Ghost amr 5900 plus review
Then theres the needle bearing instead of review a review bushing in the upper ghost shock mount, that plus dramatically reduces stiction and increases the small bump sensitivity of the rear suspension.
So you still get what reads like a whos who list of frame features, including all the usual suspects: tapered head tube, PressFit BB, One-Piece link, Post Mount Direct rear brake etc, etc.
FC: 677mm, wB: 1,113mm, dT: 650mm, mini Spec.
But the AMR 5900 also has ghost some unique review features, like the size-specific chain stays that minimize the variation in weight distribution across the five frame sizes.
Wheels: Shimano Deore QR hubs, Alex FD19 rims.3: The Ghost is the only bike here to have regular QR dropouts front and rear 4: Dont fancy the black/white/red finish?Hate: losing the fit FIT damped Fox fork 2012 Ghost AMR 5900.Thankfully this was a simple specing error, and the shock was promptly replaced with the correct Fox RP23 with three tuneable ProPedal settings.Fast rolling Nobby Nic tyres round out the package, but youll want to invest in some softer rubber to feel the full benefit of the Ghosts rear suspension.Frame, there are no changes to the AMR 5900 frame for 2012, other than the finish.We also found it harder to sprint than last years bike, as the open bath fork doesnt review offer the same level of control under power.
Yet, even client with some of the best parts, its also the heaviest bike on test: a good.5kg more than trainer its closest rival, the Giant, and nearly.8kg heavier than the Specialized.
Its still got some way to go, though, to match the layout on the Specialized.
Out on the trail, however, the basic open-bath damper pales in comparison, equating to a slightly harsher, less controlled ride.
Probably because the balance of the bike isnt quite as dialled.
On the plus side Ghost has switched to slightly narrower rims, which save 40g per wheel.The AMR is also the only frame in this test to offer a full range of saddle height adjustment.Fox Forx 32 Talas Air CTD.The new stubby Shimano Deore trainer levers have a better profile than the SLX of old, but theyre sourced from a rung down the ladder.Wheels, more belt-tightening sees the quick release Shimano XT hubs downgraded msadodll to Deore for 2012.MBR rating: 9, love: getting an calendar XT chainset on a 2k bike.If you have already bought a 20it doesnt have a RP23, your local Ghost dealer will happily swap it out.Click to zoom 1: A needle bearing, instead of a bushing, in the upper shock mount reduces stiction and improves suspension tracking 2: With the highest shock spec in test, the Fox RP23 gives you the choice of three platform settings, to fine-tune the shock.Click to zoom, components.Angle finder: HA: 69, sA:.3, bB: 328mm, cS: 435mm.Performance, the AMR 5900 may have the steepest head angle on test but it also has the lowest BB, which balances things out in the handling stakes.Suspension, the Fox Float RL Evo series fork sisters looks almost identical to a more expensive FIT damped unit.Somehow the rear suspension doesnt seem as effective without black he FIT fork up front.Still, its in good company, given the price point, as its exactly the same fork fitted to the Giant and Trek, albeit without the 15QR axle.
Fortunately, for Ghost, the AMR 5900 doesnt ride heavy; its solid chassis and responsive, but ghost amr 5900 plus review supportive, rear suspension sees to that.
Frame: Actinum DB SLC alloy, 120mm 4-bar design.