The Reactor is intended to be the most race-oriented road frame in the No. 22 lineup. With an emphasis on stiffness, responsive handling and light weight, the Reactor is the perfect titanium stage race tool.
“When developing the Reactor, we set out to increase the already high levels of drivetrain stiffness offered by our versatile Great Divide road bike. To achieve this, the Reactor features an oversized down tube and chain stays, both of which are among the largest offered on a titanium frame. The Reactor’s chain stays are a full 25.4mm in diameter, ovalized to 30mm at the bottom bracket for increased stiffness. When coupled with the bike’s oversized head tube and size-specific butting and tubing sizes, the result is a bike that responds crisply and immediately to hard efforts.”
“There are bikes that make you feel fast, bikes that make you look cool, and bikes that imbue a sense of strength, power and invincibility. Every so often, a bike comes along that carries all of these traits and leaves its rider speechless. No. 22’s Reactor is one of these and one of the challenges when reviewing it is to know where to begin.” — RIDE Cycling Review issue #72, June 2016