Advanced Pivot System

Traction is Speed

More traction equals more speed, and that is what BMC is after.

The updated APS Suspension System features next-level kinematics and best-in-class suspension performance designed to deliver full traction and great efficiency on every terrain. Resulting in faster times, this new and improved full-feature suspension system finds no match on the race-course.

• Using APS, BMC engineers have access to a versatile suspension system with the ability to design complex kinematics that could not be achieved using weight-driven solutions like flex stays and single-pivot suspension systems.

• APS features a virtual rear suspension pivot trough the rear wheel travel, which is defined by upper and lower link and the resulting 4 pivots.

• APS allows BMC to fine-tune the suspension kinematics to provide an incredibly dynamic suspension behavior across the travel.

Uphill Traction: The anti-squat tuning featured on Fourstroke decreases along the travel, preventing  chain growth when hitting obstacles; this allows the suspension to compress smoothly and track the terrain for perfect traction.

Once the suspension starts extending again, the anti-squat value rises to keep the wheel tracking the terrain, significantly increasing the grip.

Downhill Flow: APS keeps the suspension active when the going gets tough by reducing pedal-kickback deep in the travel and preventing negative influences during braking.

Improved Suspension Progressivity: The updated Fourstroke kinematics and all-new shock tune provide a progressive spring curve, delivering a superior ride experience in any riding situation.

• Small bump sensitivity

• Support in rough conditions

• Bottomless feeling

• More predictable airtime behavior

The Winning Edge

Extensive testing shows that the Fourstroke and APS suspension are faster than lighter bikes that feature weight-saving suspension systems, proving that superior traction and pedaling efficiency are more important than weight.

BMC MTB Bikes | Fourstroke 01

Fourstroke 01

Designed to dominate Cross-Country race courses, from World Cup level to your local series.

BMC MTB Bikes | Fourstroke 01

Fourstroke 01

Designed to dominate Cross-Country race courses, from World Cup level to your local series.

Fourstroke LT

Hit the trails with confidence. There's no limit to what you and the Fourstroke LT can achieve.

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Fourstroke LT

Hit the trails with confidence. There's no limit to what you and the Fourstroke LT can achieve.

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BMC MTB Bikes | Fourstroke

Fourstroke

Built to shine on Cross-Country trails, from competitive racing to local adventures.

BMC MTB Bikes | Fourstroke

Fourstroke

Built to shine on Cross-Country trails, from competitive racing to local adventures.