EUROBIKE 2015 | GHOST ROAMR Travelbike
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information head to ghost-bikes.com.
Words: Martin Stöckl Pictures: Klaus Kneist