Emphasis launches brand-new SAM ² ebike array

Emphasis has actually centred the most up to date style of its SAM ² e-MTB around maximizing the downs, making use of the electric motor as a device to assist obtain motorcyclists back to the leading to whip an additional lap out on their favorite gravity-filled path.

That’s not to state it’s a downhill bike with an electric motor, however it has the pedigree for some seriously beefy activity.

Focus SAM²

Emphasis currently runs a Bosch as opposed to Shimano electric motor on both versions of its SAM ².
Emphasis Bikes(* )4 points you require to find out about the brand-new Emphasis SAM ²

Although it’s offered with 29in wheels, the brand-new SAM ² works with both 29in and also 650b wheels, so you can run either a 29in configuration, a combined 29/650b ‘mullet’ configuration or more 650b wheels.

  1. There are currently 4 framework dimension choices from little to extra-large, covering reach numbers from 430mm to 510mm. This is a large enhancement over the biggest 455mm reach number on the old version.
  2. Emphasis has actually gone down Shimano for its drive devices, rather picking to run
  3. and also incorporated, however detachable, 625Wh Powertube battery.Bosch’s latest Performance CX Gen 4 motor Inner cord directing currently begins at the stem with Emphasis’s C.I.S. (Cabin Assimilation Option). Emphasis has actually done this to maintain the
  4. cabin as cool as feasible.ebike Emphasis SAM ² suspension information

Emphasis has actually maintained its F.O.L.D. (Emphasis Optimized Link Style) system– the kinematics made use of throughout its series of full-suspension bikes. Nonetheless, every version is fine-tuned to accomplish the wanted efficiency.

The solitary pivot, link driven style for the SAM ² makes use of a two-phase system. It has a regressive utilize contour for the very first 30 percent of traveling significance that it takes a reasonable little bit of pressure to obtain the rear-end relocating, however is after that at the highest possible utilize proportion (most flexible) around the droop factor. For the last 70 percent of traveling, the suspension after that increases gradually to assist boost mid-stroke and also end-stroke assistance.

The SAM ² 6.9 obtains a Fox Van Efficiency Coil back shock.

FOX Van Performance Coil rear shock

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Via a 65mm stroke shock, the SAM ² supplies a bump ingesting 170mm of rear-wheel traveling.

Emphasis claims it has actually developed the system to be made use of with both air and also coil shocks. Lead designer Fabian Scholz claims: “Coil shocks require an even more modern utilize contour than air shocks since an air shock constructs even more development itself with the compression of the air. With the SAM ², we located a good equilibrium where both air and also coil shocks operate at their finest private features”.

The bike is developed around a 170mm traveling fork and also Emphasis has actually accepted the larger is much better society and also benefited from both Fox and also RockShox’ brand-new 38mm stanchion framework to include tightness to the front of the bike.

Emphasis SAM ² framework and also geometry information

Emphasis is still making use of aluminium as its framework product of selection on the SAM ², however the sizing of the brand-new bikes is where you’ll discover the greatest updates.

The old bikes maxed-out at a reach of 455mm on the dimension big. There are currently 4 versions varying from little (430mm reach), tool (450mm), big (480mm) and also extra-large (510mm). These will certainly provide even more individuals the chance to discover a bike that fits them and also is basically bang-on pattern with the most up to date sizing seen on modern-day, gravity-based mountain bicycle.

The head angle stays the exact same at 65 levels, although it will certainly go down to a slack 64.1 levels with a 650b back wheel in the reduced setup.

The reliable seat angle has actually additionally steepened by 1-degree to 76 levels, revealing Emphasis hasn’t neglected obtaining the cyclist in a comfortable placement on the climbs up that will certainly lead them back to the top of their favorite downhill tracks.

The Emphasis SAM ² has a flip button.

The Focus SAM2 full suspension mountain eBike has a flip switch

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The one-piece back triangular includes a reduced and also high placement axle place that adjustments the chainstay size by 20mm. For the 29in wheel this is evaluated 450mm, however with a 650b back wheel you can select either the high alternative, leaving the back centre at 450mm, or the reduced setup which goes down the chainstays to 430mm.

This setup additionally increases the lower brace 10mm, which places the geometry back inline with the conventional 29in wheel configuration.

Seat tubes sizes appear reasonable options, increasing to an optimum of 490mm in extra-large, so you ought to have the ability to run a lengthy dropper message or evaluate if you’re trying to find a stretched-out flight.

The Emphasis SAM ² 6.9 has a Proxim W350 saddle resting on 31.6 mm Fox Transfer RL Manufacturing facility dropper seatpost.

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Emphasis SAM ² geometry (29in wheel dimension)

Emphasis SAM ² framework highlights

Emphasis makes use of the 148 x 12mm Increase conventional center spacing for the back wheel, and also a post-mount 203mm brake place. This suggests you can not run a 200mm SRAM disc on the back, however Emphasis has actually conquered this.

The Emphasis SAM ² features a chainguide and also chainstay defense.

Focus SAM²

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Various other framework functions consist of an incorporated chainguide and also fork bump quit, along with large chainstay framework defense.

The back brake and also equipment wires are transmitted inside from the stem making use of Emphasis’s C.I.S. to accomplish a neat-as-possible cabin. There is the prospective to assist them right into the down tube according to many bikes, however.

Emphasis SAM ² versions and also rates

There are 2 versions readily available in the brand-new SAM ² array. Both utilize the exact same aluminium framework and also Bosch Efficiency CX Gen 4 electric motor, which supplies 85Nm of torque.

Both additionally utilize a 625Wh Bosch Powertube battery, which is secured area with a secret, and also a Bosch Purion display screen– Bosch’s easiest and also cleanest handlebar display screen.

Bosch Purion display screen on the Emphasis SAM ².

Focus SAM² 6.8 specifications

The SAM² 6.8 is the lower-priced bike at £4,999. A few of the highlights include RockShox’ new burley Zeb fork with a Charger R damper, 170mm travel and a RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear shock.

Because the frame has a 203mm brake post-mount, the SAM² 6.8 boasts massive 220mm rotors with SRAM Code R brakes. It also uses SRAM GX Eagle for shifting duties with an NX level cassette.

Schwalbe’s Magic Mary tyres come fitted 29 x 2.6in with a Super Gravity casing on the rear and a Super Trail upfront, both in the soft compound, which is great to see.

  • Frame: 7005 hydroformed aluminium, 3D forging, 170mm F.O.L.D. kinematic, 148×12 mm thru-axle, internal cable routing, post-mount 203mm
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB 29 Boost, Charger R, DebonAir, 110×15 mm, 44mm rake, 170mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 230/65mm
  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX Gen4, 85Nm, 250W
  • Battery: Bosch Powertube, 625Wh, removable, lockable
  • Control unit: Purion
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 12-speed 11-50
  • Cranks: Samox EC40 ISIS
  • Chain ring: Front, 34
  • Handlebars: Focus Trail, aluminium, risebar, 780mm, rise: 30mm, backsweep: 9-degree
  • Grips: Focus Locker SL
  • Stem: Focus C.I.S. integrated, 50mm, 0-degree, 35mm, aluminium
  • Headset: Acros AZX-212 AH [1-1/8in, tapered, 44/286-ZS56/40]
  • Emphasis Route SL Seatpost:
  • Kindshock Rage-i, 31.6 mm Brakes:
  • SRAM Code R 220/ 220mm blades Edges:
  • RODI TRYP30 Emphasis Centers:
  • Novatec D041, 15x110mm thru-axle/ Novatec D162 Disc, 12x148mm Tyres:
  • Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Super Route Soft (front), Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Super Soft (back) Colour:
  • Milk Brown Weight:
  • 25.95 kg Emphasis SAM ² 6.9 specs

The leading version SAM ² 6.9 prices ₤ 5,999 and also features a 170mm Manufacturing facility degree Fox 38 fork and also a Fox Vanilla Efficiency coil shock.

Shimano XT four-pot brakes with 203mm blades supply the quiting power, and also equipment adjustments are cared for by a Shimano XT shifter and also mech mated with an SLX 12-speed cassette.

This version additionally makes use of the exact same Schwalbe Magic Mary tyres as the SAM ² 6.8.


  • 7005 hydroformed aluminium, 3D building, 170 mm F.O.L.D. kinematic, 148x12mm thru-axle, inner cord directing, post-mount 203mm Fork:
  • Fox 38 Float Manufacturing Facility 29, E-Bike, Hold 2, 110 x 15mm, 44mm rake, 170mm traveling Shock:
  • Fox Van Efficiency Coil, 230/65mm Electric Motor:
  • Bosch Efficiency CX Gen4, 85Nm, 250W Battery:
  • Bosch Powertube, 625Wh, detachable, lockable Control device:
  • Bosch Purion Mech:
  • Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed Shifter:
  • Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed Cassette:
  • Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed 11-51 Cranks:
  • Samox EC40 ISIS Chain ring:
  • Front: 34-tooth Handlebars:
  • RaceFace Chester 35, aluminium, 780mm, surge: 35mm, backsweep: 8-degree Holds:
  • RaceFace Getta Hold Stem:
  • Emphasis C.I.S. incorporated, 50mm, 0-degree, 35mm, aluminium Headset:
  • Acros AZX-212 AH Saddle: [1-1/8in, tapered, 44/286-ZS56/40]
  • Proxim W350 Seatpost:
  • Fox Transfer RL Manufacturing facility, 31.6 mm Brakes:
  • Shimano XT M8120, four-piston. 203/ 203mm blades Edges:
  • RaceFace AR30 Balanced Out Centers:
  • Novatec D041, 15x110mm/ Novatec D162 Disc, 12x148mm Tyres:
  • Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Super Route Soft (front), Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.6 Super Gravity Soft (back) Colour:
  • Milk Brown Weight:
  • 25.95 kg Both bikes are declared to consider 25.95 kg.

We’ll be obtaining a testimonial up quickly.

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