The Tracer's top 3 develop sets Pro, Elite, and also Manufacturing facility all spec a variation of Fox's Float X2 with a 2 Position bar, leaving a lot of the back shock's behavior as much as you. The high seat tube, long reach, and low pile instantly obtained me in the state of mind to head out and also cover some ground. But when that ground obtained steep, the Tracer verified prone to a force that, to be fair, would certainly prevent any type of bike with such enough squish.
Matching Yeti's trademarked Switch Infinity rear suspension with 29 inch wheels had actually already confirmed successful with the intro of the SB4.5 c in 2015, however by extending the system to a long travel 29er the firm might have produced its most capable all rounder to this day. The 140 millimeters of rear wheel travel, supplied by a Fox Float X Manufacturing facility shock, meshes perfectly with the 160 millimeter Fox 36 Manufacturing facility fork, creating life while climbing as well as instilling self confidence on beefy descents. The bike's 66.5 degree head angle likewise appears to have actually struck a reasonable compromise in between climbing and descending prowess.
Although not the top end version, our carbon framed C9.2 sports a costs develop package. The 150 millimeters of rear wheel traveling is sprung by a metric sized RockShox Super Deluxe RC3. In advance you'll locate a RockShox Lyric RC Solo Air with 160 millimeters of travel as well as Increase 110 spacing. A SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain as well as Overview RS brakes, together with information like a 40 millimeter stem with 800 millimeter bars, complete this $5,800 construct. The version line begins at $4,250, and also peaks at $7,400.
This was the only bike in our lengthy travel group with a coil shock. It also had the quickest back wheel travel of any bike in the category. Was the coil shock an option in order to help provide a relatively brief traveling platform similar ride characteristics to several of the longer travel bikes in this classification?
Much of my experimentation in suspension arrangement was invested locating my suitable droop. At just over 30 percent, I had a heck of a time attempting to bottom it out, which, on most bikes, I could do two or three times in a descent. Yet its performance over little and also mid sized bumps was excellent, and it felt unbalanced when I deepened the droop, so I stayed in between 30 and 33 percent. The majority of the travel would remain busy predictably and also constantly chewing out trail, as well as there was always a little extra prepared to soften a large dive or get rid of a huge blunder.
For as many points that looked spot on theoretically, testers doubted the geometry. With a reasonably short reach of 444 millimeters on our dimension large and a few of the lengthiest remain in the test at 438 millimeters, it didn't seem like it would be able to hold its own along with the longer reach, much shorter rear end bikes. Remarkably, on the route these numbers really did not make the bike feel unusual or uncertain, as well as testers were amazed by its security the Ghost was amongst the best performing in some of the most awful sections.