Premium aluminium – now lower in weight but still high on durability. How does the latest two15 hpa SL from Cube stack up against our benchmark aluminium DH bikes, the Orange 324, Nicolai G19 and solid strike?
When we reviewed the previous Cube Two15 five years ago it was not only running on the (then standard) 26” wheels but was available in one frame size only and weighed in at just shy of forty pounds. With a wheelbase of 46.7”/1186mm and a 760mm handlebar, it shows how frame designs have progressed along with hardware preferences and specs too.
That first generation Two15 had great suspension performance, but with a price tag of £4199 had stiff competition from the new force of direct sales bikes from Europe such as Canyon’s Torque and YT’s Tues.
Fast forward to 2017 and this latest Two15 has progressed dramatically. With a much lower weight, three frame size options and 27.5” wheels, the Cube looks much more appealing visually and the components seem well chosen. It’s more up to date when it comes to both geometry, but how is the sizing? Have Cube moved this bike forward when compared to our benchmark DH bikes?