Like them or not e-bikes are here and they are improving every year. The latest come from BMC, which this week launched e-versions of their Trailfox and Speedfox bikes.
The Trailfox AMP and Speedfox AMP are designed to conquer everything from the most challenging alpine climbs to swooping singletrack descents, and do so with BMC’s full-suspension performance and sleek styling. Both bikes get an e-specific shock tune by recalculating the APS kinematics, pivot placement, and leverage ratios.
Other highlights include BMC’s Twin Hollow-core frame construction that houses and protects the battery and drive unit, plus it maintains streamlined internal cable routing. Speed sensors have been integrated into the rear triangle, and all AMP models utilize the latest lightweight Shimano e-technology allowing riders to go further while saving energy.
The Shimano drive unit is controlled by a left-hand power mode switch controlling three settings (Eco, Trail, and Boost) to handle different types of terrain. The new AMP eMTBs are rounded-out with new chainstay and yoke protectors to provide a quiet ride.
The Advanced Pivot System suspension (APS) is engineered to give riders smooth bump absorption, efficient pedaling efficiency, and control on technical terrain.
The Trailfox AMP’s slack head angle and long front-center provide stability, while the shorter chainstays and the 27.5 plus-sized wheel-tire combo keeps the bike nimble, playful, and responsive on challenging terrain. The beefed-up bearings and linkage combined with 150mm of front and rear travel and one-piece rear triangle ensures torsional stiffness and control on rowdy descents.
Available in two configurations, the Speedfox AMP features 29er wheels and 130mm of APS-tuned suspension travel to deliver the speed and handling characteristics. Like all BMC 29ers, the Speedfox AMP employs the Big Wheel Concept (BWC) philosophy incorporating a comprehensive approach to 29er geometry and component selection.
Starting April 19 customers in the U.S. can order AMP eMTBs online and receive the bikes at their local BMC retailer. Learn more at www.bmc-switzerland.com.