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BMC spin-off brand SCOR launches with four new gravity focused bikes

SCOR
(Image credit: SCOR)

After a soft launch a couple of weeks ago, the new mountain bike brand SCOR has officially launched and unveiled four bike models that are available for riders to purchase starting today. 

We previously wrote that SCOR is a new mountain bike brand started out of BMC's headquarters in Switzerland. The story goes that a few employees began tinkering with creating prototype bikes that would be better suited for riding their home trails. That eventually led to an entirely separate brand being created. 

SCOR produces progressive trail and enduro bikes as well as e-MTBs, which complements BMC's models well, seeing as the latter brand mostly makes race-orientated cross-country mountain bikes. 

Or as the new brand describes itself: "Combining BMC Group’s world-renowned know-how, progressive attitude and reputation for quality with the creative flair and passion of talented enduro and trail riders, SCOR bikes are built to inspire confidence when hunting out fun lines and good times." 

All four bikes that SCOR is launching today originate from the same frame. In fact, two of them utilize the same frame, but riders can choose between different amounts of suspension travel to make it either a trail bike or an enduro bike.

SCOR 4060 LT GX

The 4060 is available in long-travel or short-travel options. Pictured is the 4060 LT with the GX build kit that features Fox Factory suspension  (Image credit: SCOR)

SCOR 4060 LT and ST 

The 4060 uses a full-carbon frame with 29-inch wheels and can be ridden with 140 or 160mm of rear travel. To accommodate both travel numbers, the frame has a flip-chip for the bottom bracket as well as an adjustable headset.

In terms of geometry, the 4060 LT (160mm) uses a reach of 485mm or 481mm for a size large, depending on if you use the adjustable geometry to set up the bike slacker or steeper. The head angle is 63.8 / 65-degrees, and the chainstay is 432mm. 

The 4060 ST (140mm) has a reach of 490 / 485mm, a head angle of 64.5 / 65.5-degrees, and 433mm chainstays. 

The frames use a lower-link activated, virtual pivot point suspension design and Enduro Max bearings for the linkages. SCOR says this creates a supple feeling at the top of the suspension stroke, creating grip on the trail, and progressive support as you move through the travel. 

A stash box is included in the down tube and comes with a SRAM UDH universal derailleur hanger with space for extra tools or whatever else you may want to carry.

Riders can even customize the look of their frame with customizable frame protectors. Using a high-quality, UV-resistant film, riders can choose from existing designs or create their own with photos, graphics, and text. 

Both the 4060 LT and ST come with the option for two different build kits. On the LT, which has a 170mm fork and 160mm shock, the top-end spec comes with Fox Factory suspension, a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, and SRAM Code RSC brakes. It also comes with Maxxis tires (Assegai front, dissector rear) and a BikeYoke Divine dropper post. 

The ST, which has a 150mm fork and 140mm shock, uses RockShox suspension for its top-spec. Other than that, the specifications are the same as the LT, including a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain. 

The base model spec sheets look similar as well but both use a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain as well as cheaper suspension and components. 

SCOR 4060 Z ST SLX

The 4060 Z e-MTB has the same geometry as the normal 4060 trail and enduro bikes  (Image credit: SCOR)

4060 Z

The 4060 Z is SCOR's e-MTB offering, which uses essentially the same frame as the other bikes. SCOR states that it has the same geometry numbers too, just with a motor and battery stashed in the frame. 

The motor is a Shimano EP8, which is paired with a Darfon 720Wh battery. 

The 4060 Z is also offered in long-travel or short-travel configurations, with two build kits each. The top-end models of the 4060 Z use Fox Factory suspension and a Shimano XT drivetrain, while the base models use Shimano SLX and RockShox Suspension. 

Availability and pricing 

SCOR bikes will initially be available in Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the United States, and Canada. The brand is using a distribution model that includes bike shop sales as well as online options. Complete bikes will be sold at bike shops, but riders can also choose 'click and collect' where you order online and pick up the bike at a physical store. Framesets and other SCOR products will be available using the online direct-to-consumer model. 

The 4060 ST and LT complete builds and framesets are available to buy starting today, and the 4060 Z e-MTB will be available starting in October. 

Available in sizes S-XL, the 4060 ST and LT both cost $6,599/€6,299 for the top-end model and $4,499/€4,299 for the base model. Framesets cost $3,799/€3,499 for the LT and $3,599/€3,299 for the ST. 

Pricing for the 4060 Z starts at $6,599/€6,299 for the LT and ST base models and the top end models are priced at $8,699/€8,299. 

Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 


Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4