TQ motor and suspension stem headline BMC’s new electric all-road bike

BMC has today announced the release of a new electric all-road bike, the Roadmachine 01 AMP X. This new e-bike is a premium gravel and/or road offering with some neat tech inclusions which should provide an extra boost to riders who need the power assistance that an e-bike brings.

It is centered around a carbon fiber frame and fork, featuring BMC’s Tuned Compliance Concept Endurance technology, which put simply, means the frame makeup is a bit more forgiving to take the edge off the roughest roads with additional added compliance.

The claimed total weight of the bike is 12.9kg, while the tire clearance for the frame is given as 38mm. There are also fender mounts so you can fit full-length mudguards, as well as a suspension stem, integrated lights and a super lightweight electric drive system.


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On that subject, BMC has chosen to equip the Roadmachine 01 AMP X with a motor system from TQ, just like the one used in the new Trek Domane + SLR. Specifically, the bike is equipped with the HPR50 drive system, a small unit that integrates very neatly into the frame for a clean look. It uses a harmonic pin ring transmission – best explained using TQ’s own video (opens in new tab) – as well as a 360-watt-hour battery and a neat frame-integrated two-inch display on the top tube. The entire TQ system weighs 3.9kg.

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