Patrol adds a second all-mountain / enduro bike to their range in the shape of the 672, a 160mm-travel rig that's assembled around the same smartly designed and gimmick-free aluminum frame that the pricier 671 model uses. This means that it also shares the shorter rear-end that the new version sees, with it shrinking from 440mm to 430mm to add some playfulness to the ride.
Patrol 672 Details
• Intended use: all-mountain / enduro
• Rear wheel travel: 160mm
• Wheel size: 27.5''
• Aluminum frame
• Internal cable routing
• ISCG 05 chain guide tabs
The bike's name comes from the amount of travel it has (6 for six-inches), its wheel size (7 for 27.5''), and the 2 designates that it's the second option down from the more expensive, $4,399 USD 671 model. That said, while pricing for the 672 wasn't available, the build kit suggests that the bike will be considerably less expensive than the 671. You'll likely want to factor in the cost of a dropper post, however, and swap the stock stem out for something more appropriate for the bike's intentions.
Patrol isn't looking to set the mountain bike world alight with a groundbreaking suspension layout, but rather offer something that works well and will hopefully be reliable. The aluminum frame employs a clean looking four-bar design that sees the bike's rear axle sit just below the rear pivot, the opposite of most four-bar-type systems, and a one-piece rocker link compresses a RockShox shock to deliver 160mm of travel.
Both the brake and shift lines run inside of the front triangle and through the rear-end, making for a very uncluttered appearance, and a large opening at the headtube should make cable changes an easy job.