The BMC UnReStricted (URS) is a bike that is ahead of its time. The URS frame takes technology from other cycling disciplines to give you the best ride quality, no matter what the surface is. Not every bike is truly capable of tackling almost every kind of terrain, but the URS comes pretty close. With a slack front end and steep rear end, the URS unlocks all kinds of terrain.
What really separates the URS frame from other gravel bikes is the suspension system called MTT. This system allows the rider to keep pedaling through a rougher section where a normal bike would bump the rider off their saddle. Even when standing up on the pedals over rough terrain, it still puts stress on your legs. The URS offers 10 millimeters of suspension in the rear which is more than you might think. Reducing sharp impacts to the legs will allow you to ride for much longer. Being comfortable is vital for spending either short or long days in the saddle.
The BMC URS is capable of running tires up to 45mm. While other frames might be able to run slightly wider tires, we have found the 45mm tires to be plenty wide even on the roughest terrain. We have found URS can change personality with different types of tires. We test the bike with rugged mud tires on sloppy terrain and were impressed. When we set the URS up with slick gravel tires, we were able to hop into fast group rides without an issue.
- Primed for unrestricted adventure.
- Carbon frame with Micro Travel Technology (MTT).
- Sram Apex 1 1x11-speed drivetrain.
- Sram Apex HRD hydraulic disc brakes, 180/160 mm.
||Carbon: URS Premium Carbon with Micro Travel Technology, Tuned Compliance Concept Gravel, Gravel+ Geometry, Internal Cable Routing, Fender and Rack Mounts, PF86 Bottom Bracket, Flat Mount Disc, 12x142 mm Thru-Axle, Tire clearance: 45 mm (Measured Width)
||Carbon: URS Premium Carbon with Tuned Compliance Concept Gravel, Internal Brake & Hub Dynamo Cable Routing, Fender Mounts, Flat Mount Disc, 12x100 mm Thru-Axle
||Sram Apex 1 HRD, 1x11-speed
||Sram Apex 1, Long cage, 11-speed
||Sram PG-1130 Apex, 11-42T
||Sram Apex 1, 40T
||Sram Apex HRD-A1, Hydr. Disc Brake, Centerline Rotors (180/160)
||Rims: DT Swiss C1850 Spline, 23 mm / Hubs: DT Swiss 370 Spline Disc
||WTB Raddler, 700x40 mm
||Easton EA50 AX, 80 mm reach, 120 mm drop
||WTB SL8 Steel Medium
||URS Premium Carbon D-Shaped Seatpost, 0 mm offset