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    calling all BMC riders!!..post ur rides



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    That is one sexy bike!

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    Here is mine:

    DH:Mountain Cycle Shockwave 9.5 w/ 888R
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    AM:BMC Superstroke 01 w/ 66RC2X

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    very nice ride..which country u r from
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    Country of President Elect Obama
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    Here is mine:

    Now running Red Manitou R7 MRD Absolute forks. Weighs 8.55kg complete.

    I've also got a very nice new Race Master SLX01 roadie - love that too! (I'll try get some pictures).
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    super cool
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    Here's mine

    My 2009 Fourstroke 02 for racing... (more pics Bmc 2009)
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    And my 2008 Fourstoke 03 with 120mm trailfox linkages for training and all day trail riding...
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    i love your colour combination .... 2009 Fourstroke 02.
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    Here is another, I built it up today. It took about six hours but I am new to disc brakes and hollowtech cranks. Gears/brakes just need setting up tomorrow then I can see if it was $2,500 well spent (Mavic Crossmax wheels, Fox Talas forks and XT hollowtechs cranks did most of the wallet damage).

    For now it uses a few semi-crappy bits from an old bike and comes in at 27lb 8oz (12.5kg).


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    very clean and nice!
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    I will post some new pics of mine when I get home...if I had only one word to describe it....it would be BLING
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxon9598
    I will post some new pics of mine when I get home...if I had only one word to describe it....it would be BLING
    Nicktoad might need some help with the posting the pics how all you guys been
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    ... and if we just ...

    Alright, this is my first post, sorry if it sucks.

    I have been looking at getting a new bike for a while and have been shopping around and doing a lot of demo days. After a good friend told me about BMC, I stated researching and reading a ton of post about the bikes also following the threads on this site. I finally decide to make the jump after all of the great pics and positive words you all have been posting. I bought my TF02 frame 2 weeks ago and picked all the parts. Just did the build last night with some help from a friend.

    Here are the photos, sorry about the quality but my camera sucks.

    Still need to get a few things, new pedals, Push Loc, New shifters and grips. also need to do some final tweaking after getting her out on the trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigj1013
    Alright, this is my first post, sorry if it sucks.

    I have been looking at getting a new bike for a while and have been shopping around and doing a lot of demo days. After a good friend told me about BMC, I stated researching and reading a ton of post about the bikes also following the threads on this site. I finally decide to make the jump after all of the great pics and positive words you all have been posting. I bought my TF02 frame 2 weeks ago and picked all the parts. Just did the build last night with some help from a friend.

    Here are the photos, sorry about the quality but my camera sucks.

    Still need to get a few things, new pedals, Push Loc, New shifters and grips. also need to do some final tweaking after getting her out on the trail.
    Nice, try to post some higher-res pics and specs/ weight if you can. Love the X-0 Carbon rear mech

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    She is at 30 roughly. I weight it on a home bathroom scale.

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    Frame: 2007 Trailfox 02
    Fork: RockShox Revelation
    Shock: RockShox Ario 2.2
    Stem: TruVativ aka
    Bars: TruVativ Hussefelt riser
    BB: TruVativ GXP team
    Cranks:Truvativ carbon noir 3.3
    Post: TruVativ team double clamp
    Saddle: Bontrager inForm RL 154 width
    Cassette: SRAM PG-980
    FD: SRAM X-9
    RD: SRAM X-0
    Brakes: Avid Elixir R
    Shifters: SRAM X-0
    Grips: ODI YETI
    Rims: Alex Rims FD16
    Spokes and Nips: DT
    tires: Kenda Nevegal
    Cables: Shimano XTR SIS Shift Cable Set

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    2007 Trailfox 1

    Here is my TrailFox 1.
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    i know porn is bad for you... but just a little tiny bit won't hurt too much, right? finally built up my new frame, with some new parts and some very old parts.... believe it or not, white isn't my idea of a good bike colour scheme, i just took what i could get, and it just happened to all be white. looking forward to getting it dirty

    Alas, that the longest hill
    Must end in a vale

    Henry Charles Beeching 1859-1919

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    Same BMC trailfox setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Craigj1013
    She is at 30 roughly. I weight it on a home bathroom scale.
    I have a very simular BMC trailfox setup. I am thinking about upgrading the wheelset. I can get a deal on Easton wheels, so I am looking at the AM Havoc or the XC Ones. Which would be better on this setup? Anyone have any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    heres my 08 superstroke:

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    sexy bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasho
    sexy bike...
    I think so too. Too bad its raining today, can't go for a ride. Have to troll the forums instead

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    some new pics with my custom white cables as per the tutorial on pinkbike:



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    very nice, what chain and pedals are they?

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    Here is my 07 FourStroke 03 I just bought used (2 days ago) as a frame from a local. It took me 4 hours to get all my parts over to this.
    Size: 15" (I'm 5'4" @130#)
    07 Float RLC @ 120
    Manitou Radium RL
    XTR lever with 4pot XT
    So far one 9 miler single track and 8 miler pavement and it feels GREAT.
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    What's with BMC calling their suspension "VPS" then "APS"?
    Both looks the same to me.

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    It is the same, i think i read somewhere it was something to do with it sounding to similar to another suspension platform.

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    went a little bit spendy recently. it was worth it though. weighs in at about 15kilos; nothing too delicate, pretty solid AM build which leaves me confident that the limiting factor is on the bike, not part of it. that said, i wouldn't mind a coil shock, but can't really justify it, given that i'll have to sell the bike in less than a year... (and yes, i know the hoses could be shortened a bit)



    Alas, that the longest hill
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    nice bike, did you ever ride the superstroke? if you did, does it feel much different?

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    yeah, this frame was actually a warranty replacement for a superstroke with misaligned welds, so i've been on them both. my thinking is something like this.

    the suspension action has definitely been improved, even though it's 10mm less, it seems like more travel as it bottoms out a lot less, and doesn't blow through the travel as much. pedal bob is also reduced quite a bi. (there is a possibility that the sstroke frame's suspension was compromised a bit by the misalignment, but it still felt ok, so it's hard to say.)

    the extra degree of slackness in the head tube is also very welcome, and stand over height has improvedquite a bit


    the main downside is the flexy rear end. i don't remember that with the superstroke. admittedly i think i probably ride harder now, so maybe i just didn't notice, but there's definitely more flex than than i'm into having on a bike this heavy. 3.4 kilos for a 140mm travel frame isn't light, so it would be nice if it was a bit stiffer. my superstroke was about 3.8k, for reference


    another niggle is there's less seat tube available. despite the straight tube, it's interrupted by the rocker mount. my frame is just a bit on the small side for me, so i can't cut the seat post, and due to this the post doesn't drop quite as much as i'd like it to. that said, it drops enough, really, just not as much as it did on the superstroke.


    overall i reckon it's a better frame the it's predecessor, but if i was going to pay full price for it (which seems to be about 1900US/1400EU), i'd probably look at something else.

    but, that said, bmc's customer service has been fantastic, and that's definitely worth something. they really sorted me out, when they could very easily have not bothered, as i bought the stroke frame on line from jenson and had it shipped to china. they sorted everything out through their chinese dealer and were really helpful and responsive, upgrading both the frame and shock. it was cool,. stefan from their service/warranty department made it pretty much the best warranty experience i've had to go through
    Alas, that the longest hill
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    thanks for that in depth report. The rear end on mine is a little flexy as well. Good to hear they have good customer service as well. Oh and i thought the supertrail increased its travel to 160mm?

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    yeah, strange situation, the 08 reduced it to 140, then the 09 upped it to 160. my thinking is that the new design only allowed a 200mm shock (as opposed to the old sst, which took a 215), so they went for reduced travel in order to keep the low 2.4-1 ratio that was part of the reason why the sst was quite plush despite having an air shock. then for 2009 they changed the rocker arm to give 160mm of travel, still with the same shock length (i think). was this an improvement? or just a realisation that a three and a half kilo 140mm trail bike wasn't going to sell (especially considering they also make a sub 3kilo 140mm trail frame)? i don't know. i'd like to ride the 08&09 side by side. if anyone has ridden both that would be interesting to hear about....
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    i'd also be interested in hearing from anyone who has put a coil on the supert....
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    weird that they chose to go from 150-140, you'd think that since they have the trailfox they would have stayed at 150 or gone straight to 160, i wonder what they were thinking.

    Why would you want to put a coil on it anyway?

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    yeah, like i said, i think the rationale was to keep the low ratio. i think in 08 the trailfox was only 130 as well, and the new space age design came out in 09?. not sure though.

    why coil? well, i like the coil up front, and i think the rear would be more plush with a coil. in particular i'd expect improved small bump sensitivity (less stiction to overcome without all those tight air seals), and i guess i'd also feel more confident in the shock going off bigger drops. that said i'm light and the low ratio means i don't have too much pressure in the shock, so i'm not too worried about blowing it out. still, should be a bit more reliable.also if i'm not mistaken coil shocks of the same length have a slightly longer stroke, so i'd gain a bit of travel, which would be ok with me....
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    New question here.

    I just bought a BMC Fourstoke 03 frame last week, so hopefully I'll have pictures posted soon - as long as the wife lets me finish the build-up!!

    I committed a cardinal sin though in not comparing the headtube length to my current bike when determining if my Magura fork would work.

    Long story short, I am a little short on steerer tube length.

    My frame came with the FSA ZS-3 integrated headset with a stack height of 13mm.

    Is anyone using a different headset on your BMC mtn. bike that might have a stack height of 10mm or less??

    I've see a few integrated headsets at 10mm, but it looks like the Fourstroke takes a relatively specialized i.h.

    I realize 13mm down to 10mm isn't much, but I need all the height I can get!! Thanks.

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    been there, the strail that they replaced my sstroke with on warranty had a longer head tube which left me with a pathetic stub of steerer tube sticking out of the top. in the end i found a stem with a sufficiently low stack height, but at the time i spent quite a while looking at that rather tall top cap, thinking about hacking it in half or something (obviously not a good idea). i see that shorter top caps exist though, and fsa have some caps as low as 8-9mm. (but after rooting around and measuring i now note that my zs-3 topcap is a hefty 20mm)

    as a matter of interest why do you think the that the f.stroke takes a specialised i.headset? certainly my s.trail look fairly standard
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    I based my "specialized" comment on the fact that it requires a headset that fits shallow cups, yet is wide enough to fit a 50mm headtube. Only a few headsets that I looked at actually mentioned they met this requirement. Let me know what you are using for a headset and which FSAs have a cap around 8-9mm - I might just have to try one!!

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    A couple more for the collection

    Here are my latest BMC acquisitions

    2008 Fourstoke 02, Frame and fork are new, everything else came of an older fourstroke that I had. These bikes rock, I already have an existing fs02 and when a opportunity came along to replace an old frame with a new one ....well I couldn't refuse. The fox fork also came with a remote lockout ....I am really impressed with the ergonomics of it, more impressive then the rs pop lock.
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    2009 Team elite 03, swapped out wheels, brakes and crankset. Also took a motion control damper with remote lockout out of a reba and put it in the recon. I would of took the whole fork, but getting a fork with a headtube length long enought to fit these XL frames can be difficult.
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    The whole collection
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    wow bmc lover
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    Just did 28 miles, 7.5 hours over 2 days and I LOVE this bike (07 Fourstroke)!
    Only complaint is, could have used 1 more inch of travel in the rear. Also could have used an inch some where else too
    I raised my Float to 140 from 120 and I might lower it back down next year as the steering isn't fast enough. Not that I'm fast, it's just a bit too slack for me now.

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    Keep it coming!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy0912
    Keep it coming!

    Yeah! C'mon

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    Hi, this is mine BMC Fourstroke FS03, i own it since a month now and i'm very pleased with it.
    Here are the specs:
    Frame: BMC Fourstroke FS03
    Fork: RS Reba race '09
    Shock: RS ario 2.2
    Wheels: DT Swiss ex 5.1d 240s hubs
    Brakes: Formula oro K18 white
    Rear Der. : Sram X.0 20th anniversary
    Front Der. : Shimano Xt
    Shifters: Sram X.0
    Steer: Raceface Deus xc
    Stem: RaceFace Deus xc
    Seatpost: Woodman Sl+
    Cranck: Shimano XT (will be changed for a FSA afterburner)

    Well thats about it. More than enough for the " dutch mountains"
    P.S sorry for the crappy pic

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    Nice!

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