Focus Jam2 Factory eMTB (2018)
The Jam2 Factory is a specially crafted eMTB powered by the new, powerful Shimano E8000 drive, available as a 29er.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS FACTORY SPEC?
The Factory Spec is a specific model within a bike family that a FOCUS employee has equipped to his or her specifications. They’re enthusiastic cyclists, have big plans year in, year out, and spend a lot of time in the saddle. They’ve fine-tuned their Factory Spec model specifically for such biking adventures. The end result is a bike that they’d happily recommend to their best mates too. The special design is the jewel in the crown of the Factory Spec model.
Like all Jam2 eMTBs in the Focus range, the Factory Spec still has the many unique features that make these bikes so special.
Shimano’s eMTB motor, the E8000 delivering around 70Nm+ of torque is the powerhouse behind the Jam2 Factory. 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 Factory 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 Factory 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 some very nice FOX 36 Performance forks with 150mm travel. No bump or hollow is too much for these high end performers. The rear suspension is taken care of by a FOX DPS, equally nice it is too. The addition of a KindShock E30i dropper seatpost is a nice touch and ensures total control over riding position on the descends. Being a 29er allows the Factory to tackle anything put in its path and overcome it with ease. The combination of Maxxis DHF 2.5’s and DHR 2.4’s facilitates the perfect balance of agility and drive.
Gearing is provided by Sram’s EX1 – the world’s first drivetrain system specifically developed for the unique demands of an eMTB. With proven SRAM 1x™ technology, the EX1 cassette allows optimal steps between cogs for more purpose-driven shifts and provides the best gear range. Each EX1 component is engineered to perfectly complement the system. The result is quiet, intuitive shifting, increased battery life and greater durability.
The wheelset of the Factory is provided by the fantastic Race Face AEFFECT Rs. Boasting a 30mm internal rim width and increased strength, the Æffect R is built to shred aggressive all-mountain trails and Enduro races. In addition to a great rim, the Æffect R incorporates a new Race Face Trace hub design with full cartridge bearings for extended life and durability.
Magura MT Trail Sport hydraulic disc brakes are highly effective and tame the Jam2 Factory when required. 200 mm and 180 mm rotors facilitate powerful yet controlled braking actions.
The Jam2 Factory is a particularly individual eMTB. It’s personalised design pushes the boundaries even further. With a unique spec, performance and look, this extra-ordinary bike guarantees thrills and enjoyment wherever it plays.
Option to add a second 378Wh battery, increasing capacity to 756Wh: +£459.00