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Ghost Lector 4.9 LC Bicycle - Unisex


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When speed is everything, there is the Lector 4.9. Engineered and equipped for pace, this 29er hardtail offers race-ready performance in a hyper-light carbon package. The Lector draws on its aggressive fit for powerful climbing and nimble handling, making it ideal for your local toonie race or fast group ride. The benefits of 29ers are hard to refute, especially when paired with an outstandingly fast and stiff wheelset. To match the performance potential of the frame, it gets Shimano's gold-standard XT groupset. Mega-sized disc rotors with XT brakes provide enduro levels of power when descending technical switchbacks, while the XT derailleur prevents excessive chain-slap. To keep that groupset shifting and braking, sleek internal routing ensures cables stay protected and smooth.

  • Carbon fibre frame is an ultra-stiff yet buzz-reducing lightweight beauty
  • Tapered head tube means a wider bottom bearing than top. The result is a light, responsive, stiff ride under power
  • Race-engineered geometry results in nimble handling, torsional stiffness and a low overall weight
  • Internally routed cables provide consistent shifting performance, and won't get caught on branches or other high-velocity obstacles
  • Chainstay reinforced with rugged plastic sheath prevents damage from chain-slap
  • Fox Rhythm 32 fork with remote level for on-the-fly suspension adjustment
  • Alex rims on Formula hubs feature a Boost 15mm (front) and 12mm non-boost (rear) thru-axles
  • Shimano XT 11-speed shifters offer superb performance in a lightweight, durable package
  • Shimano XT crankset is equipped with 36-26T chainrings and is paired with an SLX 11-42T cassette
  • Shimano XT brakes are professional-proven performers. Massive 180mm (front) and 160mm discs make them even better
  • Shimano XT rear derailleur eliminates noisy chain slap when riding hard
  • Continental X-King tires are proven performers for racing and hard riding
  • 31.6mm seat tube diameter makes future dropper post upgrades a cinch
  • Bikes are covered by MEC's Rocksolid Guarantee and Bike Service Agreement. You can bring your bike to any MEC bike shop for free adjustments and minor maintenance for a year after purchase
  • Ghost Bikes are designed in Waldsassen, Germany. Every model reflects a deep passion for cycling and meticulous attention to detail

Tech specs

Weight11.42kg (Medium)
11.44kg (Large)
11.92kg (X-Large)
Ideal for
  • Cross-country riding
FrameGhost Lector 29 carbon
ForkFox Rhythm 32 Air Remote
Front travel100mm
StemGhost GND 51 31.8mm
SeatpostGhost GND 51
HandlebarsGhost GND 51 31.8mm
Grips/tapeGhost lock-on
  • Shimano XT (hydraulic disc)
Brake leversShimano XT
ShiftersShimano XT
Derailleur (front)Shimano XT
Derailleur (rear)Shimano XT
Crank + ringsShimano XT 36-26T
Bottom bracketShimano XT Pressfit
PedalsSold separately
Hub (front)Formula DC-711
Formula DHT-142
Shimano SLX 11-speed 11-42T
ChainShimano HG601-11
RimsAlex MD25
  • Continental X-King 29 x 2.2
SaddleFizik Antares R7
Made inTaiwan


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