the BMW ‘enduro’ mountain bike
all 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