Outfitted with SRAM XX1 and a Reverb Stealth dropper post, The Speedfox SF01 XX1 features a full carbon chassis and modern 29er- trail geometry. With 130 millimeter of wheel travel on both ends, it slots between heavy, enduro racing machines and less capable XC-style trailbikes.
the Swiss bike maker that is defined by racing has a new addition to the brand's lineup for 2015 that is designed for mountain bikers who are not, by definition, racers. Enter the BMC Speedfox - a cunning new mountain bike that packs all the vital features required by those seeking high quality, the latest technology, and most important of all, pure enjoyment. For nimble mountain goats and downhill junkies alike, the new Speedfox does it all, guaranteeing that the adventurous element to mountain biking remains the focus of every ride. Efficient and light, this mountain bike is capable of handling the most demanding trails. It is uncomplicated to maintain and ideal for riders who want to make the most of the time available to simply enjoy the ride. BMC's Big Wheel Concept (BWC) has been applied to accommodate 29-inch wheels with a geometry that employs classic BMC features such as short chainstays, a slack head angle, generous top tube lengths, short stems, and minimal stack height. Making it easier for riders to enjoy increased stability at high speeds and gain confidence on technical terrain – without compromising on agility.
The Shimano XTR-equipped version of the Speedfox SF01 is nearly identical to the SRAM XX1 version, with a two-by-eleven drivetrain and a chainstay-mounted chain guide.
The Speedfox is an amalgamation of features already implemented on its wilder cousins, the Trailfox and the Fourstroke. Its 130-millimeter-travel Advanced Pivot System (APS) suspension provides that extra bit of control on sustained descents, and added comfort for long days in the saddle. It is further complemented with 435-millimeter chainstays, a 68.5-degree head angle, and an increased offset fork, all of which contribute to a highly balanced geometry. The frame's 607-millimeter stack and a 435-millimeter reach (size M), short chain stays, and a long reach - coupled with a short stem and a low bottom bracket and slack head angle - all work together to keep the bike stable and its rider confident on the roughest of trails. To achieve a consistent ride feeling across the spectrum of three Speedfox models, each bike has the same stem length.
Using the same frame metrics as the SF01 carbon models, the Speedfox SF02 uses an aluminum rear suspension and a carbon front section. Three models are offered, outfitted in either SRAM X0 one-by-eleven or Shimano XT or an XT/SLX combination of components.
The full carbon SF01 chassis will be sold separately. BMC's
APS suspension is the now-popular dual-link arrangement. Its
rocker-driven shock makes room for a standard bottle mount.
• The drive-side chainstay features a chain guide and protector plate to protect its rear triangle from
unpredicted ride events.
• Speedfox frame features internal cable routing that enter the head tube for an extra-neat look
• Three Models in five sizes - Nobody misses out
• Frame sizes from XS to XL,
• Speedfox SF01 has a full carbon frame and comes in two specs: Shimano XTR or SRAM XX1.
• Speedfox SF02 has a carbon frame and an alloy rear triangle, with three specs: SRAM X.0, Shimano XT or
• Speedfox SF03 is an all alloy frame, offered in two specs: Shimano XT/SLX or Deore.
• Prices and weights TBD, September 2014
BMC's entry level Speedfox is the SF03-series that sports an all aluminum chassis and can be had with either a Shimano XT/SLX component ensemble, or with the lower priced Deore group shown here.