The new Ghost RR gravel adventure road frame builds in versatility by being able to run as a touring bike with 650B road plus tires, 27.5 mountain bike tires, or 700×40 gravel and cyclocross tires. It gets a full carbon frame with stays shaped to soak up the bumps, mounts for anything and everything, and some other nifty features.
It’ll be sold in various builds, with components selected to favor cyclocross, gravel or touring. The Road Rage Endless build is designed for touring and comes with a Cinq5 dynamo powered USB charger headset cap…
…linked to a dynamo hub, so it’s ready to charge your phone, camera and GPS cycling computer.
It’s running on WTB 650B x 47 tires, offering plenty of traction and cushioning for those multiday epic routes.
Across the frame, you’ll find mounts for racks, three bottle cages, frame bags, bento boxes, fork racks or multi-purpose cages, and fenders. And it’s dropper post compatible, too.
Internal routing for everything keeps all cables and hoses out of harm’s way.
Flattened, curved seatstays and slightly bent chainstays offer vertical compliance.
For pure gravel, switch to the Fire Road Rage build and its 29×2.0 wheels and tires…or sub in your favorite pair of 700x40s. This one comes with a SRAM 1x drivetrain and WTB Ranger 2.0 tires on WTB rims.
A wide bottom bracket shell pushes the frame out to the edge of the BB for max power transfer and a stiff lower section. Thru axles front and rear add to the overall lateral and wheel stiffness, too.
Accompanying these two aggressive builds are new Road Rage models, which use a more traditional road bike shape with straighter (but still flat) chainstays, fewer mounts, and less tire clearance. You’ll find a range of these with 700c road wheels and a couple 700×32 cyclocross built called Violent Road Rage. Check their website for details on those.
2019 Ghost FRAMR & SLAMR
Ghost’s enduro and all-mountain range are headed up by the FRAMR and SLAMR models. Both get longer, lower frames with head angles that got a little slacker. Shown here in orange, the FRAMR is a 170mm enduro bike that can be converted down to 140mm rear travel by subbing in a shorter shock and flipping the lower shock mount.
To make the change, simply downsize from a 216mm to 200mm shock length (you’ll need to check the stroke length, too, but they didn’t have that info available).
In the standard 170mm setup, it’s running a 170mm fork and has a 64.5° head angle.
The FRAMR comes as a 27.5 or 29er with different frames for each. All are alloy for both wheel sizes.
The SLAMR comes with 140mm rear travel, but it can be dropped to 120mm or 130mm simply by switching the rear shock to a shorter one with different stroke. No need to flip the lower link on this model. Stock with a 140mm fork it’ll have a 66° head angle.
The SLAMR gets one carbon version in 27.5, which doesn’t have the same geo updates, so you’ll have to go with alloy if you want the new versions. But, 29ers do get higher end carbon models and the updated geo. The more aggressive SLAMR X gets the same new frame but with a 160mm fork attached to the front end.