There are three options for finding the right mountain bike for you:
Every body, regardless of weight and height, is different. Your inseam-to-height ratio, the length of your arms, the size of your torso, etc. all factor into determining the correct sizing of a bike.
As a result, BMC highly suggests that you don't simply rely on our sizing charts, but also seek professional guidance and recommendations from your local BMC retailer.
Buying a BMC is an investment in your riding experience, ensure your ride is a great one by making sure you've been provided with the proper sized bike.
Please use our page 'Find a BMC retailer' to find your nearest BMC partner.
We sell our products exclusively through our independent BMC retailer network. The retailers are the best way to provide you with products, advice, service, and support. Please find your nearest BMC retailer with on our page 'Find a BMC retailer'.
Yes, we do offer a frameset version of many of our mountain bikes.
These numbers varies a bit with which family of bikes is being discussed - but generally speaking it's a way to understand the hierarchy of the family and sometimes the materials used in the construction. Our 03, 02, 01 system is a way of saying "good, better, best" reagrding the materials used for all of our bikes.
There are no weight limits on any of our bike frames, but please be aware that may not be the case for all the parts you use to build up a new frameset.
Please be aware that repainting your bike's frame will void your warranty. Refinishing chemicals can attack, weaken, or destroy the important composite chemical bonds of the carbon tubing. Using abrasives, sanding by means of mechanical action, such as plastic or glass-bead blasting, or using other abrasive methods, such as scraping or sanding, can remove the frame material and weaken it. We therefore do not recommend ever repainting a BMC frame. BMC does not offer a refinishing service, nor should the bike owner do this themselves or have it done by any other professional or non-professional. .
Your local BMC retailer can assist you with replacements. BMC retailers have access to BMC-specific spare parts as well as to various other parts vendors, and can work with you in choosing the correct replacement option that best suits both you and your bike. Please find your nearest BMC retailer on our 'Find a BMC retailer' page.
Our engineers and product managers spend a lot of time working with equipment partners to ensure each of our full-suspension models come equipped with the perfect tune. As a result, our full suspension bikes are designed as a system and every element plays a role in the overall ride quality. For our bikes to perform the way they were designed, replacing your rear shock is not suggested. Slight custom tuning is a rider-specific option, but we strongly encourage you to work with highly skilled professional suspension technicians.
APS stands for Advanced Pivot System, and it's the acronym we use for our rear suspension concept. APS optimizes kinematics and pivot placements, leverage ratios, axle paths and shock tune. Iterative calculations fine-tune all the suspension properties of each of our distinctive full-suspension models to achieve the best ride characteristics for any terrain. The result is a light, stiff and compact structure that promotes excellent control and energy transfer for the rider.
Check our innovation page for more detail.
All BMC full-suspension bikes come equipped with a feature at the junction of the seatstay and linkage called the "Initial Load Indicator" that helps you identify proper sag. Using this indicator, significantly reduces the setup time before heading out on to the trail. When determining proper setup, make sure you take into consideration your ride equipment - if you ride with a hydration/gear pack, make sure you're accounting for this additional weight when preparing to hit the trails. Finally, before hitting the trails, make sure you check your suspension set-up regularly, to ensure proper inflation.