Focus Sam2 Pro eMTB (2018)
The Sam2 Pro from FOCUS is a new breed of e-Enduro MTB powered by the powerful Shimano E8000 drive with a huge 170mm of travel for even the most demanding alpine trails.
Key features of the Sam2 Pro at a glance
- 170mm travel
- Easy to install additional TEC pack provides a total of 758Wh
- Custom designed F.O.L.D. chassis ensures a perfectly balanced ride
- Agile & aggressive geometry
- FOX suspension front, rear & seat-post
No obstacle is too great a challenge for the Sam2 Pro. Awesome on the downhills, equally hungry on the uphill. This e-Enduro MTB is insatiable. More thrills, more excitement and greater fun is what this e-bike delivers every single time. No more pushing up the steep inclines, the superbly performing Shimano E8000 motor will provide all the assistance required. There will be no holding back.
Shimano’s eMTB motor, the E8000 delivering around 70Nm+ of torque is the powerhouse beneath the Sam2 Pro. 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 Sam2 Pro 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.
The Sam2 Pro sports a totally unique, FOCUS designed Dual Battery system. It’s called the T.E.C. (Tailored Energy Concept) system. 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 down-tube. 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.
This beauty has Sram’s EX1 e-bike specific 8-speed derailleur for decisive and immediate gear shifting. Coupled with a very wide range 11-48T cassette ensures superb hill-climbing. The front chainring is 38T, facilitating a natural riding experience. Front suspension is provided via a very high spec pair of really nice FOX 36 Factory’s, Kashima coated with 170mm travel. No bump or hollow is too much for these high end performance forks. On the rear is an equally high end FOX DPS Factory, again with Kashima coating. The addition of a FOX Transfer Factory dropper seat-post ensures total control over riding position on the descends. A superbly crafted, top of the range Race Face Turbine wheelset ensures huge strength and performance like no other in its class. A pair of Minion DHF 2.5″ tyres ensure superb grip even under the most challenging terrain.
A super light alloy frame and Acros tapered headset ensure reliable and resilient handling together with a high degree of maneuverability. Sram Code RSC hydraulic disc brakes with large 200mm/180mm rotors are superb and offer powerful yet controlled braking actions.
The Sam2 Pro is a great example of the next generation e-Enduro. It’s extremely well equipped, with many top end components. Well balanced and very natural to ride, in combination with super strong motor and dual battery option, make it a unique experience.
Option to add a second 378Wh battery, increasing capacity to 756Wh: +£459.00