News / The GHOST HybRide LECTOR LC sets another new benchmark and wins the coveted Design & Innovation Award

The GHOST HybRide LECTOR LC sets another new benchmark and wins the coveted Design & Innovation Award

The GHOST HybRide LECTOR sets a new benchmark for E-MTB-hardtails and the question instantly comes to mind - why don’t all hardtails look like this,” was the  conclusion of the Design & Innovation Awards’ panel  of experts. As a result of an intense development effort, our confidence and the courage to go down our own path, receiving the Design And Innovation Award for our HybRide LECTOR LC is incredibly rewarding. We are proud to have, once again, set a benchmark in the cycling world.

Volker Ackermann, head of development at GHOST-Bikes, challenges GHOST products to set new standards based on independent concepts and this recognition reaffirms his philosophy:

“Just barely launched and already recognized with the most important award of our industry: Our HybRide LECTOR LC proves that consistent independence is being rewarded. The panel of experts perfectly understood the advantages of our concept with numerous detailed solutions. More importantly, the experts were actually able to experience and appreciate the qualities while riding. The recognition proves that boasting marketing promises are good enough on paper, but are not the most important advocates for a bike. What still matters most is the pure and unfiltered riding performance, which everyone can personally experience and get a feel for. The jury panel’s conclusion encourages us once more to consistently strive for and go down our own path.”


Inspired by an athletic discipline, which has always been powered by a motor on two wheels through most difficult terrain, our Motocross based HybRide LECTOR LC has become the trailblazer of a new generation of E-bikes. Our HybRide MXer concept is based on a traction-strong 27.5”x2.8” rear tire in combination with a narrower but larger 29”x2.4” front tire. All we left out was the throttle. You will share our euphoria as soon as you swing your legs over a HybRide LECTOR LC yourself! Breathtakingly beautiful design, high-quality workmanship and sophisticated paintwork. In addition, carefully selected, E-bike specific components like wheelsets with self-locking nipples, reinforced spokes and freewheels paired with powerful 4-piston brake systems for reliability in high load situations.


Our brand manager Maxi Dickerhoff sounds equally euphoric:

“To compare objects which are essentially similar or even the same is easy. This is the case with the vast majority of the current E-bike market. A comparison becomes challenging, however, when individual products are entirely different and shake the very foundation the test is based on. The fact that our through and through independent HybRide LECTOR LC was able to come out ahead of the masses, speaks both for the bike itself and the expertise of the jury panel.

 When the jury ranges from professional test riders, design experts, development engineers to passionate bikers, the spectrum of criteria the bike had to score high on becomes obvious. The HybRide LECTOR LC convinced the jury panel in all areas - which proves that we are headed down the right path with our independent and conclusive concept. We are honored that our path has been rewarded with one of the most important distinctions of our industry.”


Check it out for yourself and test-ride the HybRide LECTOR LC starting in the spring of 2018 at your GHOST dealer!


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