You might be wondering how a sports car like the AMG GT could inspire the design of a MOUNTAIN bike – and I can’t say I blame you.
But that means you’ve never heard a designer talk about his sources of inspiration: they range from cloud shapes to strange shades, from anime movies to childhood memories and from architecture pieces to what they dreamt last night. In other words, everything goes.
The ROTWILD GT S inspired by AMG combines the very best of racing technology on four and two wheels: dynamism, lightweight construction, design and comfort. It will be a special model limited to only 100 units but the bike’s credentials are already starting to shine, even though it has just come out of development stage – it won a world championship title for the juniors.
The mountain bike was developed for the toughest off-road conditions on the basis of professional feedback from the top athletes in the AMG ROTWILD MTB racing team. It isn’t the first product of this collaboration, R.X45 AMG carbon fibre full suspension mountain bike having launched back in 2013.
Peter Schlitt, Rotwild general manager, explains: “Just as AMG, we have paid very particular attention to the ride dynamics and fitted only the best technology for the ROTWILD GT S. As a result ride enjoyment lives up to expectations, even under the harshest of conditions.”
In response, this is what Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG had to say: “The mixture of bike racing, an unmistakable design and German engineering expertise is the connecting link between AMG and Rotwild. Our shared passion for high-performance products will continue to inspire our partnership in the future.”
You can view the full technical specs in the table below.
|ROTWILD GT S inspired by AMG||Limited edition of 100 examples|
|Headset||ROTWILD RHS 1.5 Tapered Ti|
|Fork||Formula thirty three 100 Speedshift Lockout|
|Handlebars||Pro Tharsis XC Flat Top DI2 carbon fibre|
|Stem||Pro Tharsis XC DI2|
|Saddle post||Pro Tharsis XC carbon fibre|
|Saddle||Ergon SRX AMG carbon fibre|
|Crank||Shimano XTR 36-26T. ACS-Ring|
|Shift lever||Shimano DI2 XTR Shift Switch|
|Front derailleur||Shimano DI2 XTR-2|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano DI2 XTR-11 GS DM Plus|
|Cassette||Shimano XTR 9000 11-40T.|
|Brake||Formula R1 FCS|
|Wheels||Crankbrothers Cobalt 11 carbon fibre|
|100-15/142-12 ILS-Integrated Lock System|
|Tyres||Continental Race King|
|Racesport Compound 29x2.20|
|AMG GT S Riding Package||Ergon BX2 Bag|
|Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite|
|Topeak Bike Pocket MT|
|Topeak Rescue Box|
|Topeak Tyre Lever|
|Carbon-Fibre Bottle Cage|
|Team Riding Experience|
|Topeak Pocket Shock DXG|
|ROTWILD Hardshell Bag|
|Accessory||Topeak Lineup Stand 29|
|Bike box||Thule Round Trip Pro|
|Colour||Matt carbon fibre / solarbeam glossy|