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Cube SL Road SL 2019 - Road Bike

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Higher, further, faster, more - the SL Road SL could have been built for Strava KOM-chasers or, indeed, anyone who enjoys the thrill of greater speed and more distance. A featherweight, minimalist speed package combining Shimano's superb Ultegra groupset, powerful hydraulic disc brakes and DT Swiss wheels, it's crying out to be ridden hard and is, in the right hands, nearly as quick as a real race bike.There's everything you need here for speed but, of course, we've kept an eye on comfort and safety too.

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Aluminium Superlite Crossroad Taper Double Butted
Fork:CUBE Road Race, Carbon, Disc, Taper
Headset:FSA Orbit Z-t, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/2"
Stem:CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
Bars:CUBE Flat Race Bar, 660mm
Front Brake:Shimano Deore BR-M6000, Hydr. Disc Brake 160mm
Rear Brake:Shimano Deore BR-M6000, Hydr. Disc Brake 160mm
Front Mech:Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000-BM, 31.8mm
Rear Mech:Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000-GS, 11-Speed
Shifters:Shimano SL-RS700
Speed:22
Rims:DT Swiss P1800 Spline, QR/QR, Disc
Front Tyre:Schwalbe Kojak, Performance Kevlar, 35x622
Rear Tyre:Schwalbe Kojak, Performance Kevlar, 35x622
Seat Post:CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
Saddle:Selle Royal MTB
Chainset:Shimano Ultegra FC-R8000, Hollowtech II, 50x34T
Chain:Shimano CN-HG700-11
Cassette:Shimano Ultegra CS-R8000, 11-32T
Pedals:CUBE Aluminium MTB

Cube SL Road SL 2019 - Road Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.66
Build Quality
4.75
Performance
4.50
Value For Money
4.75

Customer Reviews (2)

5
Excellent Commuter Tredder

I use this bike for a 14 mile commute to work on mainly country roads and a sort gravel path. Like the other review I have the 2018 model - from Tredz, who were excellent - which is basically the same bike, but better colours! In line with the official reviews read prior to buying, I have found this bike to be so quick. The components are an excellent mix of what's needed; Ultegra gearing is great and the brakes are responsive. The DT Swiss wheels are solid, but the one minor down-side is the loud clicking freewheel takes some getting used to. Over all the bike is (and feels) really light, but sturdy, again one small niggle is the surprisingly unforgiving front (carbon)fork/tyre/wheel combination, but that's not a major issue if you stay off the bumpy stuff and play about with tyre pressures. I'd looked for a hybrid for ages with good spec to replace an under-geared Cannondale CX Quick, so when I saw the SL Road SL, with its spec at £1100 I jumped to buy it without trying it first, and in the 2 months of riding haven't regretted it for a minute. Am struggling to find suitable full length mudguards, but maybe I need to measure up and look properly - there are certainly the fittings both front and rear.

I use this bike for a 14 mile commute to work on mainly country roads and a sort gravel path. Like the other review I have the 2018 model - from Tredz, who were excellent - which is basically the same bike, but better colours! In line with the official reviews read prior to buying, I have found this bike to be so quick. The components are an excellent mix of what's needed; Ultegra gearing is great and the brakes are responsive. The DT Swiss wheels are solid, but the one minor down-side is the loud clicking freewheel takes some getting used to. Over all the bike is (and feels) really light, but sturdy, again one small niggle is the surprisingly unforgiving front (carbon)fork/tyre/wheel combination, but that's not a major issue if you stay off the bumpy stuff and play about with tyre pressures. I'd looked for a hybrid for ages with good spec to replace an under-geared Cannondale CX Quick, so when I saw the SL Road SL, with its spec at £1100 I jumped to buy it without trying it first, and in the 2 months of riding haven't regretted it for a minute. Am struggling to find suitable full length mudguards, but maybe I need to measure up and look properly - there are certainly the fittings both front and rear.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Cube hybrid

Mines the 2018 model it’s the same bike only different colour scheme. Basically I love it, the full on road bikes are just too much for my back, this with slightly wider tyres and little less hunch in riding position is spot on. Use it so much more than I did my race bike. Only thing I changed was added bullhorn style handlebars. Build and components are top draw. Superb bike.

Mines the 2018 model it’s the same bike only different colour scheme. Basically I love it, the full on road bikes are just too much for my back, this with slightly wider tyres and little less hunch in riding position is spot on. Use it so much more than I did my race bike. Only thing I changed was added bullhorn style handlebars. Build and components are top draw. Superb bike.

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5

SL Road Sizing

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Stack

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Top Tube Horizontal

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Reach

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411

421

Wheel Size

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28”

Read our Road Bike Geometry Explained guide for more information on Road geometry.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Road Bike Guide

 

Road Bike Guide

Is a Road Bike Right for Me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our road bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a road bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage

What road bike is right for you? There are a few different kinds of road bike, and they all have their specialities. We break down their strengths and usage in an easy to read table below.

Type of Road Bike

Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.

Type of Road Bike / Usage

Pros

Cons

Sportive Road

Long distance, training, sportive and endurance riding, as well as rough roads.

Comfortable, relaxed geometry is more accessible for riders new to road cycling.

Not as aggressive or stiff, so serious racers may look for a road race bike.

Road Race

Racing and training.

Lightweight, aggressive geometry for most efficient riding position.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths.

Aero Race

Road and criterium racing.

Aero dynamically efficient and fast. Stiff frames and aggressive geometry.

Heavier than road race bikes.

Flat Bar Road

Training and commuting. Comfortable, fast city riding.

Upright riding position is great for training and city riding.

Limited options of bikes. MTB-like position not great for racing.


Frame Material

The vast majority of road bikes are made from either aluminium alloy or carbon fibre. Alloy bikes can offer higher tier groupsets for a lower price, whereas carbon frames come at a significant premium, but are lighter and give that extra performance advantage.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames
Alloy frames have come a long way recently, using hydroforming and butting to keep the weight low, while keeping stiffness high.

Carbon fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames
Carbon frames have a lighter weight and greater stiffness, while maintaining excellent comfort.


Fork

Road bike forks are made to be lightweight and stiff, giving accurate steering, as well as a comfortable ride. Budget road bikes will have alloy forks, whereas mid-range forks often have mix-material forks, with alloy steerer tubes and carbon fork blades. Carbon bladed forks deliver a more comfortable ride, absorbing road vibrations and flexing slightly in rough roads. Full carbon forks are found on high end road bikes. They are especially lightweight and offer even greater stiffness.


Groupset

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette

Road groupsets are supplied by Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo. Having reliable and fast shifting can make all the difference when pushing hard. The majority of road bikes have double chainring drivetrains, while triple chainring setups are usually only found on low end bikes and touring bikes. Road bikes will have 7-11 speeds in the rear, with higher gears meaning more options for smoother riding.

Road Groupsets

Brakes

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes
Disc brakes offer greater stopping power and modulation. They work as well in wet as dry weather, and don’t require the rims to be replaced periodically. They come at a weight penalty, however.

Calliper Rim Brakes

Calliper rim brakes
Rim brakes are lightweight and easy to maintain. They allow greater aerodynamics for aero road bikes and


Wheels & Tyres

Types of tyres

Road bikes tyres don’t vary as much as mountain bike or even hybrid, but they still make a huge difference to how the bike rides. For a detailed look into road bike tyres, see our guide.

Road tyres have long been offered as either clincher or tubular. Clincher tyres are the standard tyres that fit onto standard rims with a tube holding the air. Tubular tyres are glued to a special tubular rim and are fully encased, doing without a tube.

Tubeless tyres are now a feature of road bikes, delivering a compromise between tubular and clincher tyres. They look the same as clincher tyres, but pair up with special rims to offer a proper seal within the tyres, also doing away with tubes.

Tyre Size

Road tyres are traditionally quite narrow. Nowadays the accepted standard is 25c, but 23c and 28c tyres are very common too. The larger the size tyre, the more comfortable they will be, but they will also be heavier and potentially slower rolling. Sportive and flat bar road bikes will commonly have wider tyres, whereas race and aero road bike will tend towards narrower tyres.

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What's In The Box

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Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
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All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

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