Cube Nuroad Race FE £1,499

Cycling Weekly - - PROMOTIONAL FEATURE -

Choos­ing the right win­ter bike is a tricky busi­ness as it in­volves a lot more than what type of bike to get but also the tyres, mud­guards, lights and ad­di­tional win­ter kit choices. The list, and cost, can feel end­less. So imag­ine if all the de­ci­sion mak­ing was done for you. On one bike. For less than £1,500. Wel­come home the Cube Nuroad Race FE. The 7005 Alu­minium Su­perlight frame and car­bon fork’s ge­om­e­try is based around the racy Cube At­tain en­durance bike for all-day com­fort. The sizing mir­rors the fast-paced Cube Cross Race which should give con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing han­dling on all ter­rain. The Nuroad Race FE isn’t, how­ever, a sim­ple mar­riage of two ex­ist­ing bikes. Cube en­gi­neers have built on these strong foun­da­tions to de­sign a bike that fun­da­men­tally ticks ev­ery box on the win­ter bike checklist. Frame clear­ances al­low for a whop­ping 40mm of tyre space, even with the SKS Gravel mud­guards in place. It’s ideal for cross tyres and mud, mak­ing the bike just as happy off-road as on tar­mac. Wrapped around this is Shi­mano’s 11-speed 105 groupset with com­pact gear ra­tios (50/34) and an 11-32 cas­sette. A big plus are the hy­draulic disc brakes which per­fectly com­ple­ment the bike’s ad­ven­tur­ous na­ture. The in­te­grated Su­per­nova E3 Pure 3 and E3 Tail Light 2 dy­namo lights re­move the need for charg­ing and au­to­mat­i­cally switch on, giv­ing you bright lights ev­ery ride as well as an au­to­matic rear light too. An im­pres­sive pack­age for any win­ter ad­ven­ture, be it just the long way home, or some­where fur­ther afield, the Cube Nuroad Race FE is the per­fect com­pan­ion.

“Ticks ev­ery box on the win­ter bike checklist”

lug­gage Coming as standard, the rear Rack­time Light-it lug­gage rack weighs just 570g, but is ca­pa­ble of tak­ing up to a whop­ping 20kg. That’s about the same as most air­line bag­gage al­lowances so if you’re look­ing for a longer ad­ven­ture, no prob­lem ▼

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