FOCUS SAM²

FOCUS SAM²
The FOCUS SAM² is the most aggressive e-MTB in the FOCUS line-up. A modern, downhill-oriented geometry, 170 mm travel with F.O.L.D. kinematics and fast 29" wheels – the SAM² is ready to shred. The downhill-oriented focus is enhanced by suspension forks with 38 mm stanchions as standard spec. Furthermore, the e-Enduro is compatible with a coil shock. The new, fully integrated C.I.S. cable routing ensures a clean cockpit. The Bosch Performance CX e-drive with an integrated, removable 625 Wh battery makes sure uphill is fun as well.
 
 
 

A new kind of enduro was the bike we imagined when we thought about the new FOCUS SAM². The whole bike: designed for down.

We imagined it sharper, more capable and downhill-orientated, so we needed to give it a more aggressive geometry.

the sam² in action

design and technology

MARIO PÖSS, LEAD ENGINEER

“A SLACK HEAD ANGLE AND MODERATE REACH VALUES ARE OUR INTERPRETATION OF FUN DOWNHILL-ORIENTED ENDURO."

“The FOCUS SAM² is made for sending it in the roughest terrain. However, it was super important for us to keep the SAM²-DNA alive: to balance the riding abilities perfectly in between ups and downs. The seat angle is excellent for climbing, the wheel size best for roll-over and traction. Our FOCUS Flip Chip option allows adjustments for those who want to go radical. That is the formula for our new definition of e-Enduro.”

  • 65° head angle, 64° with Flip Chip Drifter-option
  • 450 mm chainstays, 430 mm with Flip Chip
  • 29-inch wheels
  • 27-inch- and Drifter-option with Flip Chip
  • 76° seat tube angle

Integration

How to design a clean cockpit for an e-mountain bike?

We ended up with the Cockpit Integration Solution. We specially developed the C.I.S. design to provide a clean cockpit while ensuring constantly seamless shifting and braking. As a result, C.I.S. provides the first functioning stem with internal cable routing for mechanical shifting.

FOCUS SAM² Bosch C.I.S.
  • Easy adjustable handlebar and brake lever position
  • Rideable with no spacers for super low front end
  • Mechanical shifting and dropper remote possible

DANIEL FRINTZ, DESIGN ENGINEER

“We tried all different options as a cable entrance. The best solution was to place the cables over the handlebar."

“Like that we can reach a big radius for the cables, to ensure that the mechanical shifting and the dropper post have low friction when you push the lever. We combined the construction with a modern and clean design.”

C.I.S. Stem JAM²
 

suspension

F.O.L.D. FOCUS SAM² F.O.L.D. FOCUS SAM²
Suspension FOLD
  • 170 mm travel
  • 2-phase kinematics
  • 30% degression
  • 70% progression (30% Sag)
  • Fit for coil and air shocks

FABIAN SCHOLZ, LEAD ENGINEER

"With the SAM² we found a nice balance WHERE BOTH AIR AND COIL SHOCKS WORK AT THEIR BEST"

"Coil shocks need a more progressive leverage curve than air shocks, because an air shock builds more progression itself through the compression of the air. With the SAM² we found a nice balance where both air and coil shocks work at their best individual characteristics"

FOLD Coil

MOTOR

BOSCH PERFOMANCE LINE CX

Motor: Mid-drive motor, 250 Watt, 85 NM
Assistance: up to 25 km/h
Assist: 4 levels Eco, Tour, eMTB, Turbo
Battery capacity: 625 Wh
  • Completely removable, integrated battery 
  • 625 Wh battery capacity 
  • Efficient and controlled even on challenging uphill sections 
  • Powerful motor with 85 Nm (max.) 
  • In eMTB mode, the support adjusts automatically to the individual's riding characteristics depending on the pedal pressure
Bosch Performance Line CX
 
Classification

Bike Classification

Type of bicycle (examples): Downhill, dirt jump, freeride

Description: Applies to bicycle and EPACs and includes Condition 1, 2, 3, and 4; extreme jumping; or downhill gradients on rough trails at speeds in excess of 40 km/h; or a combination thereof.