Cube Axial WLS Race Ladies’ Road BikeThe Axial WLS Race is the new spearhead among Cube’s performance aluminium race bikes. It is a lightning fast racer for demanding Road enthusiasts. The high performance package of a quality aluminium frame, full 2×11 transmission from the legendary Shimano 105 stable, and Mavic Aksium Elite wheels all help make the Axial WLS Race the ideal companion for bashing out fast miles on the road The Axial WLS Race features a superior double-butted superlite aluminium frame. Details like the oversized, cross-ovalised downtube, tapered headtube, PressFit bottom bracket and 3D forged dropouts all help provide the Axial WLS Race’s frame with an exceptional weight/stiffness ratio. The Axial frame concept ensures superb long-distance comfort thanks to the balanced WLS ride position, supported by slim seatstays and the vibration-absorbing Cube CL carbon fork. Naturally, Cube has routed all cables internally to ensure long-lasting gearshift performance and clean, tidy looks To complement the high quality frame, Cube kitted the Axial WLS Race out with a Shimano 105 gear and brake groupset ensuring the ultimate in versatility as well as the best possible gear and brake performance. Combining a 50/34t compact chainset with an 11-32t cassette gives the widest possible gear range to cope with any ride. Mavic Aksium Elite wheels are perfectly matched to the very light and durable Mavic Aksion tyres, a real performance wheel system. The sportive Cube saddle and ergonomic Cube cockpit complete this race bike built especially for women Features: Frame: Aluminium 6061 T6 superlite, double-butted, smooth welded, 3D dropouts, road comfort geometry Fork: Cube CSL Race, one piece 3D-forged steerer/crown, carbon blades, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/4″ tapered Headset: Top: Zero-stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm); Bottom: Integrated 1 1/4″ Stem: Cube Performance Stem Pro, 31 8mm Handlebar: Cube Compact Race Bar Handlebar Tape: Cube Grip Control Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 RD-5800GS, 11-Speed Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 FD-5800, 31 8mm clamp Shift/Brake Levers: Shimano 105 ST-5800 Brakes: Shimano 105 BR-5800 Crankset: Shimano 105 FC-5800, 50x34t Cassette: Shimano 105 CS-5800, 11-32t Chain: Shimano CN-HG600-11 Wheelset: Mavic Aksium Elite Saddle: Cube RP 1.0 Seatpost: Cube Performance Post, 27 2mm Seatclamp: Cube Screwlock, 31 8mm Weight: 8.7kgTechnologies: Frame Safe System: To protect the high-end aluminium frames from damage, they are built with the Cube Frame Safe System replaceable derailleur hanger. The mounting thread is in the hanger and not in the frame as usual. In the case of a crash, this hanger can be easily and quickly replaced with a new one. Advanced Mechanical Forming: With its Advanced Mechanical Forming technology Cube can mechanically transform different frame tubes and thus optimise them without material-wearing welding work for the respective requirements. Along with the obtained organic look, the production method is primarily motivated by functional reasons. Multiple converted tubes enable Cube to manufacture lighter and also stiffer aluminium frames. Aluminium Superlite: Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 7005 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is a very stiff fatigue and corrosion resistant material that has high elongation. Cube’s Superlite tubes are double-butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness. 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. Press Fit BB: With Press Fit 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 steerer tube 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 the Cube 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. Wet Paint Surface: On polished, brushed aluminium and all HPC frames, the logos and graphics are applied in multi-layer wet paint. Cube uses this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight 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.