SCOR your best ride with this new Swiss MTB

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article

SCOR has packaged the rear suspension down low, to make the 4060 feel agile on tight trails (Photo: Jérémie Reuiller)
SCOR has packaged the rear suspension down low, to make the 4060 feel agile on tight trails (Photo: Jérémie Reuiller)
  • An overtime project becomes a new bike brand
  • This is peak Swiss mountain bike engineering, with a lot of product presence and practicality
  • You can choose between a trail and enduro suspension configuration

BMC is an established Swiss cycling brand, with a focus on lightweight racing frames.

It has had an excellent year, with Tom Pidcock winning Olympic gold on BMC's Fourstroke mountain bike in Tokyo. But what if you want a BMC with a lot more suspension travel for riding down those adventurously technical descents?

The answer is SCOR’s 4060. A striking new mountain bike design from Switzerland, the 4060 started as an overtime project by some BMC engineers. It has now developed into the SCOR sub-brand with company support, offering BMC a marketable long-travel mountain bike for customers who ride enduro.

swiss mountain bike
BMC’s heritage might be lightweight bikes, for climbing, but with SCOR, it is all about the downhill segments (Photo: Jérémie Reuiller)

Long and short-travel versions

With its sleek lines and a compact rear-suspension design, the SCOR 4060 looks amazing. Carbon-fibre is used for all the tube shapes, with the only aluminium being the rear-suspension link.

Although the 4060 looks futuristic, it has a collection of impressively logical frame features. There is a small storage compartment around the bottom bracket, where you can pack some spare parts and tools,

The SCOR 4060 is available in two configurations, using the same frame design. There is the ST version for riders who want a bit more trail feedback, with a 140mm rear shock and 150mm front fork.

BMC bikes
The 4060’s frame has enough room for two water bottles, and a third utility mount (Photo: Jérémie Reuiller)

Developed on steep Swiss trails

Want more terrain conquering ability? That will be the 4060 LT, with its 160mm shock and 170mm fork.

The LT is a true enduro bike, capable of riding down the steepest and wildest trails with ease. And SCOR has tested it thoroughly in Switzerland’s Jura mountain range

Both ST and LT have adjustable geometry, using a flip-chip and angle adjuster in the head tube. This allows riders to make their 4060 slacker or steeper in its stance, depending on terrain and riding confidence.

swiss mountain bike
The SCOR 4060’s overall design is unique and dynamic, and looks great, in purple (Photo: Jérémie Reuiller)

Big ability - but not that heavy

Despite SCOR’s marketing people saying the new brand is all about fun, any new bike has to account for its weight.

Considering the ability on offer with SCOR’s 4060 LT, the 14kg claimed weight isn’t uncompetitive.

SCOR will also be marketing an e-bike version, called the 4060 Z, using Shimano’s EP8 mid-drive motor and a larger capacity 720Wh battery pack. 

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24