Cube Litening C:68X Pro Carbon / White 2020
With our brand-new Litening C:68X Pro we had a very simple goal: to build the fastest, most aerodynamically efficient race bike with the best materials, so you can take the fight to the front of the peloton. Using the experience we gained from developing our Aerium series, we started with a clean sheet of paper and plenty of time set aside for Computer Fluid Dynamics, backed up by wind tunnel testing at every stage of development. The result is an entirely new approach to building a race bike, with a frame that's 30% more efficient through the air than before. A seamless structure crafted from our premium, next-generation C:68X carbon integrates the chassis, fork, stem, handlebar and seat post to help achieve this remarkable drag reduction ? and we've managed to achieve this with low cross-wind effects, too. Fully UCI approved, it's packed full of features to help you maximise your performance. From a choice of bottle positions to power meter compatibility and clearance for 28mm tyres, we've tried to think of everything so that you can just. Go. Shimano's superb Ultegra Di2 disc groupset gives you the slick, precise gear shifting and reliable, fade-free, all-weather brake performance you need to chase the podium results, while tubeless-compatible Schwalbe tyres are fast, grippy and reassuring on any road surface, at any speed. If ever there were a breakaway machine, this is it. It's all you need to put the wind up the competition, pull ahead and break free.
A road race bike needs to be fast. That much is obvious, but how to extract more speed from bike and rider? That was the question our engineering team asked themselves at the beginning of the design process for the brand-new Litening. And the answer? Make the frame as slippery as possible through the air. It's a familiar concept for time trial and triathlon bikes, but not so much for race machines. The new Litening re-writes the rules by borrowing from our experience building the standard-setting Aerium C:68. Making extensive use of Computer Fluid Dynamics ? backed up with wind tunnel testing at every stage of the design and production process ? our engineers were able to finesse the frame's design to realise a 30% reduction in drag. In the world of marginal gains, that's enough to make this a genuine breakaway machine. The fully UCI-compliant chassis design integrates frame, fork, stem, handlebar and seat post into a structure that's as efficient through the air as possible. Beautifully crafted from our next-generation C:68X carbon, it's even designed to be minimally affected by crosswinds. The integrated headset features an aero top cap and we were able to reduce the frontal areas of the head tube and fork crown by using disc brakes. It's also highly configurable to suit every race and rider ? internal cable routing for Sram and Shimano electronic gears is standard, as is a removable front derailleur mount, and there are multiple bottle positions available. With clearance for tyres up to 28mm and power meter-ready, it's the speed machine you've been looking for to maximise your chances of success. Don't chance it on race day. Ride the Litening ? and just go.