Focus Jam2 6.8 Plus
The Jam2 6.8 Plus from Focus is a high specification 27.5″ eMTB with 150mm travel.
It maintains its status as a unique full suspension eMTB powered by the new, powerful Shimano E8000 drive.
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 Plus one of their full suspension versions on a 27.5″ tyre with 2.8″ width. The result is a very nimble and agile performer with great adhesion and ability. Dynamic on trails, the Jam2 copes easily with every manner of rough terrain. This gutsy performer guarantees to please.
Shimano’s eMTB motor, the E8000 delivering around 70Nm+ of torque is the driving force behind the Jam2 6.8 Plus. It’s light at 2.8Kg, compact and slim. It’s 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 E8000 integrates perfectly into the frame, providing a sleek and compact solution. In addition, three power settings feature on the E8000 with a walk assist function too. Assistance levels on the Jam2 6.8 Plus 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.
Dual Battery to 756Wh
Totally unique to the Jam2 6.8 Plus 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. This comes 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 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.
Plus sized tyres at 2.8″ ensure the Jam2 6.8 Plus sticks to the ground when called upon, whilst the 27.5″ wheel size is simply perfect for all terrain. A Shimano XT 8000 11-speed derailleur ensures smooth and decisive shifting. An 11-46T cassette provides wide gear ratios and ensures exceptional climbing ability. 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 hydraulic disc brakes with large 200mm rotors front and rear offer powerful yet controlled braking actions.
The Jam2 6.8 Plus 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 70Nm high torque Shimano E8000 motor and dual battery option make it a unique experience.
Option to add a second 378Wh battery, increasing capacity to 756Wh: +£459.00