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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:22 pm 
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I haven't considered Cube, mainly because I heard from couple of different sources that they had some quality problems, I am happy to corrected of course!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:45 pm 
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not heard of any quality issues with Cube's & we sell over 500 a year of 'em

what had you heard about them?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Cubes used in a hire business and twenty all good after three years.

How about a Jamis 29er?

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/jamis/dragon-29-sport-2013-mountain-bike-ec041496

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Sounds like the Cubes are sound then. My LBS told me avoid Cube because of problems with the frames failing, this problem was also reported by a friend who rides in a big group. Could all be BS and rumour of course, the evidence above sounds more convincing. Like the Jamis above, does it come with 26"?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:18 pm 
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i've been at jc cook for 3 years, so we've sold around 1500 cubes in that time

i've never seen a competion range cube frame fail, the acid is the top of the range in that series

in that time i've seen 2 ltd range frame failures which were both replaced under warranty & one carbon road bike frame failure which again was replaced under warranty

so around 1 in 500 have failed, a 0.2% failure rate all of which have been sorted under warranty. Not bad at all really!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:02 pm 
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All bikes fail...SX Trails were 'famous' for having swing arms that cracked but I only saw one of the loads that we sold come back cracked.

I think it's one if those things when one person has s bad experience and tells the world. Mine is still on the original rear end.

The Cubes look great. Nice looking bikes and look good value.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Don't think Jamis are making the Dragon in 26", but they do in 650B at a higher price because it is the 853.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Speaking of Cubes, heres my mates which lasted 6 seconds..

Anyone spot the problem.......

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in case you cant see it..

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6 SECONDS ---- He cried..

Anyway must be a manufacturing fault and its been warrantied now but just goes to show no matter what you pay for a bike, anything can happen..


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Ouch. I take it they replaced the frame FOC?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:51 pm 
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Yeah, all sorted now..

Rode it about 20 Mins. Tiny jump & it all went floppy


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