Ghost SL AMR

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31.3, 32.63, 34.81 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Ghost SL AMR. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

8 reasons to buy

  • The Ghost SL AMR has 130mm of travel in both the fork and rear suspension.
  • According to riders, the SL AMR easily tackles descents through a variety of trail terrain.
  • Users report that the bike rarely bottoms out on descents.
  • The bike has a durable aluminum frame.
  • The Ghost SL AMR is an affordable trail bike.
  • Hydraulic disc brakes provide riders with excellent stopping power. The SL AMR X is specced with Shimano BRMT-400 brakes.
  • Users found the appearance of the bike to be attractive.
  • The Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR tire set-ups provide riders with excellent traction over obstacles.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Users report the derailleur cable is exposed on the Ghost SL AMR X and may easily become damaged if not secured in place.
  • Users found the noisy cables and headset on the bike to be annoying on rides.
  • The SL AMR is heavy. It weighs over 30 lbs.
  • The JD dropper post is prone to issues, according to one expert.

Bottom line

The Ghost SL AMR climbs and descends over a variety of terrain with ease. Experts found the hydraulic disc brakes on the bike are responsive. The Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR tires provide riders with grippy traction over obstacles and on climbs. Experts and users agree that the exposed derailleur cable on the bike can easily become damaged. The bike is heavier than others in its category. The cable routing on the Ghost SL AMR is noisy.

Expert Reviews

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Sam Pilgrim

My New Enduro Bike is the Dream

I’m really excited to go somewhere that’s got a bit more steep to it. It’s actually going to be fast and I can use it to its full potential.

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2020 Ghost SLAMR X5.9 Initial Thoughts…

It’s a great bike with a major design flaw in my opinion.

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ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine

Ghost SL AMR X 5.9 AL Review

Despite not being a lightweight and being coil sprung on the rear, the GHOST SL AMR X still climbs with amazing efficiency and comfort.

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User Ratings

86/100 based on 20 ratings
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