BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review everything you need to know strengths flaws performance opinions and much more!
BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review Build quality
The BMC FourStroke 2023, has a very high cost, but a high build quality, nothing to complain.
Also noteworthy is the wide availability of assemblies and the range of colors.
The overall build quality is therefore very good, even if the price remains high.
We would have expected more sizes.
Not a bargain, but the value for money is in line with other competitors.
BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review Frame
The new frame has been completely revised, only the excellent build quality remains.
There are no notes to make, but possibly underline that for a high price there is an excellent general quality and also the wide range of assemblies is an additional advantage.
Ultimately the chassis is as good as it was in the past.
There has been a lot of talk about the new integrated dropper post, an added convenience, but nothing you can't do without, you won't win a race ... but we're sure it will be copied by all competitors.
BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review Assemblies
The range of assemblies is complete and wide, the prices remain high, but basically for those who want this model, the choice is not lacking.
The construction and assembly quality, in each version, is high.
BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review Comfort
Very good, it is not a full 140mm excursion mtb, but it is definitely better than a front one. Overall, only those with real physical problems could find themselves ill.
Overall, the ride comfort is very good.
BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review Guide
The BMC FourStroke 2023 is the classic full XC mtb, very reactive, fast and snappy.
It is not an XC front, but in certain situations it is even better.
In the pedaled sections it is easy to drive and intuitive, even if it always remains very manageable and with sudden reactions.
It is always necessary to be concentrated in driving, it is not a mountain bike for touring.
Uphill is almost perfect, excellent traction, low weight, perfect suspension work.
You can not ask for more from a full mtb, in certain situations it is even better than a front.
It is clear that downhill it is much faster and safer than a mtb xc front, even easier to ride.
It remains a rigid full xc mtb reactive, nervous, it requires a certain riding experience to be pushed to the limit.
However, it remains a frame that, once known, has predictable reactions, even easy to control, but very lightning-fast, excellent reflexes and speed of action at high speeds are needed.
Going down the pace, the bike is pleasant and very enjoyable on any track.
Excellent braking and suspension, smooth and easy to fine-tune.
An excellent XC mtb excellent on any route, at the top on technical and difficult routes, very guided and narrow.
BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review Performance
The low weight, the excellent frame, low eometries and the excellent suspensions, lead to excellent and very competitive performance.
It is a 360-degree mtb, it goes fast everywhere, from pedaled and fast sections, to the most demanding climbs, to then end up in the most technical descents.
It is impregnable where speed and maneuverability are needed.
At high speeds you need experience and decision, the only weak point.
A full xc mtb for expert bikers, able to take full advantage of the characteristics of its frame.
In absolute terms it is at the top of its category, an excellent full XC mtb, technically competitive, then the real difference is made by the legs and the driving skills.
BMC FourStroke 2023 road test review Pros and cons
The BMC FourStroke 2023 is confirmed as the full xc mtb that we already knew.
The new frame and the new assemblies have made it even more competitive, fast, reactive.
It is a competitive mtb against all its competitors.
- she is not easy to take to the limit, very nervous and reactive at high speeds
- the prices are generally high even if proportionate to the quality of the product.
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NDR: the photo does not refer to the specific bike being tested