Focus Jam2 29 eMTB
The Jam2 29 is a unique 29er, full suspension eMTB powered by the new, powerful Shimano E8000 drive.
For 2017, innovative German bike brand Focus have introduced a range of 2017 eMTBs sporting a number of very special features. The Jam2 29 is their entry level full suspension version. The result is a very nimble and agile performer with great adhesion and ability. Designed for trails and every manner of rough terrain, this gutsy performer is guaranteed to please.
Shimano’s MTB motor the E8000, delivering around 70Nm of torque is powers the Jam2 29. It’s light at 2.8Kg, compact and slim. It’s Q Factor is identical to conventional cycles, and as a consequence, the bike feels very natural to ride. Furthermore, the motor design facilitates a shorter chainstay length, comparable to a conventional bike. Frame fit is perfectly integrated and sleek. Three power settings feature on the E8000 with a walk assist function too. Assistance levels on the Jam2 29 are operated via a Firebolt switch on the left-hand side of the bars. A compact yet clear LCD offers all the necessary information, sitting out of harms way adjacent to the handlebar stem.
Totally unique to the Jam2 29 is their own Dual Battery system. Focus call it T.E.C. (Tailored Energy Concept). The addition of a second battery increases capacity to a huge 756Wh for immense range. This is achievable by mounting another battery, which connects very simply, on the downtube. If an additional battery isn’t required, there’s room for the attachment of a water bottle if desired, with its own compartment on the cage for carrying tubes or tools. Both the battery and bottle cage attach quickly and easily without any fuss.
All Jam2 eMTBs utilise the unique F.O.L.D. (FOCUS OPTIMIZED LINKAGE DESIGN) suspension system. It embodies the perfect balance between rigidity and forgiveness. All suspension hardware is located in the frame’s centre. The resulting extremely low centre of gravity enables superb handling especially on technical terrain and cornering – perfect for superb bike handling. The core of the design is a one piece rear triangle, which results in massive weight savings.
Front suspension is provided via a high spec pair of RockShox Sektor’s with remote lockout and 140mm travel. No bump or hollow is too much for these high end performance forks. The addition of a dropper seatpost is a nice touch and ensures total control over riding position on the descends. 29″ tyres ensure the Jam2 29 sticks to the ground when called upon yet is bullish and decisive when required. It excels even on the most demanding terrain. A Shimano Deore XT 11-speed derailleur with an 11-42T cassette ensure more than adequate gearing. The front chainring is 38T, facilitating a natural riding experience.
A super light alloy frame ensure reliable and resilient handling together with a high degree of maneuverability. Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes with large 200mm rotors offer powerful yet controlled braking actions.
The Jam2 29 is a great example of the next generation eMTBs. It’s a very well balanced and natural ride. In combination with a super strong motor and dual battery option make this 29er a totally unique experience.
Option to add a second 378Wh battery, increasing capacity to 756Wh: +£459.00