BMC has joined the ever-growing number of companies who’ve been keen to throw their hats into the electric-assisted road bike ring with the launch of its new Alpenchallenge AMP.
The Alpenchallenge AMP is powered by a robust 504 Wh battery and Shimano STEPS system and Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, as well as the option of the new GRX gravel groupset, yielding a bike that weighs in at under 15kg.
In addition to electric-assistance, the bike also features a sophisticated rear micro-suspension system that BMC calls Micro Travel Technology, providing an increase of 10mm of travel.
There’s also a new D-Shape seatpost for added comfort and less weight, while all electronic cabling and hydraulic hoses are neatly contained in BMC’s Integrated Cockpit System (ICS) that offers complete stack and reach customization with a wide range of stem lengths and angles available.
Clearance is all up on the new Alpenchallenge AMP as well, making room for tires up to 40mm.
“By testing a variety of different cockpit setups, we found the frame platform we developed worked really well with a drop bar, as its low centre of gravity perfectly placed in the centre of the bike. Additionally, a drop bar offers more variety for hand positions on longer rides. For road-oriented e-bikes, riders are looking for high power-to-weight ratio; a bike with the light and agile handling of a traditional road bike combined with pedal-assist power,” says BMC’s Mart Otten.
The Alpenchallenge AMP is available in three models, the Road LTD, Road ONE and the Road TWO, with sizes in S, M and L.
The LTD and ONE both come in a matte black carbon finish, while the TWO features an orange colorway.
You can learn more about the new Alpenchallenge AMP road bike and the available options and pricing by visiting BMC’s website here
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