BH Lynx Split Pivot Mountain Bike Coming to North America
The BH Lynx is coming to the states for the first time. It’ll be available in both 29er and 27.5″, with carbon frames for the bigger wheels and carbon and alloy for the middle wheel size.
The 29er gets 4.8″ (116mm) of rear wheel travel with a 120 fork. The 27.5″ has 6″ (160mm) travel front and rear. They use a Split Pivot design with a floating rear shock running through the seat tube, which gives it a very lively, plush ride while still maintaining excellent power transfer.
Check the detail photos and a quick One Ride Review below…
The Lynx has been in Europe for two years, and just now coming to the US since the brand has split its relationship with Pivot. They’ll also be bringing the hardtails in both wheel sizes stateside, but no 26″.
The look is quite different than Trek’s Full Floater since the shock runs through the seat tube and connects to the upward moving section of the chainstay. Trek’s connects to the chainstay in front of the lower main pivot.
The entire frame is swoopy and gorgeous, with a massive headtube section that’s ridged and shaped to improve stiffness. Standover is exceptional with one of the deepest drops we’ve seen.
I rode the Large frame size, which weighed in at a very respectable 26.59lbs (12.06kg). Honestly, it felt lighter on the trail.
ONE RIDE REVIEW
With the weight of an XC race bike and the travel of a trail bike (for a 29er), the Lynx has the numbers to be a really fun bike. Fortunately, the suspension design delivers on both, too. The Split Pivot design does a remarkable job of keeping the suspension active under power and braking without being affected by either. Add in the floating shock and you have a bike that’s sooooo cushy that the small stuff virtually disappears. Traction is amazing. This was a really fun bike to ride, and we’re looking forward to a long term test bike arriving later in the fall.