Focus Jam2 8.8 eMTB 2023
Focus Jam2 8.8 eMTB 2023
The Focus Jam2 8.8 eMTB is a mid-range model in the new all-mountain carbon Jam2 range. Focus have upped the ante with some big upgrades for 2023 including 4-bar linkage and a new frame to accommodate the Smart System Bosch CX motor and 750Wh battery. The Jam2 8.8 has 160mm travel upfront with the FOX 36 Rhythm fork, 4-piston Magura MT5 brakes and Minion DHF/R tires.
- Drive System: Bosch Smart System
- Motor: Bosch Performance CX, 85Nm of torque
- Battery: Bosch Lithium-ion 750Wh (powertube)
- Performance: Carbon frame, 4-bar rear linkage, FOX 36 Rhythm fork, 4-piston Magura MT5 brakes
- Accessories: Mounts to add a rear rack, mudguards, lights if required
- Brand: Focus
Mid-range all-mountain carbon eMTB. The Focus Jam2 8.8 eMTB is a mid-range model in the new all-mountain carbon Jam2 range. Focus have upped the ante with some big upgrades including 4-bar linkage and a new frame to accommodate the Smart System Bosch CX motor and 750Wh battery.
The Jam2 8.8 delivers all of the major upgrades in the carbon All Mountain / Trail Focus eMTB range and comes with a very reasonable price tag. Plus you still get 160mm travel upfront with the FOX 36 Rhythm fork, 4-piston Magura MT5 hydraulic disc brakes, 12-speed Shimano Deore XT gearing and Minion DHF/R tyres.
Bosch Smart System. You get the Bosch 750Wh powertube battery as standard, which means more laps, bigger days, or more time in Turbo. Download the Bosch eBike flow app to unlock customisable rider modes, fitness and performance data, as well as security features. Add the Bosch eBike Alarm and Connect Module to add a integrated 100dB alarm and GPS tracking to your pride and joy.
Ground Up Frame Redesign.To accomodate the new 750Wh Bosch Smart System power tube battery Focus rotated the Bosch Race CX motor to allow the battery to sit low in the down tube and help keep the weight low down in the bike.
The battery is still removable however to increase frame stiffness and reduce weight the opening for battery removal is at the bottom of the downtube, protected by a sturdy skid plate.
The Jam2 8.8 eMTB has a full carbon frame with alloy chain stay and rocks a stunning two-tone paint finish with a choice of two frame colours. The Jam2 bikes also now have a fully active 4-bar rear suspension linkage which is paired with a Fox Float DPS rear shock on the 8.8.
Slack or slacker? For more aggressive trails you can slacken the head angle from 65.5 to 64.5 using the rotatable headset cups. This matches the Sam2 6.9 in its least slack setting.
|System||Bosch Smart System, 250W mid-drive|
|Motor||Bosch Performance CX, 85Nm|
Bosch PowerTube 625Wh
|Display||Bosch System Controller + Mini Remote|
Carbon front triangle, aluminium rear triangle, 150 mm F.O.L.D. GEN2 kinematics, 148x12 mm thru axle, internal cable routing, post mount 203 mm
|Sizes||S 39 M 42 L 44 XL 46|
|Colours||Raw Carbon / Sky Grey; Raw Carbon / Rustorange|
FOX 36 Float Rhythm 29 E-Bike, Grip, 110 x 15 mm, 44 mm rake
FOX Float DPS, 210 / 55 mm, hardware: 25.0 x 8.0 mm, no Bushing
|Wheelset||DT Swiss H1900, 30-622, 15x110 mm / 12x148 mm|
Maxxis Minion DHF, 2.6 EXO+ / Maxxis Minion DHRII, 2,6 EXO+
||Shimano Deore XT M8100, 12-speed|
Shimano Deore CN-M6100, 12-speed
Magura MT5, hydraulic disc brake
Aluminium, 800 mm, rise: 30 mm, backsweep: 9°
|Stem||FOCUS C.I.S. integrated, 50 mm, 0°, 35 mm, aluminium|
Selle Royal Groove
|Seatpost||Post Moderne dropper post PM-214, 34.9 mm|
||24.0 kg inc battery
|Carry Capacity||150kg inc rider|
|Geometry||See Focus website|
|Lights||No - mounts provided|
|Carrier Rack||No - mounts provided|
No - mounts provided