CUBE REACTION C:62 29 2018
FRAME C:62 Monocoque Advanced Twin Mold Technology, ARG2, Tapered Headtube, PressFit Boost BB, Integrated Cable Routing, Boost148, Dropper Post Ready
SIZE 15", 17", 19", 21", 23"
FORK RockShox Recon Silver TK AIR, Pop Loc, 100mm
HEADSET FSA Orbit I-t, Integrated, Top 1 1/8", Bottom 1 1/2"
STEM CUBE Performance Stem Pro, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS CUBE Flat Race Bar, 720mm
GRIPS CUBE Performance Grip
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT RD-M8000-DSGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano SLX FD-M7020, E-Type, Sideswing
SHIFTERS Shimano SLX SL-M7000
BRAKE SYSTEM Shimano BR-M315, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/160)
CRANKSET Shimano XT FC-M8000-B2, Boost, 36x26T, 175mm
CHAIN KMC X11
CASSETTE Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-42T
FRONT HUB Shimano Deore HB-M6000, Centerlock
REAR HUB Shimano Deore FH-M6010-B, 12mm, Boost, Centerlock
RIMS CUBE EX21, 32H, Disc, Tubeless Ready
REAR TIRE Schwalbe Rapid Rob, Active, 2.25
SADDLE Selle Royal MTB
SEAT POST CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm
SEAT CLAMP CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
FRONT TIRE Schwalbe Tough Tom, Active, 2.25
WEIGHT 12,5 kg
The Reaction represents something significant: it's CUBE's own Formula 1 class of mountain bikes. It's light, stiff, responsive and built for one purpose only: to go as fast as possible off-road. To that end, they gave it a complete makeover for 2018. Featuring fast-rolling 29 inch wheels, their new Reaction frame makes use of their C:62 carbon and is even lighter, even stiffer and even more responsive than the one it replaces. No, they didn't think that was possible, either, but try telling that to their perfectionist design team. With a smooth air sprung fork, wheels built in-house here at CUBE and a slick, reliable Shimano SLX and XT 2x11 transmission, there's only one component missing from the Reaction: you.
Improving on something that's already so good is no mean feat, but that's exactly what their engineers have managed. The 2018 Reaction frame now features their C:62 carbon, but that's not the only change they've made. A shorter rear end combined with a Boost thru axle means that power transfer, steering and overall responsiveness are even better than before - and, of course, it's all built around their Agile Ride Geometry (ARG) for best-in-class handling. They haven't forgotten comfort, though - the slender 27.2mm seatpost and slim seatstays work together to help take the sting out of the trail, so you can go harder for longer. Internal cable routing maintains the frame's sleek looks as well as clean gear shifting, and they made sure that an upgrade to a Stealth dropper post is easy. With a PressFit bottom bracket and integrated headset, the entire chassis is lighter than ever, too. The perfect speed machine? Quite possibly.