In a continued evolution of their light Lynx full-suspension MTB platform, BH revamped carbon Lynx Trail with longer 150mm travel to build a bigger trail bike, leaning more towards all-mountain riding. As light bikes get more capable, the new Lynx Trail spread its Split Pivot rear end to Super Boost for improved stiffness, to get up hills fast, but go down even faster!
BH Lynx Trail 150mm lightweight carbon mountain bike
The race-oriented Lynxes already got their own longer-travel updates last season, with the XC build going for 100mm of rear wheel travel, but a lightweight trail LT version boosted to 120mm. That left the old 120-130 trail bike in need of a refresh. A 150mm iLynx Trail e-bike gave us a tease of what was coming last December, but now the proper modern Lynx Trail bike is here, too.
BH says the new bike “has been designed to tackle all kinds of mountain routes”.
Trail Suspension & Geometry
It gets a balanced 150mm of rear wheel travel through BH’s efficient-pedaling Split Pivot 4-bar suspension (pivot concentric around the rear axle) paired to 150mm travel trail bike forks. It’s the same platform as all of the top-tier BH full-suspension mountain bikes, here getting a modern trail geometry overall to boost its technical riding capabilities – while taking advantage of the inherent isolation of pedal AND brake input forces.
The new trail bike comes in four stock sizes (S-XL) with short 435mm chainstays, a longer reach, and slack 65° headtube angle to create an agile descender. A super steep 77° seattube should help get back up the climbs with plenty of weight on the front wheel.
A big part of the focus on building a longer-travel Lynx was about still creating a lightweight carbon bike capable of tackling the toughest trails. The BH Lynx Trail is built from BH’s top “Ballistic Carbon Layup” of hi-mod fibers to make it “highly resistant to impacts” and uses their premium HCIM (Hollow Core Internal Molding) process for optimal allocation of both carbon & resin.
A new oversized main pivot together with the wider Super Boost rear end help deliver extra stiffness, even at a light weight. The end result is said to be a frame that weighs just 2200g
The new trail bike gets internal routing through the headset for a clean look and a stronger, lighter frame… and with it a 150° Acros BlockLock headset to protect those internal cables, but also your toptube in a crash. The downside, of course, is the limited turning radius, which only really would impact extremely low-speed turns, some extreme trailside track standing competition, and maybe some other trail tricks.
The BH Lynx Trail also gets a road-like integrated wedge-style seat clamp for extra room for long-travel dropper posts, easily replaceable UDH dropout, now with Super Boost 12x 157mm rear spacing. That helps make room for up to 29 x 2.6″ tires. It features rubber downtube & chainstay protectors for quiet, stress-free riding, plus an ISCG 05 mount if you feel the need for greater protection or chain retention.
The new bike is also compatible with BH’s Fast Intervention Tool that FITs a mini-tool into your steerer tube. It’s not stock on most bikes, but is offered as a quick & easy upgrade.
BH Lynx Trail – Pricing, availability & options
BH has three stock builds of the new Lynx Trail, all with the same carbon frameset, starting at 4700€ with a Shimano XT build and Fox Performance-level suspension. Or stick with XT and upgrade to Fox Factory suspension, or you can even get an XTR build with RaceFace Next Carbon cranks, Next R Carbon, on top of the Fox Factory suspension upgrade.
The bikes all come stock in 3 paint schemes, but the new Lynx Trail is available in the BH Unique program meaning you can paint it almost any color you want.
Get yours now from your local BH dealer.