New Spot Ryve 115 Steers Harder into Aggressive Trail Category

Spot Bikes gives the Ryve 115 a stiffer frame, suppler suspension, and more aggressive angles.

Colorado brand Spot Bikes has an all-new Ryve 115 out and they say it’s a “nimble climber with trail bike rowdiness and Living Link reliability.” Living Link is what the brand calls their suspension platform. They say the bike is made for those who want an efficient climber with downhill capability or for more aggressive riders who want something for quick after-work laps. In other words, it seems Spot has moved the bike deeper into “downcountry” territory.

The bike keeps 115mm of rear travel but the front gains 10mm of travel for a 130mm fork. The geometry hasn’t changed too much.

The seat tube stays the same at 75° but the head angle gets more relaxed by almost a degree and a half and drops to 66.2°. The wheelbase grows about 15mm from the size medium of the previous version we tested and now sits at 1,181mm for a medium. The chainstays stay the same at 435mm length. Reach for a medium is 445mm, with a 25-30mm change on each size.

Spot updated the kinematics on the bike too and made the linkage 25% more progressive overall. They say it should have better top-end sensitivity, mid-support, and bottom out control.

To give the bike more stiffness and durability, Spot designed a new rocker link on the bike with bigger bearings and thru-axle pivots. They moved the lower shock mount as well, for added stiffness. The new Ryve 115 is also built around the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger.

Spot made the Ryve 115 in four builds, per usual. The 4-star build starts at $5,599 and the top level 6-star build with SRAM AXS retails for $8,999. See more at the Spot Bikes website.