We wanted to make something a bit special with our Reaction TM. After all, it’s the pinnacle of the Reaction range – so it made sense to us to pull out all the stops. We began by giving it some serious technical trail ability with 2.6 inch tyres and a 130mm Fox 34 Rhythm fork with Boost axle. Sure, that’s a bit fatter and a bit longer than you’d normally find on a bike built for speed, but we figured that you wouldn’t want a few rocks to get in the way. Then we added a Shimano XT 1×11 transmission and Magura MT Trail hydraulic discs with four pistons at the front and two at the rear, for smooth and seamless stop-and-go ability. It all just… works. The whole lot, bolted to our new-for-2018 Reaction frameset, makes for the ultimate trail-taming – or race-winning – hardtail. It’s your decision.