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velvet VL01 mountainbike series

The entry-level model in the women’s hardtail sector. With the velvet, we appeal to new female mountain bike riders and fitness-oriented riders who are looking for ride comfort, a striking design and safety.


  • Frame Frame:  
  • Tubing Tubing: Alloy Double Butted
  • Size Size: S / M / L
  • Fork Fork: Rock Shox Recon Gold TK, Remote, 100mm
  • Rear Shock Rear Shock:  
  • Gears Gears: 3 x 10
  • Crankset Crankset: Shimano Deore, 42-32-24
  • Cassette Cassette: Shimano HG62, 11-36
  • Front Derailleur Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Rear Derailleur Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX
  • Shifter Shifter: Shimano Deore
  • Brakes Brakes: Shimano 446, 180mm Rotor
  • Handlebar Handlebar: Scor MKII, Low Rise
  • Stem Stem: Scor MKII
  • Seatpost Seatpost: Scor MKII
  • Saddle Saddle: Scor
  • Hubs Hubs: Shimano
  • Rims Rims: Alex XD-Comp
  • Tyres Tyres: Continental X-King, 26x2.2
  • Colour Colour: White
  • weight weight:  
  • Pedal Pedal:  



Seat tube
Top tube
Head tube
Head tube angle
Seat angle
Chain tube
Size s tt ht stack reach ha sa rc drop
XS 380 560 110 567 385 70.5 73 425 32
S 430 580 110 568 406 70.5 73 425 32
M 485 595 125 582 416 70.5 73 425 32
Rider height Bar width Stem extension Crank length
< 160 680 70 170
160 - 170 680 70 170
166 - 178 680 80 170


Lightweight and efficient
Thanks to hydroforming, the aluminum tubes are matched to precisely defined tube profiles and transitions. This, along with the triple-butted aluminum, enables us to achieve an optimum distribution of forces coupled with very low weight.

Safety and ergonomics
Many female bikers will have their first encounter with off-road biking on the velvet, whether on single trails or forest paths. The emphasis is on fun, but confidence-inspiring handling and safety are also important.

We design key components that influence how the bike is adjusted to suit its rider in such a way as to reflect the requirements of women riders as closely as possible. For instance the stem/handlebar unit, seatpost and saddle are chosen to guarantee prolonged bike rides free of discomfort.
1) Frame
- iSC aluminum frame with triple butted tubes/wall thicknesses and manufactured by hydroforming.

2) Bottom bracket/inner bearing
- BSA 1.37x24 / 73mm width.

3) Natural-born postmount
- The brake mount is bolted directly onto the frame, avoiding power loss from the braking effect and promoting system integration. Designed for 180mm and/or 185mm rotors.

4) Seat stays
- We achieve the best possible levels of comfort due to the low-attached seat stays.

5) Frame weight
- Frame = 1550gr / frame size medium.

6) Frame sizes
- 3x sizes / XS – S – M



integrated skeleton concept

BMC has defined its brand name through technical advances.

The skeleton concept iSC (integrated Skeleton Concept) has been around since the first legendary promachine. Since then, the concept has spent over a decade being refined and redefined. The idea is saving weight by supporting the top tube at the seat tube and increasing the stiffness where it is needed. In the front triangle of the frame. With the help of the latest in FEM (Finite Elements Method) computer technology, we can tailor each tube junction perfectly to the distribution of forces. Cleverly selected skeletal reinforcement elements at the nodal points and the spread of the top tube distribute the impacting forces perfectly and result in BMC's typical crosslock. distribute the impacting forces perfectly.

triple butted

Triple butted tube set

Triple-butted tube set made of a 6000 alloy. Triple-butted means that the tube has three different wall thicknesses.

Catalog 2014

team clothing

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