Just put in Cube carbon frame issues in google to see quite a few complaints but I guess not uncommon for carbon but the company response was less than stellar on many occasions. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cube+carbon+frame+issues&rlz=1C1PRFE_enGB707GB707&oq=cube+carbon+frame+issues&aqs=chrome..69i57.3945j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Any idea who makes the frames, information doesn't seem to be available by googling except for made in the far east. Does your frame have a 'made in taiwan' or 'made in china' sticker or anything like that? I'm quite curious about where brands manufacture their frames but I think Cube is independent. Many European brands are owned by Accell I think who heavily use fuji-ta in China for frames but don't know much about cube.
I got the 2017 version of this... far superior spec. Everything is different bat the frame and carbon forks, which I can't fault. Absorbe's the bumps very well... and the 12mm thru axle front and rear make it nice a stiff.
Any details on this? I've got a carbon Agree from a few years ago, and it's been an absolutely brilliant bike. The frame has never had any bother, not even from the press fit BB. Fast, light, stiff.... Not sure what more I could get at the price point I paid. I had an aluminium Peloton a few years before that and it was a brilliant alu frame. light, but the seat stays were super thin for a bit of flex. I'd put Cube near the top of my shopping list on past experience. The only thing holding this bike back is the average groupset / brakes...
That's how it works though isn't it. Brands have to compete in sporting events to create brand desire and do sponsorship and those extra costs are then added to the cost of every bike. It is well known that Cube frames are made in the far east but just wondered who is the actual manufacturer at the moment. You can find it for Canyon who are Giant for their aluminium frames but Quest Composites for their carbon frames although I guess this can change at any moment if they move to a different manufacturer. I could be wrong but I believe Canyon used to use Giant for their carbon frames before moving to Quest Composites. It's hard to know the quality of a frame when either the company is basically an importer or they may have different models or even batches made by different frame manufacturers. I personally don't do brands unless the brand and the manufacturer is the same. If I don't know the manufacturer I just weigh up the components I'm getting to the overall price charged. Cube don't have a great customer service reputation and the bikes are merely assembled in Germany from far eastern parts and so in my opinion should be judged on what you are actually getting for your money. I'm not interested in paying money for sponsoring their tour de france efforts especially as there is probably no connection at all between those bikes and these entry level bikes.
I didn't see Calibre in the Tour De France this year though? Cube are a well respected German brand with great reviews. My OH has a Cube Litening carbon bike and often does etapes and 120 mile rides on it and says its the best bike he has had / owned.