2020 BMC URS leaked

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Fully integrated soft-tail gravel bike.

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Saw about it last week but not so much info like this. Seems like a mtb for gravel with such a long reach and short stem. high bb and long chainstays too. Not too impressed.
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Interesting!

Is that a kind of suspension for the rear? Like some elastomeres?

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It's the same elastomer system that is currently on the AMP line of e-Crossbikes.


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I'd really have to ride that some to see what I think of that geometry for riding gravel. I know that's kinda where mtb fit is at right now but I've never really ridden anything setup like that.

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cerro wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Saw about it last week but not so much info like this. Seems like a mtb for gravel with such a long reach and short stem. high bb and long chainstays too. Not too impressed.
How does making a bike intended for the dirt more like bikes designed and intended for the dirt become a negative?

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kytyree wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:48 pm
I'd really have to ride that some to see what I think of that geometry for riding gravel. I know that's kinda where mtb fit is at right now but I've never really ridden anything setup like that.
The Whyte Friston and Gisburn gravel bikes have a similar concept (even longer in the big sizes) and they are outrageous fun.

I guess it depends what kind of gravel your gravel riding involves. If it's all hardpack paths and unsurfaced roads, maybe this is overkill and will feel a bit lazy. If it involves any form of genuinely offroad trail and singletrack it's brilliant.

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Karvalo wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 am
If it involves any form of genuinely offroad trail and singletrack it's brilliant.
Why, what does a bike with that geo feel like on singletrack? I was exposed to a bit of real singletrack two weeks ago on my bike which uses a CX frame and tbh I struggled, it was well out of my comfort zone.

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Is that the same thing that's on the hardtails (softtails)?
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Miller wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:43 am
Karvalo wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:30 am
If it involves any form of genuinely offroad trail and singletrack it's brilliant.
Why, what does a bike with that geo feel like on singletrack? I was exposed to a bit of real singletrack two weeks ago on my bike which uses a CX frame and tbh I struggled, it was well out of my comfort zone.
Way more stability, much better balance on steep downslopes, and just feels much more natural to lean the bike underneath you. Essentially you can let the bike hang out and get a bit rowdy without feeling like balancing on quite such a knife edge of imminent death :P

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I like the simplistic look and lines of it.


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raisinberry777 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 pm
The URS One on BMC's website here:

https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/urs-one-301837.html
Looks like the page has been taken down. But you can see the official images at https://imgur.com/a/uBdUkf0.

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TheRich wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:36 pm
cerro wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Saw about it last week but not so much info like this. Seems like a mtb for gravel with such a long reach and short stem. high bb and long chainstays too. Not too impressed.
How does making a bike intended for the dirt more like bikes designed and intended for the dirt become a negative?
Not as snappy and fun when on better roads I think. But as with gravel, everyone are after different features and have different plans for the bikes.
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