Frame: Our Reaction Hybrid frames were already popular choices with clued-up riders. They knew that our Agile Ride Geometry and huge experience in building e-MTBs translated into a great handling bike. But we knew we could do better, so we went back to the drawing board to create a brand new chassis, incorporating the motor and battery unit into the frame to give the 2017 Reaction Hybrid two key advantages over its predecessor. First, careful positioning of the powerful Bosch drive unit has allowed us to improve the geometry even further anb brings steering and agility to a level that you'll find hard to believe. And second, now there is space for an bottle cage holder in the front triangle.
Agile Ride Geometry
We ran innumerable tests to develop the Agile Ride Geometry in our series of big wheel bikes. We also added the 27.5in wheel size to the very well received portfolio. Three important details lead to the very agile character. Increased fork offsets let us achieve the same trail as our 26in bikes without having to steepen the head angle, thus maintaining generous toe clearance to the front wheel. Secondly we shortened the chain stays without compromising the seat angle. We invented a patented construction to mount the front derailleur to give us more tyre clearance while keeping a conventional seat angle, leading to a perfect riding position for every rider size. Last but not least we kept the BB height the same as on our 26in bikes. These measures lead to a natural riding position. Every mountain biker will feel immediately at home on a CUBE 29er or 27.5.