BMC URS LT Gravel Bike Review: Full Suspension Perfection?

bmc urs lt gravel bike review

“With 20mm of customisable suspension built in to its MTT Suspension carbon fork, the URS LT offers even greater all-terrain performance. Its plush coil spring and hydraulic damper design complements sporty and efficient riding styles, and filters out obstacles for a confidence-inspiring ride. Add in the Premium Carbon frame’s MTT seat stays, and you have a bike built for comfort and speed, further enhanced by SRAM’s Force and Eagle eTap AXS 12-speed groupset and the CRD-400 Carbon wheelset.” – https://bmc-switzerland.com

BMC URS LT Review Video

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew covers all of the tech features, and runs the BMC URS LT through the review wringer. This isn’t an insulting to your intelligence parking lot review, JOM took the bike to the 2022 Rock Cobbler in Bakersfield, California, and beyond.

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bmc urs lt gravel bike review

Micro Travel Technology (MTT) Fork

“The MTT suspension fork, developed in collaboration with HiRide, delivers 20mm of plush travel over a spring curve optimized for gravel riding. Dampening more than 46% of the typical impacts experienced when riding gravel. The fine-tuned suspension performance of the MTT fork adapts to a wider range of terrains, complementing sporty and efficient riding styles while filtering out obstacles for confidence-inspiring riding feel.”

bmc urs lt gravel bike review

Micro Travel Technology (MTT) Stays

“A lightweight and minimalistic suspension system that adds 10mm of travel for perfect power transfer and control on the most challenging terrain.”

bmc urs lt gravel bike review

BMC URS Frame

“URS premium carbon frame with Micro Travel Technology, Tuned Compliance Concept Gravel Micro Travel Technology suspension fork, 20 mm travel (hydraulic damper), premium carbon blades URS premium carbon D-shape seatpost.”

  • Micro Travel Technology suspension fork, 20 mm travel (hydraulic damper), premium carbon blades
  • Stealth Cable Management, including hub dynamo and dropper post
  • D-Shape seatpost with D-fender mount
  • Integrated seat clamp
  • Easy access Di2 junction box integrated in downtube
  • Top tube mount
  • 3rd water bottle mount on downtube
  • Hidden fender mounts
  • Rack mounts
  • ASTM level 2

bmc urs lt gravel bike review

Cockpit

MSM Stem with Easton AX Bars

  • Handlebar reach/drop: 80/120 mm (Easton AX)
  • MSM stem angle: 0°

URS frames that feature the MTT Suspension Fork are not compatible with ICS cockpits.

bmc urs lt gravel bike review

Compatibility

Frame, Fork and Seatpost

  • MTT suspension fork, flat mount
  • Compatible with 1x electronic and mechanical groupsets
  • Max chainring: 48T
  • PF86 bottom bracket
  • D-Shape seatpost with D-fender mount
  • Front derailleur: 1x specific frame
  • Replaceable ultra light sandwich rear derailleur hanger

bmc urs lt gravel bike review

Brakes / Wheels & Axles

  • Front brake: flat mount, 160 mm rotors minimum
  • Rear brake: flat mount, 160 mm rotors minimum
  • Designed for 40 mm, maximum tire clearance 45 mm (actual measured width)
  • Front thru-axle: 12×100 mm (diameter/frame spacing)
  • Rear: thru-axle: 12×142 mm (diameter/frame spacing)
bmc urs lt gravel bike review
180mm Front Brake Rotor

Additional Photos

bmc urs lt gravel bike review

bmc urs lt gravel bike review
SRAM Force eTap AXS Wireless Shifters
bmc urs lt gravel bike review
10-52 Cassette
bmc urs lt gravel bike review
SRAM Eagle X01 eTap Derailleur

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