Buying a new bike is an incredible time, it’s one of the few purchases which takes you back to getting a new toy as a child. So it’s got to be right. With over 350 different mountain bikes to choose from, just at Chain Reaction Cycles, it’s no wonder it ends up being a complicated and difficult decision. At this stage you’re probably pretty confident in which style of bike and budget you want. You’re now weighing up the features and benefits as well as pros and cons to try and choose between the Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 and the Ghost FR AMR LC 8 Sus – 2016. That’s where iComparedit comes in, we’ve pulled together a list of the most important features on a mountain bike and delivered this as a side-by-side comparison so that you can really get to grips with which bike is right for you. Once you’re ready, we’ve also run a price scan on both of the bikes today to get you the best deal.
Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 vs Ghost FR AMR LC 8 Sus – 2016
Buying a new mountain bike
Making that all-important choice between the Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 or the Ghost FR AMR LC 8 Sus – 2016 is likely to be influenced by a range of different factors, so we’ve put together a short guide to help you in making that decision.
- Brand and retailer – we can’t stress this highly enough. Stick to those you know and trust. Retailers like Chain Reaction Cycles, Wiggle and Evans Cycles have got to the top of the chain for a reason, they deliver excellent products and services. Please stick to the known retailers. The same goes for brand, clearly if you’re looking at the Ghost FR AMR LC 8 Sus – 2016 or the Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 then you know your stuff, so you probably don’t need telling.
- Price – As you know, mountain bikes can vary in price hugely, from £100 to a few thousand. So it’s important to get a clear idea of your budget before doing too much research on which bike you want. Obviously you’ll need to be doing both at the same time to some extent, to understand if your budget is realistic. But do your best to set yourself a limit of how much you are willing to spend, or things can get a little crazy. We do daily price searches on all of our trusted retailer websites to help you get the best price. In our last search we found the Ghost FR AMR LC 8 Sus – 2016 for £1360.47 and the Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 for £5499.99. To find this deal or to see if the price has changed since our search simply click one of the “find best price” buttons found throughout this page.
- Reviews – A customer review says 1000 words. It’s really important that you get a good understanding of the mountain bike from customers that have already bought your oven. Using the average rating is also one of the best ways to help you make a decision when you are stuck on the fence and can’t decide which one to buy. When you click through to find the best price you will see a customer reviews tab on the retailer website, be sure to read a few.
- Specifications – There are going to be a few key specs that are really important to you, you need to decide what these are and then compare the specs of both models. The comparison table above will really help you to achieve this, so make sure you spend the time to understand it. For example the Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 has Fox 36 Float Performance Elite 170mm Boost forks, whereas Ghost FR AMR LC 8 Sus – 2016 has Rockshox Yari RC, 27.5″, 140mm, Maxle Stealth, Diffusion Black forks, only you can decide what’s going to better suit your needs and riding style. Similarly things like the tbc chain, Ghost Carbon Wheelset rims and tbc weight of the Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 might impact on your choice. All of these are compared above.
Own Ghost FR AMR LC 8 Sus – 2016 or Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017?
If you already own one of the mountain bikes from our comparisons we’d love to hear from you. As previously mentioned, genuine customer reviews are one of the most important aspects of buying a new oven because we trust other customers to give an honest view of the bike. If you already own one, whether your experience is excellent or poor we want to know. Share your thoughts by commenting below. Try and leave as much detail as you can, tell us the bike you own, where you rode it, your experience level of biking, your style of riding, the pros and cons and anything else you think potential buyers will find useful.
Ghost Path Riot 8 Carbon 2017 video
See them in action. We’ve chosen a couple of videos based on popular searches on YouTube which will give you a bit more information and insight on the two bikes, take a look below.