Cube has launched the Litening AIR C:68X, a new lightweight aero road bike claimed to weigh just 6.6kg for a complete bike.
Well over a year after we originally spotted this bike being ridden at the 2021 Critérium du Dauphiné (and then again at the 2021 Tour de France, the 2022 Giro d’Italia and the 2022 Tour de France), Cube has at long last officially unveiled the Litening AIR C:68X.
Developed in collaboration with Cube’s sponsored WorldTour team, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, the Litening AIR C:68X is set to complement, rather than replace, Cube’s pure aero road bike, the Cube Litening C:68X .
Cube says Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux riders will use the Litening AIR C:68X with a special-edition paintjob at the 2022 Vuelta a España , which begins today with a team time trial in Utrecht, the Netherlands. A 799g disc brake aero road frameset
With many modern Tour de France bikes weighing well over 7.5kg (albeit with pedals and bottle cages), the headline feature of the new Cube Litening AIR C:68X is undoubtedly its ultra-light claimed weight.
Thanks to the use of “premium C:68X carbon”, Cube says a size 54cm frame weighs 799g, and it’s possible to “easily build a 6.6kg racer” – some 200g under the UCI’s minimum bike weight limit of 6.8kg.
According to Cube, the Litening AIR C:68X is the lightest road bike in the company’s history – although it’s possible the brand is referring just to bikes with road disc brakes with this claim, because the 2010 Cube Litening Super HPC Di2 […]