BMC Fourstroke 01 XC Full Suspension

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

XC racing on its best form. This is all about efficiency and maximum propulsion – another would simply be too much. The ultimate in stiffness and superlative handling come as standard.

  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Carbon, 175 mm
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR Dual control
  • Handlebar: Easton EA70, 580 mm
  • Hubs: DT Swiss XR 1540
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
  • Tires: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 26x2.10
  • BMC Fourstroke 01 XC Full Suspension Pro Review

    BMC has taken some it’s carbon road technology and mated it with a good full suspension design. Geometry is spot on and component spec is impressive. This is the best mountain bike to come out of BMC and is a good sign of things to come from them. Continue reading →

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    Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by keith a Cross Country Rider from sydney

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2010

    Strengths:    pedaling efficiency, geometry, weight, looks,

    Weaknesses:    standover height (not a biggie though) and RRP.

    Bottom Line:   
    Climbing is a breeze. Downhill is almost too comfy. Simply an awesome bike. Buy it if you can cut a deal on price.

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    Favorite Trail:   ourimbah

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   cranks chatswood

    Similar Products Used:   TREK, GIANT

    Bike Setup:   nothing special

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by fabini a Cross Country Rider from miami,FL, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 26, 2010

    Strengths:    nice looking frame ( 2010 frame )

    Weaknesses:    totally overpriced I mean they want $3300 for the frame only.very limited warranty ( 3 yrs) and a horrible resale value I mean just look at the BMC race bikes they basically give them away

    Bottom Line:   
    you can't go wrong with a specialized epic s-works that costs less than the 2010 fourstroke 01 and the specialized includes the fork,a LIFETIME warranty and a MUCH better resale value.

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    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   scott spark ltd

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by markuscreek a Racer from US

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2008

    Strengths:    Light. Low ratio 4 inches suspension 4.7 lbs frame.
    Stiff as diamand. Responsive suspension. Perfect traction and handling. 100 mark pedaling. Maby be one of the best frame or even best of the best

    Weaknesses:    None till now.

    Bottom Line:   
    Must try if you are looking for perfect riding experience.

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    Favorite Trail:   None

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $3800.00

    Purchased At:   veltec

    Similar Products Used:   Trek Top Fuel 110. Specialized Epic Carbon

    Bike Setup:   SRAM X.0. Fox F100RLC. Mavic Crossmax SL.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dan a Cross Country Rider from montpellier

    Date Reviewed: October 9, 2007

    Strengths:    light. stiff, good looking, very well designed.

    Weaknesses:    mud clearance, tricky to clean, some creaking

    Bottom Line:   
    follow up to my previous review. I know this frame is not sold anymore but just in case some of you want to buy a second hand one, here is my long term impressions:

    i was a bit concerned by the scandium tubing, but after one year of riding (almost) and some serious crashes i can tell you that those despite the thinness those frame are solid. Paint does not chip, and i had a direct hit stone/down tube, and the frame barely scratches. Same goes for the carbon triangle which is well protected by a thick transparent paint layer.

    This frame is very stiff, and very responsive. even by running the shock at very low pressure, there is barely any bobble. very impressive design indeed. Goes fast up hill and fast downhill.

    if there is one thing to criticize it is the mud clearance which could have been better. also the occasional creaking in the frame. nothing to worry about though. Talking about mud, this bike is a nightmare to clean: the top and bottom linkage are full of tricky place where the mud get stuck. I spent 2 hours and a box of toothpick to clean that ;) Also, check the bolt on the suspension pivots, i lost one. No big deal, just have to look at it sometimes.

    Overall, an excellent frame. you cant go wrong with this one. I am glad i got one of the last scandium version.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   giant anthem

    Bike Setup:   thomson, Mavic, XTR, race face, Reba team

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by dan a Cross Country Rider from montpellier (france)

    Date Reviewed: March 19, 2007

    Strengths:    visuallly nice, very nice design (forged pieces), carbon rear part (awesome), weight, scandium (?), apparently good quality welding

    Weaknesses:    tube thickess? scandium? how long will all that last. holes in the carbon part (for cable routing)

    Bottom Line:   
    So far so good. very good i should say, the frame is nimble, light, very stiff and the suspension design works great (no bob, tons of comfort on both small and big hits, good traction). the carbon piece (the top part the rear triangle) is awesome, and seems to bring a bit more confort on rocky terrains. the forged part are awesome too and the bearing look like very good quality ones indeed.

    my only concern is the scandium tubing. Very thin tubes (so thin you can almost flatten them by hand). How long will this last? This frame will not be crash proof either. i would recommend the FS02 over the 01. Well, i guess i just have to enjoy this very nice frame as long as it lasts. ( i ll let you know when it breaks ;))

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1250.00

    Purchased At:   danbikeshop

    Similar Products Used:   giant anthem

    Bike Setup:   Crossmax ST, RaceFace, XTR, Reba, Thomson, hayes

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kimberly a Racer from Laramie, Wyoming

    Date Reviewed: February 11, 2007

    Strengths:    Paint DOES NOT chip on Fourstroke 01 as many have complained about 03 model. (Different paint on this model??) Excellent climbing and descending control. Unique design is as functional as it is visually appealing.

    Weaknesses:    Frame tubing is thin, but need to hit it pretty hard to get a dent. Price.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bike feels very stable at high speed. Rides well on all types of terrain - fast singletrack, super rocky trails, mud, anything. Long rides don't feel as long because of the suspension efficiency. Fox FX100 terra logic is a perfect complement to the frame.

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    Favorite Trail:   Rock Creek Trail in Snowy Mountains

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $5000.00

    Purchased At:   Pedal House, Laramie, WY

    Similar Products Used:   Upgrade from KHS xc700 full suspension.

    Bike Setup:   Fox FX100 terra logic fork, Fox float RP3, avid juicy carbon brakes, race face deus xc cranks, sram X-0 shifters and rear derailler, time atac ti/carbon pedals, DT swiss 1540 wheelset, schwalbe racing ralph tires

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