Cube Reaction HPA SL 2x Hardtail Mountain Bike – 29 Inch – 2017 Medium – 17 Inch – Black / Blue. Key Features Frame: HPA Superlite, Advanced Hydroforming, Triple Butted, ARG, Tapered Headtube, Internal Cable Routing, PressFit BB Fork: Fox 32 Float Performance SC, 15QR, Tapered, Remote Lockout, 100mm Drivetrain: Shimano XT 2×11 Speed Brakes: Shimano XT BR-M8000 Hydraulic Disc Brake (180/160) Wheels: Fulcrum Red44 Approx. Weight: 11.2 Kg Description The Cube Reaction HPA SL 2x Hardtail Mountain Bike is an incredibly versatile hardtail with inspiring performance. The top quality, lightweight aluminium frame was created with a complex, advanced hydroforming 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 superlight FOX 32 Float 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 Fulcrum Red44 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 HPA Series This is where the Formula 1 class of hardtail mountain bike starts, 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. Just like the Reaction GTC series the Reaction HPA series has a host of high quality features, only instead of a carbon frame Cube have used a triple butted 7005 aluminium frame manufactured with a complex, advanced hydroforming technique. 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 HPA 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.