The Switzerland-based company known as BMC has a reputation for making exceptionally fast race bikes aimed towards winning UCI World Cups and Olympic
medals. The proof is in the pudding. Simply take a peak into
Julien Absalon’s award closet. The BMC team rider has won
two Olympic gold medals, along with over 30 World Cups
during his cross-country mountain biking career. BMC is
obviously no stranger to building wicked-fast and efficient
race machines; however, its Trailcrew lineup takes on a
wildly different attitude. The Speedfox Trailcrew is an all-out,
aggressive trailbike. BMC set out to prove that it, too, can
make a playful, trail-ready machine that doesn’t require a
rider to slip into a tight-fitting Lycra suit. So, we grabbed our
kneepads, put on our baggy clothes and took the new BMC to
WHO IS IT MADE FOR?
The Speedfox Trailcrew sets itself apart from BMC’s other
lineup by offering plush suspension and a playful geometry.
The bike pairs wide handlebars with a short stem, and wide
rims with beefy tires, to allow riders to get the most out of
their hard-earned descents. The Trailcrew is made for riders
who enjoy flying through berms, catching some hang time
and blasting their way down epic singletrack. This isn’t your
average BMC; it’s a trail-shredding machine.
WHAT IS IT MADE FROM?
BMC designed the Speedfox 02 Trailcrew around a carbon
front triangle and an aluminum rear triangle, sporting 150
millimeters of Advanced Pivot System (APS) suspension.
BMC’s APS suspension is well proven aboard its other bikes;
however, some tweaks were made to this version to achieve
the Trailcrew’s ability to shred. The Speedfox Trailcrew’s
geometry features some aggressive numbers, such as a
66.5-degree head tube angle, along with short 16.9-inch
chainstays. Overall, this BMC is a no-compromise, trail-ready
BIKE TEST / BMC SPEEDFOX TRAILCREW
Not Your Average BMC