With outstanding aesthetics and the performance RIOT-Link suspension platform, the Ghost AMR Riot Lector 9 stired up the segment of short-travel trail bikes. At the Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series in Riva del Garda, we spotted a more gravity oriented Ghost 27.5″-prototype with the same suspension platform.
While the AMR Riot Lector came with 130 millimeter of travel, the new prototype runs with 150 millimeters at the rear and 160 in front. The as yet nameless bike is made for fun on rough trails and enduro racing – at this early stage, the main frame is made from aluminum. The production bike will have a carbon frame.
With short 425 millimeter chainstays, and a steering angle of 66.2 degrees, the relatively short top tube (433mm reach) should make for a really fun machine. A seat tube angle of 75 degrees should ensure good pedalling abilities.
The bike will have the same carbon rear triangle as the AMR Lector. Redesigning the bearing-positions, the Ghost-engineers managed to reduce the chainstay length by 5 millimeters.
Words & Photos: Aaron Steinke
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