The GHOST AMR RIOT ​​already got some stir this year because of its outstanding look and the patented RIOT link. The bike won the coveted Design and Innovation Award as well as several other awards. For next season GHOST now offers six models of the famous RIOT. Including three Bikes with 150mm travel in front, the GHOST RIOT LT.

Das Topmodell des neuen GHOST RIOT das LT 10 LC für 6.499 €.
The top model GHOST RIOT LT 10 LC for 6.499 €.

Prices and models

Already this year we saw some GHOST team rider with 150 mm forks on their RIOTs. Also Guido Tschugg rode the RIOT with a longer fork and underlined the potential of the bike at some photo and video productions. GHOST has now extended the model range for the upcoming season in precisely this direction and offers three models with 130 mm of travel front and rear to three LT variants of the bike. LT stands for long Travel and refers to the extra travel (150mm) which the bike has received at the front.
All LT models come with the new Double Barrel Inline shock the starting price will be 3,999 for the RIOT LT 6 LC. The cheapest RIOT will be the RIOT 5 LC with 130 mm travel in front for a price of € 3,699. The price of the two top models RIOT 9 LC (130mm) and RIOT LT 10 LC (150mm) is 6,499€.

The geometry of the GHOST RIOT LT

Basically have all six RIOT models have the same frame. Due to the larger height of 150 mm fork the LT models, will have a flatter geometry by 1 °.

Size 15″ 17,5″ 19″ 20,5″ 22″
Top Tube 570mm 580mm 612,5mm 640mm 655mm
Chainstays 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Wheel Base 1115mm 1130mm 1155mm 1182,5mm 1197,5mm
Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67° 67°
Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73° 73°
BB-Drop -3mm -3mm -3mm -3mm -3mm
Reach 395mm 407,5mm 427,5mm 450mm 462,5mm
Stack 580mm 590mm 600mm 610mm 620mm

The GHOST RIOT LT 10 LC in detail

During the presentation in Waldsassen we have taken the opportunity and took a closer look to the new GHOST RIOT LT 10 LC.

Der speziell auf das RIOT LT abgestimmte Double Barrel Inline Dämpfer soll trotz 2 cm weniger Federweg für ein ausgewogenes Fahrverhalten sorgen.
The specially for the RIOT LT tuned Double Barrel inline shock should provide a balanced ride despite 2 cm less travel on the rear.
Ein echtes Sahnestück: Die Race Face Next SL Kurbel weiß mit geringem Gewicht und edler Optik zu gefallen.
Pure Porn: The Race Face Next SL crank knows how to please with light weight and sophisticated look.
Die E13 Kettenführung soll die Kette auch in rauem Terrain an Ort und Stelle halten.
The E13 chain guide should keep the chain in rough terrain on the spot.
Die innenverlegten Züge unterstreichen die schicke Optik des Rades.
The internally routed cables emphasize the elegant look of the bike.
Das Riot begeistert mit einer extravaganten Rahmenform und schicken Details.
The RIOT delights with a nice frame form and clever details.
Die RockShox Pike in Front verfügt über 150 mm Federweg.
The RockShox Pike in front has 150 mm of travel.
Auch das RIOT LT setzt auf die auf der Hinterradachse abgestützten Bremsaufnahme.
The patented RIOT-Link, combined with the disconnect brake mount attaching the rear brake directly to the X12 axle, should ensure the rear suspension remains fully active during hard braking.
Für ausreichend Grip sollen die Schwalbe Hans Dampf Reifen sorgen.
The Schwalbe Hans Dampf tires should provide good grip .

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Words: Christoph Bayer Pictures: Max-Philip Schmitt

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