The latest trend is called Enduro Racing, so we responded with Cagua 6590. It doesn’t matter which test you decide to take on, you have always made the right choice with this bike. Whether it’s uphill or full blast downhill, this bike is up for anything. It’s never been so much fun to leave your competition in the dust!
Frame:Cagua 650B Actinum DB
Forks:FOX Forx 34 Talas FIT CTD Kashima 160/120 mm
Rear Shock: FOX Float CTD BV SV XV Kashima Trail Adjust 150 mm
Chainset:SRAM X.0 38-24 / 11-36
Brake/Shift Levers:SRAM X.0 Trigger
Front Derailleur:SRAM X.0
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0 Type 2 10-Speed
Rims:Alex MD 23
Front Hub:Shimano XTR 15 mm
Rear Hub: Shimano XTR 12 mm
Tyres:Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35
Front Brake: Shimano XT Disc 203 / 180 mm SMRT67
Rear Brake: Shimano XT Disc 203 / 180 mm SMRT67
Handlebars:GHOST Low Rizer super light 740 mm 31.8 mm
Stem:GHOST Light AS 29 31.8 mm
Saddle:Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost:Rock Shox Reverb 31.6 mm Travel 125 mm
Four Bar Linkage: Rear-suspension performance used and proven for years by GHOST, the Four Bar Linkage system uses an advanced principle where braking forces don´t influence the function of the suspension. Pedal efficiency up the hill and maximum traction down the hill are guaranteed!
Control Cockpit: Wider and shorter are the two keys for greater control. Using wider handlebars and a shorter stem results in the same position for your upper body but a different position for your hands. With your hands positioned more widely you will have more control on the trail.
Geometry Concept: Through years of experience, Ghost have developed a very effective principle that can now be found on all of their mountain bikes. The features are: short chainstays, a slack headtube angle, and a steep seat tube angle. The short chainstays give you manoeuvrability in corners, the slack headtube angle gives the control in the descents and the steep seat tube angle creates the best sitting position for efficient climbing. The magic combination of these three key measurements also results in the best wheelbase length and cockpit length for every frame size. The results is the optimum combination of manoeuvrability, control and propulsion.
E:I Shock: Set your sag, adjust the rebound, go ride and the bike will do the rest! Open, Medium or Lock, these three modes are set automatically during the ride. Everything works automatically through an intelligent electric system. Two sensors do the job – the first sensor in the bottom bracket measures pedal activity and the second sensor on the fork measures the roughness of the terrain. In less than 0.1 seconds, the system changes the shock setting, and a controller on the handlebars allows you to fixate the mode if desired. The display on the handlebars shows the current shock-mode, but also numerous other functions like distance, temperature and time. During the ride, the E:i Shock does its job, letting you concentrate on the trail, enjoy the marvellous panorama, or chat with your mate!
27.5 Inch Wheels: The perfect combination of traction, dynamics and control. What seems to be such a small difference is exactly what convinces so many riders,it’s balanced and that’s how it feels.
Hydroformed Aluminium: The process of hydroforming uses extremely high pressure liquids to form aluminium to the desired shape in a mold. One of the biggest advantages of the hydroforming process is summarized by the word ‘force flow’. This means that – every area of the frame is optimized not only for the best strength and stiffness, but also for the best force flow. In addition to the technical advantages the hydroforming process allows production of the most stunning designs.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by marmadukeduke Great handling and a really strong frame but some poor components at this price
Had this bike for 3 months now and done a fair bit of everything from cross country to uplift days.
It handles extremely well, stays stable through the rough, goes where you want it to and is neutral when jumping, the brakes are also great. It also climbs fairly well too and so far the drive train and cranks are holding up well.
However the fox forks dive a lot under braking, if you remedy this with more air you get lots of small bump feedback through the bars.
The alex MD23 rims are ,in my opinion, useless. I got so fed up of having them trued and spokes breaking I bought a new set of hope hubs/stans flow wheels, not really what you want with a bike that costs this much.
The shimano XTR rear hub started to wear after about 500km of riding, the cones needed tightened halfway through a ride, another factor in me biting the bullet for a wheelset.
The disks that come as standard are centrelock meaning I had to fork out for 6 hole disks for the new wheels.
I bought the 6591 the electric shock version, this stopped working properly after about 100km of riding, it is now on open all the time, not a big problem as there is minimal pedal bob anyway, but still not what you expect in this price range.
So although I love the way this bike handles and the frame looks like it will last a lifetime and I plan on riding it for many years, if I had the choice to buy again I would not have this bike. I think there are bikes out there that are about £1000 less and equally as good
23 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by remox60 new frontier of enduro bikes?
I have 2013 bike: same frame, different components.. geometry is fantastic very good to climb and incredible in downhill, i go easier every track in my mountains, improved my riding maybe for larger wheels? I was lucky with fox too...nobody I know with new 34 and ctd went smooth (not kashima models). I had to change wheelset because alexrims did not support tubeless! Cable routing was not so accurate too, a stone broke rear brake cable and seatpost one must beshortened... A wonderful enduro rig that may have been made perfect this year?
19 December 2013
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