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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
  • Chainwheel Chainwheel: Shimano Deore, 42-32-24
  • Cassette Cassette: Shimano HG62, 11-36
  • Chain Chain:  
  • 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
  • Seat Seat: Scor
  • Hubs Hubs: Shimano
  • Rims Rims: Alex XD-Comp
  • Tyres Tyres: Continental X-King, 26x2.2
  • Colour Colour: White
  • Weight Weight:  


size XS S M
rider height cm < 160 160 - 170 166 - 178
stack mm 567 568 582
reach mm 385 406 416
seat tube st mm 380 430 485
top tube tt‘ mm 560 580 595
head tube ht mm 110 110 125
seat angle sa ° 73 73 73
head angle ha ° 70.5 70.5 70.5
rear center rc mm 425 425 425
bb drop mm 32 32 32
crank length mm 170 170 170
bar width mm 680 680 680
stem extension mm 70 70 80


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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