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Focus releases new SAM² ebike vary

Focus has centred the newest design of its SAM² e-MTB round taking advantage of the downs, utilizing the motor as a instrument to assist get riders again to the highest to thrash one other lap out on their favorite gravity-filled path.

That’s to not say it’s a downhill bike with a motor, however it has the pedigree for some significantly burly motion.

4 issues you must know in regards to the new Focus SAM²

Focus now runs a Bosch moderately than Shimano motor on each fashions of its SAM².
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  1. Although it’s offered with 29in wheels, the brand new SAM² is appropriate with each 29in and 650b wheels, so you possibly can run both a 29in setup, a combined 29/650b ‘mullet’ setup or two 650b wheels.
  2. There at the moment are 4 body dimension choices from small to extra-large, masking attain figures from 430mm to 510mm. This can be a large enchancment over the most important 455mm attain determine on the outdated mannequin.
  3. Focus has dropped Shimano for its drive models, as a substitute selecting to run Bosch’s latest Performance CX Gen 4 motor and built-in, however detachable, 625Wh Powertube battery.
  4. Inside cable routing now begins on the stem with Focus’s C.I.S. (Cockpit Integration Answer). Focus has performed this to maintain the ebike cockpit as neat as doable.

Focus SAM² suspension particulars

Focus has saved its F.O.L.D. (Focus Optimized Linkage Design) platform –  the kinematics used throughout its vary of full-suspension bikes. Nonetheless, each mannequin is tweaked to realize the specified efficiency.

The one pivot, linkage pushed design for the SAM² makes use of a two-phase system. It has a regressive leverage curve for the primary 30 per cent of journey that means that it takes a good bit of drive to get the rear-end transferring, however is then on the highest leverage ratio (most supple) across the sag level. For the final 70 per cent of journey, the suspension then ramps up progressively to assist enhance mid-stroke and end-stroke help.

FOX Van Performance Coil rear shock

The SAM² 6.9 will get a Fox Van Efficiency Coil rear shock.
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Via a 65mm stroke shock, the SAM² delivers a bump swallowing 170mm of rear-wheel journey.

Focus says it has designed the platform for use with each air and coil shocks. Lead engineer Fabian Scholz says: “Coil shocks want a extra progressive leverage curve than air shocks as a result of an air shock builds extra development itself by the compression of the air. With the SAM², we discovered a pleasant stability the place each air and coil shocks work at their greatest particular person traits”.

The bike is designed round a 170mm journey fork and Focus has embraced the larger is best tradition and brought benefit of each Fox and RockShox’ new 38mm stanchion chassis so as to add stiffness to the entrance of the bike.

Focus SAM² body and geometry particulars

Focus continues to be utilizing aluminium as its body materials of selection on the SAM², however the sizing of the brand new bikes is the place you’ll discover the most important updates.

The outdated bikes maxed-out at a attain of 455mm on the scale massive. There at the moment are 4 fashions starting from small (430mm attain), medium (450mm), massive (480mm) and extra-large (510mm). These will supply extra folks the chance to discover a bike that matches them and is just about bang-on pattern with the newest sizing seen on trendy, gravity-based mountain bikes.

The top angle stays the identical at 65 levels, though it’s going to drop to a slack 64.1 levels with a 650b rear wheel within the low setting.

The efficient seat angle has additionally steepened by 1-degree to 76 levels, displaying Focus hasn’t neglected getting the rider in a snug place on the climbs that may lead them again to the highest of their favorite downhill trails.

The Focus SAM2 full suspension mountain eBike has a flip switch

The Focus SAM² has a flip change.
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The one-piece rear triangle incorporates a high and low place axle mount that modifications the chainstay size by 20mm. For the 29in wheel that is set at 450mm, however with a 650b rear wheel you possibly can select both the excessive choice, leaving the rear centre at 450mm, or the low setting which drops the chainstays to 430mm.

This setting additionally raises the underside bracket 10mm, which places the geometry again inline with the usual 29in wheel setup.

Seat tubes lengths appear wise selections, going as much as a most of 490mm in extra-large, so it’s best to be capable of run a protracted dropper put up or dimension up in the event you’re on the lookout for a stretched-out experience.

Focus SAM²

The Focus SAM² 6.9 has a Proxim W350 saddle sitting on 31.6mm Fox Switch RL Manufacturing unit dropper seatpost.
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Focus SAM² geometry (29in wheel dimension)

Focus SAM² body highlights

Focus makes use of the 148 x 12mm Enhance commonplace hub spacing for the rear wheel, and a post-mount 203mm brake mount. This implies you possibly can’t run a 200mm SRAM disc on the rear, however Focus has overcome this.

Focus SAM²

The Focus SAM² comes with a chainguide and chainstay safety.
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Different body options embody an built-in chainguide and fork bump cease, in addition to hefty chainstay body safety.

The rear brake and equipment cables are routed internally from the stem utilizing Focus’s C.I.S. to realize a neat-as-possible cockpit. There’s the potential to information them into the down tube as per most bikes, although.

Focus SAM² fashions and pricing

There are two fashions obtainable within the new SAM² vary. Each use the identical aluminium body and Bosch Efficiency CX Gen 4 motor, which delivers 85Nm of torque.

Each additionally use a 625Wh Bosch Powertube battery, which is locked in place with a key, and a Bosch Purion show – Bosch’s easiest and cleanest handlebar show.

Focus SAM² 6.8 specifications

The SAM² 6.8 is the lower-priced bike at £4,999. A few of the highlights include RockShox’ new burley Zeb fork with a Charger R damper, 170mm travel and a RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock.

Because the frame has a 203mm brake post-mount, the SAM² 6.8 boasts massive 220mm rotors with SRAM Code R brakes. It also uses SRAM GX Eagle for shifting duties with an NX level cassette.

Schwalbe’s Magic Mary tyres come fitted 29 x 2.6in with a Super Gravity casing on the rear and a Super Trail upfront, both in the soft compound, which is great to see.

  • Frame: 7005 hydroformed aluminium, 3D forging, 170mm F.O.L.D. kinematic, 148×12 mm thru-axle, internal cable routing, post-mount 203mm
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB 29 Boost, Charger R, DebonAir, 110×15 mm, 44mm rake, 170mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 230/65mm
  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX Gen4, 85Nm, 250W
  • Battery: Bosch Powertube, 625Wh, removable, lockable
  • Control unit: Purion
  • Mech: SRAM GX EAGLE
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 12-speed 11-50
  • Cranks: Samox EC40 ISIS
  • Chain ring: Front, 34
  • Handlebars: Focus Trail, aluminium, risebar, 780mm, rise: 30mm, backsweep: 9-degree
  • Grips: Focus Locker SL
  • Stem: Focus C.I.S. integrated, 50mm, 0-degree, 35mm, aluminium
  • Headset: Acros AZX-212 AH [1-1/8in, tapered, 44/286-ZS56/40]
  • Saddle: Focus Path SL
  • Seatpost: Kindshock Rage-i, 31.6mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Code R 220 / 220mm rotors
  • Rims: RODI TRYP30 Focus
  • Hubs: Novatec D041, 15x110mm thru-axle / Novatec D162 Disc, 12x148mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Tremendous Path Tender (entrance), Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Tremendous Tender (rear)
  • Color: Milk Brown
  • Weight: 25.95kg

Focus SAM² 6.9 specs

The highest mannequin SAM² 6.9 prices £5,999 and comes with a 170mm Manufacturing unit stage Fox 38 fork and a Fox Vanilla Efficiency coil shock.

Shimano XT four-pot brakes with 203mm rotors present the stopping energy, and equipment modifications are taken care of by a Shimano XT shifter and mech mated with an SLX 12-speed cassette.

This mannequin additionally makes use of the identical Schwalbe Magic Mary tyres because the SAM² 6.8.

  • Body: 7005 hydroformed aluminium, 3D forging, 170 mm F.O.L.D. kinematic, 148x12mm thru-axle, inner cable routing, post-mount 203mm
  • Fork: Fox 38 Float Manufacturing unit 29, E-Bike, Grip 2, 110 x 15mm, 44mm rake, 170mm journey
  • Shock: Fox Van Efficiency Coil, 230/65mm
  • Motor: Bosch Efficiency CX Gen4, 85Nm, 250W
  • Battery: Bosch Powertube, 625Wh, detachable, lockable
  • Management unit: Bosch Purion
  • Mech: Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed 11-51
  • Cranks: Samox EC40 ISIS
  • Chain ring: Entrance: 34-tooth
  • Handlebars: RaceFace Chester 35, aluminium, 780mm, rise: 35mm, backsweep: 8-degree
  • Grips: RaceFace Getta Grip
  • Stem: Focus C.I.S. built-in, 50mm, 0-degree, 35mm, aluminium
  • Headset: Acros AZX-212 AH [1-1/8in, tapered, 44/286-ZS56/40]
  • Saddle: Proxim W350
  • Seatpost: Fox Switch RL Manufacturing unit, 31.6mm
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120, four-piston. 203 / 203mm rotors
  • Rims: RaceFace AR30 Offset
  • Hubs: Novatec D041, 15x110mm / Novatec D162 Disc, 12x148mm
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Tremendous Path Tender (entrance), Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Tremendous Gravity Tender (rear)
  • Color: Milk Brown
  • Weight: 25.95kg

Each bikes are claimed to weigh 25.95kg.

We’ll be getting a evaluate up quickly.

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