First Look: Cube’s New TWO15 DH Bikes

Regardless of DH races being a bit skinny on the bottom, we have seen a couple of new DH bikes pop up this 12 months, and simply across the nook we’ve the most important race of the 12 months, the World Championships in Leogang.

Prepared for that occasion, however not all that a lot of a secret if you happen to’re an eagle eyed DH fan, is the launch of the brand new Dice TWO15. There are two separate model for 2021, giving Dice the potential to focus every bike in additional carefully on its particular job.

The HPC model is squarely geared toward DH racing and was knowledgeable fairly closely from the racers’ suggestions on the previous bike. It is also Dice’s first foray right into a composite DH bike. The HPA model however caters to the park rats and bike park crew, maybe extra content material with squaring off turns and avoiding the stress police than chasing tenths of a second.


TWO15 HPC

The HPC is the DH race bike of the TWO15 brothers and goes for this with a 29″ wheel solely setup.

The principle body and rocker hyperlink are constructed from carbon fiber composite. Not a primary all collectively for Dice, nevertheless it’s first composite DH body for the corporate. The chain keep and seat keep of the body use 6061-T6 aluminum. General body weight is 3.3kg for a measurement M.

Carrying on from their earlier body, the shock is flipped, with the piggy again finish of the shock mounted to the principle body and was completed in an try and hold the unsprung mass as little as potential.

TWO15 HPC 29 At A Look
• Wheel Measurement: 29″
• Carbon fiber composite mainframe & rocker hyperlink, aluminum chainstay and seatstay
• 201mm journey
• 63.8° head angle
• 463mm attain (measurement L)
• 445mm chain keep
• Weight: 34.83 lb / 15.8 kg (claimed HPC SLT model, measurement M)
• Worth: SLT €5,999, SL €4,699
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Dice sought to maintain the upkeep of the bike a little bit simpler and skipped the hidden {hardware} that may be discovered on a few of their different bikes. All cable routing is inner and the fork bumpers on the principle body double up because the cable entry.

There is a 203mm publish mount for the brake and an array of caught on safety from the down tube to chainstay and heel rub areas to maintain the bike quiet and extra immune to put on from driving.


Geometry, Sizing & Adjustability

As is the case with each variations of the brand new TWO15, it is accessible in sizes M to XL. For the HPC model that sees barely longer reaches starting from 443mm to 490mm. That is then paired to a 445mm chain keep on all sizes and a -27.5mm BB drop, giving a BB top of round 343mm.

The inventory head angle is 63.8°, however could be adjusted by 0.5° by means of some adjustable headset cups. German model Throughout was drafted in to do the cups that are constructed from plastic and do not truly press into the body, the concept being which you can loosen the fork crowns and switch the cups 180° pretty simply. The cups embrace some small tabs to apparently cease them rotating throughout use.

Dice acknowledged that they most popular to have only a head angle adjustment over the frequent flip chip someplace within the suspension system to keep away from altering the entire bike geometry in a single go. The change in head angle additionally offers a smidge of BB top change too at 1.5mm.


Suspension

The brand new TWO15 retains the Horst pivot rocker hyperlink format of the earlier bike and in addition retains the imperial size shock.

The HPC is constructed round a 241mm x 76mm stroke shock, or 9.5″ x 3″ to be imperially appropriate. This allowed Dice to pack a tiny bit extra stroke right into a shorter eye to eye than the metric shock model, drop the standover of the body and bundle a shorter shock within the body with out the necessity for a facet loading trunnion mount.

Leverage ratio left and anti-squat proper. Blue is the brand new bike and inexperienced is the previous bike.

Dice was given the inexperienced gentle from Fox that the shocks could be accessible for the foreseeable future and it is the corporate’s DHX2 that the entire bike is designed round. Having mentioned that, the Float X2 may even match. So too with different manufacturers shocks so long as you will get an imperial model. That shock compatibility is he largest draw back of going with an imperial size.

The brand new bike’s kinematics see a drastically upped development to 43%, with a a lot greater beginning leverage ratio of three.6 dropping all the way in which to 2.05.

Anti-squat additionally sees a rise, with round 140% anti-squat at sag with a 34/18T gear mixture and general greater percentages all through journey. The bike’s anti-rise sits at round 60% all through the entire journey and can also be a rise over the previous bike.

Anti-rise left and pedal kickback proper. Blue is the brand new bike and inexperienced is the previous bike.

Dice knew the up in anti-squat would additionally deliver a rise in pedal kickback levels, but in addition knew the subject is deeper than only a graph and the variety of occasions it truly impacts the rider is totally different to what most individuals assume or imagine.

Lastly, the axle path was wiggled to present a slight bit extra rearward trajectory, solely 2mm, however primarily to general be a bit nearer to vertical round sag.


Choices, Worth & Availability

The HPC model of the TWO15 is break up into two fashions, the SLT and SL, each accessible now.

The SLT model is a reproduction of the group bikes and makes use of a Fox 40 Manufacturing unit fork and DHX2 Manufacturing unit shock, SRAM X01 DH drivetrain with Race Face Sixc cranks, Magura MT7 brakes, Race Face Atlas wheels with Schwalbe Magic Mary and Massive Betty combo with a Tremendous Gravity casing. Worth is €5,999 and the claimed weight is 15.8kg or 34.86lbs.

The SL model makes use of a Fox 40 Efficiency fork and DHX2 Efficiency shock, SRAM GX DH drivetrain with Race Face Atlas cranks, Magura MT5 brakes, Reply ATAC DH wheels with Shwalbe Magic Mary Massive Betty combo with a Tremendous Gravity casing. Worth is €3,699 and claimed weight is 16.6kg or 36.6lbs.


TWO15 HPA

The HPA carries over quite a lot of the engineering and design discovered within the HPC model and really makes use of the identical composite rocker hyperlink. The remainder of the body is constructed from aluminum and body weight is claimed to be 3.8kg.

With not everybody wanting each run they do on a DH bike to be a full on race run, Dice sought to cater to the group trying to get their enjoyable from a barely totally different motivation, in addition to riders searching for a cheaper, 27.5″ wheeled choice.

TWO15 HPA 27.5 At A Look
• Wheel Measurement: 27.5″
• Aluminum major body, chain keep & seat keep, carbon fiber composite rocker hyperlink
• 200mm journey
• 63° head angle
• 455mm attain (measurement L)
• 430mm chainstay
• Weight: 37.26 lb / 16.9 kg (Race model)
• Worth: Race €2,999, Professional €2,499
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The HPA is designed round 27.5″ wheels solely and sees some geometry adjustments to additionally assist with the extra bike park deal with enjoyable and video games.


Geometry, Sizing, Adjustability & Suspension

M, L and XL sizes can be found with barely shorter reaches in comparison with the HPC race bike. Attain spans 435mm to 475mm and is paired with a shorter 430mm chainstay size.

The HPA additionally makes use of a metric 250 x 75mm shock to allow Dice to make use of different shock producers and hit the mandatory value factors whereas additionally opening up the bike to becoming shocks from all manufacturers.

It makes use of the identical plastic adjustable headset cups with a inventory head angle of 63° that may be adjusted all the way down to 62.5°.

The smaller wheels additionally drive a smaller BB drop of -8mm giving a BB top of round 346mm, which is altered by 1.5mm with the pinnacle angle change.


Choices, Worth & Availability

The HPA model can also be break up into two fashions, the Race and Professional, accessible very shortly.

The Race model makes use of a Marzocchi Bomber 58 fork and Bomber CR shock, SRAM GX DH drivetrain with Race Face Atlas cranks, Magura MT5 brakes, Reply ATAC wheels with Schwalbe Magic Mary and Massive Betty combo however in a Tremendous Path casing. Worth is €2,999 and the claimed weight is 16.9kg or 37.26lbs.

The Professional model makes use of an X-Fusion RV1 HLR fork and H3C shock, SRAM GX DH drivetrain with Race Face Chester cranks, Magura MT Thirty brakes, Reply ATAC DH wheels with Shcwalbe Magic Mary Massive Betty combo however in a Tremendous Path casing. Worth is €2,499 and claimed weight is 17.7kg or 39.02lbs.


A word on Euro pricing:

Costs in Euros acknowledged are for the German market, which is presently having a diminished tax interval and won’t be consultant of different Euro utilizing nation costs. So, test in together with your native markets to have the correct value for the place you might be on the earth.