Focus Sam2 eMTB (2018)
The Sam2 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. It’s one of three models within the Sam2 range, and represents the mid-level spec, the others being the Sam2 Pro and the Sam2 Ltd.
Key features of the Sam2 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
No obstacle is too great a challenge for the Sam2. 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. 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 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 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 gritty performer has a Sram NX 11-speed derailleur for decisive and immediate gear shifting. Coupled with a wide range 11-42T cassette ensures superb hill-climbing. The front chainring is 38T, facilitating a natural riding experience. Front suspension is provided via a high spec pair of FOX 36 Performance forks with 170mm travel. No bump or hollow will stop this powerhouse in its tracks. On the rear is an equally nice FOX DPS. The addition of a KindShock E30i dropper seat-post internally routed, ensures total control over riding position on the descends. A resilient and high performance Race Face AR30 wheelset ensures huge strength and reliability. This is complemented by a pair of Minion DHF 2.5″ tyres that 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. Four-piston Magura MT-5 hydraulic disc brakes with large 200mm/180mm rotors are highly effective and offer powerful yet controlled braking actions.
The Sam2 is a great example of the next generation e-Enduro at an affordable price, with great spec. It offers a well balanced and very natural ride and combines Shimano’s finest drive with with an optional dual battery for a very unique experience.
Option to add a second 378Wh battery, increasing capacity to 756Wh: +£459.00