What happens if you take a trail-munching hardtail and equip it with the best of the best? The Reaction TM Race, that’s what. Combining prodigious rock-swallowing ability with light weight and a turn of speed that may surprise you, it’s the instrument of choice for discerning techncial singletrack afficionados.The Fox 34 Rhythm Sweep fork – poised, accomplished and perfectly capable of swallowing rocks whole and reducing them to the size of pebbles – is just the start. A Kind Shock LEV remote dropper post puts adventurous lines within easier reach, while Newmen cockpit components keep you in control, aided and abetted by Magura’s MT Trail Custom hydraulic disc brakes and Kenda Hellkat and Nevegal 2.6in tyres. Forward propulsion, meanwhile, is taken care of by Sram’s wide-ranging, slick and accurate NX Eagle 1×12 groupset. You couldn’t ask for a better partner in crime for tackling your favourite trails. Bring it on, because the Reaction TM Race is ready to rock.The Reaction TM Race makes use of all our aluminium frame building know-how to make a frame that’s fast, light and tough as nails. Triple butted, hydroformed tubes allow our engineering team to finesse weight savings wherever possible, whilst ensuring that the resulting chassis is stiff, strong and built to last. Accurate steering is assured thanks to a combination of the Boost thru axle, complex profile down tube and tapered head tube – good to know when you’re navigating a trail full of boulders at speed. Internal cable routing keeps mud, water and grit out of your gear cables so you can spend your time riding, rather than wrenching. But don’t think that this is some kind of uncomrpromising bruiser – we built in all-day ride comfort with the slender 27.2mm seatpost and deliberately slimmed-down seatstays, specifically so that you can shred ’til sundown.