All-New BMC Twostroke: Enjoy Your Challenge
Aug 06, 2020
Whether it's tearing around an XCO track or setting a personal best up the local hill, the Twostroke has cross-country riders covered. A fresh approach to hardtail design, the new-school XC bike is not only an efficient climber but designed for a controlled ride even on the most demanding and technical trails.
“The Twostroke is designed to enrich your experience, allowing riders to attack the terrain with full confidence and master every challenge,” explains Conrad Glassey, Head of Product Management at BMC Switzerland.
Striking the Balance
The all-new Twostroke has much to thank to BMC’s most established cross-country bike, the Fourstroke. BMC engineers have used the Fourstroke as a foundation for the development process and created a bike that strikes the balance on all accounts; a new-school hardtail with race-proven roots. Improved tube shapes complement the premium carbon fiber, resulting in benchmark stiffness for explosive acceleration and precise handling. The new addition to the BMC mountain biking range is progressively lightweight, excelling on the longest climbs and toughest marathon courses. Despite its impressive low weight, the Twostroke boasts great strength to survive the highs and lows of everyday racing and riding.
“With the Twostroke we have designed a mountain bike that strikes the perfect balance, to deliver a bike that is lightweight, stiff and strong,” says Conrad Glassey.
Discover Confidence Everywhere
BMC has developed a completely new approach to XC geometry, made for a confident riding experience on all terrains. The Twostroke is designed to attack high-speed technical trails with the full confidence of its 67˚ head angle and long front-end. With 100mm of travel and 44mm offset, the fork ensures perfect grip and reliable steering. This new-school hardtail features 425mm chainstays to help riders deliver the power on the most demanding climbs, partnered with perfect agility for challenging sections. The 75˚ seat angle puts the rider in a central position to tackle steep sections with the ideal weight distribution.
Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC) technology has been used on BMC’s most successful road frames over the years, to fine-tune the carbon layup and provide the ideal amount of vertical deflection. TCC complements the improved traction and compliance of the Twostroke, provided by the latest rim and tire technology, to deliver a smooth ride in a lightweight package. The latest carbon fiber materials, the D-shape seatpost and seat tube are in tune with the seatstays to ensure a controlled rate of vertical compliance, taking the edge off even the roughest terrains.
Designed to Take You Far
BMC delivers industrial design innovation, sporting straight, unbroken lines that communicate efficiency and purpose. A refined cross-country bike that takes its heritage from the race-proven Fourstroke and crosses it with a fighter-jet inspired design, to create the perfect blend of performance, functionality and aesthetics. “The Twostroke design language communicates fast speed, aggression and refinement,” explains Christof Bigler, Teamleader Industrial Design at BMC Switzerland. “We designed this bike to take you far.”
Winning is in the Details
Fully guided internal cable routing supports the impressive design language for easy installation and a clean look. MTBs are made to be taken to the limit and the Twostroke can handle all-round challenges with its integrated protection on all fronts. Molded covers on the chainstay, an integrated chain suck plate and helicopter tape on the downtube ensure durability. The integrated fork stopper delivers high-end frame protection with increased stiffness in a straight downtube design. Getting with the times, the Twostroke hardtail is dropper post compatible and features a wide tire clearance. A dedicated shim allows the installation of a 27.2 mm dropper post with stealth cable routing and the bike is fully compatible with the new generation of wide XC tires.
The all-new Twostroke was designed as a progressive, compliant and confidence-inspiring hardtail that strikes the perfect balance between stiffness, strength and light weight, but manages to do all of this at a highly competitive rate.
“We have designed a bike that combines racing experience with new-school innovation, at great value,” says Stefan Christ, Head of R&D.
Sizing, Geometry and Models
The Twostroke is offered in the following models: Twostroke 01 ONE, Twostroke 01 TWO, Twostroke 01 THREE, Twostroke 01 FOUR and Twostroke AL ONE and Twostroke AL TWO. Sizes S, M, L, XL.
[Learn more about the Twostroke.]