ever rode. Solid and tight! Nothing else to add, it really is a great machine..

J
J
2 years ago
Reply to  Rick

Can any one tell me were i can get the middle section i.e triangle part bearing and bilts from

Russ
Russ
11 years ago

Got the GreenLine full carbon. Had it for one week then took it to the French Alps. It rides like a dream and cannot be faulted.
A real head turner.
Take time getting your set up right (rear) and you’ll have no problems with the reported bottom bracket.
Enjoy!

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