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 2×10 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|
|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|
|Your Height||Recommended Frame Size||Frame Seat-Tube|
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|
|Head Tube Length||3.5 in. / 90mm||3.7 in. / 95mm||3.9 in. / 100mm||4.1 in. / 105mm||4.3 in. / 110mm|
|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.
|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|
|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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