Cube Reaction 29er ?? Any good?
@plodtv: More pics 🙂
Collecting from my LBS.
Just before the first ride.
Making the most of the local amenities!
I’ve hardly noticed any fork flex and I was out on some rocky stuff today, all good up front 🙂
I know it’s controversial but I prefer flats, I’ve had more moments when I’ve been glad to be on flats than I have wishing I was clipped in. I’m not saying that SPD’s are bad, just not for me.Posted 5 years agojwmleeMember
@velomanic. If flats are what you like then you have every right to use them! The great thing about bikes is you can customise them the way you like them.
I rode flats on my GTC Pro 26 for about six months before going to spd. Really like them now but they did feel pretty scary at first.
A tip: carbon downtubes can be a little vulnerable to rocks flicking up from the front wheel. My second carbon frame was damaged beyond repair in this way. A cheap plastic crud catcher can help deflect some of this.
Happy riding!Posted 5 years agobugcabMember
Wowers that looks amazing cant wait for mine now! I know where there are 2 more in stock btw and thats all thats left in the UK :-)!!
The Germany company have no more in stock btw so i wouldnt bother with them. I tried
I have tried everywhere without luck. Can still track down the pro but no sl. Any chance of sharing you knowledge compkiller?Posted 5 years ago
Got my Reaction GTC SL 26″ at the weekend, done 40 miles on it this week already including 23 miles in 1hr 30min last night, I love it, so light…
I was tempted by the 29er but the difficulty in getting one, and the what felt like (to me) slow acceleration, particularly uphill put me off a little.
Very happy with my 26″er though, you cant go wrong with carbon cubes whatever the size 8)Posted 5 years ago
How are you guys transporting your carbon frames?
I have a couple of thule 591s… the user manual specifically says not to clamp the frame though, even though the area it would clamp onto is super thick.
I think I’ll be sticking it in the back for until I can get my hands on a 561Posted 5 years ago
@plodtv – I’ve found the remote lockout to be very useful, there’s a bit of movement left in the forks when locked out so it soaks up the small stuff when you’re climbing / on the road etc.
I ordered a Cube chainstay protector (£7.99 from CRC) last night, the sound of the chain slapping the carbon keeps making me cringe!
What psi are people running in the SID’s?Posted 5 years ago
bugcab if you can get the Pro go for it.
I am sticking a 2×10 XT chainset and XT shifters on mine, other than that the spec on the bike is fab. Plus a cheey wee £300 saving to go towards a set of Cobalt 3 29ers wheels 8)
Mine is due for End of March delivery. Wait a min, isnt that now!!Posted 5 years agostanleighMember
Ok Chaps , heads up . I’ve been riding the GTC Pro 29er composite for a month now , so I can answer some of your questions.
Frame size – I’m 6ft (34″) leg & the med is spot on . Comfort – riding position is faultless , the composite frame seems to pass on less shock & vibration than an aluminium one ( big thumbs up !)
I also fancied the sram 2×10 set up , but I can’t fault the XT 3X10.
The formula brakes would be my only slight criticism , they’re powerful enough , but lack the ‘feel’ of say avid elixirs , tend to be a bit ‘ clunky ‘.
Wheels seem fine , light & stiff – DT Swiss , not being a brand I have experience of , we’ll wait & see how long they last.
I’m 100kg & the forks on 160 psi are good .
Schwabe tyre combo , is the combo I use already , so happy with that!
But why am I telling you all this ? If you haven’t got one yet , it doesn’t look like you will !
I don’t think next years model will be as good value , now Cube have created a demand & reputation for this bike . Looks like they under priced this one to get their foot in the door & get people talking !Posted 5 years ago
Exactly why i decided to go for one, it seems to me like Cube were pricing their bikes very low and would probably alter the spec/price in future years.
SL or Pro, they are great bikes on paper, i hope they live up to it.
Im sure it will given what others have said.Posted 5 years agoojomMember
Wouldn’t say they are low priced on purpose. They are priced realistically when other brands maybe aren’t.
One of the issues has been poor sales predictions for 2012 across the industry based on previous trade. Cube are sensible about our pre orders so there are not containers of bikes left over every year.
Some brands are still clearing 2011 while discounting 2012 new bikes.
The saying of its better looking for it rather than at it applies well in this instance.Posted 5 years ago
The cube carbon manual says specifically not to clamp or mount cycle carriers to the carbon frame. The Thule 591 clamps to the down tube. The 561 is fork mounted and specifically for sensitive / carbon frames so I went for that.
I would say the saris clamps and rests on the top tube, so I would be reluctant to use that too.
I’ve been through one warranty claim with cube frames, if they can see any consistent marks on the frame where it’s clearly been on a cycle carrier they have advised against then it gives them an excuse to pull out of a warranty claim.
For the sake of £100 on top of a £1800 bike, may as well treat the frame as they recommend.Posted 5 years ago
Seen as there is racks specifically design for carbon bikes… And the manual says not to do it… I imagine there’s logic behind it.
From having carbon kayaks, they were strong for their intended purpose, but not hugely strong when subjected to force from angles they were not designed for.
I’m going to listen to the manual though personally, you pay your money, you take your chances lol. I’m not risking it 😀Posted 5 years ago
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