The Tracer's top 3 construct kits Pro, Elite, as well as Factory all spec a variation of Fox's Float X2 with a 2 Position bar, leaving a lot of the rear shock's actions approximately you. The steep seat tube, lengthy reach, and also low pile quickly obtained me in the mood to head out as well as cover some ground. However when that ground got high, the Tracer verified prone to a pressure that, to be reasonable, would hinder any type of bike with such sufficient squish.
The tough as well as unpredictable Bentonville surface required our undivided attention. In turn, the Warden's Low geometry setting became our default setting, as security and also grip took priority over maximum climbing performance. The shock has flexible high and also low speed compression, plus a lever for on the fly pedaling platform.
The 155 millimeter travel, enduro race inspired Warden is Knolly's entrance right into the carbon fiber frame game. Constructed around 650b wheels, it uses Knolly's take on the four bar Horst link suspension, called Fourby4. Established by Knolly chief designer as well as CEO, Noel Buckley, the strut style suspension declares to allow the wheel path and shock development to be adjusted independently to produce an effective pedaling system with a bottomless feel on huge effects.
While they inhabit similar traveling arrays, the new Firebird is a completely different bike from the previous variation and also is heavily influenced by the steeper programs motorcyclists will locate on EWS tracks and in the backcountry. The brand new Firebird geometry is heavily influenced by our Phoenix metro DH bike it features some of the lengthiest reach measurements in the sport and also extremely brief chainstays (16.95').
Much more significantly, we were thrilled by just how conveniently it permitted us to pop the bike out of corners and also off the ground when needed or, better yet, when unnecessary. The brief 432 millimeter chainstays even made it comfortable to draw a quick handbook or stab off a slow speed drop. For those people that were used to bikes near this travel array, piloting the Wreckoning was force of habit. A minimum of, that is, when we went to high speeds.
The shock featured on this bike, the Walking cane Creek DB Inline Coil CS, is an exclusive to Ghost for 2017 for OE spec. Ghost as well as Cane Creek established a special partnership as well as collaborated a whole lot to both help call in the final shock style and fine tune the existing AMR suspension platform to perform even much better.