The idea behind the newly unveiled GHOST ROAMR is essentially captured in its name, the idea of roaming and escaping the daily grind to experience a real adventure, whether it’s on singletracks in the high mountains or in the deepest parts of the jungle. This bike claims to unite the travel of a traditional enduro bike with the reliability and capability of a touring bike to cover long distances. Could it be the ideal companion for multi-day rides and singletracks?

Based on the PathRIOT frame, presented recently over here at ENDURO, the ROAMR features 150 mm of rear travel, delivered by the Cane Creek Double Barrel CS spring shock. This should guarantee comfort and a decent responsive nature even when the bike is heavily loaded with gear. One of the bike’s highlights is the enclosed 18-gear Pinion gearbox, whose long lifespan and low demand for maintenance should render it a reliable long-distance trail mate.

Das GHOST ROAMR zog am Demoday die Blicke auf sich – trotz der eher unauffälligen beigen Lackierung.
The GHOST ROAMR managed to turn heads at the Demo Day at EUROBIKE despite its understated beige look.
Das Pinion-Getriebe macht ein Schaltwerk überflüssig und eliminiert damit eine exponierte Schwachstelle des Fahrrads.
The Pinion gearbox means there’s no need for a derailleur and therefore eliminates one exposed weak-spot on the bike.

Channeling the concept of roaming, the ROAMR also comes with a cleverly devised luggage system to carry a bar-mounted bag, a saddlebag and a bag on the frame with a volume of 36 litres in total. The bags can also be ingeniously combined to form one single backpack. Unfortunately for the visitors to EUROBIKE, said bags and the bike’s COBI bicycle computer are not yet available for public consumption, so the bike is essentially being displayed in its ‘naked’ form.

Der Cane Creek Double Barrel CS-Dämpfer verfügt über einen Climb-Modus, der optimalen Vortrieb garantiert.
The Cane Creek Double Barrel CS shock has a Climb mode to ensure maximum power.
Die RockShox PIKE-Federgabel dürfte jeder Aufgabe, der sie an diesem Bike gegenübersteht, gewachsen sein.
The RockShox PIKE forks should overcome whatever hurdles are thrown at this bike.
Dank der Reverb Stealth-Sattelstütze kann die Sattelhöhe jederzeit stufenlos angepasst werden.
Thanks to the Reverb Stealth dropper post, the seat height can be continually adjusted.

A hub dynamo on the front wheel delivers the required energy for the central bar-mounted COBI bicycle computer, which uses the rider’s smartphone as a screen while simultaneously keeping it charged. This means you can follow your route without hassle, and thanks to the USB port other essentials can be charged, such as head torches.

Am Messerad war ein USB-Anschluss verbaut, in Serie soll hier jedoch ein COBI-Fahrradcomputer sitzen.
The bike shown here at EUROBIKE came with a simple USB port, but the production bike will feature a COBI bicycle computer.
Das Pinion-Getriebe kann nur via Gripshift bedient werden – eher ungewohnt für Mountainbiker.
Uncommon for mountain bikers, the Pinion gearbox can only be used with grip shifters.
Die Kombination aus Pinion-Getriebe und GHOST-Rahmen könnte auch als deutsche Koproduktion bezeichnet werden.
The combination of the Pinion gearbox and the GHOST frame could be regarded as a German co-production.

The ROAMR comes with a distinctively robust build spec, such that you’d expect to find on an enduro bike. The RockShox PIKE at the front delivers the comfort, while the RockShox Reverb Stealth seat post can be continually adjusted. So after spending long days outside in the saddle, those quick post-work rides shouldn’t be a problem.

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Words: Martin Stöckl Pictures: Klaus Kneist

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