BMW enduro mountain bike 2012 BMW enduro mountain bike 2012
mar 19, 2012

BMW enduro mountain bike 2012

the BMW ‘enduro’ mountain bikeall images courtesy BMW group

 

 

for 2012, BMW has redesigned its ‘enduro’ mountain bike to offer new technology and an improved frame, as well as green spoke accents. the monocoque powder-coated frame is composed of two deep-drawn aluminum shells, and features 4-pivot rear suspension with a 30-speed shimano deore XT shift system. the suspension system is composed of a fox 32 RL O/B fork with travel of 140mm, and fox float damper (with travel of 145mm). like the 2011 model, the bike features a specially developed adjustable angle stem to increase rider comfort and efficiency. the new ‘enduro’ mountain bike will be available at the BMW online shop and in showrooms beginning april 2012. BMW has also released 2012 editions of its ‘cruise bike’.

detail on gears

 

 

BMW began producing bicycles in 1945 during WWII, among the first proponents of an aluminum body construction. the production process behind a BMW bike involves significant testing under the DIN plus standard. the prototype is first made to cover thousands of miles on a rolling stand, with sandbags standing in for the rider, before undergoing component and stress testing. it is then subjected to temperature controls in both high heat and polar conditions.

detail on handlebars

  • I really like it, and think it is well designed, but I think they didn’t pay attention to the front of the frame, why not a tappered front tube? and I dont like the use of too much spacers on top.. Talking of the 4 bar suspension system, we need more analysis to check how it works.. progresive, linear, etc…

    Jpcro says:
  • BMW [email protected]… adorable stuff

    crows says:
  • Umm not bad, looks a little on the heavy side. Good to see BMW trying but at the moment I would say you would be better off with a Specialized enduro or a number of other bikes in the same price range.

    Dean says:
  • An useless design, to much tube hydroforming for nothing else than pure optic.
    They schould have a look at Specialized or Liteville Desing!
    In the trash box

    nobby nic ta mère says:
  • Honestly it’s nothing but a styling excercise…

    As people have already put, main stream manufacturers are making far more creative and inovative frames. BMW should have put a whole lot more though into this like Honda did with their gear box Downhill bike that was a revelation and incredibly competative….

    Chris Jackson says:
  • It\’s a pretty cool idea, I guess the price would be the main issue,
    only people who are crazy on bicycle would collect it.
    I think BMW should try building an electronic motor
    that reduced to a small size and attach it somewhere on the frame.

    David says:
  • always ahead of the game

    allanbritto says:

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