Cube Bikes LTD Race XC Hardtail

4.64/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

The LTD series’ topmodel uses great parts for sporty rides and occasional marathons or races.


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by liam2 a Weekend Warrior from ireland

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2012

Strengths:    this bike has a very good group set,it lends its self to up grades,a great entry level bike,a good climbing bike,

Weaknesses:    the dart 3 forks. i dindnt realise i needed new forks untill i did ballinastoe co wicklow my mates had to put the cube back in the van ,my arms and neck were in bits for the next three days ,towards the end of the trail my arms were so pumpted i could bearley use the brakes.

Bottom Line:   
i replaced the dart 3 with a 100mm fox float rl ,this was pure magic.i also noticed the addition of a reverb seat dropper pushed the the seat forward giving the bike a better centre of gravity,i know there are better bikes out there most of my friends upgraded to full suspension but i really am attached to this cube i wont be changing any time soon.

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Favorite Trail:   cooley

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   friend second hand

Similar Products Used:   none


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by luke monroe a Weekend Warrior from us,currently in Germany

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2010

Strengths:    light weight, smooth shifting, great brakes, painted graphics(no decals), good wheels and tires

Weaknesses:    brakes take awhile to seat in.

Bottom Line:   
For the price you just cannot beat it! Cannondale bikes with the same quality components are almost twice the price. The same for Speacialized and the rest.
Dollar value exceptional. The real bottom line is someone In the U.S. needs to start importing these.

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   molitor's bike shop,

Similar Products Used:   none.

Bike Setup:   x-country and trail riding. Changed out stock pedals for large platforms

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nautiq176 a Weekend Warrior from Germany

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2010

Strengths:    Lite great set up for the money, will take a beating, better than the rider.

Weaknesses:    Had a clicking sound for a few months took it back to the shop where i purchased the bike and they could not figure the problem out. It just went away

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price. with a few up grades can be even better. we ride 3X a week about 15 miles per ride and no real problems.

I am 6'1" 240lbs and the bike holds up well. Got the large and have put it through hell.

Not into changing much on the bike yet trying to work on a budget. as i find problems they get upgraded.

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Favorite Trail:   brunssum heide NL and Eifel

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Sport WeltScherer

Similar Products Used:   GT RTS-3

Bike Setup:   crank brothers egg beaters, selle italia flite gel flow saddle, azonic B-52 riser bar and nobby Nic front and rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tomov a Weekend Warrior from Denmark

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2010

Strengths:    Everything is working smooth.
Very happy with the brakes. (My first Hydr. Discs)


Weaknesses:    Dirt is easily seen on the yellow frame. Cables make ugly mark which can not come off.

Bottom Line:   
Very happy with this bike.
Unfortunately I bought a large. Should have been medium. Didnt listen to advice. Was convinced by salesman to select the bigger one.

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Favorite Trail:   Forest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Similar Products Used:   lowcost noname-mtb

Bike Setup:   as delivered: Rockshok + XT + Magura Julie

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tonto a Cross Country Rider from Cardiff

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2009

Strengths:    Simply awesome!..Had mine 9 months, gone 5000km and its still just amazing...faultless. i've thrown EVERYTHING at it and it just keeps getting better! Nothing has ever gone wrong with it and its solid as a rock

great ergonomics - munches up hills, flies down em. Rebas + poploc = perfect. Oro brakes are really responsive. 11kg isn't too bad for throwing on yer back if you need to


Weaknesses:    Oro's were a bit squeaky for a long while! they bedded in eventually and was worth the wait

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is - if you want a bike you will truly love and you have 900quid, get this. if you don't, save up! you cannot get better value for money and it will never let you down. you'll understand!

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Favorite Trail:   Taff Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Cyclopedia

Similar Products Used:   GT Zaskar, kona kula deluxe, Rock lobster Team SIG, orange p7

Bike Setup:   2008 Shop setup (+ squeezy horn). tires have nothing left to give but will replace them with the same again cos they work so well (racing ralph + nobby nic)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by reddamo12 a Cross Country Rider from Ireland

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2009

Strengths:    Super light, all components working well

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, I got the 2009 which has been upgarded since last year. Has Tora SL up front, Stroker Ryde brakes and shimano XT/SLX gearing. Very light compared to others in the same range. From all accounts, the frame should withstand a lifetime of upgrades. Big cheers to CRC, bike was race-able out of the box within 20 mins. I'll keep replacing parts and riding this thing as long as I can. Highly recommended

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Favorite Trail:   Belleek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $975.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Trek 6000, Kona Caldera and a few other cheap wrecks

Bike Setup:   Stock, just took off the meat-eater pedals and put on my wellgo flats

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Schlumberger a Weekend Warrior from Berlare, Belgium

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Real value for money. I changed the cranks to FSA K-Force Lite because these are really superb (but expensive, 800 USD). I am a fanatic beginner but this bike is reliable and easy to handle due to its limited weight and good cornering. To my opinion, one of the best choices for a first MTB.

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Favorite Trail:   Stekene

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop

Bike Setup:   Shimano Deore XT drive train, Tora Rock Shox fork, FSA K-Force Lite cranks, Shimano Taurus DB wheels, Schwalbe Nobby NIC front tyre, Schwalbe Racing Ralph rear tyre

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Raj a Cross Country Rider from Dumfries

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2008

Strengths:    Beautiful fork, poploc is such a lovely function - way more useful than you imagine. Nice geometry, makes you really go for it! very swift gear changes with the XT/LX kit and the ORO's are amazing brakes for the money.

Oh, yeah, and a very attractive coat- so much better than the crappy pictures make out- dont be a wuss, go for the white and blue, its just lovely


Weaknesses:    Brakes took a while to get set up right but didn't need bleeding or anything, just a bit of fiddling, not a big point.

Needed chunkier tyres for wet Scottish riding, but at 2.25" they dont come much better as stock- better than Kenda Nevegal and the likes, been replaced with Panaracer Smokes, but they are good winter tyres for most bits, just Scotland is really wet and muddy


Bottom Line:   
A perfect bike for the amateur who really loves a dream bike that does everything you want it to, I cant think of anything wrong with it - Lovely, I havent experienced it when tail end "jumps like a little crazy horse."

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Favorite Trail:   Dalbeattie

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   GT Avalanche 1 Disc, Kona Dawg, This is my favourite by far!! GT a bit basic, Kona, well I dont like full sussers personally

Bike Setup:   Stock cept the Panaracer tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cesalec a Weekend Warrior from Chihuahua, Mexico

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2008

Strengths:    This bavarian beauty is awesome (no im not german, im mexican and live in austria). It climbs like an Alp goat, it breaks af it had claws, i totally love the PopLoc concept on the front fork. The tires....speechles (my favourites) Nobby Nic in the rear wheel and Racing Ralph on the front. its light (ca. 11Kg). and i totally love the look in anodized black, it looks so cool.

Weaknesses:    Not sold in America!!!

Bottom Line:   
Incredible bike, super climber, just drop the seat and there U go rocking down the alps.

Although when the terreain is bumpy with rocks and big tree roots, the tail jumps like a little crazy horse. (well after all is a Hardtail and not an Allmountain right?).





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Favorite Trail:   Lanser See@ Innsbruck, Austria

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Original price 1700@

Bike Setup:   - Rock Shox Reba SL, 100mm, Motion Control, PopLoc
- Easton EA30 seat post and handlebar.
- ALL Shimano XT, except LX Rapid Fire shifters
- Brakes and brake discs: Formula 18K
- Tire: Schwalbes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cullenbay a Cross Country Rider from inverness, scotland

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2008

Strengths:    fast, strong, good components that havent broken yet

Weaknesses:    crap fork, i upgraded when i bought it. chain lash

Bottom Line:   
the drivetrain and fork match this bike amazingly, frame is tough and light, cheap for anodized frame. looks sooo cool. people who wanna smoke their friends on uphills, and enjoy the downhills in front oftheir mates, should buy this bike

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Favorite Trail:   strathpuffer

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   squarewheels

Similar Products Used:   cube acid, giant xtc's, genesis core 2.0 (too flexy dont get it)

Bike Setup:   f100 fork, xtr drivetrain, all else stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by decanadees a Cross Country Rider from Antwerpen

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2008

Strengths:    Verry solid bike. Good components. German quality

Weaknesses:    the tora fork is not so precise on small bumps, but it does the job.

Bottom Line:   
I use this bike for a year now and I had a lot of fun with it. In the beginning there was a little brake fading problem, but it went away. The steering is verry precise and the bike feels verry steady on the dirt
This is the best bike you can get for a 1000€, other brands will give you a lot less bike for your money.

This bike is great for a beginner/ amateur racer. If you put an aluminium fork on it and lighter wheels it could even become a competition bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Herentals

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1499.00

Bike Setup:   I tuned the fork from 85mm to 120mm and added handle bars

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