Last year Cube introduced their aluminum framed Nuroad as an affordable gravel bike,  bridging the gap between their road & cross line-ups. For 2019 the bike gets another option with a WS women’s series update. Cube also adds a couple of new FE models ready to tour, plus small updates to the standard Nuroads.

2019 Cube Nuroad WS alloy women’s gravel bike

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike for women & men
2019 Cube Nuroad WS

The Nuroad WS is a pretty no-nonsense aluminum gravel bike. It gets a shaped & butted 6061 alloy frame with geometry adapted from Cube’s proven endurance road bike range and a tapered fork that uses a forged alloy crown & steerer joined to carbon legs. That’s not going to get you a super light gravel bike (it claims a 10.5kg complete weight), but it does help Cube push the price on this one down to just 999€.

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike for women & men

What you get with that is a complete bike built up with a Shimano Tiagra 2×10 groupset and a set of TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes. The bike surely makes sacrifices to keep the price down, but it does get modern tech features, including the 1.5″ tapered steerer, 12mm thru-axles, flat mount disc brakes, and room for up to 40mm wide gravel tires.

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike for women & men

Available in four frame sizes for the women’s WS model (50-58cm), it shares the same geometry as the standard Nuroad but finished with a one-size narrower version of Cube’s flared alloy Gravel Race bar and a women-specific saddle. All of the Nuroads gets internal routing in the downtube and include braze-ons to mount a set of full-coverage fenders and a rear rack.

2019 Cube Nuroad FE fender-equipped alloy gravel touring bikes

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike for touring & commuting
2019 Cube Nuroad Race FE

Speaking of a rack & fenders, that’s the start of what the new FE models get for 2019. Now available in both a full new 105 Race FE build with hydraulic disc brakes for 1600€

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike for touring & commuting
2019 Cube Nuroad Pro FE

…and the more affordable Pro FE with Tiagra and Spyres for 1100€. Even with fenders both bikes still come spec’ed with 35mm wide Schwalbe G-One tubeless-ready tires to head off the smooth roads.

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike for touring & commuting

Beyond just adding racks & fenders though, both of bikes gets dynamo front hubs and integrated lighting to round out either your daily commute or an adventure further from home. The Nuroad Race FE gets a set of tiny Supernova E3 LED lights, with a Pure 3 up front & Tail Light 2 behind. The Nuroad Pro FE opts for a more budget AXA Compactline 20 lux headlight and a  Busch & Müller Toplight rear.

We’re waiting to hear back on FE bike pricing.

2019 Cube Nuroad affordable alloy gravel road bikes

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike with improved spec
2019 Cube Nuroad Pro

The standard Nuroad gravel bikes mostly just get an updated spec for next year. For the more affordable Nuroad Pro now features a complete Tiagra 2×10 groupset, a 10.5kg claimed weight, and that 999€ pricepoint.

Cubes 2019 Nuroad is an affordable alloy gravel bike with improved spec
2019 Cube Nuroad Race

But on top of that a new all-105 spec’ed Nuroad Race benefits from the new ergonomics of the updated a R7000 11-speed groupset, especially the new, much slimmer hydraulic disc brake lever bodies. At 1400€ and a weight of 10.1kg, the new Nuroad Race still packs in a solid value.

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10 COMMENTS

    • Maybe you’ve own the brand before and like it because the geometry fits you well. This reason is why I buy giant. For some reason their bikes fit me well. All that said, that new Cannondale is nice.

    • Price, especially if you’re buying in Europe and possibly elsewhere in the world, geometry, fit, aesthetics, or any of the other reasons that people don’t buy the same brand of bike.

    • “Why would you buy this over the new cannondale? Unless you really dislike cannondale?”

      BB30. Too many horror stories, and Cannondale’s sloppy manufacturing tolerances for a bottom bracket shell requiring those to be as exact as they could be.

      The last time Cannondale offered a bike with a threaded bottom bracket shell was on the bottom-spec CAAD8s from three years ago, I believe. Could be wrong

    • The geometries between the NuRoad and Topstone seem pretty different. The NuRoad is closer to a road/CX geometry so it’ll be a more responsive & lively ride, which will appeal to people who like to ride faster.

      The Topstone being longer & lower is probably going to ride better on looser & rougher surfaces, at lower speeds, or with load on the bike, the second scenario benefited further by the alternative crank gearing.

  1. @Lincoln Lu: Why would you buy the new cannondale over the new cube? Unless you really dislike cube?

    Both the Topstone and Nuroad look like really fun entry level rigs. I really don’t see anything to complain about.

  2. I bought the nuroad for 1100, the cube comes with tiagra whereas the cannondale comes with sora. Colour scheme on cube much better.
    The nuroad is the most comfortable bike ride, a fantastic winter bike.

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