BMC Fourstroke 02 XC Full Suspension

  • Frame: X4ee 03
  • Fork:Fox F100 RL 100 mm, lockout
  • Rear Shock: DT Swiss SSD-190L, lockout
  • Crankset: Shimano XT, 175 mm
  • Shifters: Shimano XT Dual control
  • Handlebar: Scor Sticky Finger, 580 mm
  • Stem: Scor Race, 6°
  • Seatpost: Scor Race, 31.6 mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Filante

User Reviews (12)

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muttonmark   Cross Country Rider [Apr 30, 2012]
Strength:

Weight, Floating Pivot, geometry

Weakness:

Stand over height

This is a review of the 2011 Fourstroke Carbon FS01 Frameset. All that I can say is...WOW!!!! Point this baby where you want it to go, and its like a rocket. Light, and just feels good. Climbing it feels like my hardtail. With the Floating Pivot Technology, you can't tell if there is any pedal bob what-so-ever. It just feels like all of your efforts are trasfering directly to the rear axle. The geometry makes for precise steering, not squirely, but not real slack either. Great for XC, which is what it is designed for. The way it handles just makes me feel like a better rider.

Similar Products Used: Jamis Dakar XCT 4 Carbon, Reynolds 853 Hardtail, Jamis Dakar XCT
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
joey_vtec2000   Cross Country Rider [Jan 19, 2011]
Strength:

Point and Shoot! Great Climber! Feels like hardtail riding uphill!
Very agressive in such a way you can speed up with almost anything on the trail!
Light, Stiff and Smooth! (LSS)
Perfect XC Frame geometry.
I like the color combination...Black ang Green with white decal accents.

Weakness:

uhh...well...NONE!!

This frame is perfect for me..I'm hooked!!

Similar Products Used: Giant XTC, Giant Anthem
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
bigdeeze   Cross Country Rider [Mar 17, 2010]
Strength:

Ascends like a french alpinist on speed. Descends like an olympic bobsleder. Always feels solid under me-no flex. climbs better than an epic as it i fully active. Comparable to the maestro design on a giant Anthem or santa cruz blur. Pivots are solid-low maintainence

Weakness:

Spendy, albeit worth every dime

After many years riding and working in shops, this is THE BIKE i've been searching for. I like long rides, usually lots of climbing (which i'm not the best at) and bombing it back down. This is the most efficient climber I've ever been on, and it's solid as a rock on descents. If thats your style, get a BMC.

Similar Products Used: Giant anthem/trance. Specialized epic s-works.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
bULL   Cross Country Rider [Dec 29, 2009]
Strength:

i do whatever I can to rotate s/mt, wissa, french creek, salisbury, american standard and cpl others in thorpe. wide range of trails and performs excellent in all. the well balance set up allows to easily manhandle it through anything at any speed.

Weakness:

still looking .

it’s been almost 6/months of hard pounding on this thing and have made several adjustment along the way, but then again I ride fast, hard and by no means baby this beast. I can’t believe the hope hubs…man what is with these things. Shocks have been perfectly tweaked and all of the bugs have been worked out. After a couple of weeks off do to the ridiculous weather we’re looking forward to getting back in the saddle after the 1st.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
lubike   Cross Country Rider [Aug 30, 2009]
Strength:

Light, freakin gorgeous, smooth.

Weakness:

high standover

I bought the frame from a guy who went to a 29er, it has a couple of dings that do not effect the ride. He was offering the frame and a nice fox fork for $1000, on a whim I offered $300 for the frame only and he went for it. This is the fanciest piece of technology I have ever settled my butt on. The DT swiss is amazing, it completely smooths out small bumps at speed. I am looking forward to finding a decent fork and xc wheelset for it, getting the weight down, and really letting fly. I don't have any experience with xc full suspension, but I love how this frame makes me feel.

Similar Products Used: hardtail kona cindercone (stolen)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
the bull   Cross Country Rider [Jul 30, 2009]
Strength:

hand picked everything. custom built from Arounkone (my buddy) at pureenergycycling.com excellent service we took our time

Weakness:

none yet. considering i haven't picked it up yet. but will gladly keep you posted.

After doing all the research we have built a lean mean racing machine coming in at 23lbs & change. I wanted to go even lighter but they wouldn't let me.
Excellent Racer and XC haul asser.
you get what you pay for!

Similar Products Used: old school nuke proof (hard tail) full xrt
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
deanofoto   Racer [Mar 07, 2009]
Strength:

Ridged, light enough, no creaks from the bearings.

Weakness:

stand over height

Had a 07 Fourstroke and busted the rear carbon triangle and got an 08 in replacement. It took awhile to get the replacement frame. The new 08 changed to an AL rear triangle and replaceable pivots/bearings. The rear DT shock sucked air into the dampening oil so I got an Fox RP23 for it. It wil bounce if you stand up and mash. The technique is to spin a circle "lifting on the up stroke" while standing over short punchy rollers. I've won a couple expert races on this bike.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Epic, 07 Fourstroke
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Dino   Cross Country Rider [Mar 02, 2009]
Strength:

Stiff, responsive, smooth, light (for dual susser) tell me when to stop. This bike is pretty amazing!

Weakness:

Yet to discover any.

I bought the frame only and transferred my kit across. Initially I missed the dynamics of my hardtail but after the first ride I knew I'd made the right decision. I bought this for the Cape Epic and in the last few months my training has taken on a whole new level of fun and joy as I've got to grips with the dynamics of such a well sorted dual susser. This thing takes some big hits on very rocky singletrack and still begs to be taken a bit harder. So far nothing has conquered it (arguably not even me) and I am one very very happy MTBer!

This is a lot of money for a frame, but if you really want value for money this is the baby for you.

Similar Products Used: Too many to remember
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mogligirl   Cross Country Rider [Dec 31, 2008]
Strength:

Climbing and Descending. Very light. Stays glued to trail like none other.

Weakness:

Expensive and hard to find--rare in U.S.

Best bike I've owned. And look at the bikes I've owned. Better than any of them.

Climbs better than any of them. For trail riding, you need a bike that can climb like a hardtail w/o being locked out. This is that bike. Virtual pivot is the way to go.

Descends better than an Ellsworth Truth or a Hi Fi carbon. I tried it w/ the 5 inch rocker links and liked it even better. Feels like a Blur or the Genius MC ltd on the descents.

If you can find one, buy it! Used they normally sell for cheap because not that many people know about them so there's not a big demand for them. So value rating is 5+. Since its the best bike I've owned, overall rating is also a 5+.

Target market: people who don't want to make compromises between an XC race bike and a trail bike. (I just ride trails, but every ride w/ my buddies is a race. We drop the hammer. And we race at the local races at Sundance resort a couple of times each season. I took first in sport this year.)

Similar Products Used: I have owned: Scott Spark, Scott Genius MC LTD, Cannondale Rush Carbon, Gary Fisher Hi Fi Carbon, Trek Fuel Carbon, Ellsworth Truth, Titus Racer X, , Giant Trance Specialized Epic, Specialized Stumpjumper, Santa Cruz Blur,Salsa Caballero, Cannondale Scalpel, Brodie Sauce Team, Litespeed Niota, Jamis Dakar XC Pro, GT I-drive, Rocky Mountain Instinct, Rocky Mountain Element, KHS 904 XCR Team, Lenz Sport Revelation
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
kievitl   Racer [Dec 29, 2008]
Strength:

Stiff and fast

Weakness:

Stand over height could be a little lower to provide a better frame fit

Before purchasing I was a little confused over brand / design, I borrowed the same spec bike from the local bike shop and made a simple decision to buy. This bike is not cheap but well worth the outlay. I purchased the frame a few months ago and built a top draw machine to race marathons and XC races. To date the bike has proved a dream. The suspension is stiff and responsive, the bike is a lethal weapon on descents. I have successfully put the bike through a number of trails were my hard tail and NRS would have failed. Big and small bumps are all dealt with in the same way, the suspension eats them up. I have not used rear the lockout as the bike has no bob once the pressure is correctly set. I am 5.74 feet and have to ride a 19inch frame, as stated the stand over height could be a little lower. Remember BMC is Swiss, they have the Alps the bike must be a responsive!

Similar Products Used: Last raced an NRS 1
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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