BMC puts out their Sportelite APS Deore Bike as a gateway drug. Theyve built this entry-level full-suspension has the same rear-end design as their Fourstroke, Speedfox, and Trailfox platforms. Its their Advanced Pivot System (APS) with 100mm of travel. And its combined with a 100mm suspension upfront and 650b wheels.
The wheels are smaller than youll find on most of the BMC line for a reason. They fear 29er wheels might be a bit intimidating for new mountain bikers. Its easier to feel in control and on top of the bike with the smaller wheels and thats what they want you to sense.
The frame is welded and formed aluminum, both for the front and rear triangles. Light, durable, and inexpensive to fabricate. The fork is the RockShox Recon, a 32mm-stanchioned bump controller with both lockout and external rebound controls. It accepts traditional quick-release front wheels. For that matter, so does the rear end.
Most of the component spec comes from Shimano. A XT rear derailleur is the high-zoot offering, while the less-expensive Deore is pretty much everywhere else. That includes the 38/24 double-ring crank, the front derailleur, the shifters, and the 11-36 ten-speed cassette. Deore hydraulic brakes stop 160mm rotors.
The wheels are built by BMC, with Deore hubs and Alex 32-hole rims. The Alex MD19 is both eyeleted and double-walled for maximum pounding resistance. Theyre built for abuse, for the kind of people who dont necessarily know how to ride over rocks and roots and rubble. The rims are covered in Continental Tires, with the Race King up front, X-King Performance in the rear, both 2.2 wide.
When youre looking for your first full-suspension mountain bike, take advantage of the fact BMC wants you to get hooked. This Sportelite APS Deore Bike has the manners of a carbon-fiber full-suspension XC race rig for a song.
Bottom Bracket Shimano
Brake Calipers Shimano M445
Brake Levers Shimano M445
Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36
Chain KMC X-10
Crankset Shimano Deore M615, 38/24
Fork RockShox Recon Silver, 100mm
Frame Material Alloy, APS
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M616-D
Handlebar BMC MFB 03, 720mm
Pedals Not Included
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M786
Rear Suspension BMC AF-2 Rebound & Lockout
Rotors Shimano M445, 160mm (F), 160mm (R)
Saddle Selle Royal Seta
Seatpost BMC MSP 03
Shifters Shimano M610
Stem BMC MSM 03
Tires Continental Race King, X-King Performance 27.5x2.2
Wheel - Front Shimano Deore M618 Hub, Alex MD19 Rim
Wheel - Rear Shimano Deore M618 Hub, Alex MD19 Rim
If you asked Jack Wilson 60 years ago what he wanted to do when he grew up, he without a doubt would have said, "own a bicycle shop". Although not all childhood dreams come true, fortunately Jack's did. It took a move from Kentucky to Illinois and the Patience and support of his amazing wife Mary for this dream to come to fruition.
Because of his love for bikes, Jack saved $10,000 then road off with a dream in 1969. He jammed 13 bikes into his 1967 four-door Chevy, hauled them from Champaign and carefully displayed them across the floor of an old Main Street restaurant in Mackinaw that he'd converted into his first bicycle shop. Just a few weeks later- and just three days before his appointment to buy insurance for his new venture- that dream turned to ashes. An overnight fire wiped out everything leaving Jack and Mary with a costly and emotional decision.
Rebuild or Give up ..
Over 45 years and 4 bicycle shop relocations later Jack is still at it and bigger than ever!
The bicycle shop has transformed from Main Street in the small town of Mackinaw to Main Street in Downtown Bloomington boasting the largest selection of bicycles and accessories in the area with over 8000 sq ft to house it.
His contagious passion for bicycles has trickled down to his son Michael who works side by side with Jack. With a combined experience of 84 years working on and selling bicycles, Jack and Michael are the go to guys for bicycle sales and service.
When you visit Wilson Cycle you feel like a part of the family, because it has been owned and operated by the Wilson family since 1969. Jack and Mary raised 4 kids (Leah, Kevin, Ashley, and Michael) and 5 Grandkids (Shevi, Melinda, Levi, Mattea, and Montana) at Wilson Cycle. The Wilson's want you to feel right at home and make sure that you have the best possible experience.
Our commitment is first and foremost to customer satisfaction, we aim to fit every customer with the right bike for your lifestyle at the right price within your budget. We aim to promote and sustain the best cycling community possible whether you are a racer, every day commuter, or a weekend rider.
Come and be part of the Wilson family.
Wilson Cycle Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturdays: 9am - 5pm
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Please choose carefully before you buy.
For faulty products, Wilson Cycle Sales & Service offer a 14 DAY REPLACEMENT WARRANTY, from the date you receive your product. They do not offer a satisfaction guarantee on any of their products, however due to their high level of customer service, they will always endeavour to keep customers happy and satisfied.
If your product is faulty, it will be replaced with an identical product. If they cannot replace the product, they will offer you the option of choosing another product of the same value, or provide you with a refund for the total value of the faulty product.
Please note: Standard postage fees apply to all return orders. Where the return relates to a faulty item, the replacement product will be sent out to you, at no charge, within 5 working days from the date we receive the faulty product.
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- Your full name
- Your order number
- Reason why you are returning the product
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Please include the original order confirmation or invoice you received with your product. Also, if you haven't previously provided a contact phone number, please include this with your return. This will ensure the issue is resolved quickly, should anyone need to contact you.