BMC Alpenchallenge AMP E-bikes

marcellanz

Member
So I went to day for my first real tour 1h50 with the bike that I picked up yesterday evening at the shop...
Despite the gloomy weather and even 1h deep rain, I didn’t felt it due to the so much joy I had with my new machine....

I didn’t mount the clic pedal yet as I was such in a hurry.... but I must say I will even be better.

It is astonishing. On Road, Gravel and little dirt.... The BMC Cross LTD is the perfect compromise!

On the road, it is a mix feeling between the MTB and the Racebike. Easy to take above 30km on the flat with no issue so I would say easier than the MTB but not as easy as the Racebike of course...(was happy to catch some triathlon guys on the flat.... Ok they were kind of resting at 35km.

Going up hill on the Road it feel much comfortable as a MTB and you can feel like an heavy race bike for the feeling. When it goes above 18% Motor is a really nice to have and the difference between the mode is clearly visible (where I am 12-15 with the race bike I could be at 22) I almost felt on my legs it was a little hill....
So Ebike there is a really cool feature... but the best is to come.
Downhill the bike feels and is sharp as a race bike so 66.5km/h feel really safe to take turn and behave much better that what I would have expected.

On the Gravel I was completely surprised. The grip is as good even better than MTB and has there is no active suspension, just the MTT it is much sharper and quicker... Feel really safe even drafting on gravel without any issue and the feeling is great, I was surprised not to be too much shaked from the Carbon Frame.... Behaviour is great.

On Small Dirt tire and bike behave sharp and quick, and that’s where I really understood what ebike does uphill in the dirt at low speed on single tracks.... I felt like I was having wings....

Overall
The best Compromise I could ever think of.
For the Bicycle paths and footpaths in Switzerland with mix of road/Gravel/Light Dirt. The motor is just great in hilly situation and not a problem to take over 30-35 when flat and just the big Smile to keep above 25k when hilly in worth case...

So only for road, race bike will remains my favorite but for the mix, and for the fun I think this will become my everyday bike and my wife will be able to use it and I will follow with the MTB.

Still so much fun and stars in my eyes... I do not regret at all.
happy to hear. every line your wrote I've matched my experience of the last 8 months with this bike and got me reminded how well and stable it runs at high speed. Its a real bike tho and a good one.
 

tekwondo

New Member
Downhill the bike feels and is sharp as a race bike so 66.5km/h feel really safe to take turn and behave much better that what I would have expected.
Wow, I took mine to 25mph ~ 40kmh downhill and it did not feel safe and stable at all. I've got to look into this closer, something might be wrong.
 

SkaTri

New Member
Ha, ha, I know, right? If its a fake its excellent one :eek:
Yes go to your dealer, it might not be fit properly, mine was really very well prepared and greased everywhere...
My only surprise was the first time I was hitting the break..... I forgot what it means to have new disk brakes..... Was scary but everything ok now :cool:
 

bob armani

Well-Known Member
Yes, I knew the problems I can face, But still i decided to do it. My commute from home to work is all through tracks exclusively for bikes, the fact that I have the software to remove the limit, doesnt means im going faster than the rest, the fact i remove the speed limit is not to become an speed demon, its to have a more comfortable ride for what I need: to arrive to work on time without sweating like pig.
Ive found the 25km/h not enough, 30km/h ( like in some countries is actually already happening) would be better. When I cycle, in fact, I find nobody here goes under 25km/h.
The difference now, is that I can properly keep an steady speed of 30km/h or so without sweating. I arrive always on time to work, ready to work without having to take a shower before... the days that im interested in have a proper excersise I put back the speed limit from the app in my iPhone. ( the software comes with a smarthphone app to control everything from your phone).
I know its about perceptions, but I do seen on daily basis people with “regular” bikes behaving like crazy on the streets.
I am with you on the extra speed when you need it. Not to be a crazy speed demon. Just use it judiciously on straight flats when you do not pose any danger to anyone or anything. I have a delimiter on one of mine and I really would miss having it if it was removed. Ride safe!
 

gerardo.garcia

New Member
Hello everyone. Nice to see people happy with their BMC. A little update from my side: I keep waiting for my herkelman wingee fender. I texted them yesterday and they told me they have started to dispatch the pre-orders. This fender/rack has been quite popular, ive been following it since last year but they were out of stock for almost one year. I will keep u all updated as soon as i get it.

Today i upgraded the firmware to the bew 4.7 all smooth.
But this time i would like to ask for some help. As some of you know. I have the city ltd version. I wanted the green color so this was my option to choose. Over the time i made some upgrades/modifications. One of them was to add the XT Di2 and so far it has been working ok except for one thing. It makes a noise when the chain goes through it. Ive always though it was normal but now that ive found this forum i would like to confirm it. The noise is basically on this area. (Find pic attached). Is the friction of the chain going through this little “bridge” of metal. Sorry if this thing has a proper name and im using other words.

Thanks for the help
 

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E-Wheels

Active Member
Hello everyone. Nice to see people happy with their BMC. A little update from my side: I keep waiting for my herkelman wingee fender. I texted them yesterday and they told me they have started to dispatch the pre-orders. This fender/rack has been quite popular, ive been following it since last year but they were out of stock for almost one year. I will keep u all updated as soon as i get it.

Today i upgraded the firmware to the bew 4.7 all smooth.
But this time i would like to ask for some help. As some of you know. I have the city ltd version. I wanted the green color so this was my option to choose. Over the time i made some upgrades/modifications. One of them was to add the XT Di2 and so far it has been working ok except for one thing. It makes a noise when the chain goes through it. Ive always though it was normal but now that ive found this forum i would like to confirm it. The noise is basically on this area. (Find pic attached). Is the friction of the chain going through this little “bridge” of metal. Sorry if this thing has a proper name and im using other words.

Thanks for the help
Hi gerardo.garcia,
The chain should run on the top of the guide plate, not underneath
Hope this helps
 

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Over50

Well-Known Member
Looks great. Do you have any pictures with bags on the rack? I was wondering what style of bag rides best on the minimalist rack.
 

gerardo.garcia

New Member
I have the brooks norfolk black color. Its a front bag but i use it as a rear one. It means its smaller as well than the regular rear bags. I can take a picture tomorrow morning. (Its 1am here).
 

Captain Slow

Active Member
Looking forward to these AMP Road E-bikes for Canada. I've been wanting a lightweight E-Bike with drop bars.

With my Juiced CCS I find anytime I hit about 37 to 38 km/hr. that going any faster drains the battery really quickly because of the upright position that catches a lot of air. I want a more aero position that's more efficient at those speeds. I'm ok with a lower power motor and will just supply more power of my own. Very excited for this.
 

Ebiker01

Active Member
BMC release their new Alpenchallenge AMP Road E-bikes

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/2020-bmc-alpenchallenge-amp/

Basically, a road version of the existing lineup.


This bike is sooo sexy and capable ! Congrats BMC for challenging the Fazua system And making something better.

Q- How can high end ebike have a similar price with a high end non ebike ?
I don’t complain , they are already expensive as they are now. But an ebike has : controller, wires, motor, battery, display, heavier frame(more material) .

The carbon wheelset one is around 8-9k and a top road bike with Di2 has similar price.


The only conclusion is that the normal road bikes or REGULAR BIKES SHOULD BE 50% cheaper. Is the same at other price range for commuter bikes vs ebikes for commuting.


I really like this new one from Bmc.
Does anyone know what do they mean by the - Shimano detuned motor ? What was the normal performance before ?



It definitely looks like this is the best e road bike as of right now. The “entry” level one is 5k and is a very solid choice with great components from a very good brand.
I know many roadies will be very jealous seeing one pass them @28-29mph !