CUBE REACTION TM 27.5 2018
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
SIZE 16", 18", 20", 22"
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
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano XT RD-M8000-DGS, ShadowPlus, 11-Speed, Direct Mount
SHIFTERS Shimano SLX SL-M7000
BRAKE SYSTEM Magura MT Trail Custom, Hydr. Disc Brake (180/180)
CRANKSET Race Face Aeffect SL 32T, 175mm
CHAIN KMC X11 L
CASSETTE Shimano SLX CS-M7000, 11-46T
FRONT HUB CUBE Alloy Light
REAR HUB CUBE Alloy Light
RIMS Rodi Blackjack Typ 35, 32H, Disc
TYRES Schwalbe Nobby Nic, Addix Speedgrip, Kevlar, Tubeless Easy, 2.6
SADDLE SDG Fly Mtn 2
SEAT POST CUBE Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 27.2mm, 400x105mm
SEATCLAMP CUBE Varioclose, 31.8mm
WEIGHT 13,1 kg
They wanted to make something a bit special with their Reaction TM. After all, it's the pinnacle of the Reaction range - so it made sense to them to pull out all the stops. They 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 they figured that you wouldn't want a few rocks to get in the way. Then they 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 their 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 their Reaction frame's already superb rigidity their 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.
16″, 18″, 20″, 22″