Ghost 4X Comp
Words/Photo: Vinay Menon | Rider: Sahil Jagtap
Also featured in Issue #23 | Sept 2014
Ghost Bicycles form Germany have been strong on the world 4x and DH scene for years. With top racers and freeriders on their team Ghost has been able to fine tune their bikes for the demanding riding style prevalent these days. India’s Suncross Bikes has joined hands with the German manufacturer to bring their performance machines into the country. With a good range of trail models including 29ers and 650bs, Suncross has opened up the Indian mountain biker’s wish list.
The model in action here is the ‘4X Comp’. Available in one size only for the Indian market and in two colours, the 4X Comp hardtail comes with a 24speed Shimano drivetrain. With most of the cockpit items from their in-house brand, Ghost Bicycles have managed to keep the price low yet deliver good German quality. Ritchey Headset spinning a RST Dirt T 100mm fork is a good mix for durability hungry riders.
An aggressive geometry coupled with good DJ/Street tires the 4X Comp can set you up for some styled action. Schwalbe Table Top 2.25 on Alex rims laced to SRAM Hubs, the build is suitable for a trail rider too. The Tektro Hydraulic brakes with 6” rotors are a good mix for the price. With a low profile saddle and a 31.8 Bar/Stem combo, the bike feels the part on dirt. Shimano Acera felt decent through the gear range as well.
- Size: 42cm
- Frame: 4x 7005 PG
- Fork: RST Dirt T 100mm
- Bottom Bracket Shimano BBUN-26
- Crank Set Shimano FCM 171 42-34-24
- Front Derailleur Shimano
- Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera 8 Speed
- Shifters Shimano Acera SL
- Cassette 11-30
- Rims Ryde Taurus
- Hubs Sram306
- Tires Schwalbe Table Top 2.25
- Brake Set Tektro HDC 300 Disc 160mm
- Brake Lever Tektro HDC 300
- Handle Bar GHOST Low Rizer light 660mm 31.8mm
- Stem GHOST 4X AS-020 31.8mm
- Saddle GHOST VL 1535
- Seat Post GHOST light SP DC 1 31.6mm
With some upgrades on the frame you could make this bike into a heavy D big bang bike. That’s something our crew may do in the coming months. So keep an eye out for a fight test on this frame!
The ‘Ghost 4X Comp’ is available at an MRP of Rs.47,500/- through Suncross dealers around major cities. For more info visit: http://suncrossbikes.com/