It's not a 69er: perspective is a funny thing.

Having survived an epic drive across the Alps from Lenzerheide to Morzine (thanks to the incredible terrain and my inability to read German), I’m relaxing at FlowMTB and sorting through the week’s photos.  Without further ado, here are a bunch of on-trail photos of BMC’s 2013 FourStroke FS01 29

The handy sag indicator can be seen from the saddle
The chain tensioner on the FS01 29 that BMC racer Tobias Woggon uses for enduro events
You too can run the chain tensioner, thanks to this integrated mount
Dropper post or shock lockout cables can exit just ahead of the bottom bracket
This has to be one of BMC's most handsome mountain bikes

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  1. Morzine! Oh how I long to go back there 🙁
    I love the concept of this bike, one bike for everything. And it really is quite handsome.

  2. im lost on this bike. its a xc bike with a built in chain guide? is that external and internal cable routing? seriously, options are nice but this looks like they had 2 different teams working on the bike and just decided to combine everything. not super refined.

  3. @pfs: If you look closely (well, not THAT closely), you can see that the chainguide is not integrated, only the mount…

  4. pfs,

    The internal routing is for RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper posts- or any other droppers that have a cable coming out of the bottom of the seatpost (inside the frame). As far as the chain guide, it may be redundant with Shadow+ rear derailleurs, but the option is nice and the weight added is nominal. Think of the FS01 29 as an all-around XC/trail bike. I was surprised at how good the suspension felt on truly rough stuff and could easily see setting one up with a 120mm fork and a dropper post, just as Tobias has. I’ll see what I can do about getting one on test…


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