Real Women Favorite! Whether it's an epic day ride or tackling technical singletrack, CUBE designed the Sting 12 Race 2X to be the ultimate choice for discerning women. The combination of lively but stable handling, a new and even lighter aluminium frame and high quality, performance-orientated equipment with 2x11 transmission and top name suspension components makes it the obvious candidate. This is a bike built for hard trail use; it'll inspire you to go further and faster than you ever thought possible. The entirely new 216 Sting WLS 12 isn't short on refinement. The extraordinarily high quality four pivot, triple butted 75 Superlite aluminium frame is lighter than before for the best possible climbing performance, but also even stiffer for excellent steering precision and safe descending. CUBE's well-respected Agile Trail Geometry gives the bike its lively character, while Efficient Trail Control suspension design ensures that the 12 mm of travel works perfectly regardless of frame size. Every Sting WLS 12 rider has the ability to conquer even the toughest of trails with confidence, thanks to the smooth, custom-tuned Fox Float DPS rear shock with remote lockout. Shimano's XT disc brake system puts powerful stopping and easy modulation within finger-tip reach - perfect for the longest of Alpine descents. The brand new Shimano XT drive group features 2x11 gears and XT's legendary hard-wearing reliability, giving clean shifts and peace of mind. Fulcrum's Red 44 wheelset backs this performance up with superb acceleration. And Shimano's I-Spec puts shift and brake controls within easy reach of the rider in CUBE's ergonomic cockpit design, which means you'll be relaxed and comfortable even after a long day on the bike. Woman Like Series - CUBE's new WLS models come with different wheel sizes for different frame heights. The 14 and 16" frames have 27.5" wheels, the 17,19 and 21" frames are built as 29ers. Depending on body height, every woman gets the perfect riding character and geometry. The models of their Woman Like Series feature a compact frame geometry with shorter top tubes and longer head tubes, giving a riding position that is more upright than on the men's models. This riding position relieves the pelvis and offers more comfort. The top tubes of the WLS mountain bikes are lowered, making the bike more comfortable and safe to mount and dismount. Aluminium Superlite - Extremely high tensile strength heat-treated 75 aluminium alloy is developed for the highest requirements. It is very stiff, fatigue resistant, corrosion resistant and has high elongation. CUBE's Superlite tubes are double butted, giving very light tubesets with a high level of stiffness. Agile Trail Geometry - The Agile Trail Geometry carries over the Agile Ride Geometry's benefits but with more focus on aggressive trail use. This can be achieved through a more compact frame construction with an even lower top tube and improved standover height. The result is more freedom of movement on the bike for the rider and a lower centre of gravity which guarantees agile handling and more riding fun. Efficient Trail Control - CUBE's Efficient Trail Control series works so that everyone can have more fun on the trail. With 27.5 and 29er wheel options our frames cover the widest range of riding on every terrain you can imagine. The low leverage ratio and linear rate curve makes the bike very sensitive, avoids bobbing and offers full usable travel all the time. Steep seat tube angles and slack head tube angles make these dream machines ready for action on the descent where you can use the full amount of travel to be on the safe side. Tapered Steerer - 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 head tube. On all of 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 use this surface treatment technology mainly to save weight. Stealth Ready - Dropper seat posts are getting more and more widespread, but to integrate them optimally in the frame, they have to be factory fitted. With the Stealth Ready frames, it is possible to build in a dropper seat post with internally routed cables, which besides the clean look, helps prevent any cables getting jammed. The exit of the cable on the frame if not required will be sealed with a cover for protection. Trail Motion Rocker - The Trail Motion Rocker features optimized leverage ratios for every bike and intended use, giving fast reacting yet stable suspension in every situation. The computer-designed one piece rocker construction gives maximum stiffness for the best suspension performance while still being extremely lightweight. High Performance Aluminium - For CUBE's high end bikes they use High Performance 75 Aluminium alloy which has a very low density combined with high strength due to the alloy elements and the hardening heat treatment. By triple butting or even quadruple butting (as in the REACTION , HANZZ and AERIUM models) to give different wall thicknesses in one tube, aluminium tubes are reinforced where required and made lighter where possible. In this way, they succeed in getting material where its needed most. In addition they use special tube shapes, manufactured with hydroforming technology to better cope with directional forces. The low density and high strength as well as the butting and the hydroforming technology enable them to make high performance frames with an ultimate level of stiffness.