If SRAM isn’t your thing, check out the Fourstroke 01 TWO. Plus who doesn’t love a black-on-black paint scheme. Nothing quite says stealth like black with bling componentry. With a full Shimano XTR drivetrain, this build features the latest and greatest from Shimano. The rear end features a Fox Float DPS, Performance Elite, Evol, Remote (100mm) with carbon linkage of course. The front has a Fox Float 32 SC, Performance, Grip, Remote (100mm), 15x110mm thru-axle. The build rounds out with a DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline ONE wheelset.
The Race Application Dropper (RAD) seatpost integrates a dropper seatpost into the frameset. The two-position 80 mm travel tends to be less than the competition. However considering BMC is optimizing this bike for XC racing it makes a whole lot of sense to have 80 mm with a two-position adjustment to meet the needs of World Cup racing. Plus BMC states that proprietary oval shape improves stiffness by 30% and cuts weight by nearly 200 grams over an equivalent Fox Transfer dropper. Keeping it simple can be a refined approach to design. The post has no hydraulic parts to speak of but operates at nearly 90% lower air pressures than the industry-standard Fox Transfer as well. Low pressures means less stress on seals, greater reliability, and less necessary maintenance.
Combined with a longer front end, you’ll now find a 67.5° head tube angle, a steep 75.5° seat tube angle with 429mm chainstays, and longer reach than most of the competition as well. This follows the trend of cross-country geometry heading towards slacker design.The basics are as good as ever with the Fourstroke 01. Like before, the Fourstroke 01 uses their Big Wheel Concept (BWC) philosophy to offer optimized geometry across all sizes in the 29er wheel size.
Just like all things in cross-country riding, every gram counts and the new Fourstroke 01 uses fewer individual parts than before. A fully-integrated headset, a carbon pivot, a lighter one-piece carbon rear triangle, and improved internal cable routing make the bike much easier to maintain than before.
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