BMC enters e-bike market with AMP Trailfox and Speedfox

Designed to conquer challenging climbs and swooping singletrack descents

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BMC AMP Trailfox

The Advanced Pivot System suspension is engineered to give riders smooth bump absorption.

Like them or not e-bikes are here and they are improving every year. The latest come from BMC, which this week launched e-versions of their Trailfox and Speedfox bikes.

The Trailfox AMP and Speedfox AMP are designed to conquer everything from the most challenging alpine climbs to swooping singletrack descents, and do so with BMC’s full-suspension performance and sleek styling. Both bikes get an e-specific shock tune by recalculating the APS kinematics, pivot placement, and leverage ratios.

BMC AMP Trailfox

Carbon electric BMC Trailfox and Speedfox are ready for the trials and promise a quiet ride.

Other highlights include BMC’s Twin Hollow-core frame construction that houses and protects the battery and drive unit, plus it maintains streamlined internal cable routing. Speed sensors have been integrated into the rear triangle, and all AMP models utilize the latest lightweight Shimano e-technology allowing riders to go further while saving energy.

BMC AMP Speedfox

Available in two configurations, the Speedfox AMP features 29er wheels and 130 millimeters of travel.

The Shimano drive unit is controlled by a left-hand power mode switch controlling three settings (Eco, Trail, and Boost) to handle different types of terrain. The new AMP eMTBs are rounded-out with new chainstay and yoke protectors to provide a quiet ride.

BMC AMP Trailfox

BMC engineers have tailored the dual-link APS system with an e-specific shock tune by recalculating the APS kinematics, pivot placement, and leverage ratios.

The Advanced Pivot System suspension (APS) is engineered to give riders smooth bump absorption, efficient pedaling efficiency, and control on technical terrain.

BMC AMP Trailfox

The Trailfox AMP’s slack head angle and long front-center provide stability, while shorter chainstays keep the bike nimble and fun.

The Trailfox AMP

The Trailfox AMP’s slack head angle and long front-center provide stability, while the shorter chainstays and the 27.5 plus-sized wheel-tire combo keeps the bike nimble, playful, and responsive on challenging terrain. The beefed-up bearings and linkage combined with 150mm of front and rear travel and one-piece rear triangle ensures torsional stiffness and control on rowdy descents.

BMC AMP Speedfox

BMC’s Twin Hollow-core frame construction houses and protects the battery and drive unit, plus maintains streamlined internal cable routing.

The Speedfox AMP

Available in two configurations, the Speedfox AMP features 29er wheels and 130mm of APS-tuned suspension travel to deliver the speed and handling characteristics. Like all BMC 29ers, the Speedfox AMP employs the Big Wheel Concept (BWC) philosophy incorporating a comprehensive approach to 29er geometry and component selection.

AMP Pricing
  • Trailfox AMP TWO: $7499
  • Speedfox AMP TWO: $7499
  • Speedfox AMP THREE: $5799

Starting April 19 customers in the U.S. can order AMP eMTBs online and receive the bikes at their local BMC retailer. Learn more at www.bmc-switzerland.com.

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About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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  • Bob says:

    “Like them or not e-bikes are here and they are improving every year. ”

    Great! They can stay in Europe where they won’t cause unnecessary trail access issues for cyclists. (people who choose to not ride mopeds).

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