By turning the lower shock install, using shocks with different eye to eye/stroke sizes, and also varying travel forks, Ghost has the ability to use the exact same main structure as well as swing arm on AMR system bikes varying in traveling from 130 160mm. This application of common major structures as well as turn arms on various travel bikes allows for reduced production expenses, enhanced quality control and a general good deal for completion cyclist.
Norco's Gravity Tune deserts the typical one size fits all chainstay length ideological background. With each rise in popularity dimension, 5 millimeters are added in chainstay length, ensuring that the rider experiences the same handling qualities whatever structure or wheel size they are riding. On the 27.5 bikes, that equates right into a 20 millimeter distinction in chainstay length in between the additional little as well as added large, making certain bikers on either end of the size spectrum get a proportionally balanced bike front to back.
Knolly has always been an 'engineering first' firm and also there are great deals of covert details on this bike This framework is made with a Knolly proprietary inflexible mandrel layup process which is a much remarkable (however significantly much more expensive) carbon production procedure. One of the coolest things is that the 4 By 4 pivot hardware is CNC machined black anodized 6/4 titanium, customized to Knolly. While not affordable, it's simply the best product for the work.
Our construct was geared up with a 160 millimeter travel Fox 36 Manufacturing facility Series fork, Fox Float X2 shock, Race Face Aeffect wheels, SRAM X01 11 speed drivetrain, Maxxis Minion DHF and also High Roller EXO casing tires as well as the 150 millimeter drop Race Face Generator article. The Carbon X01 has a substantial cost, however an alloy build can be snagged for $5,300.
4 carbon models are offered, beginning at $4,000 as well as varying up to $5,600. The most inexpensive alternative is the AL 2, which costs simply $2,600 as well as comes with a Pike RC fork, RockShox Deluxe shock, SRAM GX 2 × 11 drivetrain as well as SRAM Guide R brakes. Those looking for a one by drivetrain will have to bet for the $3,000 AL One.
The geometry for the SL AMR X 9 LC is a mix of planning and practicality. The bike is the lengthiest traveling 29er that Ghost has ever made, and they went with a quite standard (and also European ish) geometry for their first go at it. Additionally, from a production perspective, Ghost was making its best shot at calling in geometry while still utilizing the exact same AMR main framework as well as swing arm that are utilized on every other level of travel in the AMR platform.