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Old 01-23-12, 02:08 AM   #1
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CUBE or not. Guess the frame.

Hello guys!

I'm new here and i come to you with a question about a weird situation.

I want to buy a second hand mountain bike that has CUBE written on it. I didn't find anywhere on the internet a cube bike with a frame like that but what i find is that the frame is very similar to a Yeti Ultimate frame but it's not exactly the same.

The part that is holding the rear wheel is rounded on a Yeti frame and the "CUBE" is not rounded, it's "regular" if i may say so.

The bike has a rigid frame and no fork suspension.

My question is if you know a CUBE bike (or any other manufacturer) with the frame almost identical to a Yeti Ultimate frame?

Thank you very much!
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Old 01-23-12, 06:27 AM   #2
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Old 01-23-12, 06:34 AM   #3
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E-stay frame Cube? Pics would help...

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Does it look like this?
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Old 01-23-12, 08:51 AM   #4
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Cube is a German brand. Been around a while, and the e-stay style bikes have been made by many companies. Back when they were the new hot thing, a lot of bike companies were making them.

It's likely old enough that you'll just not be able to find much info on the web.

You don't see as many e-stay bikes still around - the rear ends and BB area on nearly all of them were on the flexy side, which led to many of them cracking/breaking over the years. the ones that weren't this way were because they were ridiculously overbuilt to compensate.
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Old 02-24-12, 02:47 PM   #5
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Hello and thank you very much guys for the help!

It is not an e-stay as you will see.

Here i made a quick representation of the bike frame (the shop was closed a few times i went to get a picture and i'm not waiting anymore):
http://kaigaraonline.files.wordpress...ube_or_not.jpg

What brand can this be and what type of bike is it?

Thank you very much!

img, #cubbies-overlay{ -moz-transition-property: margin, box-shadow, z-index; -moz-transition-duration: 0.1s; -webkit-transition-property: margin, box-shadow, z-index; -webkit-transition-duration: 0.1s; ** .cubbies-selected{ z-index: 9999; box-shadow: 3px 3px 8px -1px blue !important; cursor: pointer !important; margin: -3px 3px 3px -3px; ** .cubbies-selected:active{ box-shadow: 2px 2px 5px -1px darkblue !important; margin: -1px 1px 1px -1px; ** #cubbies-overlay{ position: fixed; z-index: 9999; bottom: 30px; left: 30px; box-shadow: 0 2px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); border: none; ** #cubbies-overlay:hover{ box-shadow: 0 2px 3px rgb(0,0,0); **
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A custom bike perhaps... an actual picture of the bike would help...

The front triangle is different... unique and the bottom bracket below the chainstays technically make it an e-stay frame.

If this bike is for sale at a shop, why don't you ask them what it is?
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They say it's a CUBE
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I'm a bit intrigued... still no real pics?
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Problem solved. I get a reply from a CUBE partener and they saythat in the last 7 years, CUBE didn't made such a frame.

I won't buy this bike.

Thank you very much.
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Jeez, the most important tubing on the bike is minimized? WTF?
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