The SL tag isn't one that we dish out lightly. In the case of the brand-new Reaction Hybrid SL, the combination of the completely redesigned aluminium frame and a selection of light, smooth and desirable components means that it's thoroughly earned. More than just an object of beauty, it's a design marvel in its own right - and more desirable than ever, thanks to the fourth-generation Bosch CX drive unit. the engineering team started from scratch with this bike, developing an all-new Modular Battery System which houses the power unit inside a custom-designed, gravity cast down tube, out of the way of dust, dirt and water. It also enables the use of an even higher capacity battery, meaning that you can ride further and for longer than ever before. Details like the 1.5in head tube, oversized chain stays and Boost rear axle ensure that every watt of the Bosch drive unit's power is efficiently transferred to the rear wheel, while revised Agile Ride Geometry designed around the 120mm RockShox Recon air fork serves up the ideal blend of agility when you want it, and stability when you need it. There's even provision for an easy stealth dropper post upgrade, should your riding ambitions demand it. Powerful Magura hydraulic disc brakes - with a 203mm rotor at the front for even more power under prolonged, heavy braking - and extra-wide, grippy Schwalbe tyres ensure you're always in complete control. And, of course, the smooth and seamless Bosch CX drive unit and Kiox controller deliver pedal-enhancing torque to the rear wheel via Sram's NX Eagle 12-speed transmission. It all means you've got the range, power and control to ride wherever your curiosity takes you - and keep coming back for more. Ride further, ride faster and ride more often. Why not?
CUBE's dedicated engineering team is never satisfied. For the brand-new Reaction Hybrid 29 - powered by Bosch's fourth-generation drive system - they went back to the drawing board with a clean sheet of paper and a simple mission: to build the best possible hybrid hardtail frame. Starting with the new Modular Battery System, they designed a new gravity cast down tube to completely enclose the Bosch power unit under an easily accessed cover. It doesn't just look great, it also frees up enough space for bottle cage bosses and the option of a larger capacity battery for even more range. Oversized chain stays, an X12 Boost rear axle and 1.5in head tube work together to transfer the smooth, powerful Bosch drive unit's torque to the rear wheel. the widely acclaimed Agile Ride Geometry is tweaked and refined to work brilliantly with a 120mm fork, giving handling that builds confidence when you need it and delivers inspiration when you want it. Internal cable routing - including provision for a stealth dropper post upgrade - complements the frame's svelte looks, and we even designed a trapeze version. Add it all up and it's clear to see: there's a Reaction Hybrid 29 with your name on it.