Cube Reaction GTC SLT 2x Hardtail Mountain Bike – 29 Inch – 2017 Medium – 17 Inch – Carbon / Flash Red. Key Features Frame: GTC Twin Mould Monocoque Technology, ARG2, Tapered Headtube, PressFit BB, X12, Integrated Cable Routing Fork: Rock Shox RS-1 Carbon Upside-Down, Hydraulic X-Loc, Predictive Steering, Tapered, 100mm Drivetrain: Shimano XT 2×11 Speed Brakes: Shimano XT BR-M8000 Hydraulic Disc Brake (180/160) Wheels: DT Swiss CSW MA Approx. Weight: 10.9 Kg Description The Cube Reaction GTC SLT 2x Hardtail Mountain Bike is the top-of-the-range model in the GTC series, this is an incredibly versatile hardtail with inspiring performance. The top quality, lightweight carbon frame was created with a cutting-edge twin mould technique and features a host of expert attributes including large tube profiles, tapered head tube, PressFit bottom bracket shell and X12 quick release axle at the rear. All this adds up to a balanced, efficient and precise chassis that, in spite of its stiffness, wont beat you up thanks to the 27.2mm diameter seatpost. This model is designed around the 29 inch wheel standard but the 27.5 inch version is also available. The bike features the revolutionary upside down RockShox RS-1 suspension fork that delivers 100mm of supple travel to comfortably tame any trail. When it comes to drive Cube have really capitalized on the 2x concept by choosing a 2×11 Shimano XT drive group with sweeping 11-42 cassette and double chainset providing an excellent combination of precision and reliability. Additionally, the hydraulic Shimano XT BR-M8000 disc brakes provided offer substantial stopping power in all conditions, while the smooth rolling DT Swiss CSW MA wheelset paired with Schwalbe Rocket Ron/Racing Ralph tyres offer plenty of speed, grip and comfort. This trail-conquering package is finished with a stunning collection of Cube components. Also included is a Selle Italia SC1 saddle to keep you comfortable, even on longer rides. Reaction GTC Series This is where the Formula 1 class of hardtail mountain bike starts. With its high quality features, including the stiff but light carbon frame, the Reaction is amongst the very best premium performance hardtails. Whether it’s blasting trails or racing in endurance events, the Reaction is equally at home. The remarkably refined design combines maximum performance with the highest possible quality, and the combination of outstanding drivetrain and suspension components make the Reaction a first-class hardtail. Thanks to Cube’s Agile Ride Geometry, the Reaction GTC series offers the perfect combination of stability and agility, regardless of how it’s ridden. Available in either 27.5 or 29 inch wheel size versions, subject to frame size. About Cube Cube is a brand that has been experiencing continuous growth since their inception in 1993. In fact, expansion work at their HQ and production facility in Waldershof, Germany has been ongoing constantly for over 15 years. Cube even purchased their own construction company to reduce the costs associated with a 6-fold increase in size, German efficiency at its finest! Cube’s success can be attributed to a mix of innovation, premium quality materials, state of the art technology and a Teutonic obsession with product testing. They take a highly technical approach to building bicycles, with each model being designed and tuned using CAD software before being transferred into aluminium, carbon fibre or titanium for extensive ride testing. NB: Please click on the above tabs for full specifications, geometry chart and size guide. Image for illustration purposes only.