The Axial WLS is a versatile sports tourer for the keen racer. The high quality aluminium frame – with geometry designed especially for women – is equipped with a Shimano Claris 3×8 transmission so that it’s as well prepared for fast rides as it is for long climbs and mountain passes.
The Axial WLS is both very light and extraordinarily light and stiff, thanks to a double butted 6061 Superlite aluminium frame with details including an oversized, cross-ovalised down tube, tapered head tube, cross-ovalised Aero Flex Stays, 3D forged dropouts and CUBE CSL Race carbon fork. Special WLS geometry creates a compact but efficient ride position that’s particularly comfortable over long distances, helped by the carbon fork and slim seat stays’ vibration damping characteristics. Internal cable routing contributes to a wonderfully clean look that’s unusual at this price.
Ultimate versatility: with a complete Shimano Claris 24 speed transmission and brakeset, precise gear changes, reliable braking and long-term durability are the least you can expect. We’ve chosen a compact triple chainset (50x39x30) and wide-ratio 11-30 cassette to make even the steepest climbs seem less daunting, without sacrificing speed on the flat. CUBE system wheels, built in our own factory and fitted with Continental Grand Sport tyres, are another highlight in this price bracket. We’ve even included a CUBE Performance cockpit setup to increase rider comfort.
FRAME Aluminium 6061 T6 Superlight, Double Butted, Smooth Welded, 3D Dropouts, Road Comfort Geometry
SIZE 47, 50, 53, 56
FORK CUBE CSL Race, One Piece 3D Forged Steerer/Crown, Carbon Blades, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/4″ Tapered
HEADSET FSA Z-t, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/4″
STEM CUBE Performance, 31.8mm
HANDLEBAR CUBE Compact Race Bar
HANDLEBAR TAPE CUBE Grip Control
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris RD-2400GS, 8-Speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Claris FD-2403BM, 31.8mm
SHIFT-BRAKE-LEVERS Shimano Claris ST-2400
BRAKE SYSTEM Shimano Claris BR-2400
CRANKSET Shimano Claris FC2403, 50x39x30T, 170mm (50/53/56/58), 175mm (60/62/64cm)
CASSETTE CS-HG50, 11-30T
CHAIN KMC Z7
WHEELSET CUBE RA 0.7 Aero
TIRES Conti Ultra Sport 2, 25×622
SADDLE CUBE WLS Active 1.1
SEAT POST CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
SEATCLAMP CUBE Screwlock, 31.8mm
WEIGHT 9.75 kg