We wanted to make something a bit special with our Reaction TM. After all, it's the pinnacle of the Reaction range - so it made sense to us to pull out all the stops. We began by giving it some serious technical trail ability with 2.6 inch tyres and a 120mm Fox 34 Rhythm fork with Boost axle. Sure, that's a bit fatter and a bit longer than you'd normally find on a bike built for speed, but we figured that you wouldn't want a few rocks to get in the way. Then we added a Shimano XT 1x11 transmission and Magura MT Trail hydraulic discs with four pistons at the front and two at the rear, for smooth and seamless stop-and-go ability. It all just... works. The whole lot, bolted to our new-for-2018 Reaction frameset, makes for the ultimate trail-taming - or race-winning - hardtail. It's your decision.
A bike built for speed needs to fulfil three criteria. It must be stiff, it must be light, and it must be comfortable. To improve on our Reaction frame's already superb rigidity our design team equipped the 2018 version with a thru axle at the rear. Combined with the tapered head tube - fitted with a fully integrated, sealed bearing headset - it makes for a frame that steers so accurately, it's almost as though it's linked directly to your brain. Naturally, all that torsional rigidity also makes for rapid forward progress. Double butted, mechanically formed 6061 aluminium tubes shave weight where it's not needed, so you can be sure there isn't a single unncessary gramme. And to improve comfort - and, ultimately, speed - the slender stays and slim seatpost help keep trail shock to a minimum. Finish off with neat internal cable routing, including for a dropper post, and you've got the ultimate hardtail speed machine.
- Tech Specs
Frame Aluminium Lite, Trail Motion Geometry, AMF, ARG, Internal Cable Routing, Easy Mount Kickstand Ready, Tapered Headtube, Press Fit BB, Fits up to 2.8 27.5" Tires Fork Fox 34 Rhythm, 2-Position Sweep-Adjust GRIP Damper, Tapered, 15x110mm, 130mm Headset FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2" Stem Race Face Aeffect R 35 Handlebars Race Face Aeffect 35, 760mm Grips CUBE Race SL Grip 29.5, 1-Clamp Front Brake Magura MT Trail Custom, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180) Rear Brake Magura MT Trail Custom, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180) Rear Derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8000-DGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount Shifters Shimano SLX SL-M7000 Cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-46T Chain KMC X11 L Crankset Race Face Aeffect SL 32T, 175mm Pedals CUBE Aluminium MTB Front Wheel CUBE Alloy Light, Rodi Blackjack Typ 35, 32H, Disc Rear Wheel CUBE Alloy Light, Rodi Blackjack Typ 35, 32H, Disc Front Tyre Schwalbe Nobby Nic, Addix Speedgrip, Kevlar, Tubeless Easy, 2.6 Rear Tyre Schwalbe Nobby Nic, Addix Speedgrip, Kevlar, Tubeless Easy, 2.6 Saddle SDG Fly Mtn 2 Seatpost CUBE Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 27.2mm, 400x105mm Other CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
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