BAMF stands for exactly what you think it does. Bikes are too personal to let some pretty Lexus-induced paint job speak for who you are. If you ride a bike, really ride a bike, you know the cold burn on your face in the winter, the sound of hitting the ground and the tingle of a bloody knuckle. You don’t ride so you can put an ornament on your SUV or to get a frappuccino hoping to be seen…You hunt those types down on the trail and smirk as you rip past leaving them and their GPS and sunblock keychain wondering what happened?
All the BAMF bikes are black (like the guys at BAMF are going to fight over color pallets) and come with minimal decal (sticker packs are not included). Bikes are a permanent fixture in their life and they pour that passion into their work. From the name alone, BAMF Grappler, you get the idea they are not going to hold back.
The BAMF Grappler is a BAMF Bad Ass 6061 aluminum 29er with an edge. The new upgraded BAMF Grappler took a very popular bike and made it an ever better value: the new Grappler features the RockShox CX 28 fork, SRAM X.5 front & rear derailleur, SRAM X.5 Trigger shifters - and the home run Hydraulic Disc brakes from Tekro. The Closeout Model in the dropdown features RockShox Dart 3 fork, SRAM X-4 Trigger Shifters, SRAM X.4 rear derailleur and mechanical disc brakes. BAMF spent over a year getting the geometry just right. Some of those bandwagon types with the huge head tubes (up to 140mm???!!!) didn’t do their homework…they just rushed out a 29” wheeled bike hoping to get your wallet open. You could call them to let them know but they don’t have a customer service phone number…nice customer support! The big wheels have gained popularity and for a good reason. Riders are accepting the fact that big wheels roll over rough terrain better…and faster! Rolling on a 29er makes you wonder why they weren’t popular sooner. They flat out haul on the trail.
The Grappler is dressed out with SRAM X.5 Trigger shifters that are paired up with the SRAM X.5 rear derailleur and SRAM X.5 front derailleur providing a precise shifting partnership. When the time comes to brake you will have the trusty Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and levers at your will. The BAMF MTB saddle adds a nice touch of comfort even for the hardest of riders out there can appreciate. The Truvativ Five-D crank with the 42/32/22 chainring combination will have those big wheels turning.
The BAMF Frame
The BAMF’s foundation is lightweight BAMF Bad Ass 6061 aluminum creation with replaceable derailleur hanger, disc tabs and 1-1/8” integrated headset and water bottle mounts. The BAMF 29er geometry is tweaked to get the widest variety of body sizes on board. BAMF paid close attention to the head tube lengths to keep the front-end low in conjunction with the taller wheels. Too many other companies just slapped any old head tube on their bikes and they ride like an old tricycle. The Grappler has a RockShox XC 28 29er fork with 80mm of travel and Turnkey Lockout is the perfect balance for the 29er geometry. The frame has a 27.2 seat post diameter and a 68mm English threaded bottom bracket. The head tube is designed to accept IS-2 standard threadless 1-1/8" bearings.
The BAMF Fit
Sizing a 29er bike is no different, or more difficult, than any other style of bike. By reviewing the size chart you will see a measurement called the “Eff Top Tube”, also known as the Effective Top Tube Measurement. This is what the top tube would measure if it was parallel to the ground. It is an imaginary line the runs from the center of the head tube to the center of the seat tube if the seat tube was extended like a traditional frame. The size chart also lists suggested heights for the different frame sizes. This is far more helpful in sizing a bike than standing over the top tube and pulling up on the handlebars (which tells you nothing about the fit of a bike). BAMF offers four sizes to accommodate riders large and small. It will be easy to find a fit for all of our customers.
The +/- 7° stem can also be flipped and adjusted for a lower back-friendly position to a more streamline position in minutes. The lower top tube keeps the center of gravity low and the makes for an easy approach to getting on the bike. This BAMF bike was designed with the user’s needs and comfort as the #1 priority.
The BAMF Feel
The BAMF crew spent a lot of time getting this ride right. The geometry has been tweaked to improve stand over for riders and keep the front end low. The bigger wheel size raises the center of gravity but BAMF found a way to keep the bike low and lively. You will immediately feel the difference in speed on the trail. The larger footprint in the corners will have you carving at higher speeds on the WTB Prowler SL tires. Ruts, rollers and dips are all but erased with the increased circumference of the wheel. The SRAM X.5 trigger shifters guide you through the gears with confidence and ease while the Tektro hydraulic brakes provide sure stopping power when it is needed. The best test is to take your new 29er out to your favorite trail and immediately you will discover the speed and handling difference.
BAMF Premium Spec:
PEDALS: This bike does not include pedals. Nerds, don’t fret we have a selection fit for a King! Check out all the Pedals by clicking here
Home Delivery Experience
Giantnerd's Ready to Ride Genius Build is the most convenient and safe way to get a brand new bike delivered assembled directly from our in-house shop to your door.
When you choose the Genius Build, each bike is assembled, inspected and reviewed by one of our Genius Builders – a qualified, certified and knowledgeable mechanic. The bike is then placed assembled in our patented AirCaddy box ($100 value). The AirCaddy is a specially designed, reusable, high-density triangular cardboard box to make your online bike purchase experience fun, convenient and simple. Bikes arrive assembled and Ready to Ride with no special tools required and minimal set up. The AirCaddy can also be used for future trips and adventures on your bike.
Giantnerd’s Home Delivery Experience including the Genius Build and the AirCaddy is best in the biz and makes us the only retailer that's Powered by Love!
Giantnerd offers a fit guarantee and a 365 day return policy.
We have sized over 15,000 members on bikes and developed an exclusive algorithm for sizing. We have a 99% success rate when members follow our simple sizing chart height guidelines. Some members have expressed being in between sizes. Follow these simple guidelines if you are in between sizes.
The BAMF Bikes mission is straight: put together bikes for the roughest, most relentless, most intimidating crew on the street with style. They do it that way because it’s exactly what you want. BAMF builds bikes for you—and no one else. Visit BAMF Bikes at www.bamfbikes.com and at their Facebook Page.
|Recommended Use:||Conquering the mountain like a real BAMF|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||BAMF Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||31.1 lbs (18" Frame without pedals/reflectors)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Sizes: 16", 18", 20", 22"|
|Material:||BAMF Bad Ass 6061 Aluminum|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||68mm, English Thread|
|Bottom Bracket:||Truvatic Square Spline 68x113mm|
|Brakes:||Tektro Draco Hydraulic Disc / Closeout Model: Avid BB-5 Mechanical Disc|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc / Closeout Model: Mechanical Disc|
|Brakes Levers:||Tektro Draco Levers|
|Brake Lever Material:||Aluminum|
|Brake Mount Type:||Disc Specific|
|Cassette:||SunRace M56 11-32t, 8-Speed (11,13,15,18,21,24,28,32)|
|Chain:||KMC Z-72 (8-Speed)|
|Crankset:||Truvativ Five-D 42/33/22t (24 Total Gears)|
|Crank Arm Length:||170mm (16”, 18” Frames) / 175mm (20”, 22” Frames)|
|Crank Bolt Pattern:||5-Bolt|
|Frame:||BAMF Bad Ass 6061 Aluminum with Integrated Headtube|
|Frame Material:||BAMF Bad Ass 6061 Aluminum|
|Fork:||RockShox XC 28, 1 1/8" 80mm Travel / Closeout Model: RockShox Dart 3, 1 1/8" 80mm Travel|
|Fork Lock Type:||Turnkey|
|Front Derailleur:||SRAM X.5 / Closeout Model: SRAM 3.0 31.8 (8-Speed)|
|Front Derailleur Clamp/Brazeon:||Clamp|
|Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Front Derailleur Compatibility:||9-Speed / Closeout Model: 8-Speed|
|Handlebar:||BAMF 31.8, 600mm, 7° Sweep, Aluminum|
|Handlebar Grips:||BAMf 122mm MTB|
|Handlebar Material:||6061 Aluminum|
|Handlebar Width:||600mm (all Frame sizes)|
|Headset:||FSA Orbit 1 1/8” Integrated Headset|
|Head Angle:||71 (16” Frame) / 71.5 (18” Frame) / 72 (20”, 22” Frames)|
|Headset Type:||Integrated 1-1/8" Threadless|
|Hub:||SRAM 406 / Closeout Model: WTB FX-28|
|Hub Spacing :||135mm Rear, 100mm Front|
|Pedals:||PEDALS NOT INCLUDED|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM X.5 (9-Speed) / Closeout Model: SRAM X.4 (8-Speed)|
|Rear Derailleur Speed:||9-Speed / Closeout Model: 8-Speed|
|Seatpost :||BAMF Aluminum 27.2x350mm|
|Seat Collar Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Shift Lever Material:||Resin|
|Shifters:||SRAM X.5 9 Speed Shifters / Closeout Model: SRAM X.4 Trigger|
|Speeds:||3x9 (27 Total Speeds) / Closeout Model: 3x8 (24 Total Speeds)|
|Stem:||BAMF Brass Knuckle 31.8mm +/- 7°|
|Stem Length:||90mm (16” Frame) / 100mm (18, 20” Frames) / 110mm (22” Frame)|
|Stem Angle:||+/- 7 Degrees|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Rotor Diameter :||160mm|
|Tires:||WTB Prowler SL 29x2.1|
|Tire Bead:||Wire Bead|
|Tire Size:||29 x 2.1|
|Valve Stem Length:||36mm|
|Wheelset:||KT/WTB fX-28 Disc|
|Wheel Axle Type:||Quick Release|
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