BMC Trailfox 02

Enduro racers, backcountry adventure riders and 29er lovers looking for an aggressive long-travel bike for big terrain –the BMC Trailfox 02 29er is the bike you’ve been dreaming of.

The BMC Trailfox is a rare and special creature – a long-travel 29er enduro race bike. With 150mm of rear wheel travel, a 160mm RockShox Pike up front and a light, stiff carbon front triangle, BMC aptly calls the Trailfox, “the Swiss army knife with the longer blade.” Big wheels, lots of travel, new-school geometry and BMC’s APS dual-pivot suspension (more on BMC’s APS suspension, below) make the Trailfox the monster truck of enduro bikes. Just point it, let go of the brakes and Hulk Smash anything that gets in your way.

Serious riders only, please: BMC designed the Trailfox for enduro racing and it’s chalked up three top ten finishes in the first two Enduro World Series races of 2016. The Trailfox was designed to be ridden fast. When you’re on the gas, it comes alive and eats up trail like nothing you’ve ever experienced. Don’t assume that means it’s sluggish or unwieldy in the corners, though. The Trailfox has excellent new-school geometry and it’s surprisingly nimble in tight singletrack.

At $5999, the Trailfox 02 really hits the mark in terms of performance and value. The carbon fiber front triangle is light and stiff while the durable, aluminum rear triangle helps keep the price within reach of people on normal budgets. The Rockshox and Cane Creek suspension dampers are top-notch and the SRAM X01 1x11 drivetrain is one of our favorites offering top-shelf performance and all-mountain versatility at a reasonable price.

BMC Trailfox 02 Carbon Fiber Frame

The Trailfox 02 29er frame has a front triangle constructed with BMC’s 01 Premium Carbon and a rear triangle made of triple-butted aluminum. The result is a bike that feels and behaves like the all-carbon Trailfox 01, but sets you back $1500 less. That’s $1500 you can invest in road trips, burritos and post-ride beers.

The Trailfox geometry is low and slack (67° head angle with 30mm bb drop) so you can attack steep root sections, rock gardens and drops with confidence. Cable routing for shifting, brakes and dropper post is internal and the rear triangle comes equipped with a rubber chainstay protector. The frame even includes an integrated chain guide – proof the Trailfox was designed for enduro racing and fast, rowdy descents.

BMC Trailfox 02 APS Suspension

The 150mm APS (Advanced Pivot System) suspension is designed to provide maximum traction and acceleration while cornering and pedaling; then soak up everything you throw at it on the downhill. Similar to other dual link suspension systems, BMC’s APS linkage uses chain tension to provide a solid platform for pedaling, making it an excellent climber – especially on technical ascents where traction is critical. The dual link also effectively separates braking forces from wheel movement so you can brake hard without upsetting the bike (if you’ve ever experienced the horrors of “brake jack”, you know this is huge). And when it’s time to head home, the combination of big wheel rollover, floating link suspension, Cane Creek’s excellent Inline shock and the stout 160mm RockShox Pike fork make the Trailfox a downhill missile.

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

BMC Trailfox 02 – The Bottom Line

Aggressive riders who like long-travel bikes that pedal well will love the Trailfox. It’s equally at home at the bike park, in big mountain terrain and between the tape on an enduro race course. If you’re on a 29er and want more, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at the BMC Trailfox.

BMC Trailfox 02 – Where It Fits

At Park City Bike Demos, we’re all about bikes that offer the rider something different and special. A long-travel, 29er enduro race bike, the Trailfox definitely fits that bill. As far as where it fits, it falls somewhere between its smaller sibling, the BMC Speedfox, a 130mm 29er trail bike, the Devinci Django 29, an aggressive 120mm rear / 130mm front-travel 29er trail bike, and our other 29er enduro bike, the 155mm rear-travel Intense Carbine.

To see how the BMC Trailfox 02 fits in with our entire bike lineup, check out our Mountain Bike Guide.

Drivetrain: SRAM X01 1×11 with 30t chainring, 10-42 cassette and carbon X01 crankset
Wheels: 29er DT Swiss M1700 with aluminum rims
Tires: Onza Ibex 2.4
Sizes: SM, MD, LG
Sizes in our fleet: All sizes
Finish: Black carbon with orange rear triangle and graphics
Weight (actual): TBD
Frame: BMC 01 Premium Carbon front triangle with Al-13 Triple-butted aluminum rear triangle
Fork: 160mm RockShox Pike RC Solo Air
Rear Suspension Travel: 150mm / 5.9″
Shock: Cane Creek DB Inline air
Brakes: Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 11-speed
Front Derailleur: None: 1×11 shifting
Stem: 45mm BMC AMSM 02
Handlebar: 750mm BMC MFB 02
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post
Saddle: Fizik Nisene XS
Your Height Recommended Frame Size Frame Seat-Tube
5′-5’6 SM 16″
5’6-5’10 M 17″
5’10+ L 19″
Size SM (16″/ 400mm) MD (17″/ 440mm) LG (19″/ 480mm)
Virtual TT 23 in. / 585mm 24.1 in. / 611mm 25.1 in. / 638mm
Seat Tube Length 15.7 in. / 400mm 17.3 in. / 440mm 18.9 in. / 480mm
Seat Post 31.6mm 31.6mm 31.6mm
Head Tube Length 3.5 in. / 90mm 3.7 in. / 95mm 3.9 in. / 100mm
Head Angle 67° 67° 67°
Seat Angle (Slack / Steep) 74 74 74
Bottom-Bracket Drop 1.2 in. / 30mm 1.2 in. / 30mm 1.2 in. / 30mm
Chainstay Length (Rear Center) 17.2 in. / 438mm 17.1 in. / 435mm 17.1 in. / 435mm
Stack Height 24 in. / 610mm 24.2 in. / 615mm 24.4 in. / 619mm
Reach Length 16.1 in. / 410mm 17.1 in. / 435mm 18.1 in. / 460mm
Standover Height 28.5 in. / 725mm 28.9 in. / 735mm 29.3 in. / 745mm
Wheelbase 45.1 in. / 1145mm 46.2 in. / 1173mm 47.2 in. / 1200mm

All specifications subject to change.

We still have used 2016 BMC Trailfox 02 demo bikes for sale.

Mountain Bike Frame Drivetrain Fork Shock Wheels Price
BMC Trailfox 02 Carbon front / aluminum rear SRAM X01 1×11 160mm RockShox Pike RC Solo Air Cane Creek DB Inline DT Swiss E1700 Spline $5,999
BMC Trailfox 03 All aluminum SRAM X1 1×11 160mm RockShox Pike RC Solo Air Cane Creek DB Inline DT Swiss E512 rims with SRAM MTH-716 hubs $3,999
BMC Trailfox 01 Carbon front / carbon rear Frameset only Cane Creek DB Inline $3,699

Full Day Rental

$ 119

Afternoon Rental

$ 95

BMC Trailfox 02 Videos

A Spanish video of the BMC Trailfox 01 29er in actionA Spanish video of the BMC Trailfox 01 29er in action

BMC's pro enduro team on their Trailfox 29er race bikesBMC's pro enduro team on their Trailfox 29er race bikes

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BMC Trailfox 02 Anatomy