This latest e-mtb from Focus not only has a more integrated look than most but also a spec list that shows this category is truly evolving. The Jam² promises a lot, but how will it perform?
Words: Sean White Photos: Steve Jones
We’ve ridden an extensive range of e-mtbs over the last eighteen months and dug deep into what’s needed to get the best out of this type of bike. Our e-mtb guide highlights what we at Dirt now look for in both technology and components, and this testing has resulted in five key e-bikes making the 2017 Dirt 100 line up.
We saw the first photos of the Focus Jam² e-mtb late last year – it looked very promising and were keen to get a ride on one. With the smooth and uncluttered lines of the Specialized Levo appealing to many of us here at Dirt, the new 140mm travel Jam² looked to take things even further. With an integrated battery and the option for adding second unit for longer rides, this new Focus (in the Factory model we rode) was also spec’d with many of the key components we look for in this type of bike. So, does the Focus Jam² move e-mtbs into the next chapter?