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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's technisch slimme en inmiddels legendarische handelsmerk.

Het integrated skeleton concept (iSC) bestaat al sinds de eerste, legendarische promachine. In de afgelopen tien jaar hebben we het concept verder verfijnd en geherdefinieerd. Het idee is om door ondersteuning van de bovenbuis door de zitbuis gewicht te besparen en de stijfheid te vergroten waar dat het meest nodig is: voor in de framedriehoek. Met behulp van de nieuwste Finite Elements Method (FEM)-computertechnologie kunnen we elke buisovergang perfect aan de krachtvectoren aanpassen. Slim gekozen, skeletachtige versterkingen op de verbindingspunten en de compartimentering van de bovenbuis resulteren in een perfecte krachtenverdeling en de voor BMC kenmerkende crosslock.

triple butted

Drievoudig geconificeerde buizenset

Drievoudig geconificeerde buizenset van een 6000-legering. Drievoudig geconificeerd betekent dat de buis drie verschillende wandsterktes heeft.

Catalogus 2014


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