The Stereo 120 Race has always been about class-leading trail performance and comfort. This year, we went back to the drawing board to make it sleeker, better handling and more capable than ever before. From the sleek, hydroformed frame to the carefully slected components, we've sweated all the details to create a comfortable trail companion that'll inspire and entertain in equal measure. The RockShox Sektor RL fork serves up 130mm of smooth, easily adjustable bump swallowing in tandem with the Manitou Radium Expert shock, which adds 120mm of rear wheel travel. Wide Answer Duroc 30 rims shod with grippy Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres keep the rear end driving forward and the front end pointed where you want it, no matter what the trail serves up. And, of course, we selected a combination of Shimano's reliable and slick XT and SLX components to propel you forward and bring you safely to a stop. There's even a dropper post, so you can ride those steep, rocky and rooty trails with complete confidence. It all adds up to a finely balanced, easy to live with trail-taming companion, whether you're an ardent singletrack warrior, alpine explorer or multi-day endurance rider.
The Stereo 120 Race 29's clean, dynamic looks aren't there by accident. Drawing inspiration from our acclaimed Stereo 140 and its stunning trail performance, CUBE's designers have reworked every detail for 2019. There's new geometry based around a 130mm fork, for even greater comfort and control. The hydroformed chassis boasts ultra-sleek looks, thanks to careful tube profiling and a new rocker linkage with hidden bearings. Triple butting and intelligent design puts extra material where it's needed and takes it away where it isn't. This doesn't just save precious grammes; it also improves steering precision and pedalling efficiency. And the whole lot is designed around our Efficient Trail Control kinematics and the stable but fun handling of our new Agile Trail Geometry. It's the complete trail-taming package for long days out in the mountains.