Cube Attain GTC Race Road BikeCube’s Attain GTC Race is a bike that’s as comfortable as it is fast – made to break personal bests, whether on a long distance ride or a local hill climb. To achieve this unrivalled performance, Cube selected the best off-the-shelf technology available and bolted it to a cutting-edge carbon frame. The result is a pedigree race machine, built to take on anything from a Sportive to an epic ride out in the hills with your training buddies Attain Pure Performance on this Light Carbon Road BikeThe Attain GTC Race is built around the latest development of Cube’s carbon frame technology, complete with a carbon fork plugged into an integrated headset. They’ve also equipped the frame with aero flex seatstays, which both look good and add a dose of comfort to this race-bred machine Stiff and ResponsiveIncredible stiffness results from the tapered headtube, joined in turn to the large cross-section downtube for assured, stable handling even at high speed. To ensure the best drivetrain efficiency, Cube selected a PressFit bottom bracket. They also improved the aesthetics by routing all cables internally Shimano Ultegra GroupsetOnly the best would do for the Attain GTC Race, so Cube opted for Shimano’s showcase Ultegra groupset. The compact chainset features a 50x34T crankset with an 11-32T cassette. The Attain GTC Road Race Bike sits atop an Aksium Elite system wheelset from legendary French manufacturer Mavic Features:Frame: GTC Monocoque Twin Mould Technology, Road Comfort GeometryFork: Cube CSL Race, One Piece 3D-Forged Steerer/Crown, Carbon Blades, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/4″Bottom Bracket: PressFitBrake System: Shimano BR-RS500Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6800, 11-32TChain: Shimano CN-HG600-11Crankset: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 50x34THeadset: FSA I-t, top integrated 1-1/8″, bottom integrated 1-1/4″Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra FD-6800, 31 8mmRear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6800, 11-speedWheelset: Mavic Aksium Elite, QR/QRTyres: Mavic Yksion Elite Guard, nylon breaker, 120 TPI, 25-622Handlebar: Cube Wing Race Bar CompactHandlebar Tape: Cube Grip ControlStem: Cube Performance Stem Pro, 31 8mmSaddle: Cube RP 1.0Shift/Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra ST-6800Seatpost: Cube Performance Post, 27 2mmPost Clamp: Cube Screwlock, 31 8mmWeight: 8.25kgTechnologies:Twin Mould Technology: The Twin Mould technique uses re-usable cores during the lay-up process to ensure precision frame moulding. Special inserts guarantee optimum ply orientation during the production process to add extra strength at frame points subject to higher loads. This improves the safety of the product and delivers outstanding stiffness characteristics. Gran Turismo Composite: In designing the GTC carbon fibre frames, safety and comfort are the main factors. Cube uses high modulus fibres for the parts that are stressed the most such as the headtube, the seat tube, top tube, and the bottom bracket area. That is why the frame still offers flex and comfort resulting from the flexible tubes. Cube’s special production process with inner and outer moulding forms ensure that the minimum of required material is used, reducing overall weight even with complex frame designs. All GTC frames have of course passed DIN -Plus testing. PressFit BB: With PressFit bearings, the bottom bracket bearings are pressed directly into the frame and not screwed in as usual. This gives a wider bottom bracket shell and allows Cube to build a wider downtube and more broadly spaced chainstays. Every millimetre of additional width gives a significant improvement in lateral stiffness. Tapered Headtube: This headtube design is stiffer than a conventional straight steerer and yields a more secure ride feel even in difficult terrain. Minimal flex at the front of the frame means the greatest possible steering precision. With the larger steerer, the forks become more rigid. At the same time weight is saved due to the absence of bearing shells as the lower bearing is fully integrated into the headtube. On all of Cube’s carbon models the upper bearing shells are also directly in the frame, so that once more a few grams are saved and the energy transfer is very direct Integrated Cable Routing: Internally routed cables offer many advantages. Cables are protected from dirt for longer life, weight is saved thanks to the absence of external housing and the bike has a clean, sleek appearance Easy AssemblyWhen you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools are conveniently included in the box Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive: All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes. All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX Buy Cube Bikes from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.