The average height of a woman is about 4-inches to the south of a man. So it only makes sense to have a bike that is a little shorter on size but just as tough in attitude. BAMF stands for exactly what you think it does. The gang at BAMF thought they would make a bike for the ladies that wasn’t all pink or light blue. Like all the other tough bikes in the BAMF line, black is the color of choice.
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 wondering what happened?
All the BAMF bikes are black (like the guys at BAMF are going to fight over color pallets and shades of pink) and come with minimal decals and a killer 4-color (gold, white, purple and blue) sticker kit for you to create the look you want. Put the stickers on the bike, your car or your friend’s back. BAMF take bikes seriously…like tattoos. They don’t want you to show up on the trail and see the exact same machine on the trail. BAMF wants you to make it your own. Bikes are a permanent fixture in their life and they pour that passion into their work...or play depending who you ask. From the name alone, BAMF Half Nelson Betty, you get the idea they have strong hold on what makes a great bike.
The BAMF Half Nelson Betty is an aluminum 26” MTB ready to get it done on the trail. From the no nonsense RST Capa suspension fork to the SRAM X.4 trigger shifters, X.4 rear derailleur and Bengal mechanical disc brakes this bike is ready to go. The Half Nelson starts with a light and responsive BAMF Bad Ass 6061 aluminum racing frame. The RST Capa suspension fork with 80mm of travel is a solid performer that keeps the front wheel tracking the ground. The SRAM X.4 Trigger shifters are paired with the SRAM X.4 rear derailleur and SRAM 3.0 front derailleur providing a precise shifting partnership. When the time comes to scrub a little big wheel speed the Bengal mechanical brakes will be at your middle finger (BAMF humor). The BAMF MTB saddle adds a nice touch of comfort even for the hardest of riders out there can appreciate. The alloy Suntour crank with the 42/32/22 chainring combination will have those big wheels turning.
The BAMF Frame
The BAMF Half Nelson’s foundation is a 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 26” MTB geometry is straight forward and solid. The BAMF Bad Ass 6061 aluminum is strong where it needs to be and light too while being dependable. 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. This is the same frame found on the more expensive Full Nelson Betty at a lower price. BAMF stands behind the aluminum frame with a lifetime limited warranty against manufacturing defects. If you case a jump off a loading dock…sorry, that’s on you.
The BAMF Fit
Sizing a BAMF MTB 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 +/- 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 MTB right. After racing 24-hour events, Single Speed World Championships, downhill, cross country just about any other trail induced event the BAMF guys get mountain biking. Scars (nature’s tattoos) have been our learning lessons and we know the importance of a great frame with good handling manners and mud clearance. The BAMF crew got together to bring back the grassroots appeal to mountain biking. To disappear down the trail and experience the terrain and forget about work is a feeling we all need on a regular basis. BAMF wants to make bikes simple to understand and easy to afford. Yes, they will probably make some expensive dream machines but they started at the soul of the MTB price points. The SRAM X.4 trigger shifters and SRAM X.4 rear derailleur will keep the 8-speed cassette actuated and the speed coming. Going through the woods is fun…flying though the woods with confidence is even better. The RST Capo suspension fork will help guide you through the rough stuff and keep you tracking where you want to go. While hard-core riders try not to slow down the Bengal mechanical disc brakes provide sure stopping power when it is needed. BAMF’s own saddle will keep the miles comfortable whether in lycra or cargo shorts. BAMF knows that the Urban Jungle is fun to explore as well.
BAMF Half Nelson Betty Premium Spec:
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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:||For BAMFs who enjoy trail riding, bike adventures and commuting through town|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||BAMF Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Weight:||30.5 lbs (13.5" Frame without pedals/reflectors)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Size: 13.5"|
|Material:||BAMF Bad Ass 6061 Aluminum|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||68mm, English Thread|
|Bottom Bracket:||VP-BC73 68x103mm|
|Brakes:||Promax Mechanical Disc|
|Brake Type:||Mechanical Disc|
|Brakes Levers:||Tektro 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:||Suntour XCT-V2 42/33/22t (24 Total Gears)|
|Crank Arm Length:||170mm (13.5" Frame)|
|Crank Bolt Pattern:||4-Bolt|
|Frame:||26" Mountain Bike Suspension SpeciFic|
|Frame Material:||BAMF Bad Ass 6061 Aluminum with Integrated Headtube|
|Fork:||RST Capa, 1 1/8" 80mm Travel|
|Front Derailleur:||SRAM 3.0 31.8 (8-Speed)|
|Front Derailleur Clamp/Brazeon:||Clamp|
|Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter:||31.6mm|
|Front Derailleur Compatibility:||8-Speed|
|Handlebar:||BAMF 25.4, 560mm, 20mm riser, 6061 Aluminum|
|Handlebar Grips:||BAMF 122mm MTB|
|Handlebar Width:||560mm (all Frame sizes)|
|Headset:||1 1/8”Integrated Headset|
|Head Angle:||70.5 (All Frame Sizes)|
|Headset Type:||Integrated 1-1/8" Threadless|
|Hub:||Aluminum 32 Hole|
|Hub Spacing :||135mm Rear, 100mm Front|
|Pedals:||PEDALS NOT INCLUDED|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM X.4 (8-Speed)|
|Rear Derailleur Cage Length:||Long Cage|
|Rear Derailleur Speed:||8-Speed|
|Seatpost :||BAMF Aluminum 27.2x350mm|
|Seat Collar Diameter:||31.6mm|
|Shift Lever Material:||Composite|
|Shifters:||SRAM X.4 Trigger|
|Speeds:||3x8 (24 Total Speeds)|
|Stem:||BAMF Brass Knuckle 25.4 mm +/- 7°|
|Stem Length:||90mm (13.5, 15.5” Frames) / 110mm (17.5, 19.5” Frames)|
|Suspension System:||RST Capa, 1 1/8", 80mm Travel|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||25.4mm|
|Rotor Diameter :||160mm|
|Tires:||Kenda K850 26x1.95|
|Tire Size:||26 x 1.95|
|Valve Stem Length:||36mm|
|Wheelset:||Joy Tech Hubs /Weinmann X-Star 18 Rims|
|Wheel Axle Type:||Quick Release|
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