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ENDURO Long-term Test 2014: The BMC Trailfox TF01

Another ride from our longterm-shed is the exclusive Trailfox TF01 XX1 Trailcrew of the Swiss high-end brand BMC. It will be the trusted companion of ENDUROs executive editor Robin Schmitt. Let’s have a first look at this beauty, a full review will follow soon!

Das BMC Trailfox TF01 bringt 12,32 Kilogramm auf die Waage.

The lightweight BMC Trailfox TF01 weighs 12.32 kilograms.

„Egal ob Race oder entspannte Tour - ich freue mich auf jede Ausfahrt mit dem BMC und meinen Kumpels! Ein Feierabendbier darf da natürlich auch nicht fehlen!“

„ whether I am racing or just enjoying a relaxed tour – I always look forward to every ride with the BMC and my friends. An after-ride beer should not be forgotten of course!“

With my height of 178cm, I chose the BMC Trailfox TF01 XX Trailcrew in size M. With it’s full-carbon frame, 150mm Fox suspension and high-end parts from SRAM and DT Swiss, the Trailfox has everything you could wish for. With this bike, I have no excuses!

Innenverlegte Züge, dezentes Design und eine super Rahmenform sorgen für einen cleanen Look.

Internal routing, decent design and a beautiful frame add up to a great looking bike!

Der Fox Float X CTD Dämpfer mit Kashima Coating ist aktuell einer der potentesten Dämpfer auf dem Markt. Zusammen mit der Fox 34 Float Factory CTD Kashima in der Front verfügt das BMC über ein erstklassiges Fahrwerk.

The Fox Float X CTD with Kashima Coating is one of the best performing shocks on the market right now. Together with the Fox Float 34 Factory CTD Kashima fork it forms a worldclass suspension platform.

A well-designed twentyniner provides a big plus on safety, traction and riding fun, especially when you ride on sight. When I manage to escape from the office, I wish to have an potent bike to keep up with my well-trained mates.

Das APS Hinterbausystem im Detail. Es bietet 150 mm Federweg.

The APS suspension in detail. It has 150 mm of travel.

With its 150 millimeters of travel, the BMC Trailfox TF01 is exactly the type of bike I wished for. After racing the Specialized-SRAM series in 2012 (fourth place overall!), I won’t have the time to compete this season. So I’m just enjoying every bike-moment, rather than than dealing with stressful racing.

Richtig gerüstet: SRAMs XX1 Antrieb ist state of the art für Enduristen.

Ready for everything: The SRAM XX1 drivetrain is state of the art for enduro riders.

Richtig gerüstet: SRAMs XX1 Antrieb ist state of the art. Eine kleine, an der Kettenstrebe montierte Kettenführung soll für zusätzliche Ruhe sorgen. Das kleine 28 Kettenblatt wird umgehend durch ein 32er oder 34er ersetzt.

A small chainguide, mounted at the chainstay provides additional guidance for the chain and keeps the ride silent. I’ll change the 28t chainring again for a 32t or 34t soon.

Hohe Front für Sicherheit. 2 Spacer erhöhen das Flatbar-Cockpit und sorgen so für eine angenehme Sitzposition und Sicherheit in steilen Sektionen.

Two spacers under the steam bring up the flat bar cockpit a bit to increase riding performance, especially in steep sections.

200 Millimeter große Bremsscheiben für maximale Bremspower. Die Avid X0 Trailbrake verrichtet zuverlässig ihren Dienst!

Avids X.0 Trail brake has been working without any problems.

Heiß begehrt: Die DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline ONE Laufräder überzeugen mit erstklassigem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.

DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline One Wheels satisfy with a good price-performance ratio.

6.999 Euro kostet dieses edle Trailbike aus der Schweiz.

6,999 Euro is the price for this Swiss high-end bike.

Mit dem Trailfox in Latsch (Südtirol) Tiefenmeter sammeln!

After collecting trail kilometers in Latsch (Southtyrol) – the first extended testrides are done – expect a full review soon. Pic by Ludwig Döhl!

You can follow our experiences with the BMX Trailfox – and all other longterm testbikes – in our interactive timeline: Including broken parts, tuning modifications and everyday-impressions, but also all the great stories we experienced with our bikes – you should swing by regularly!

Born: 1990 | Biking since: 2000 | Size: 178cm | Weight: 71kg | Job: Owner / Executive Editor at ENDURO | @Strava

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