POWERFUL AND AGILE BOSCH PERFORMANCE CX E-DRIVE WITH PURION DISPLAY AND INTEGRATED, REMOVABLE 625 WH BATTERY 170 MM TRAVEL WITH F.O.L.D. KINEMATICS: FOX 38 FACTORY SUSPENSION FORK IN RACING ORANGE AND FOX VAN COIL REAR SHOCK FULLY INTEGRATED C.I.S. CABLE ROUTING WITH RELIABLE PRECISE SHIMANO XT 1X12 SHIFTING AND STRONG XT 4-PISTON BRAKES
SUPER POWERFUL AND DYNAMIC E-MOTOR
The efficient Bosch Performance CX e-drive (Gen. 4) supports your ride up to 25 km/h with powerful 85 Nm. The strongest e-motor of Bosch is perfectly integrated, the SAM² rides agile and nimble. In eMTB mode, the motor support adjusts automatically to your riding power. Thanks to the integrated, removable 625 Wh battery, you can ride all your trails again and again.
OPTIMAL SUSPENSION PERFORMANCE IN ANY SITUATION
Our F.O.L.D. chassis has been specially designed to meet the increased demands placed on e-MTBs. This means that we can also guarantee the perfect mix for the e-Enduro FOCUS SAM²: F.O.L.D. is extremely sensitive while being progressive enough to prevent a harsh bottom out.
DESIGNED FOR DOWN
A modern, downhill-oriented geometry, 170 mm travel and fast 29" wheels make the FOCUS SAM² ready for the roughest trails. The downhill-oriented focus is enhanced by suspension forks with 38 mm stanchions. Additionally, the fully integrated C.I.S. cable routing ensures a clean cockpit and thanks to the FOCUS Flip Chip you have the option to also ride 27,5" wheels and super short chainstays (430 mm).
C.I.S - Cockpit Integration Solution
We specially developed the C.I.S. design to provide a clean and aerodynamic cockpit while ensuring constantly seamless shifting and braking. As a result, C.I.S. provides the first functioning stem with internal cable routing for mechanical shifting. Thanks to the C.I.S. technology all cables run integrated via the stem and headset into the frame.
All cables run from the handlebar into the stem and through the headset into the frame. For optimum shifting and braking quality, we have chosen a bending radius that allows smooth-running cables. Only this large bending radius permanently prevents shifting problems due to attrition. As a result, C.I.S. provides the first functioning stem with internal cable routing for mechanical shifting.
Easy adjustable handlebar and brake lever position
Rideable with no spacers for super low front end
Mechanical shifting and dropper remote possible
MAKES YOUR COCKPIT AERODYNAMIC AND AESTHETIC The stem offers space for up to six cables. Thanks to a mounting point on the stem you can easily install a perfectly matching front light. With our split spacer system, you can change the height of your stem without big effort.
Focus Optimized Linkage Design
The precise functioning of the rear suspension is crucial for the design of a full suspension bike. It has a significant impact on the ride characteristics of the bike and is its core component. With its proprietary F.O.L.D. (FOCUS OPTIMIZED LINKAGE DESIGN) kinematics, FOCUS has developed and patented a rear triangle system that offers several advantages and can be used for all full-suspension FOCUS mountain bikes; Enduro, All-Mountain, Trail or Cross Country – it doesn’t matter.
TWO PHASE KINEMATICS
The design of F.O.L.D. is such that the suspension travel is divided into two phases. In the first phase, the characteristic curve of the rear triangle is degressive: the suspension responds extremely sensitively and absorbs even the smallest of bumps and dips, which produces the noticeable extra traction, compared to other rear triangle systems, that is typical of our F.O.L.D. system.
In the second phase, the characteristic curve is progressive in order to offer sufficient control even with stronger impacts, as well as prevent rim damage. Thanks to F.O.L.D., the suspension travel of the rear triangle feels longer than it is and ensures the rider has full control in any riding situation.
At FOCUS, we also use shocks that are specially tailored to the wheel, in order to tease the ultimate in performance from our bikes.
"WHILE SMALL BUMPS AND DIPS ARE ABSORBED AS IF BY A SPONGE, THE SUSPENSION SYSTEM OFFERS IMPRESSIVE RESERVES, THANKS TO THE RESPECTIVE END PROGRESSION."
However, the perfect interplay of MAINLINK and GUIDELINK – the main components of F.O.L.D. – does not ensure the optimum functionality of the kinematics alone. A further key aspect is the chassis-flex of the rear triangle, already well-known from the world of motor sport. The chassis flex is of huge importance: for example, the rear wheel often loses traction in rough curves because the suspension can only absorb vertical impacts. Thanks to the optimised F.O.L.D. stiffness of the rear triangle, the rear wheel is able to generate enough traction in spite of transverse impacts. Result: the bike offers a much gentler ride. The precise optimisation of the rear triangle is not just calculated at the computer, but is primarily the result of many test rides across a wide range of terrains. This deliberate chassis flex has been well established in the world of motor sport for many years and is a key component in the race to shave seconds off performances. With F.O.L.D., we use this knowledge to good effect – for you.
OPTIMISED RIDING DYNAMICS
Shocks, linkages and bearings are arranged as low and centrally as possible over the bottom bracket. The resulting low and central centre of gravity maximises dynamic and agile handling, without making the bike seem nervous – in particular when it comes to technically demanding terrain and curves. And this is one advantage of F.O.L.D. that you will feel after just a few metres in the saddle. All bearings are also arranged centrally in the main frame, protecting them against mud and dirt.
Mid-drive motor, 250 Watt | 85 Nm
up to 25 km/h
4 assist levels: Eco | Tour | eMTB | Turbo
625 Wh (up to 1125 Wh with additional battery)
approx. 6 hours
POWER AND RANGE The new Bosch Performance CX e-drive (4th gen) provides a powerful 85 Nm motor and offers a long range thanks to its 625 Wh battery capacity.
The new and more compact Bosch Performance CX 2020 e-drive (4th gen) has allowed us to combine two crucial e-bike features. Our new e-bikes offer an agile and perfectly balanced ride on trails, while still having removable batteries. We are therefore combining a fun riding experience and safety on any surface with the practicality of being able to remove your battery to charge indoors.
There are four levels of varying support available: Eco, Tour, eMTB and Turbo. The eMTB mode takes on a special function here: it switches between Tour and Turbo. With a maximum torque of 85 Nm, the motor dynamically supports the rider at anything from 120% to 300%. The graduated motor support automatically adapts to the rider’s riding style depending on the pressure being exerted on the pedals. This improves off-road riding and makes steep ascents easier, in particular.
I want a different shock. What do I need to take into account? Our advice is to use the specced shock because we optimised it for the F.O.L.D. chassis and the bike's geometry. As there are many shock models in the market, we cannot guarantee that another will one will work.
Can I add a dropper post with internal routing? Our FOCUS SAM² comes with a dropper post with internal routing.
Can I change between 1by and 2by? What is 1by and 2by? 1by and 2by means that the bike is either equipped with two or only one chainring in the front. As the Bosch mid motor just allows one chainring, our SAM² is 1by only and it is not possible to change to 2by.
Does the SAM² have a chain stay protector? Yes, it comes mounted to the bike. If it is damaged or worn out, you can exchange it.
What to do, if I change from 29" to 27,5" or the other way around? The wheel change is possible with our FLIP CHIP. It has a low and a high position and likethat changes the positioning of the wheel in the frame. You can even ride a drifter version with a 29" front and 27.5" rear wheel. For an exchange of the wheels, it is necessary to shorten the chain and use a different postmount adapter for the brakes.
Can I attach a bike trailer? As there is no test process yet, we can not give another statement than no right now. We are working on it.
How do I get my battery out? You need your key for the battery lock. Open it and then you can easily take out the battery. The cover is attached to the battery and cannot be removed from the battery. Be careful when taking it out and don't drop it.
Can I change the battery to a smaller/ larger battery? As the SAM² has already the biggest battery that Bosch offers, you cannot get more capacity. For smaller batteries a different mount is needed within the frame. That is why you cannot use a smaller one.
How far can I ride with the SAM²? There is no definite answer to that. Different factors have an impact on your range: Your weight, your luggage, the terrain you ride, which support mode you prefer and and even the temperature influence how long your battery will last. There is a range assistant by Bosch that can give you an idea:Bosch range assistant Or you check out different scenarios here: Bosch Performance CX
Can I add a second battery? No, that is not possible.
Can I tune my e-bike? No, that's not possible and even if it would, we do not recommend it.
What is the maximum rotor dimension? You can use a maximum rotor dimension of 220 mm.
What is the maximum system weight? The total weight limit is 120 kg. It includes the full system weight of bike, rider and all equipment.
7005 hydroformed aluminium, 3D forging, 170 mm F.O.L.D. kinematic, 148x12 mm thru axle, internal cable routing, post mount 203 mm
FOX 38 Float Factory 29, E-Bike, Grip 2, 110 x 15 mm, 44 mm rake, 170 mm travel
FOX Van Performance Coil, 230/65 mm, hardware: 25,0 x 8mm