In all respects, it is The One Bike. I did Trans Cascadia on it, but likewise did Crabapple Hits on it. It's really flexible, other than pure XC. The Wreckoning wraps the Folllowing, as well as the downhill bike in one bike. It's made for maximum devastation.
The geometry for the SL AMR X 9 LC is a mix of forethought and also usefulness. The bike is the longest traveling 29er that Ghost has actually ever before made, as well as they chose a quite typical (and also European ish) geometry for their initial go at it. In addition, from a manufacturing perspective, Ghost was making its best shot at dialing in geometry while still using the same AMR main framework and swing arm that are used on each degree of travel in the AMR platform.
By turning the reduced shock mount, utilizing shocks with various eye to eye/stroke lengths, as well as varying travel forks, Ghost has the ability to utilize the very same primary framework and swing arm on AMR system bikes ranging in travel from 130 160mm. This usage of typical major frames and also turn arms on different traveling bikes enables minimized manufacturing costs, increased quality control as well as a total great deal for the end motorcyclist.
There was strong agreement that the bike was among the most qualified climbers otherwise one of the most qualified climber of its class. Testers returned from their laps with poorly hidden looks of wonder on their faces, commonly asserting to have actually ultimately cleaned the most technically difficult climbing up areas. 'You just don't obtain hung up on anything,' exclaimed one tester. 'You have this amazing climbing capability, and after that as quickly as you start dropping it's similarly as qualified.'
Our examination model crams in a ton of worth. Motorcyclists get the new alloy structure with Boost rear hub spacing, the RockShox Emperor And also shock with Autosag, a threaded base brace, SRAM Guide R brakes, an inside transmitted Command Post dropper and Specialized's Butcher and Slaughter tires with mid weight Grid coverings mounted to Roval Traverse alloy rims.
Knolly has constantly been an 'design first' firm and also there are lots of hidden information on this bike This frame is made with a Knolly exclusive stiff mandrel layup process which is a far remarkable (yet dramatically a lot more costly) carbon manufacturing process. Among the coolest things is that the 4 By 4 pivot hardware is CNC machined black anodized 6/4 titanium, custom to Knolly. While not economical, it's simply the most effective product for the task.