BMC’s race-ready model line start at the BMC Fourstroke and Teamelite cross country mountain bikes. The Fourstroke is one of the very few full-suspension mountain bikes to win the XCO World Championships, which alone sets it apart as an outstanding race bike. These values are exemplified in models like the BMC Fourstroke 01 TWO, which combine race-ready handling, low weight, and superior suspension kinematics. It’s combination of BMC’s Big Wheel Concept (BWC) geometry and Advanced Pivot System (APS) suspension design makes for an incredibly fast and capable cross country bike. Meanwhile, the BMC Teamelite covers the hardtail cross country bike spectrum. It is built for outright sprinting, but models like the BMC Teamelite 01 THREE features MTT (Micro Travel Technology). This micro suspension system relies on a dual-guide design to promote torsional and lateral stiffness and is available in 3 levels of damping. MTT allows the Teamelite accelerate like the fastest hardtail mountain bikes available, but provide better compliance over rough terrain.
The Agonist is a completely new mountain bike line for BMC. It takes the proven concepts and design points of the race-ready BMC Fourstroke to make a cross-country bicycle that is very well-suited for the kind of riding most mountain bikers on a daily basis, but adds a bit of stability when the terrain gets rowdy. Compared to the Fourstroke, the Agonist brings over an optimized Advanced Pivot System (APS) for maximum pedaling efficiency and braking control. BMC also use their Big Wheel Concept (BWC) to ensure confident handling and quick rollover. Major differences include increased 110 mm travel front and rear, with the rear shock featuring an EVOL air can to improve ride smoothness and traction over the first ¼ of the rear shock’s travel. It has also been designed with a slack 69 degree headtube angle, longer reach, and a lower standover height across all models. Models such as the BMC Agonist 02 ONE feature downtube and drive-side chainstay covers to protect the frame from abrasion, and a mudflap over the rear pivot protects from mud while keeping cable housing out of sight. The BMC Agonist is smooth and efficient when looking for rowdiness, and confident and stable once it’s found that rowdiness.
BMC claim to have made what every brand tries to make – an authentic ‘quiver killer’ – with their new Trailfox. The new Trailfox is a 120mm trail bike that truly excels at quick, efficient climbing, confident descending, and nimble turn-in for the tightest of switchbacks. They do this through their innovative Trailsync technology, which combines rear suspension adjustment and dropper post travel into a single lever. Leave the saddle at full height, and the rear shock is left in a climb setting. Drop the saddle by 20 mm or all the way down, and rear shock opens up accordingly for full travel. This feature, as seen on the BMC Trailfox 02 ONE, allows the rider to carry speed with greater ease, without further thought to adjusting the dropper post and rear suspension at the same time.
With varying models across all ranges, BMC Bikes has everyone covered. From long travel enduro to agile cross country bikes, there is sure to be a model with signature BMC engineering and design for every style of riding.