The all-new 2021 Cube Two15 HPC carbon 29er DH bike will be the platform for a new dedicated downhill CUBE Factory Racing team this season. And 2x ex-World Champion Danny Hart will be their lead man on the new “lightning-fast carbon 29er race bike”.
2021 Cube Two15 HPC carbon 29er downhill mountain bike
Cube’s goal with the new carbon Two15 29er was simply speed… to step up the game of their long-running DH bike family, delivering a race-ready downhill bike to take their downhill team to the next level. Paired with a more affordable aluminum version with 27.5″ wheels, Cube’s DH bikes now cover a broad range from bikeparks to World Cup DH tracks.
Carbon DH tech
The twin-mold HPC carbon 29er is built to be light & fast rolling. A carbon front triangle & short rocker arm keep stiffness high and total frame weight low – a claimed 3.3kg, while a 6061-T6 alloy rear triangle can take any DH abuse.
The bike gets 200mm of rear wheel travel with the alloy Horst link rear end, and what Cube calls “optimized kinematics” for modern steep & technical World Cup downhill courses, with an improved rear wheel path to maintain speed over rough terrain, and “+7% progression” to work best with modern coil shocks.
The long & slack race bike features an integrated Angle Set headset to allow small tweaks to the “progressive” geometry and find the perfect set-up, plus integrated internal cable routing and downtube & chainstay protectors.
Alloy DH tech
The 200mm Two15 HPA 27.5 gets similarly reworked kinematics with a shorter carbon rocker link, a slacker front end, and the same adjustable Angle Set. A new hydroformed, triple-butted alloy frameset is also lighter & stiffer than before, now down to a claimed 3.8kg over the previous generation.
29er & 27.5 Downhill Race Geometry
The new carbon 29er gets updated geometry available in three stock sizes (M-XL), and can be adapted to different DH tracks with the Angle Set headset. Cube says its longer reach was specifically the result of rider feedback for high-speed race stability.
The all-new alloy bike also gets similar updates, although smaller fits & slightly slacker geometry to scale the ride to the 27.5″ wheel platform. While Cube sees the carbon 29er as the race bike for ultimate speed, the shorter-reach alloy 27.5 version is meant to be more agile & versatile, blurring the lines as a park bike too.
2021 Cube Two15 HPC – Pricing & availability
Officially debuted at the start of the winter, two builds of the new carbon 29er DH bike that Hart is racing are being offered.
The £6000 / 6000€ Cube Two15 HPC SLT 29 is the top spec option in the same carbon ‘n flash grey that the Cube Factory Racing team has been riding. It gets built up on Fox 40 & DHX2 Factory suspension, a SRAM XO1 DH 1×7 drivetrain, Magura MT7 brakes, a RaceFace finishing kit with carbon SixC cranks, bar and Atlas stem & wheels, plus a SDG I-Beam carbon post & saddle to come in a claimed 15.8kg.
A more affordable, but still race-ready Cube Two15 HPC SL 29 at £3800 / 3700€ in olive ‘n grey gets the same frame but down spec’d Fox Performance Elite suspension, GX DH group, MT5 brakes, RF Atlas cranks & bar, and Answer wheels – at a claimed 16.6kg.
Two updated alloy bikes are also offered with 27.5″ wheels – the £3000€ Cube Two15 Race 27.5 & £2500€ Cube Two15 Pro 27.5.
Cube says they’ve built up all four models and shipped them out to dealers at the end of last year. Demand has apparently been high, so availability will depend on your local Cube shop’s stock.