Please note that these demo bikes are in varying conditions. Please contact us for any questions regarding our 2018 BMC Agonist 01 ONE Demo Bike models.
At Contender Bicycles, we’ve seen more and more people stray away from the traditional 100mm cross country mountain bike. For as fast as they are, more often than not the average mountain bike rider prefers high-speed stability to ultra-quick turn in. They prefer something that is more versatile while still being able to have that typical XC bike speed when necessary. BMC paid attention to how people were riding, and as a result the BMC Agonist 01 ONE was born.
This 2018 BMC Agonist 01 ONE Demo Bike starts with the World Cup worthy BMC Fourstroke, an all-out performance XC bike. It retains a full carbon fiber frame and rear triangle (estimated 2180g for a frame, shock, and hardware in a size Medium), as well as an updated version of their Advanced Pivot System (APS). APS optimizes rear triangle pivot locations to ensure an ideal combination of small bump compliance, braking performance, and pedaling efficiency. They then spec’d 110mm travel for front and rear shocks for greater big bump compliance over longer distances. BMC also slackened the headtube (1 degree across all sizes), and increased reach. This makes for noticeably better control and stability during high speeds, smoother turning during tight switchbacks, and an overall more fun riding experience. They’ve also stuck to their 29er-specific Big Wheel Concept (BWC) for nimble handling and quick rollover for every Agonist, regardless of size.
BMC has also worked to make everything better integrated within the bike. The Agonist’s downtube and drive-side chainstay receive covers to protect the frame from abrasion, and a mudflap over the rear pivot protects from mud while keeping cable housing out of sight. Further, the rear shock is elegantly placed to not show remote lever cables, while a well-placed chain catcher is placed ideally for a 1x or 2x drivetrain.
These small changes make for a cross-country bike that is more fun, capable, and versatile. The new Agonist 01 feels light during climbs, and climbs very efficiently thanks to a remote lockout lever on the handlebar. Descents are super fun, and the additional confidence that comes from a slack headtube and long front-center ensures that the rider is always in control.
The 2018 BMC Agonist 01 ONE Demo Bike comes equipped with a SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset, Fox Factory suspension, and Boost spacing DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline wheels. The demo bike is available in four sizes ranging from SM to XL, and comes in the understated Carbon Red color scheme.
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