For the 2021 season, the Nuroad Gravel range has received the long-awaited carbon version and its more versatile than ever. Gravel, bikepacking or commuting? The Nuroad C:62 promises to do it all. Read on for all the details and photos.
The aluminium Nuroad gravel bike has established itself a bestseller in the portfolio of the Bavarian bicycle brand, CUBE. The next logical step was obvious: the range needed a carbon version! Numerous mounts for mudguards, luggage racks and a stand promise to make it a versatile all-rounder. With 45 mm tire clearance, or 40 mm with mudguards, the Nuroad C:62 is ready for the trend towards wider tires and the flex built into the chainstays is said to provide even more comfort on gravel roads.
|Size||XS – 50 cm||S – 53 cm||M – 56 cm||L – 58 cm||XL – 61 cm|
|Seat tube||470 mm||500 mm||530 mm||550 mm||580 mm|
|Top tube||518 mm||537 mm||560 mm||575 mm||592 mm|
|Head tube||102 mm||124 mm||154 mm||174 mm||197 mm|
|Seat tube angle||75.2°||74.5°||73.5°||73.0°||73.0°|
|Chain stay lenght||439.5 mm||439.5 mm||439.5 mm||439.5 mm||439.5 mm|
|BB Drop||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,041 mm||1,041 mm||1,041 mm||1,046 mm||1,058 mm|
|Reach||380.7 mm||386.0 mm||389.0 mm||392.0 mm||401.6 mm|
|Stack||519.6 mm||544.0 mm||578.0 mm||599.0 mm||622.6 mm|
The full carbon fork is equipped with integrated cable routing for hub dynamos. However, these are only available on the complete builds with aluminium frames. If you want a Nuroad C:62 with a hub dynamo to power your lights, you’ll have to build the gravel bike yourself (or have it built). The design of the semi-integrated seat post clamp has been borrowed from the CUBE Agree road bike. The SRAM AXS 1×12-speed groupset on the flagship Nuroad C:62 SL model presented here should give you enough gear range for steep gravel climbs thanks to the large Eagle cassette from SRAM’s mountain bike lineup. According to CUBE, the frame weighs just 1,100 g and the complete bike with the lightweight NEWMEN carbon wheels should come to a total of 7.8 kg for a size 56 cm. Considering the € 3,999 price tag, this is sure to give the competition a run for their money! The first gravel bikes are already available and on their way to a dealer near you.
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