By turning the reduced shock install, using shocks with various eye to eye/stroke sizes, as well as varying traveling forks, Ghost has the ability to use the same primary structure and also swing arm on AMR system bikes ranging in travel from 130 160mm. This usage of usual primary frameworks as well as turn arms on various traveling bikes permits reduced manufacturing costs, increased quality assurance as well as an overall great deal for the end biker.
The Yeti SB5.5 has 20 millimeters of distinction ahead and also rear wheel traveling (160 millimeters in the front and also 140 millimeters in the rear). How did Yeti wind up deciding on these travel numbers? The Switch Infinity suspension bikes commonly ride like they have much more traveling than the numbers recommend. In the case of the SB5.5, we likewise understood it had to handle the rigors of EWS courses, so the Fox 36/ 160mm was the most effective option. We constructed the geometry around 160 millimeters of front wheel travel so we could achieve a bike that can plow in a straight line, but not be unwieldy in tighter terrain.
Extra significantly, we were excited by how quickly it enabled us to stand out the bike out of edges and off the ground when needed or, even better, when unneeded. The short 432 millimeter chainstays even made it comfy to pull a quick handbook or stab off a slow speed decrease. For those people that were used to bikes near this travel variety, piloting the Wreckoning was second nature. At least, that is, when we went to broadband.
Comparing this Firebird to the previous version is like checking out CrossFit before and after photos. Often we're not sure they're even the very same bike, as well as in lots of means, they're not. The new 170 millimeter travel Firebird takes layout hints from Pivot's Phoenix downhill bike, so it's not a surprise it was the longest, slackest and biggest travel bike in this year's garage.
The shock featured on this bike, the Walking cane Creek DB Inline Coil CS, is an unique to Ghost for 2017 for OE specification. Ghost and Walking cane Creek developed a special partnership as well as worked with a lot to both help dial in the last shock layout and also tweak the existing AMR suspension platform to do even better.
The framework is tidy as well as well balanced. The cord ports allow simple accessibility, yet additionally support cables down for a silent flight. There's even a Di2 battery port, but no in triangle bottle install. Pivot provides 8 stellar develop sets and also allows you select in between 2 wheelsets and also three dropper post lengths. The buy in is at least $5,000, with great reason. Big travel route bikes typically make way too many compromises, yet with the ideal biker on the right terrain, the new Firebird makes none.