Passing through the BH booth, there’s no question the excitement for this particular model. The 2015 Lynx 6 gets a complete re-design and goes 27.5.
The only real carryover from the previous Lynx was the utilization of Dave Weagle’s “other” suspension design, Split Pivot. The all-new Lynx 6 sports 6-inches of travel (hence the name) and is aimed squarely at the enduro/trail crowd. When it comes to licensing suspension designs, some bike manufacturers choose to merely license the technology and run with it. Others license the design and collaborate with Dave Weagle every step of the way. BH chose to work with Mr Weagle throughout the entire process and the results, I’m told, speak for themselves.
I like that the bike accommodates a water bottle cage inside the front triangle — that’s not something you’ll find in competing enduro frames, but is nice for shorter rides (the kind most of us do).
Of course, the 27.5 wheels are also a big selling point of the new design as they aim to deliver Goldilocks performance on all terrain.
BH Lynx 6 Features:
- Full carbon front and rear triangles
- Internally-routed cables
- Accommodates stealth dropper
- 6-inches of travel via Split Pivot suspension
- 142×12 mm rear asle
- Direct-mount front derailleur
- Pressfit 92 BB
- 27.5 wheels
- Price: $6999 (XT model, shown)
The Bottom Line
Working directly with Dave Weagle should pay off in the performance department as the Lynx 6 is slated to get some attention in the ever-crowded enduro market.