Description of Ghost RIOT 7 LC Mountainbike 2015 - black/green/grey
One bike. All the mountain!
One bike and many trails, the all new Riot LC is made to take you everywhere. The new patent pending RIOT-Link gives you more control, more speed and more comfort. If you are searching for the best All Mountain experience without any compromises, this is RIOT.
The elaborately constructed carbon frame comes with a perfectly adjusted 130 mm FOX fork and rear shock. The 650B wheelset help to cross barricades easily, stabilize the bike and increase traction and brake performance. System integration provides maximized stiffness and the complete Shimano XT groupset offers best functionality. The XT disc brakes offer great braking-power. High-Speed is guaranteed by the solid Easton wheelset in combination with Schwalbe's lightweight and grippy Nobby Nic tires with good grip and top rolling-characteristics on every terrain. Also contributing to the enormous versatility is the Rock Shox Reverb Stealth dropper post with internal routing. It saves the seat adjustment before and after downhill sections.
The revolution in rear suspension, the innovative patent pending RIOT-Link is a new benchmark in the bike-industry. The experience on the trail is completely pushed to a new level. RIOT-Link allows you to ride faster than you ever did before and the unprecedented control makes every ride safer.
Technically the RIOT-Link is a mechanical system using a floating-shock that is compressed from both sides. The upper rocker controls the first 80% of the travel efficiently, where the lower Riot rocker kicks in progressively on the last 20%. This unique combination results in a whole new performance-level, not only big impacts are absorbed super controlled, also the first 80% of the travel is used much more efficient. The unique combination of the upper rocker and the lower Riot link gives the engineers the freedom to design all stages of the suspension for its specific purpose. The three stages in the RIOT-Link suspension system are unique in it's combination.
Due to the reduction of stress in the rocker and the seatstays the material could be reduced. Less material in the seat stays and rocker mean less rotating and unsprung mass for the suspension system. Force-peaks are damped before they reach the mainframe, this results in a lower overall weight. The mass of the complete frame is positioned central around the bottom bracket and the rotating mass is kept low. The result is a super sensible suspension system and very balanced handling on the trail.
The special version of the Fox Float CTD 130 mm shock with Boost Valve technology offers therefore superior suspension performance and fits perfectly to the FOX 32 29 Air CTD 130 mm Remote QR15 fork in the front. Boost Valve is a dynamic damping depending on the actual travel position. Both suspension parts offers the new FOX CTD Modes (Climp/Trail/Descend).
HM/UHM Carbon Fasern
The highest standards driven by the knowledge and skills of Ghosts engineers, that is the recipe for the frame production. For the production of the AMR Riot carbon frame the processes are set to a new level; durability, stiffness, strength and weight get together in one astonishing design. Therefore High Modulus and Ultra High Modulus fibers where used to form this organic shaped construction following the flow of power. Form follows function at its finest.
Integrated Frame Protection
At the chainstays and the lower part of the downtube protection foil is integrated in the surface. Clean optics and durability for the frame are guaranteed. The small chainguide mounted between the carbon frame and the chainrings stop the chain from falling off in extreme situations and avoids any damage.
Balance means dynamics, Ghost considered every detail in the engineering process and this led to the optical and functional balance in the frame by symmetry. The chain- and seatstays of the frame have different functions on the left and right side, but the core design is the same. Torsion stiffness and better stress distribution are achieved by the smooth surface transitions. The symmetrical and smooth shapes are key to the closed design.
Internal Cable Routing
Internal cable routing at a new level, all cables enter the frame in the headtube and pop out right before the component. The downtube, seatstays and even the bottom bracket area hide all cables from the elements.
Disconnect Brake Mount
An innovative technical solution with an astonishing design. The rear brake is now connected directly to the X12 axle and saves the carbon frame from stress and threads. The excellent force-flow thru the aluminum brake mount, the reduction of stress in the carbon frame and the overall weight reduction are the results of this unique design.
The lightweight bushings in the frame's pivots are an innovation for rear suspension. The composite material in combination with our anodized aluminum axles are responsible for a very low amount of friction, this results in a super sensible suspension system. Besides it's superb function the composite bushings also guarantee a very long lifetime without the chance of corrosion.
27.5-inch wheels allow more traction and speed off-road. That what looks only to a small size difference, is precisely the difference that convinced so many drivers.