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Cube Reaction GTC SL 27.5

WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
edited November 2014 in Your mountain bikes
Picked this up a couple of weeks ago after getting a nice discount, this will be my go to XC race bike.
Full spec below the pics
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Standard Spec:
Frame: GTC Twin Mold Monocoque Technology, 27.5
Forks :Fox 32 Float CTD FIT, QR15, 100mm
Chainset: Shimano XT, FC-M782, 40x30x22T
Brake/Shift Levers:Shimano XT SL-M780 I-Spec
Front Derailleur:Shimano XT FD-M781, Direct Mount
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M781-SGS, Shadow 10-speed
Wheels:DT CSW MA 1.9, QR15/QR, 19.5mm rim Straightpull, 28/32 spokes
Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron/Ralph Kevlar Triple Compound 2.25
Front Brake:Shimano Deore XT K-M7851, 180mm
Rear Brake:Shimano Deore XT K-M7851,160mm
Handlebars:CUBE Race Flat Bar Pro, 720 mm
Grips: CUBE Race Grip, 1-Clamp
Headset: FSA Orbit I-t-R integrated, top 1 1/8", bottom 1 1/2
Stem: Syntace F149, 31,8
Saddle:Selle Italia X1
Seatpost:RFR Prolight, 31.6mm
Seatclamp: RFR Varioclose 34.9mm

So far changes from standard:
Rear Skewer
Ritchey WCS Foam Grips
Easton EC70 carbon flat bar
160mm front rotor
Superstar 34t Narrowwide chainring plus shorter bolts
Added Shimano M540 pedals
Changed to tubeless
Only other bits needed are a lighter rear rotor and carbon seatpost.

It is an absolute dream to ride, the frame is really stiff and for me this is perfect, it climbs with ease, is as nimble as a 26" in the single track but does give the extra speed gains on the fast flat sections.

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