[Press release] The BMC Trailfox TF01 was the first 150mm travel full-carbon 29er on the Enduro World Series circuit. Now, another point has been added to its Palmarés, it is now the one of the first Enduro bikes to be equipped with Shimano’sXTR Di2 electronic drivetrain.
Shimano’s XTR Di2 was revealed last year at the Albstadt UCI MTB World Cup. BMC MTB Racing Team’s Julien Absalon was one of the prominent riders testing and validating this new piece of cycling hardware in the lead-up to its launch. Now it is time for the BMC Factory Trailcrew to benefit from the advantages of riding with the latest cutting-edge technology. This was delivered by Shimano to the BMC Factory Trailcrew training camp last week in Finale Ligure in the form of the electronic upgrade of Francois Bailly-Maitre’s BMC Trailfox TF01 to XTR Di2.
“XTR Di2 offers Enduro riders unique benefits by combining the extended gear range of a double chainring setup, with the intuitive function of only one shifter in a tidy package. François was quick to note he could program different modes with the Syncro shift technology: one mode for paced transition climbs favoring easy gears, and tougher modes for raced stages with preselected, bigger gears. The tuneable chain retention and the silence of the whole system impressed us all, and could not be faulted over the first few days of testing.”