BMC Speedfox 03

One of the most versatile and affordable mountain bikes in the PCBD fleet, the BMC Speedfox 03 29er is an excellent all-around trail bike, perfect for exploring Park City singletrack. One of BMC’s “Big Wheel Concept” mountain bikes, the Speedfox combines 29-inch wheels with 130mm of front and rear travel, Fox Float air suspension and BMC’s APS (Advanced Pivot System) rear linkage for comfortable climbs and smooth, confident descents. Shimano’s smooth, reliable 2x10 drivetrain offers a wide gear range that will get you up nearly anything. Last but not least, the Speedfox 03’s aluminum frame is relatively light and stiff and keeps the bike’s price within reach of normal, working folks.

BMC Speedfox 03 APS Suspension

The best mountain bike suspension systems give the rider confidence no matter what kind of terrain or obstacle they encounter. BMC uses sophisticated computer modeling to analyze and fine-tune their APS suspension system for maximum efficiency, traction and bump absorption. The dual-link design has behavior similar to other floating link systems like the DW-Link and Giant’s Maestro suspension. Chain tension is used to minimize suspension movement when you’re pedaling so all of your energy goes into propelling you forward. And when it’s time to rip the downhill, the suspension opens up for a smooth, supple ride.

Learn more about BMC’s APS suspension system, here.

BMC Speedfox 03 Aluminum Frame

Carbon fiber may be the sexy new girl in town but you shouldn’t forget about the fun, reliable girl next door. Bike makers have been using aluminum for a long time and aluminum is time-proven and 100% dependable. Aluminum bike weights will likely surprise you, too. A complete Speedfox 03 weighs in under 30 pounds (size medium, without pedals). That’s not bad at all for a bike as versatile and capable as the Speedfox 03 and it leaves you with hundreds of dollars in your pocket for post-ride beers, road trips and component upgrades.

BMC Speedfox 03 – The Bottom Line

The BMC Speedfox 03 is one of the best deals in our mountain bike lineup. The Speedfox 29er trail bike platform combines big wheel rollover and traction with a carefully-tuned suspension system and trail geometry that’s fun on nearly any kind of trail. And the Speedfox 03’s aluminum frame and parts kit make it affordable without compromising bike handling or overall performance.

BMC Speedfox 03 – Where it Fits

The most affordable 29er in the PCBD fleet and a very capable trail bike, the Speedfox 03 is arguably our best entry-level full-suspension mountain bike. The next step up is the lighter, carbon-framed Speedfox 02. Another 29er option is the Devinci Django 29. Other price-conscious options are the BMC Trailcrew 03 27.5 ($3299) and the aluminum Devinci Django NX 27.5 ($2829).

To see how the BMC Speedfox 03 fits in with our entire bike lineup, check out our Mountain Bike Guide.

Drivetrain: Shimano SLX/XT 2×10 with 36-22t chainrings and 11-36 cassette
Wheels: 29er DT Swiss 483d aluminum rims with Shimano HB-M618 hubs
Tires: Onza Ibex FRC 120 2.25 front and Canis FRC 60 2.25 rear
Sizes: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL
Sizes in our fleet: All sizes
Finish: Blue with blue highlights and black decals
Weight (actual): TBD
Frame: Aluminum – double-butted aluminum front and rear triangles
Fork: 130mm Fox Float 34 Performance Series
Rear Suspension Travel: 130mm / 5.1″
Shock: Fox Float Performance Series 3-Pos DPS
Brakes: Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors in front and rear
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Stem: BMC MSM 03
Handlebar: 750mm BMC MFB 03
Seatpost: BMC MSP 03
Saddle: WT Volt Comp
Headset:
Grips:
Your Height Recommended Frame Size Frame Seat-Tube
4’10-5’3 XS 15.5″
5’3-5’7 SM 16.5″
5’7-5’10 M 18″
5’10-6’2 L 20″
6’2+ XL 21″

Sizing recommendations are approximate and a fitting session is recommended for best fit.

Size SM (15.5″/ 390mm) SM (16.5″/ 420mm) MD (18″/ 460mm) LG (20″/ 500mm) XL (21″/ 530mm)
Virtual TT 22.3 in. / 566mm 23.1 in. / 588mm 24 in. / 609mm 24.8 in. / 630mm 25.7 in. / 652mm
Seat Tube Length 15.4 in. / 390mm 16.5 in. / 420mm 18.1 in. / 460mm 19.7 in. / 500mm 20.9 in. / 530mm
Seat Post 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Head Tube Length 3.5 in. / 90mm 3.7 in. / 95mm 3.9 in. / 100mm 4.1 in. / 105mm 4.3 in. / 110mm
Head Angle 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5° 68.5°
Seat Angle 74° 74° 74° 74° 74°
Bottom-Bracket Drop 1.4 in. / 35mm 1.4 in. / 35mm 1.4 in. / 35mm 1.4 in. / 35mm 1.4 in. / 35mm
Chainstay Length (Rear Center) 17.1 in. / 435mm 17.1 in. / 435mm 17.1 in. / 435mm 17.1 in. / 435mm 17.1 in. / 435mm
Stack Height 23.5 in. / 598mm 23.7 in. / 602mm 23.9 in. / 607mm 24.1 in. / 612mm 24.3 in. / 616mm
Reach Length 15.6 in. / 395mm 16.3 in. / 415mm 17.1 in. / 435mm 17.9 in. / 455mm 18.7 in. / 475mm
Standover Height 29.1 in. / 740mm 29.3 in. / 745mm 29.8 in. / 758mm 30.2 in. / 766mm 30.7 in. / 781mm
Wheelbase 43.5 in. / 1105mm 44.4 in. / 1127mm 45.2 in. / 1149mm 46.1 in. / 1171mm 46.9 in. / 1192mm

All specifications subject to change.

We still have used 2016 BMC Speedfox 02 demo bikes for sale. Specs for the 2016 models are in the second table, below.

Mountain Bike Frame Drivetrain Fork Shock Wheels Price
2017 BMC Speedfox 01 All carbon Shimano XT/XTR 1×11 130mm Fox Float Factory 34 with Kashima and FIT4 3-position damping Fox Float DPS Factory EVOL with Kashima and 3-position damping DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline ONE 30 $6,499
2017 BMC Speedfox 02 XT Carbon front / aluminum rear Shimano XT 2×11 130mm Fox Float 34 Performance Series with GRIP 3-position damping Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL with 3-position damping DT Swiss M1700 Spline $4,999
2017 BMC Speedfox 02 SLX/XT Carbon front / aluminum rear Shimano XT/SLX 2×10 130mm Fox Float 34 Performance Series with GRIP 3-position damping Fox Float DPS Performance EVOL with 3-position damping DT Swiss 483d with Shimano HB-M618 hubs $3,699
2017 BMC Speedfox 03 All carbon Shimano XT/SLX 2×10 130mm Fox Float 34 with GRIP 3-position damping Fox Float DPS Performance with 3-position damping DT Swiss 483d with Shimano HB-M618 hubs $2,999
Mountain Bike Frame Drivetrain Fork Shock Wheels Price
2016 BMC Speedfox 01 XTR All carbon Shimano XTR 2×11 130mm Fox Float Factory 34 with Kashima and FIT4 cartridge Fox Float EVOL Factory Series DPS Kashima DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline ONE $8,249
2016 BMC Speedfox 01 XX1 All carbon SRAM XX1 1×11 130mm Fox Float Factory 34 with Kashima and FIT4 cartridge Fox Float EVOL Factory Series DPS Kashima DT Swiss XM 1501 Spline ONE $7,499
2016 BMC Speedfox 02 XT Carbon front / aluminum rear Shimano XT 2×11 130mm Fox 34 Float Performance Series Fox Float EVOL Performance Series with DPS 3-position damping DT Swiss M1700 Spline $4,999
2016 BMC Speedfox 02 SLX/XT Carbon front / aluminum rear Shimano SLX/XT 2×10 130mm Fox 34 Float Performance Series Fox Float EVOL Performance Series with DPS 3-position damping DT Swiss 483d with Shimano Deore hubs $3,699
2016 BMC Speedfox 03 All aluminum Shimano SLX/XT 2×10 130mm Fox 34 Float Performance Series Fox Float Performance Series with DPS 3-position damping DT Swiss 483d with Shimano Deore hubs $2,999

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BMC Speedfox 03 Videos


PCBD's founder Andre, gives us a hand-on overview of the BMC Speedfox 29er trail bike.PCBD's founder Andre, gives us a hand-on overview of the BMC Speedfox 29er trail bike.

Bike Magazine's roundtable review of the 2015 BMC Speedfox 29er trail bike.Bike Magazine's roundtable review of the 2015 BMC Speedfox 29er trail bike.

100% of any demo-rental can go towards the purchase of any bike, new or used

 
Try one or all of our bikes and save the credit for up to 6 months.
We ship bikes nationwide for a $49 flat fee.

BMC Speedfox 03 Anatomy