BMC's Swiss Army knife just got a bigger blade.
The go-anywhere, do-anything versatility of the Trailfox platform will make the leap to 29-inch wheels in 2014. With 150mm of travel, surprisingly short 435mm chainstays, and a 67-degree head angle, BMC tailor-made this bike to suit the needs of the growing Enduro race scene. Aaron Bradford took home a 4th place finish on it at the recent EWS stop in Winter Park.
Trailfox TF01 29 Features– APS suspension, 150mm travel
– 12×142mm rear axle
– Frame weight: 2490g including all hardware and shock
– Shock dimensions: 200×57mm
– Injection molded chainstay and downtube protections
– Optional and replaceable front derailleur hanger
– BB90 Shimano press fit bottom bracket + ISCG05tabs
– Integrated chain guide
– Initial load indicator for convenient SAG adjustment
– Tapered headtube
– 180mm post mount disc brake tabs (max 203mm)
– Replaceable threaded brake mount inserts
– Internal cable routing in the downtube
– Internal cable routing for reverb stealth seatpost
– Low stand-over height
Aside from Trailfox TF01, which is built on a full carbon frameset, BMC also offers more cost-effective versions. The Trailfox TF02 has an aluminum rear end and carbon front triangle, while the TF03 offers a full aluminum version of the Trailfox. MSRP ranges from $11,999 to $3,999, and complete weights from 26.9 to 31.3-pounds, depending on the model.
Stay tuned for more! There's much more to this story to be told. Turman is currently trying out the new rig while competing in the Crankworx Enduro event. It's about to get rowdy...