By turning the reduced shock place, utilizing shocks with various eye to eye/stroke sizes, as well as varying traveling forks, Ghost is able to make use of the exact same major frame and swing arm on AMR system bikes varying in traveling from 130 160mm. This usage of typical major frameworks and swing arms on various travel bikes allows for decreased manufacturing expenses, increased quality control as well as a total great deal for completion biker.
This was the only bike in our lengthy traveling category with a coil shock. It additionally had the fastest back wheel travel of any type of bike in the group. Was the coil shock a selection to assist provide a reasonably short traveling system similar flight features to some of the longer traveling bikes in this classification?
4 carbon versions are readily available, beginning at $4,000 and ranging as much as $5,600. The least expensive alternative is the AL 2, which costs simply $2,600 and also has a Pike RC fork, RockShox Deluxe shock, SRAM GX 2 × 11 drivetrain and also SRAM Guide R brakes. Those looking for a one by drivetrain will certainly need to bet for the $3,000 AL One.
We picked up the soul of a downhill bike in the Wreckoning. You actually have to open it up for it to behave properly. Its big wheels, very early stroke flexibility, lengthy travel or even longer wheelbase only felt at home at high speeds or on high descents. As soon as in its element, the Wreckoning would plead you to direct it where you intended to go as well as hang on.
The framework is clean as well as well thought out. The cable ports enable easy accessibility, yet additionally anchor wires down for a silent ride. There's also a Di2 battery port, but no in triangle container mount. Pivot provides 8 excellent develop packages and also lets you select between 2 wheelsets as well as 3 dropper post sizes. The buy in is at the very least $5,000, with excellent reason. Big travel trail bikes frequently make a lot of compromises, yet with the appropriate rider on the appropriate surface, the new Firebird makes none.
But we gladly penetrated it on the descents. To soften square edge hits, Pivot tuned the axle path to bend slightly rearward early in the stroke, one more cue from the Phoenix metro. Out of the box, the suspension felt tuned, deep and straight. A little also direct to some, yet quantity spacers could take care of that. Its geometry was nimble for the group, and also it was always the most side to side stiff bike on the tailgate, yet we would certainly wait to call it spirited unless it was at full throttle.