test bike is a full-production model and features improved cable
routing that doesn’t rattle, extra guides to prevent cable rub and
suspension bearings that didn’t come loose during our test period.
Alchemy proves with the Arktos that when a company known
primarily for building road bikes takes its expertise and applies it to
the mountain bike world, it can make a very successful transition.
In this case, Alchemy brings its handmade carbon expertise to
the aggressive suspension world with the help of one of the most
well-known suspension wizards in the mountain bike community.
The result is an aggressive enduro bike that handles exceptionally
well, with a new suspension design that delivers on the promise of
a truly efficient bike that isn’t afraid to dig deep into its travel on
Lively feel: Before we even made it to the
trailhead, the Arktos begged us to take advantage of its playful nature with a few manuals.
The front end comes off the ground remarkably
easily, and the back end follows nicely.
Boost it: The 12x148-millimeter axles, aka Boost, are quickly
becoming the standard. The Arktos comes to the table with all-new amenities.
pivots ride on
keep the suspension running