GHOST RT – light, stiff, fast. That was the trade magazines’ unanimous opinion of the previous model. Our goal was to improve everything again.
The 2011 RT models sport a totally new design and are better than ever. The chassis experts at GHOST treated the most athletic fully to a PME chainstay – inspired by the perennial bestseller AMR. Our approach was to combine the damping performance of an all mountain with the speed of a hardtail.
The new RT is packed with technical finesse and clever solutions down to the last detail. But a full suspension that meets our requirements can only be created when numerous technologies are combined and tuned. Less pedal-bobbing, improved traction uphill, and more relaxed and faster downhill.
From professionals for you, built for a quick after-work tour or the World Cup. The RT shines wherever it goes.
Ghost RT Actinum 5700 Suspension Bike 2011 Technology:
3D Forged Dropout: Thanks to 3D-hot forging technology it is now possible to forge even the most difficult three-dimensional molds. Unlike milled components, 3D forging technology yields a denser material structure of the aluminium alloy, which results in improved structural strength.
BCG – Balanced Center of Gravity: Due to the low bottom bracket and a central damper position, the center of gravity is central and low. The perfect weight distribution guarantees neutral and balanced handling.
CoC – Center of Competence: Competence Center Waldsassen: Development and assembly, test procedures and rides, everything happens under one roof here.
GCS – GHOST Custom Setup: In cooperation with our damper suppliers we perfectly tuned the dampers to GHOST’s frame kinematics. The setup was optimized specifically for GHOST and guarantees perfect performance. An ideal setup and the sky is the limit!
GQC - Ghost Quality Control - WE Test – YOU Ride: We only accept premium quality. This is why our bicycles and all components are tested according to the latest technology standards. Our test labs enable us to simulate trail and real-world riding in the lab and to fast-forward a bike’s entire life cycle within a few days. We want to make absolutely sure that you are not a part of our test series, but get a bicycle you can trust.
Hydroforming Tubeset: Our aluminium frames featuring this new technology draw attention to themselves, but not only for their distinct appearance. By tuning the tube, we achieve a weight-stiffness optimization which provides the entire bike with increased stability at a lower weight.
MBB - Multifunctional Bottom Bracket: The MBB is hollow-forged and unites a total of 5 functions in only one component: 1. Bottom bracket adapter 2. Main bearing for the chain stay 3. Connection to the down tube 4. Damper linkage 5. Connection to the seat tube.
PBB –Pressfit BB: PressFit Bottom Brackets feature bearing shells that are directly pressed – and not screwed - into the bottom bracket housing. The larger housing width allows for a wider down tube. Greater support width results in increased stiffness. The screwless design improves stability and reduces maintenance.
PME – Performance meets Efficiency: Damping performance and traction efficiency. Impossible? GHOST combines numerous technologies in the AMR and RT chainstays and achieves what seems impossible. Performance meets efficiency. Anti Squat Technology - Clever positioning of the chainstay’s pivot points eliminates squatting during pedalling (anti-squat effect) and offers efficient power transmission without unwanted bobbing. SRS – Smooth Ratio Suspension – Two centimetres of travel at the rear wheel translate into one centimetre of travel at the damper. This is why the damper requires less air pressure, which in turn reduces stress on gaskets and movable parts and results in outstanding responsiveness and great durability. LFT – Low Friction Technology – Because of the low transmission ratio and the damper’s large air chamber, the required damper pressure is very low and minimal friction is caused in the damper. The innovative Needle Bearing Technology (NBT) at the damper’s rocker linkage leads to a considerable reduction in friction. This also reduces the break-away torque that you constantly have to overcome while riding your bike, resulting in the most sensitive chain stay of all time.
SCL – Specific Chainstay Length: The SCL principle: Chainstay lengths actually grow with their respective frame sizes. The ratio between chainstay lengths and wheelbase always stays the same. This yields a noticeable advantage: perfectly balanced riding performance regardless of how tall you are.
THT - Tapered Head Tube: The tapered head tube broadens towards the bottom leading to better force transfer from the fork to the frame. The increased stiffness of the tapered head tube combined with the tapered fork lead to the bicycle’s improved and more direct steering.
Anti Squat Technology: Clever positioning of the chainstay’s pivot points eliminates squatting during pedalling (anti-squat effect) and offers efficient power transmission without unwanted bobbing. Traction is improved and negative forces are eliminated.
CCH - Continuous Cable Housing: Our mountain bikes feature derailleur cables with continuous cable housing. Great long-term shift performance is guaranteed by eliminating any negative effects dirt might cause in the derailleur cables.
E-type direct: Usually, the derailleur is mounted around the seat tube by a shell. E-type technology allows us to screw it directly to the frame, reducing stress on the seat tube and making it more lightweight. In addition, leverage reduction makes gear shifting even faster and more direct.
GCT – GHOST Custom Tubing: We do not use standardized tubesets, but develop our frames and required tubes ourselves. A lightweight, yet sturdy frame requires specifically adapted forms and wall thicknesses.
Handmade – Hand assembled in Germany: Our bikes are assembled by hand at our headquarters in Waldsassen. Our “All under one roof“ strategy makes for short distances, a fast supply chain, and guarantees high quality assembly. We can be flexible and guarantee quicker availability of our bikes.
LFT – Low Friction Technology: Because of the low transmission ratio the required damper pressure is very low and minimal friction in the damper is caused, which in return results in outstanding responsiveness.
NBS - Needle Bearing System: The innovative needle bearing at the damper’s rocker linkage results in a considerable reduction in friction. This also reduces the break-away torque that you constantly have to overcome while riding your bike, resulting in the most sensitive chain stay of all time.
PM-direct – Postmount direct: PM Direct’s screwless design and simplified adjustability has become the new chainstay standard. Mounting the brake caliper directly onto to the post results in a clean look and optimum heat transfer.
Reverse Hanger: The reverse hanger leads to even more direct shifting because the hanger is mounted on the inside of the chain stay reducing bending stress during shifting.
SRS - Smooth Ratio Suspension 2:1: Two centimetres of travel at the rear wheel translate into one centimetre of travel at the damper. This is why the damper requires less air pressure. Stress and strain are reduced resulting in improved responsiveness and tuning options.
TLC – Tender Loving Care: Our bike think tank thrives on the daily motivation and commitment of our team to do their best for your bicycle. Even after office hours the fascination and love for bicycle sports has a hold on us. We are proud of our bikes and rest only when you’re happy with your GHOST as well.
Ghost RT Actinum 5700 Suspension Bike 2011 Features:
Model: RT Actinum 5700
Frame: RT Actinum DB SCL
Rear Shock: X-Fusion O2 RL 100 mm
Rear travel: 100 mm
Fork: Rock Shox Reba RL Air PopLoc 100 mm Tapered
Front travel: 100 mm
Handlebar: Ritchey Comp Flat 600mm 31.8 mm
Stem: Ritchey Comp 31.8 mm
Crankset: SRAM X.7 44-33-22 incl. PressFit BB
Rear derailleur: SRAM X.9 10-Speed
Front derailleur: SRAM X.7
Shifter: SRAM X.7 Trigger
Brakes: Avid Elixir 3 Disc 185 mm
Brake lever: Avid Elixir 3
Rims: Alex SX 44 Disc
Hubs: SRAM 506
Spokes: DT Swiss 1.8
Cassette sprocket: SRAM 10-Speed 11-32
Headset: Ritchey Tapered
Saddle: Selle Italia SL
Seatpost: Ritchey Comp 31.6 mm
Front tire: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25
Rear tire: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 2.25
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