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BMC: Sportelite APS Deore - 2017



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BMC: Sportelite APS Deore - 2017

Subpar suspension systems on that first fully are just lame - and lame isn’t part of the BMC vocabulary. Every rider, new or experienced, wants an effective and efficient suspension platform. Combining 100mm of APS suspension (with lockouts) and an awesome triple-butted, hydroformed premium aluminum tubeset makes for a game-changing welcome to the sport of mountain biking.

  • Al-13 Premium Triple-butted, Hydroformed Aluminum
  • RockShox Recon Silver, Solo Air, Lockout
  • Shimano Deore / XT10
  • Shimano BR-M445
  • Shimano / Alex




Sportelite 27.5 - Advanced Pivot System




Al-13 Premium Triple-butted, Hydroformed aluminum




XS / S / M / L




RockShox Recon Silver, Solo Air, Lockout (100mm)



Rear Shock

BMC AF-2 Rebound & Lockout (100mm)








Shimano Deore, 38-24T




Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36T




KMC X-10



Front Derailleur

Shimano Deore



Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT, Shadow Plus




Shimano Deore




Shimano BR-M445 (160/160mm)




BMC MFB 03, 720mm












Selle Royal Seta




Shimano Deore




Alex MD19




Continental: X-King (F) / Race King (R) Performance, 2.2








USD 1,999



APS – Advanced Pivot System

A well-designed full suspension bike offers the control and confidence to ride a trail without hesitation. Ideal suspension systems maximize pedaling efficiency without compromising the ability to soak up the bumps. BMC's solution is the Advanced Pivot System (APS) which optimizes kinematics and pivot placements, leverage ratios, axle paths and shock dimensions. Iterative calculations fine-tune all the suspension properties of each of our distinctive full-suspension models to achieve the best ride characteristics for any terrain. The result is a light, stiff and compact structure that promotes excellent control and energy transfer for the rider.

When accelerating, an inertial force is generated which attempts to compress the shock system. BMC's APS solution counteracts this effect. It carefully calculates the pivot points of the rear suspension so that inertial force generated under acceleration is not misdirected into compressing the shock, instead, the chain tension compensates for this effect. As a result, all the pedal power is used for propulsion without any loss of energy through the suspension. The shock system ensures optimum traction, and therefore ensures that power is transferred to the ground.

BMC's solution to finding the optimal pivot placement, APS achieves this through iterative calculations in order to fine-tune such suspension characteristics as leverage ratio, axle path, and the amount of kickback. The unified rear triangle is linked to the main frame by two short links, with the upper link actuating the shock. The result is a light, stiff and compact structure. Impacts are absorbed by the shock system, providing excellent comfort for the rider. Another example of BMC's forward-thinking cycling solutions from the Impec R&D Lab and the efforts they go to put the rider in the middle of the equation, the advanced pivot system offers the rider the perfect combination of efficiency, traction, and comfort. 

  • Traction - To achieve just the right amount of travel for each of our distinct models we optimized the leverage ratio, ensuring the optimal balance between progression and small bump sensitivity.
  • Control - Low suspension ratio means greater oil flow and energy dissipation. Pick your line and let the bike do the rest.
  • Efficiency - There is a lot to be said for keeping the rubber side down. With less time in the air you cover ground faster.



For that first performance full-suspension MTB, what a difference good frame engineering and an awesome suspension platform can create. The triple-butted and hydroformed tubes of the Sportelite APS represent the pinnacle of aluminum tube shaping, ride quality, and lightweight performance.  


BMC's World Champion Advanced Pivot System (APS) for the Sportelite APS is focused on efficient pedaling and small-bump compliance. This combination makes for a light, nimble suspension that keeps tires on the ground and you, feeling fresh, regardless how long you ride or the type of trails you rip.   


The right geometry, the right wheel size, the right suspension design and the right parts - BMC designed a bike for for the rider. While the competition focuses on the lowest price, they focus on giving you the best ride experience. Your first MTB can make or break the relationship you have with a new sport. The Sportelite APS creates life-long riders


  • Frame Sportelite APS Al-13 Premium Aluminum Frame 
  • Frame Technology: Advanced Pivot System Suspension 
  • 4 sizes: XS / S / M / L 
  • Frame Weight: 2980g (M)**

Technical details 

  • Frame: Standard QR 135mm 
  • Fork: Tapered steerer 1-1/8” to 1-1/2”
  • Bottom Bracket: BSA Threaded 
  • Brakes: Natural-born postmount 160 / 180***
  • Drivetrain: Bottom pull front derailleur - High-direct type mount / Replaceable rear derailleur hangers
  • Tires: 2.25” maximum width****


**Average sample weight with hardware
***Rotor sizes adapted for some frame sizes
****Tire dimensions based on measured tire width





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