BMC today announced the release of a new all-road electric bike, the Roadmachine 01 AMP X. This new e-bike is a premium gravel and/or road offering with some nice tech inclusions that should give an extra boost to riders who need the power assist that an e-bike brings.
It’s centered around a carbon fiber frame and fork that’s equipped with BMC’s Tuned Compliance Concept Endurance technology, which simply means the frame make-up is a little more forgiving to take the edge off the roughest of roads with added added compliance take.
The advertised overall weight of the bike is 12.9kg, while tire clearance for the frame is listed as 38mm. There are also fender mounts so you can fit full length fenders, as well as a suspension stem, integrated lights and a super light electric drive system.
BMC has chosen to equip the Roadmachine 01 AMP X with a TQ motor system, as used in the new Trek Domane + SLR. In particular, the bike is equipped with the HPR50 drive system, a small unit that integrates very neatly into the frame for a clean look. It uses harmonic pin-ring transmission – best explained with TQ’s own video (opens in new tab) – as well as a 360 watt-hour battery and a chic frame-integrated two-inch display on the top tube. The entire TQ system weighs 3.9 kg.
The global version of the bike offers assistance at speeds up to 25 km/h, while the US version offers assistance at up to 28 mph or 45 km/h.
As is becoming more common with electric bikes lately, the system’s 360Wh battery piggybacks on an integrated rear light that’s mounted on the seatpost, eliminating the need to think about charging your lights separately. The front of the bike features integrated computer and headlight mounts, as well as a minimalist handlebar remote for switching between motor settings.
Technically, the Roadmachine 01 X AMP is, as expected, at a high level. The top-of-the-line X AMP ONE model comes with a Sram Force XPLR groupset and Rotor Vegast crank arms, paired with a Sram X-Sync 44t 1x chainring and 10-44 cassette. The bottom bracket standard for the bike is PF86, while disc rotors are larger than usual at 180mm (front and rear) to stop the extra weight of the bike.
Wheels are BMC’s in-house brand CRD 400 SL Carbon with a depth of 40mm and are tubeless ready. These are wrapped in Pirelli’s Cinturato gravel tires in a size of 35mm, but up to 38mm can be fitted for extra off-road traction if required.
Interesting – and indicative of the intended use of the bike – is the inclusion of the ICS MTT x Redshift spring stem. Produced by BMC in collaboration with the team at Redshift, this offers up to 20mm of travel to soak up small hits and dampen vibration, while still offering stealth internal routing. It offers adjustable cushioning options in the form of easy-to-change elastomer blocks. A BMC Rab 02 compact handlebar is attached to the stem.
In addition to the top tier AMP X ONE, there is the AMP X TWO of the same name. Available in a lime colored version, this model is based on the same frame module and TQ powerplant, but comes with the Sram Rival XPLR groupset instead. The wheels are BMC XRD 522 alloy and are also tubeless ready.
The top of the range 01 AMP X ONE is available in six sizes from 47 – 61 cm and in the colors ice blue and black. The price is 8499 EUR / 8899 USD / 8999 CHF.
The 01 AMP X TWO is available in the same sizes and in the bright colors Lime Yellow and Black. This model costs 7499 EUR / 7899 USD / 7999 CHF.
International prices must be confirmed. Both models can be ordered now.
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