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10 June, 2011 05:33PM
I currently have a Dawes Hybrid and would like to upgrade (its a bit old now). At the moment I just use the bike the odd time for cycling to work etc, but I want to start cycling a bit more, weekends etc.

The company I work for participates in the bike to work scheme and the cycle store they use only stocks Giant, Lapierre and Cube bikes. I called there the other evening for a browse and the salesman recommended the Cube Hybrid. He said the components are typically better than the Giant and they had a better range of Hybrids than the Lapierre.

The two models he recommended were the Cube SL Cross Comp Bike '11 (€679) and the Cube SL Cross Team Bike '11 (€1099). The cycle to work scheme and corporate discount scheme from the store would reduce the price by well over 50% so I its well worth spending a few quid for a good one that will last.

I am not familiar with the components etc, but are these good bikes and would I be better of going for the more expensive model?

The specs are:

-> Cube SL Cross Comp Bike '11

Cross and lightweight. Longevity components and extra light wheels make the SL Cross Comp the first choice for avid cyclists.


Frame: HPA Crossroad Triple Butted
Fork: Aluminium Rigid Fork
Headset: FSA NO. 10 semi-integrated
Stem: Easton EA30, 25.4mm
Bars: Easton EA30 Riser
Grips: CUBE Double Doumeter
Rear Mech: Shimano Deore LX RD-T661 Top Normal
Front Mech: Shimano Deore FD-M591 Down Swing, 34.9mm
Shifters: Shimano Deore SL-M590 Rapidfire-Plus, 9-Speed
Brakes: Shimano BR-M422 V-Brake Front & Rear
Chainset: Shimano FC-M431 48x36x26T., 170mm, Shimano BB-UN26, Chainguard
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50 11-32T., 9-Speed
Chain: KMC X9 Double Durability
Tyres: Schwalbe CX Pro
Rims: Schürmann Yak 622 V-Brake
Front Hub: Shimano Tiagra HB-4500
Rear Hub: Shimano Tiagra FH-4500
Spokes: DT Industry 2.0 silver
Pedals: Fasten Alloy
Saddle: Scape Active 63
Seatpost: RFR Complight 31.6mm
Weight: 10,9 kg

https://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=32&idproduct=40459


-> Cube SL Cross Team Bike '11

Lightweight and rigid triple butted frame equipped with proven MTB shifting components. Perfect for long tours and moderate gravel roads.

Frame: HPA Crossroad Triple Butted
Fork: Aluminium Rigid Fork
Headset: FSA NO. 10 semi-integrated
Stem: Syntace F149 Oversized
Bars: Syntace Duraflite 2014
Grips: CUBE Double Doumeter
Rear Mech: Shimano Deore XT RD-M771 Top Normal
Front Mech: Shimano Deore LX FD-M660 Down Swing, 34.9mm
Shifters: Shimano Deore SLX SL-M660 Rapidfire-Plus, 9-Speed
Brakes: Shimano BR-M422 V-Brake Front & Rear
Chainset: Shimano Deore XT FC-M771 Hollowtech II 48x36x26T., 175mm, integrated BB, Chainguard
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG50 11-32T., 9-Speed
Chain: Shimano CN-HG53
Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph Evolution
Rims: Alex EN24 V-Brake
Front Hub: Shimano 105 HB-5700
Rear Hub: Shimano 105 FH-5700
Spokes: DT Swiss Champion 2.0 black
Pedals: Fasten Cross UltraLight Sealed Bearing
Saddle: Scape Active 63
Seatpost: RFR Prolight 31.6mm Setback
Weight: 9,9 kg

Other Cube bikes available from this vendor can be viewed at:

https://www.cyclesuperstore.ie/shop/pc/showsearchresults.asp?idCategory=32

Can anyone make any recommendations as to whether its worth going for the more expensive bike or is there a better option I should be going for?

Thanks
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Which Mens Hybrid

alpine 10 June, 2011 05:33PM

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