Ghost’s 2016 AMR platform builds three trail bikes from one frame, new Lector World Cup & more
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Ghost’s previous four bar linkage design is gone, making way for their all-new AMR platform for 2016. Short for “All Mountain Ride”, it uses one front triangle and one rear triangle to create three different bikes with either 130, 145 and 160mm trail bikes without compromised kinematics.
Only the lower shock mount changes, and they say it took quite a while to figure that out. The shocks are different, too of course. The 130mm Slamr and 145mm Slamr X use the same mount position and even the same shock length, only the shock stroke is different to allow the extra 15mm travel. The longer travel Framr flips the shock mount and gets a longer stroke shock to obtain 160mm rear wheel travel.
They’ll be matched up with appropriate forks – Slammer (32mm stanchion forks), Slammer X (34mm forks) and the Framer (35mm Pike or 36mm Fox forks). All models will be available with carbon and alloy front triangles, and that’s where one of the more interesting facets of the design comes into play…
All of Ghost’s 2016 mountain bikes will be Di2 and SideSwing compatible, and you’ll see a lot of 1x spec. For the 160mm Framr shown here, the lower shock mount is upside down.
By using the same frame design across three “different” bikes, you end up with something that can be switched around on demand. Say you’ve got a marathon race one weekend and an enduro the next. All you’d really need is a short and long travel fork and shock to swap in and out to give you the right travel for the right event. You’d probably want to swap the tires, too, but the platform makes for a very versatile bike that comes pretty close to being a quiver of one.
As nice as that is, the real reason Ghost went this direction was for manufacturing quality. They told us that if their plant can set up for making one type of frame and run more of them, it not only boosts efficiencies but also quality because the frame builders can stay in their groove for longer.
Beyond travel changes, there are some other nice touches and updates on these bikes. The rear brake and derailleur cables exit very close to the pivot point, which reduces the amount of movement they’ll see and allows for shorter runs. They then slide into grooves on the frame that guide them (very sleekly!) into the chainstays.
The “Torsion X” in the chainstays keeps tire clearance open while giving the chainstays much improved stiffness compared to a fully open design or the standard solitary bridge.
A 2nd gen disconnect brake mount that’s stronger and lighter has been designed. It’s connected at the axle and then to the frame through one bolt on the inside of the chainstay. The idea is to load braking forces onto the axle rather than the frame, and if you ruin the mounts, you just change the disconnect piece rather than the frame.
All models use an alloy rear triangle.
The carbon front ends have adaptable cable ports.
The alloy frame is shown here on the Slamr in 130mm travel setup.
The two shorter travel formats put the shock mount in the upright position.
Full complement, oversize ball bearings are used throughout to better handle the loads.
The alloy frames have fixed cable ports.
All of these welded sections were one of the concerns that led to the shared frame.
The Slamr X is the middle travel version getting 145mm in the back mated to either a 140mm or 150mm fork depending on model. All forks on this level will get 34mm stanchions.
Female specific versions are coming later in the year, mainly with styling and contact point changes, but also with slightly different front triangle shaping and geometry.
Below these models will be a new entry level full suspension model called the Kato FS that’s built around the AMR platform but without travel adjustment ability. It’ll be alloy only and have 130mm travel front and rear. Look for that around Eurobike time.
They are also working on 29er and 27.5+ bikes built on Boost platform that’ll fit both wheel sizes on the same frame, and offered with multiple travel options like these.
2016 RIOT & UPCOMING PATH RIOT
Before, there was the Riot and Riot LT. For 2016, they merge into one model based on the LT’s 130mm rear travel mated to 150mm forks because the standard 130mm front just wasn’t keeping up with the rear end.
It keep the Riot Link system that keeps it very supple through the first 80% of travel then ramps very hard for the last 20% to prevent bottom out.
Even with all that going on down there, they manage to run the dropper seatpost cable between it and up into the seat tube.
It also gets the Disconnect rear brake mount.
There’ll be a new Path Riot that’ll be a full-on enduro race machine with 170mm front/160mm rear travel that’ll debut at Eurobike. Word is it’ll have some exciting news from Cane Creek coming along for the ride.
2016 GHOST LECTOR & ASKET HARDTAILS
The Lector 29er race bike gets a new frame and high end team-spec World Cup edition that’s built pretty much identical to the way their team riders are racing it. We saw a prototype of this bike at Nove Mesto this spring, and the team’s been racing a similarly high zoot build for years.
Using similar shaping as their full suspension carbon frames, the Lector runs all cables and hoses internally. The headtube gets a bit shorter, allowing for a more aggressively low position.
The bottom bracket junction is massive and boxy, leading to shorter chainstays than before (430mm / 16.9″).
There’s even internal routing on this frame for dropper seatposts…just in case. They use these minimalist carbon seatpost binders on several models and bikes, not just the top end.
The thru axle serves to align the Disconnect brake mount, which is smaller than ever on this frame to save weight yet still helps direct braking forces into the alloy axle system rather than directly into the carbon frame. That said, this one does put the front mount onto the carbon chainstay.
The component spec is almost entirely from Tune and AX Lightness, with SRAM’s XX SL brakes joining an XX1 group. I asked about the decision to spec the older brake levers and calipers, to which they replied they’ve not had any complaints and that they’re lighter. You’ll find some XX and X0 brakes on a couple other bikes, too.
Tune’s Prince and Princess hubs are laced to full carbon AX Lightness carbon clinchers.
The next two models down the chain share the ULC carbon frame, and the bottom four models (7 total) get an LC frame from the same mold, just with lesser carbon. The Lector 10 sits just below the WC model shown here and gets spec’d with XTR Di2.
The new Asket hardtail creates their new Hard Trail segment with 120mm front, 34 stanchions, 650B wheels, 2.35 tires and dropper posts.
Interestingly, it’s not a Boost 148 frame or fork. For this bike, the goal was to keep it lighter without the bigger, heavier tires Boost would allow. And as mentioned above, they have other plans for the Boost system.
All Ghost bikes will be available in the U.S. through REI exclusively.
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Glad to see the Asket, and generally more companies doing the Trail Hardtail thing.
Still not up to Canyon’s level. The pivot points on the rocker look all f’d up with the shock mounted so high.
Those FS bikes looks good, but you know, so do Trek Fuel EX bikes…yaknowwhatI’msayin’?
Excellent quality bikes, german engineering.
ugh..”german engineering” The bikes may be great, but there is nothing special or great about German engineering. Where the term is often used is in the automotive world. Ironically, “german engineering” there seems to equate to overly complex solutions that lack long term reliability or ease of repair (although the general cars we get perform well when working) If there is any special about “german engineering”, it is the impressiveness in which it is marketed. That’s about it. Yes, this is a pet peeve
Yeah a trek fuel ex looks good until you see the price tag. I’ve spent some top cash in the past, some 9.9 and sworks stuff but i tell you what : not worth it. Riding for me today has to be about the riding, not the bike. These excellent german bikes are just as lovely and i don’t have any issue in dropping them in a bush or toss ’em.
And yes…german engineering is no superior anyway.
yes, i agree on ‘german engineering’ being generally over-rated. BMW and Audi produce some of the least-reliable vehicles I have ever seen. Not to mention how bad the Mini is in reliability. Many aspects of German vehicles are actually ‘over-engineered’ and could be done more simply and reliably. The only German cars I would ever buy new would be a luxury Mercedes, but then again, you are paying for that premium, and the cost-benefit over a comparable Lexus is probably minimal at best.
In reality, most of what they do in Germany that is truly special is that they support their young engineers and help them get through college and gainfully employed, unlike in America, where are sold out for H1Bs and saddled with debt.
America has more than it’s share of brilliant engineers and scientists who want to contribute to progress, unfortunately, our country has forgotten what made it great in the first place and has destroyed domestic manufacturing in lieu of quick profits and cheap labor.
Our current space program is a joke, especially by our own standards!
“German engineering”, might as well say, designed during WWII.
I like the blood stain paint job. That’ll save me time making my own blood stains.
Enough of the politics. The bikes are awesome!!!! Period.
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Ghost SL AMR 7 (2016) review
- Alan Muldoon
- January 29, 2016
Can the 2016 Ghost SL AMR 7 return to the top of the trail riding pack?
Overall rating:, ghost sl amr 7.
- Full Shimano XT groupset
- Under-gunned 32 Fork and hard-compound tyres
Price as reviewed:.
- The Ghost AMR 7 SL has really missed a trick here, by not offering different shock mounts for adjusting the geometry
- Shifting is super slick and direct with Shimano’s 2×10 XT drivetrain
- Hard compound Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres reduce rolling resistance and grip
- With a 100mm drop KS Cruxi seatpost, the Ghost would benefit from a quick release for slamming the seat all the way down
Ghost burst on to the UK riding scene in 2010 with a fresh range of full-suspension bikes dubbed AMR. Sporting a low-leverage linkage design, great angles and competitive pricing, the Ghost AMR SL 7 was an instant hit. But like so many one-hit wonders, Ghost has failed to crack the formula that delivered that initial success. Could the 2016 Ghost SL AMR 7 mark the return to form we’ve waited so long for?
Hard compound Schwalbe Nobby Nics wouldn’t be our first choice
Well it certainly looks the part, with its sculpted tubing and black-on-black Fox decals on the fork and rear shock. Other nice details include the ultra-neat disc brake mount that’s integrated into the rear dropout.
The frame also has internal cable routing running though the oversized down tube, but with no rubber grommets or anchor points, the cables rattle around inside the frame like a ball bearing in an empty can. Not the best start to its comeback then.
All the pivot hardware is really neat though, with most bolts capped with a T50 Torx head. Good thing too, as there’s every chance you’ll need to get it in the stand at some point — our test bike developed an annoying creak after just two wet rides.
No slacking off: adjustable geometry would’ve been easy
Sizing on the Ghost is a little tall by modern standards, so even though our test bike was a size medium, it has a 19.5in seat tube. This made it impossible for us to size up to a large frame with a shorter stem. Thankfully, standover clearance is very generous, and the rest of the geometry is pretty standard for a 130mm bike.
The original bike boasted needle bearings in the upper shock eyelet. These are long gone, but the latest version sports the new Fox Evol aircan with its stronger negative spring, so the 130mm travel rear end is still every bit as plush.
Needle bearings are out, Fox’s EVOL aircan is in
Up front, the Fox 32 Float delivers 130mm of travel, but its slender 32mm upper tubes are a little out of their depth here. Stiffness just isn’t on par with the 34 or the RockShox Yari, and it really undermines confidence in the bike.
We’ve had more than our fair share of issues with Shimano’s bolt-thru hubs in the past; mostly cones working loose and ropey bearings. Well, no such criticism can be levied at the latest XT hubs . Yes, it’s still early days, but fingers crossed we won’t need to dig out the rusty old cone spanners any time soon.
We will, however, be putting the Ghost in the workstand to bleed the Shimano XT brakes, as the bite-point kept changing when dragging them down steep, rutted switchbacks. This did not affect stopping power in any way, but it was, nonetheless, very disconcerting to ride with. It’s as if the tables have been turned; Avid brakes are now reliable and it’s Shimano that’s having issues!
Even with the rear shock in the open setting, the Ghost plugs away effortlessly on gradual climbs. There’s no unwanted suspension bob and the hollow-forged Shimano XT chainset feels supremely stiff under foot. Shifting between the inner and outer rings is seamless, even under load, but we think you’ll agree that the front mech’s direct cable routing is butt ugly.
In need of a bleed: XT brakes proved powerful but with overbite
Once the gradient pitches up, the Ghost starts to wallow at the rear and lift at the front, so you really do need to flip the lever to a firmer compression setting to help compensate. The lock-out is very firm, so the mid-setting is the best option to maintain traction.
Overall, the Ghost feels spritely and suited to the demands of general trail riding. If anything, Ghost has probably gone too far in the opposite direction as the bike actually feels a touch flimsy at times.
Getting a full Shimano XT groupset at this price point is largely unheard off, but you need more than the latest components to make a great trail bike. Geometry, suspension and stiffness all need to dialled, and even though Ghost has ticked two of those boxes, the SL AMR 7 doesn’t feel solid enough to ride at its full potential. With a stiffer fork than the Fox 32, and softer compound tyres, the Ghost would be a better proposition, but it still has some way to go before the SL AMR 7 tops the trail bike chart once again.
GHOST SL AMR 5 Review
One brand have given the image of their bikes a serious overhaul in the past twelve months, and the new generation of GHOST bikes from the team in Germany’s Waldsassen come complete with a new striking frame and identity. But what does that tell us about its performance on the trails? To answer that question, we’ve put the SL AMR 5 under the microscope.
It can’t be denied that the all-new GHOST SL AMR 5 looks stunning. So stunning, in fact, that it’s hard to believe its price tag is below 2,500 €. Its slick grey-black colourway and high-quality spec render it a serious object of desire, and the full Shimano XT groupset and FOX Performance suspension don’t leave any doubts as to performance.
With the AMR collection, GHOST have designed a bike that can be ridden with three different lengths of travel by turning the lower shock mount, giving 130, 145, or 160 mm. At the same time, the geometry is optimized for the intended use.
The 130 mm model that we tested is devised for long rides, and this is where it definitely shone. Lightly stretched out, yet comfy with the steep seat angle, the SL AMR is an easy ride on the flats and climbs with no influence on the bike from your pedaling. The Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres deliver a successful mix of low rolling resistance and grip, complementing the image of the bike. On descents, the SL AMR 5 is that coveted companion that keeps you on your toes: wildly playful, it drives the rider to push the pace. The suspension is effective and willingly dishes up its travel. If downhills are your kind of thing, then you might not love the overly steep head angle – so we’d recommend mounting a shorter stem. Of course, this won’t change the head angle, but it will give the bike the sense of more direct handling and give a little more stability on technical terrain.
Details of the GHOST SL AMR 5
Comfy: The side-swing front mech has to be the best innovation within the world of 2x drivetrains. Thanks to the improved cable routing, it takes very little exertion on the rider’s behalf to easily and precisely shift gears on the front sprocket. If it’s got to be 2x, then side-swings only, please!
Aiming high: The decals on the toptube give it away already: the SL AMR 5 is made for long, lonely hours in the saddle as you head for the summits.
Fitting: It’d be wrong of us to criticize the 70 mm stem, as it slots well into the concept of the bike. However, riders who want to eke out better downhill performance might want to swap it for a shorter model.
Variable: By turning the lower shock mount and fitting a longer rear shock, the travel can be boosted from 130 mm up to 160 mm. However, then you’ll also need a fork with more travel too. This adjustability offers very little in the way of benefits to the customer.
Specification: GHOST SL AMR 5
- Fork: FOX 32 Float Performance 130 mm
- Shock: FOX Float DPS Performance (130 mm am Heck)
- Drivetrain: Shimano XT 2×11
- Brakes: Shimano Deore
- Seatpost: Kind Shock Cruxi
- Stem: Ghost AS GH4
- Handlebar: Ghost Low Rizer
- Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2,25
- Wheelsize: 27.5″
- Wheelset: Shimano Deore, Black Jack 25
- Weight: 13,67 kg
- Price: € 2.499
Conclusion for the GHOST SL AMR 5
The GHOST SL AMR 5 is destined to be a hit if you’ve already mapped out your next massive Alpine ride with your bag packed and waiting patiently. Here’s your bike in that case. It won us over with the incredibly comfy riding position and ability to climb like a true grimpeur, although its downhill speed is unlikely to break any records. A brilliantly designed bike with a clear concept!
- Very comfortable
- Super climbing skills
- Consistent spec
- Excellent modern geometry
- Steep head angle
More information on the SL AMR 5 can be found on the Ghost-Website .
This bike was part of our Group Test: Ten Trail & Enduro Bikes 2016 under €2599 .
All bikes tested: Bergamont Trailster 6.0 | Canyon Spectral AL 7.0 EX | COMMENCAL Meta AM V4 | Focus SAM Ltd. | GIANT Trance 2 Ltd | Propain Tyee Comp | Radon Slide 150 8.0 HD | Rose Uncle Jimbo 1 | Solid Magix Comp
Text & Photos: Christoph Bayer
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Size / S, M, L
Weight / 12,8 kg (frame size M)
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Do you feel at home on challenging terrain, taking pride in mastering every single trail out there? Then the SL AMR will make you smile from ear to ear. This bike can be trusted: 140 or 130 mm travel in the front and 130 mm at the rear offer you sufficient reserves when riding gets tough. The robust and low-maintenance coil shock eats up hard hits without flinching. Thanks to the modern geometry you stay in full control of your bike even in extremely technical sections – ’cause you are sitting on the quintessential short travel bike built to go for it.
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- Frame SLAMR 27.5 Lightweight Carbon LC / Alloy AL
- Fork Fox 32 Float Performance 130 mm 15 mm
- Hubs Front: GHOST Light 15 mm Rear: GHOST Light 12 mm
- Crank Shimano XT 36-26
- Front Derailleur Shimano XT
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- Shifters Shimano XT SL
- Cassette Shimano SLX 11-42
- Brakeset Shimano XT Disc 180 mm
- Handlebar GHOST Low Rizer 760 mm 35 mm
- Saddle SDG Circuit
- Seatpost Kind Shock LEV Integra 31.6 mm adjustable SP internal routing
- Stem GHOST AS-M04 35 mm
- Headset 16012
Q: How much is a 2017 Ghost SL AMR 6 LC?
A 2017 Ghost SL AMR 6 LC is typically priced around €2,999 EUR when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.
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The 2017 Ghost SL AMR 6 LC may be purchased directly from Ghost .
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A 2017 Ghost SL AMR 6 LC weights 12,8 kg (frame size M).
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Do you like to ride in challenging terrain , at high speeds on technical trails and have high demands on the performance of your bike? Whether it’s cross-country, trails, all-mountain or enduro riding – GHOST offers you the right full suspension MTB to perfectly suit your style and needs. You will find a large selection of full suspension mountain bikes in our shop.
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A full suspension mountain bike, or “Fully” for short, is a popular bike for many mountain bikers who like to ride demanding trails at high speeds – it picks up where hardtail MTBs reach their limits. It features a suspension fork at the front and shock in the rear. This means whatever obstacles and bumps you ride over are cushioned and effectively absorbed even on demanding trails .
A full suspension mountain bike offers many advantages for riders:
· Versatile in terms of riding types
· Allows you to ride fast even on trails with difficult obstacles
· Reliable stability in jumps and on downhills
· Comfort on ruthless terrain
· A lot of safety on changing surfaces
· Full control even on steep descents
· Better traction on the uphills and downhills
· Suspension can be individually adjusted
What types of Fullys are there?
If you are planning to buy a full suspension MTB you should consider for the type of riding you want to do so you can choose the right model. Depending on the terrain, riding style and personal preferences , there are a number of choices for Fullys to take on your off-road adventures:
· Cross-Country Fully
A cross-country bike is our bike for competitive bikers. It is ideal as a race bike for dynamic routes and is used for alpine crosses, races, gravel tracks, forest and field paths, and on moderate trails. The suspension travel of 100-120 mm ensures that you can easily ride at race pace on loads of different types of terrain. Thanks to the ultra-light, carbon-fibre full suspension MTB frame there's nothing to hold you back from showing your full commitment in any race. Discover our Cross-Country Bikes here:
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Trail bikes are all-rounders that let you easily master challenging ascents as well as enjoy safe descents. They offer you the best support on the uphills and downhills and are therefore super versatile. A Trail full suspension mountain bike is strong on the climb and guarantees reliable grip on the descent. At GHOST you will find agile models with balanced character so you can enjoy your biking experience. The front and rear suspension travel is between 120 and 140 mm, which means you can ride loads of different types of trails with one bike.
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You want a Fully for a wide range of uses? Then you’ll get your money’s worth with a Ghost All Mountain Fully: As the name suggests, a GHOST All-Mountain Fully sets you up perfectly for mountain tours. With loads of propulsion, it gets you up the mountain and back down again safe and sound. Suspension travel is between 140 and 160 mm, which allows you to ride comfortably over bumpy terrain. Our TractionLink rear triangle keeps your rear wheel in firm contact with the ground so you can keep control of your bike even during sharp turns or quick braking manoeuvres. The suspension system efficiently absorbs harder hits and bumps on rooted tracks, for example.
· Enduro full suspension bike
An Enduro Fully is the absolute killer when it comes to big downhills. Challenging terrain, difficult trails and jumps are also no problem for this bike. With massive amounts of travel and a secure rear triangle system you can master any ruthless terrain. The suspension fork with 170 mm travel at the front and the shock with a travel of 160 mm at the rear cushion just about and bumps you may encounter – and your back will thank you for it! AnEnduro bike offers you unique downhill performance that will thrill you from the first minute in the saddle.
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Blending speed, agility and control for trail performance, the GHOST SLAMR 2.9 29" bike boasts 130mm of full-suspension travel, a lightweight aluminum frame and SRAM SX Eagle 1 x 12 drivetrain.
- Stiff and strong hydroformed aluminum frame features a slack head tube angle for control on descents and a steep seat tube angle for an efficient riding position on climbs
- 29 in. wheels provide a smooth ride and maximum speed over rough terrain
- RockShox® Judy Silver fork provides 130mm of tunable travel with a lockout option for climbing
- RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear shock smooths out the trail with 130mm of rear wheel travel and 3 firmness settings
- SRAM SX Eagle 1 x 12 drivetrain optimizes shifting performance
- Shimano MT400 hydraulic disc brakes and 180mm rotors provide powerful one-finger braking and modulation
- JD dropper seatpost provides on-the-fly adjustment for gnarly descents
- Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 in. and DHR 2.4 in. tires excel in loamy terrain and tough trail conditions, including mud, hardpack and rocks
- REI is proud to be the exclusive U.S. retailer of GHOST brand bikes
- Pedals not included
- Specs and images are subject to change
- 1 year of free adjustments (see more below)
- In-store bike assembly
- Pickup in store or curbside
- Bike experts available at 170+ bike shops
- Free flat tire repairs (labor only; parts not included)
- 20% off shop services
Measurements are stated in millimeters unless otherwise indicated
How we measure bikes
- Standover Height Standover Height is a measurement from the ground to the top of the top tube, measured at the midpoint of the top tube.
- Reach Reach is the horizontal distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured at head tube level.
- Stack Stack is the vertical distance from the center of the cranks to the center of the head tube, measured to the top of the head tube.
- Effective Top Tube Effective top tube is the distance from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube/seat post, measured parallel to the ground.
- Seat Tube Center to Top Seat Tube length is the measurement of the seat tube, from the center of the cranks to the top of the seat tube.
- Head Tube Length Head Tube Length is measured from the bottom to the top of the head tube.
- Head Tube Angle Head Tube Angle is the acute angle between the head tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike)
- Seat Tube Angle Seat Tube Angle is the acute angle between the seat tube and the ground (measured towards the rear of the bike).
- Bottom Bracket Height Bottom Bracket Height is a measurement taken vertically from the ground up to the center of the cranks.
- Wheelbase Wheelbase is the measurement from the center of the front axle to the center of the rear axle.
- Chainstay Length Chainstay Length is the measurement from the center of the cranks to the center of the rear axle.
- Fork Offset Fork Offset, or rake, is the distance from the front axle to a line drawn parallel to the center of the head tube or steering axis.
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