BMC rolls out new Speedfox 27.5 Trailcrew

Beefier bike has slacker head tube, lower BB, and shorter chainstays

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Two builds will be available in the U.S., the $5900 SF02 Trailcrew with SRAM X01 1×11...

Two builds will be available in the U.S., including the $5900 SF02 Trailcrew with SRAM X01 1×11.

BMC has finally entered the 27.5 trail bike arena, introducing a new, beefier version of the Speedfox dubbed the Speedfox Trailcrew. With a slacker head tube, lower BB, and shorter chainstays, plus 650b wheels and a RockShox Pike RC Solo Air 150mm, the Speedfox Trailcrew is geared for riders who like to play as much above the trail as on it.

This is a departure for the Swiss bike maker, which usually focuses all its attention on competitive performance. But these modifications in geometry are definitely a nod to play time, not race day. Indeed, this bike was clearly designed and spec’d with fun in mind.

... and the $3900 SF03 Trailcrew with Shimano SLX.

The full alloy $3900 SF03 Trailcrew comes with a Shimano SLX/XT blend.

Two models will be available later this summer. The $5900 SF02 Trailcrew has a carbon front triangle, SRAM X01 1×11, Shimano XT Trail brakes, a Cane Creek DBInline shock, RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post, and DT Swiss E 1700 Spline ONE wheels. The $3900 SF03 Trailcrew has an alloy front end, Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain, Shimano wheels, Fox Float shock and the same Pike fork. Both bikes have alloy rears.

Full spec and geo details. Note the slacker head tube.

Full spec and geo details. Note the slacker head tube.

We have a test rig on order and will post a review asap. in the meantime, here are some of the key features.

  • 5 sizes – XS / S / M / L / XL
  • 650b-specific geometry has shorter chainstays, more BB drop, slacker headtube angle
  • 142 thru axle keeps the rear wheel brake rotor aligned
  • Internal cable management (Trailcrew 02 model only)
  • Removable ISCG mounts allow choice of chain guide protection or no guide
  • APS suspension is set up for a more plush and more progressive feel

For more information visit www.bmc-switzerland.com. Also check out our First Look and Review of this bike’s predecessor, the BMC Speedfox 130mm 29er.

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About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympics, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the Mtbr staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.


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