Ghost showed us most of their 2016 mountain bike line up in July, centered around the adjustable travel AMR platform that creates three purpose built bikes out of the same frame…all with different travel front and rear.
For Eurobike, they had the next generation enduro bike in their new PathRiot, and this overland adventure concept bike.
It, too, uses the AMR (All Mountain Ride) platform, but loses the ability to switch travel in order to fit the Pinion gear box. They described it as an “indestructible concept bike” and “meant to take to the jungle.”
Travel is 145mm in the rear with a 150mm fork, putting it on par with the Slammer X bike, just far burlier. And with some trick features and capabilities…
Up front is a dynamo front hub with headset charging cap. Another concept uses the Cobi smartphone integration to create automatic brake lights, navigation, etc.
The Pinion gear box provides 18 speeds covering “pretty much all you need”, roughly equivalent to a 2×11 but without the redundancy.
And it’s a sealed system, back to front:
That makes it a better choice for multi-day (or week, or month) adventures in varied terrain far removed from bike shops.
The rear end uses a 12×142 axle, 27.5″ wheels and will have clearance for up to 2.35 tires…but it’s tight.
They’ll have frame bags designed around it, too. The bags are by Pinguin, and they’re designed to bundle together onto a hydration pack for off-bike excursions or quickly taking everything into the hotel, cabin or whatever. Check out their experience page here, which links to social media sites following a ride they’re doing to test the bike in the real world.
It’s concept only for now, but if reactions are positive enough to put money down, it’ll go into production.
The new PathRiot is their all out enduro race machine, which gets the new Cane Creek DB Coil CS shock.
It has a full carbon front triangle with the same carbon rear as the regular Riot. Except the kinematics are different, bumping rear travel 20mm up to 150mm, and front travel grows in the same increment to 170mm.
Uses the riot link, which creates a floating shock for more supple bump absorption.
That does mean lots of linkages inside the frame down low, but the design has been well received on the Riot so far.
A bash plate on the downtube and BB shell protects the frame, and an ISCG05 mounted bash guard does the same for the chainring. There’s a removable front derailleur mount just above all that.
The frame can handle up to a 27.5 x 2.35 tire.
Top model is €6,499 shown here, which gets a Race Face SixC bar and Atlas stem with Rockshox Reverb dropper post…
…a Fox 36 fork…
…and custom built wheels using Tune hubs and Ryde rims, with Schwalbe Magic Mary and Rock Razor tires.
Below this one is the PathRiot 8 will get X0, Cane Creek DB Inline Air shock, Easton Arc 27 wheels, Race Face Atlas cockpit, Reverb, and Fox 36 Float Performance fork, and retail for €4,999.
The new Kato FS (men’s, on right) and Lanao FS (women’s, on left) budget full suspension bikes bring a lot of value to the entry level.
The frames shares some parts with the higher end AMR series but in a more affordable package that uses a QR rear.
The women’s bikes do a better job of color coordination, leaving no hint that the bikes are so affordable.
The line starts at €1,300 with Doere 3×10 with XT rear mech and base Shimano hydraulic brakes, and goes up to €2,199 with XT 2×11 with Deore brakes. Note the sloped, curved top tube on the Lanao versus the buttressed straight tubes on the Kato.