BMC’s Legendary Full Suspension Meets Big Wheels
Last year BMC entered the 29er market with two pretty decent first effort designs. The SpeedFox SF29 with the ground running as an alloy full suspension 29er with a fairly active and quick handling trail bike that did well on the trail but wasn’t quite at home as a race bike. They also introduced the Teamelite TE29 alloy hardtail which handled like a 26 inch wheeled bike but with all of the benefits of a 29er. And then the big announcement came with the 2013 TeamElite TE01 carbon hardtail as the lightest production 29er frame…and this one left us all wondering; is there still more to come? The announcement of the 2013 Fourstroke FS01 29er would be considered an emphatic, “yes”.
This bike lacks a characterization which is exactly what BMC was going for. The intent is for it to be as much at home duking it out in XC race-mode as it is cruising down a twisty decent in All-Mountain mode. Is this a daring statement? Of course, but one thing that we’ve learned about BMC since taking them on as a brand is that they’re always exceeding expectations.
You can read all about the cool spec’s and tech talk elsewhere so we’ll just show you some cool picks and a great video that demonstrates the FS01′s versatility. There are apparently going to be 3 models. The full carbon XTR model sits atop the throne as the king of the full suspension 29er line-up. Directly beneath it at a more affordable price point is the carbon with alloy rear triangle XT model that will surely be the more attainable and affordable model for serious riders. And then there’s the alloy SLX model for the masses to all enjoy. Here’s some pics and enjoy the video!