The Spot Ryve launched with two iterations, a 100mm XC bike, and a barely longer 115mm marathon model that used 120mm forks. Each relied on their distinctive Residing Hyperlink suspension platform, and each have been geared toward racers.
Now, the longer Ryve 115 will get a little bit extra path oriented, with revised kinematics and geometry, a stiffer body, and a bump to 130mm forks. Spot tells us the body is 28% stiffer laterally and torsionally, and the suspension is 25% extra progressive for higher mid-stroke efficiency. Right here’s how they did it…
Visually, the 2nd technology Ryve 115 appears similar to the unique. Key variations are a brand new higher rocker linkage that makes use of the identical outsized through axle as the principle pivot. The V1 didn’t join back and forth the place the seat stays connect to the rocker, so this new hole axle is probably going an enormous a part of the improved body stiffness claims.
The titanium Residing Hyperlink Rocker Plate, which replaces a decrease linkage and flexes because the suspension compresses (examine this video clarification of early prototypes to see the way it works). The V2 bike eliminates the sleeve on the rear and as a substitute bolts the plate on to rear triangle. It’s a cleaner look and will make it simpler to scrub, too.
Tweaks to the kinematics give it the next leverage ratio in the beginning for higher small bump compliance, then a flatter curve by the center to maintain it predictable and constant the place a lot of the driving occurs. It ranges off towards the tip to assist it get by the final little bit of journey because the air shocks naturally ramp up.
Tighter spacing across the BB means it’s solely suitable with direct-mount chainrings with a minimal 50mm chain line, however they are saying most fashionable Increase rings have a 52mm spec, and that 52mm-spaced energy meter spiders will match. The rear upgrades to the SRAM direct mount derailleur hanger.
One other (argh) change strikes the rear brake hose routing internally. The V1 Ryve 115 used a glossy groove alongside the downtube to cleanly run it on the surface, however now it joins the dropper put up and rear derailleur strains going contained in the body…and (double argh) contained in the chainstay, too. In fact, if like most riders you by no means actually change your brakes or simply take it to the store, it’s a non-issue and you’ll ignore my grumblings.
It retains the one-piece axle-plus-brake-mount half, which is steel. It’s designed to drive braking forces into the chainstay, letting them construct a lighter seatstay and dropout part.
It retains the low standover, permitting for lengthy dropper posts and nimble dealing with. The seat angle stays steep, which retains the saddle ahead for a extra highly effective climbing place, but in addition (and together with lengthy dropper journey), makes it simple to get behind it on steeper descents.
Geo will get predictably longer and slacker, with a bit extra attain and a 1.2º slacker head angle. Mixed with the elevated fork journey, it ought to make for a really enjoyable, nimble bike.
4 sizes out there in 4 builds and two colours, with claimed full bike weights as little as 26.5lbs. Full choices and geo chart on their web site.