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Gear of the Month: January 2022

The new year means some brand new products, and we’ve gone out for January’s Gear of the Month!

We look at the stunning Fox Racing Lunar kit, Rob Warner’s custom Vitus E-Sommet, the perfect gravel bike for 2022 and the awesome new Cube Stereo!

Lets take a closer look:


Fox Racing Lunar Range

The Fox Racing Lunar apparel is mountain bike specific clothing designed to help you be seen, safe and stylish when riding in low light conditions.

The Speedframe helmet is part of the Fox Racing Lunar line. Featuring MIPS technology which is designed to reduce the rotational impact on the brain and the easy to use Fidlock SNAP helmet buckle for a secure fit.

The Defend Lunar Trousers’ TruMotion all-way stretch fabric helps you to pedal effortlessly uphill while charging downhill with full confidence and agility.

The slim fit and all-way stretch fabric of the Flexair Long Sleeve Jersey delivers race-ready performance, ensuring there’s nothing slowing you down as you gain speed. The LYCRA component lets you remain flexible as you twist, turn, and react across technical terrain

The full Fox Racing Lunar Range includes:

  • Flexair Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey
  • Defend Lunar Trousers
  • Speedframe Pro Mountain Bike Lunar Helmet
  • 8″ Ranger Lunar Cycling Socks

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Rob Warner’s Custom E-Sommet

Rob Warner's Custom E-Sommet

We enjoy a custom bike build at Chain Reaction, and for this month’s Gear of the Month, we’ve been given the opportunity to look at another bike build – this time from mountain biking legend Rob Warner.

Rob has customised his unique machine using the Vitus E-Sommet frame as a base. The bike retains the Shimano 1×12 XT drivetrain while using the Shimano EP8 drive unit with a 630wh internal battery; replacing the suspension with an Öhlins RXF 38 front suspension fork and a rear coil shock.

The stunning custom Pembree gold flat pedals, as well as the Fabric seat with the quote ‘sip champagne when we’re thirsty,’ are other notable changes to the bike.

  • Frame: Vitus E-Sommet
  • Front Fork: Öhlins RXF 38 Suspension Fork
  • Rear Fork: Öhlins TTX 22M Coil
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT 12 speed
  • Pedals: Pembree Custom Nine Carot Gold

Orro Terra C Ekar RR3 Adventure Bike

The perfect bike for trekking, gravel racing, bike packing adventures and long distance endurance rides, the Orro Terra C is an all round machine. Updated for 2022, this model features a full carbon frame in which Orro have added Innegra fibers which are woven into the carbon at strategic areas to protect the frame from impact damage.

The frame geometry is poised to descend and corner with ease – inspiring confident off-road handling. Additionally, take it back to the tarmac and the excellent power transfer provided by the carbon layup is immediately apparent.

Optimised for gravel riding, the Terra C features Campagnolo’s Ekar groupset – described as the lightest gravel groupset available – providing a 1×13 set up to give you a gearing range that opens up your riding potential. Finally, a set of Fulcrum Rapid Red 3 wheels with Vredestein Aventura tyres and a beautiful iridescent dark radiant colorway complete this model.

  • Frame: Full Carbon with Innegra fibres
  • Groupset: Campagnolo Ekar 13 speed
  • Wheel Size: 700c (Fulcrum Rapid Red 3)
  • Brake Callipers: Campagnolo Ekar Hydraulic Disc
  • Sizing: XS-XL

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Cube Stereo 150 C62 Race Suspension Bike 2022

The Stereo 150 C:62 Race is a top-performing full-suspension race bike that’s optimised for enduro racing. Developed alongside Cube’s Enduro World Series (EWS) team, this bike features a C:62 carbon frame that’s durable and lightweight for demanding off-road riding.

A SRAM Eagle 12-Speed groupset with a wide-ranging 10-52T cassette offers you versatile drivetrain performance to help climb and descend with ease. The powerful Magura MT Thirty 4-Pot hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable all-weather braking power. And this off-road trail warrior rolls fast and stable on tubeless-ready Newmen Evolution SL A.30 wheels wrapped in Maxxis Minion tyres.

  • Frame: Carbon Framset
  • Front Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select
  • Rear Fork: RockShox Super Deluze Select
  • Groupset: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Wheel Size: 29″

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