Focus Jam2 6.8 Nine (2020)
The Focus Jam2 6.8 Nine is a high specification 29er eMTB with 150mm travel, powered by Bosch.
It maintains its status as a unique full suspension eMTB powered by the new, powerful Bosch Performance CX drive, coupling with a huge 625Wh removable Bosch battery.
A few years ago, innovative German bike brand Focus introduced a new style and range of eMTBs sporting a number of very special features. The Jam2 6.8 Nine is one of their full suspension versions on a 29er tyre with 2.6″ width. The result is a very nimble and agile performer with great adhesion and ability as well as superb forward momentum. Dynamic on trails, the Jam2 copes easily with every manner of rough terrain. This gutsy performer guarantees to please.
Bosch’s eMTB motor, the Performance CX delivering around 75Nm of torque is the driving force behind the Focus Jam2 6.8 Nine. It’s light at 2.9Kg, compact and slim. The large 34T chainring is a new feature as is zero resistance. The Q Factor is identical to conventional cycles, and consequently the bike feels very natural to ride. Furthermore, the motor design facilitates a shorter chainstay length, comparable to a conventional bike. The Performance CX integrates perfectly into the frame, providing a sleek and compact solution. In addition, four power settings feature on the CX with a walk assist function too. Assistance levels on the Jam2 6.8 Nine are operated on the left-hand side of the bars. Bosch’s compact, removable KIOX LCD offers all the necessary information, sitting centrally above the stem.
Focus Optimized Linkage Design (F.O.L.D)
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 some very nice FOX 34 Rhythm forks with sweep adjust and 150mm travel. No bump or hollow is too much for these high end performance forks. Rear suspension is taken care of equally well thanks to a FOX Float DPS Performance shock. Three positions are available, and provide the necessary flexibility for all terrain types. The addition of a dropper seatpost ensures total control over riding position on the descents.
2.6″ x 29er tyres ensure the Focus Jam2 6.8 Nine sticks to the ground when called upon, whilst the 29″ wheel size provides strong forward momentum over all terrain. A Shimano XT M8100 12-speed derailleur ensures smooth and decisive shifting. A wide range 10-51T cassette provides more than adequate gear ratios and ensures exceptional climbing ability.
A super light alloy frame ensure reliable and resilient handling together with a high degree of maneuverability. Four piston Shimano hydraulic disc brakes offer powerful yet controlled braking actions on 200mm rotors, front and rear.
The Focus Jam2 6.8 Nine is a great example of the next generation eMTBs. It’s a very well balanced and natural ride thanks to a great overall design and the fact that it weighs less than other eMTBs. The new 75Nm high torque Performance CX motor from Bosch and immense range thanks to 625Wh make it a unique experience.