Focus Sam2 6.8 eMTB 2023
Focus Sam2 6.8 eMTB 2023
The Focus Sam2 6.8 eMTB is the mid range model in the new Sam2 enduro / downhill eMTB range and it is fantastic value. Focus has moved the game on with the Bosch Smart System drive system and 750Wh battery with this new model. "Designed for Down", it also has a completely new frame and suspension setup with fully active 4-bar linkage while retaining the same downhill DNA of the previous model (burley frame, slack head angle 63.5 or 64.5, 180mm travel, coil shock).
- Drive System: Bosch Smart System
- Motor: Bosch Performance CX, 85Nm of torque
- Battery: Bosch Lithium-ion 750Wh (powertube)
- Comfort: Fox 38 Rhythm 180mm fork, Rock Shox Super Deluxe Coil 170mm, ergonomic saddle, plus size tires
- Brand: Focus
Top Value Enduro eMTB with Fox 38 Rhythm. The Focus Sam2 6.8 eMTB is the mid range model in the new Sam2 enduro / downhill eMTB range and it is fantastic value. For this new model Focus has moved the game on using the Bosch Smart System drive system and 750Wh battery.
"Designed for Down", it also has a completely new frame and suspension setup with fully active 4-bar linkage while retaining the same downhill DNA of the previous model (burley frame, slack head angle, 180/170mm). The Sam2 6.8 runs with Fox Rhythm 180mm travel, Rock Shox Super Deluxe Coil shock 170mm, Shimano Deore XT 12-speed gears, Magura MT5 brakes and DT Swiss wheelset.
Slack or slacker? For more aggressive trails you can slacken the head angle from 64.5 to 63.5 using the rotatable headset cups. This makes the Sam2 one of the most raked out eMTB options for 2023.
Bosch Smart System. You get the Bosch 750Wh powertube battery as standard, which means more laps, more downs, bigger grin. 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 Re-design. To accomodate the new 750Wh Bosch Smart System power tube battery Focus rotated the Bosch 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. This means the frame wall thickness can be reduced to deliver the same stiffness at a lower weight than the previous larger cut out dual wall frame design.
|System||Bosch Smart System, 250W mid-drive|
|Motor||Bosch Performance CX, 85Nm|
Bosch PowerTube 750Wh
|Charger||Bosch 4A (Smart)|
|Display||Bosch LED Remote + Kiox 300|
7005 hydroformed aluminium, 3D forging, 170 mm F.O.L.D. Gen2, 148x12 mm thru axle, internal cable routing, post mount 203 mm
|Sizes||S 39 M 42 L 44 XL 46|
|Fork||FOX 38 Float Rhythm 29, Grip, EBike optimized, 15x110 mm, 44mm rake|
Rock Shox Super Deluxe Coil Select, 230/65 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
front: 34, rear: 11-51
|Sprocket||Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano SLX CN-M7100, 12-speed|
Aluminium, 800 mm, rise: 30 mm, backsweep: 9°
|Stem||FOCUS C.I.S. integrated, 50 mm, 0°, 35 mm, aluminium|
Selle Italia X3
|Seatpost||Post Moderne dropper post PM-214, 34.9 mm|
||26.7kg inc battery
|Carry Capacity||150kg inc rider|
|Geometry||See Focus website|
|Lights||No - mounts provided|
|Carrier Rack||No - mounts provided|
No - mounts provided