Flow’s First Bite: BH Lynx 627 Carbon 2015


The not-so-minor details

Product

BH Lynx 627 Carbon

Contact

BH Bikes Australia

Price

5999.00

Weight

13.01kg

Positives

A stunning piece of work!

Negatives

Weights a little more than we expected.

Now this is a welcome sight; here is the all-mountain bike we knew BH could make. The Lynx 627 carbon is a seriously appealing bike.

Read our final review of the Lynx here.

BH Lynx 627-4
No more pierced seat tube.

Having previously fallen in love with the BH Lynx 4.8 29er, we were a little underwhelmed with some aspects of the BH Lynx 6 which we tested recently. Yes, it rode very well, but when compared to the stunning, curvy construction we’d been treated to with the Lynx 4.8 29, the Lynx 6 felt a bit rough. This new bike more than makes amends in that department! The lines of this bike are seamless.

BH Lynx 627-3

BH Lynx 627-8
The Lynx 627 Carbon uses the Dave Weagle design Split Pivot system. Shimano XT dominates the spec, with an XTR rear mech.

The Lynx 627 is not just a carbon version of the Lynx 6, but features a completely revised suspension layout. Gone is the funky arrangement that saw the shock piercing the frame, with the shock now located vertically in front of the seat tube. Taking a look at the geometry chart, the slack head angle (67-degrees) and short stays (425mm) have instant appeal, but we’ll see how those figures translate to the trail.

BH have specced an appropriately aggressive cockpit and fork too, with a FOX 34 up front. The 627 carries over the remote front/rear lockouts we saw on the Lynx 6. Undoubtedly they’re a useful addition, but they do somewhat disrupt the bike’s clean look. We’re sure we’ll get used to them!

Expect a full review soon, we’re really looking forward to this one!

 

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