BMC URS explained






  • Premium Carbon chassis with MTT Technology and D-Shape Carbon seatpost, ICS technology stem
  • Shimano GRX Di2 Drivetrain, Electronic Shifting
  • DT SWISS GR 1600 SPLINE db 25 Wheelset, Tubeless Ready



  • Premium Carbon chassis with MTT Technology and D-Shape Carbon seatpost, ICS technology stem
  • Shimano GRX Drivetrain
  • Mavic Allroad Disc Wheelset, UST Tubeless Ready



  • Premium Carbon chassis with MTT Technology and D-Shape Carbon seatpost
  • SRAM Apex 1 Drivetrain
  • DT SWISS C1850 SPLINE db 23 Wheelset, Tubeless Ready

The Story

Adventures can be hard work. But that’s half the magic.

Maxime Barat is a man of distance. A teacher, a bikepacker and a storyteller. Along with hearing his tips for successful bikepacking, we wanted to find out what drives him to turn the pedals day after day on all manner of terrain.
Barat describes himself as a bikepacker that “occasionally” becomes an endurance rider using bikepacking equipment to go further and faster. As plainly as he puts this, his tales of adventure make you want to immediately ride your bike as far and as courageously as he does. He’s impressively accomplished - twice finisher of the Transcontinental and third at the 2,200 km French Divide - but for him, it’s all about travelling light, exploring, and sharing moments with friends.

In the past two months alone, he’s ridden 3,700 kilometres, of which a not-insignificant 2,700 were off-road and frequently on mountain bike trails better suited to multiple inches of travel. URS has been there throughout.

“On last weekend’s trip I only saw full-sus enduro bikes, who were faster than me on the downs but I go uphill much quicker. The traction thanks to the MTT is unbelievable. And isn’t that what counts? On a bike you spend a lot of time going uphill.” He has a point. Adventures can be hard work. But that’s half the magic.

In Detail


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Gravel+ Geometry
Micro Travel Technology (MTT)
Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC) Gravel
Integrated Cockpit System (ICS)
Top Tube Mount
Versatile Fork
Integrated Protections

Gravel+ Geometry

Optimized for a modern, aggressive gravel riding style. URS features a slack 70˚ head angle to create a long front-end and wheelbase for incredible stability.

Micro Travel Technology (MTT)

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

Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC) Gravel

The highest level of compliance through a dedicated carbon layup, D-shape seatpost and Micro Travel Technology.

Integrated Cockpit System (ICS)

Integrated Cockpit System with gravel specific stem dimensions. The aesthetic simplicity and innovative functionality of the Integrated Cockpit is the epitome of Swiss engineering and design. ICS technology keeps cables and housing in their place: out of sight.

Top Tube Mount

Mounting option for bolt-on top-tube bags and accessories.

Versatile Fork

45mm tire clearance, 160mm flat mount (a clean mounting solution for bigger rotors), hub-dynamo cable routing and compatible with Fox 32 SC AX suspension fork.

Integrated Protections

Protections on fork dropouts, downtube and chainstays.

Technical Details

  • SKU

  • Frame

    URS, Micro Travel Technology, PF86 bottom bracket, Flat Mount, 12x142mm thru-axle
  • Tubing

    01 Premium Carbon, TCC Gravel
  • Fork

    URS 01 Premium Carbon, Flat Mount, Integrated Cockpit System, 12x100mm thru-axle
  • Gears

  • Chainwheel

    SRAM RED 1 AXS, 38T
  • Cassette

    SRAM XG 1295 EAGLE, 10-50T
  • Chain

    SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Rear Derailleur

  • Shifters

  • Brakes

    SRAM RED ETAP AXS HRD, Centerline X Rotors (180/160)
  • Handlebar

    Easton EC70 AX
  • Stem

    BMC ICS 01 - Integrated Cockpit Design, w/ computer and camera mount
  • Seatpost

    URS D-Shape Carbon, 15mm offset
  • Saddle

    WTB SL8 Team 142
  • Hubs

    DT SWISS GRC 1400 SPLINE db 42, Thru Axle
  • Rims

    DT SWISS GRC 1400 SPLINE db 42
  • Tires

    WTB Resolute, 42mm
  • Weight (Kg)

  • Frame Material


Size S M L XL
Rider Height CM <170 172-180 178-188 186-196
Top Tube MM (tt) 557 578 591 612
Wheelbase MM (wb) 1041 1064 1081 1105
Seat Angle (sa) 74 74 74 74
Seatpost Length MM 331 381 431 431
Stack MM 538 569 603 641
Trail MM (trail) 77 77 77 77
Reach MM (reach) 403 415 419 429
Head Tube MM (ht) 113 146 172 207
Head Angle (ha) 70 70 70 70
BB Drop MM (drop) 69 69 69 69
Stem Length MM 55 55 70 70
Seat Tube MM (st) 431 459 492 527
Crank Length MM 170 172.5 172.5 175
Fork Rake MM (fr) 45 45 45 45
Front Center MM (fc) 625 648 665 700
Fork Length MM (fl) 407 407 407 407
Bar Width MM 420 420 440 440

In the press

What are they saying?

With the URS, BMC present a Gravel bike with a unique design and some clever features.

The Swiss brand has put its know-how to good use in the Gravel scene and thus created a comfortable and lively bike that is fun to ride.

Benjamin Topf - Granfondo Cycling

In fact, the URS feels different than most known Gravel racer. You sit compact and more upright than some of your competitors, but by no means unsporting. The steering reacts promptly, but also instills a lot of trust.

Alex Walz - Roadbike

When you see the bike you immediately think: WOW! That's a serious gravel bike.

Lennard Pasman - Bicycling NL
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