What do you need in a great-handling, versatile hardtail? Well, it needs to be light and stiff for starters. That's why we began with mechanically formed, double-butted 6061 aluminium main frame tubes combined with a tapered head tube. Taken together they form a rigid backbone for the rest of the frame, carefully tailored with our Agile Ride Geometry to build a chassis that's responsive and accurate. Then we took a close look at the luggage carrier and mudguard mounting points, making them even neater than before so that you can add the accessories you need easily and, just as importantly, without ruining the clean lines of your bike. Details, see? They're what make a CUBE.
Built to dissolve tricky sections of trail quickly and effortlessly, the Acid is a bike that's more than capable of living up to its name. Featuring a frame that borrows extensively from its high-end cousins, it's designed to help you come out on top of any trail challenge. Precise, accurate steering is assured thanks to a tapered steerer tube and smooth, easily adjustable RockShox Recon air fork. Sram's NX 1x12 Eagle transmission works in harmony with the light, stiff and lively triple-butted frame tubes to propel you down the trail, while powerful Shimano MT400 brakes give you the control you need to bring it all safely to a halt. We even incorporated neatly hidden luggage rack mounting points, so your Acid can do double duty as a weekday urban commuter or weekend tourer too. None of this performance comes at the expense of comfort – big-volume Schwalbe tyres and slender seat stays with a 27.2mm seat post see to that. And, because it's available in a wide range of sizes spanning both 27.5in and 29er wheel standards, there's an Acid with your name on it. Are you ready to accept the challenge?