BMC announce all-new Roadmachine

The performance DNA of BMC’s World-Tour-winning road bikes meets the renowned compliance and versatility of the brand’s endurance road category to deliver the smoothest riding, most integrated, and flat-out fastest Roadmachine ever.

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“Road cyclists are riding further, longer, and to higher elevations than ever before,” explains Mart Otten, Senior Product Manager Road at BMC Switzerland. “And, many endurance riders are traveling great distances to different regions and countries to participate in epic-size events which entail all-day adventures. At the same time, those events get more extreme by navigating varying road styles and conditions, longer distances and often more climbing. To meet those demands, we wanted to create an endurance bike that is not only good for riding all types of road surfaces, from smooth tarmac to rougher roads or cobbles, but also one that also shines when roads point uphill.”

 

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Road-Smoothing Carbon Frame Technology & Componentry


At the heart of the all-new Roadmachine is the Endurance-tuned premium carbon frame, which once again utilizes its revolutionary dropped seatstays for a premium ride quality. Known as the Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC), the renowned endurance-oriented carbon layup has been refined to deliver optimum compliance on rough and varying road surfaces, while providing superb power transfer when on the pedals, and all wrapped up in a lightweight package. The TCC Endurance construction enables the Roadmachine frame, fork, and D-Shaped seatpost to work as a single unit of road-smoothing compliance. Along with a new and optimized carbon frame construction, the Roadmachine features BMC’s capable Endurance Geometry developed to deliver a proven and well-balanced ride from high-speed corners on tarmac to the varying terrain of backroads.

 

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The Roadmachine frame accomplishes the lofty goals of being lighter weight, stiffer, and more compliant. For improved acceleration, bottom bracket stiffness has gone up by 5-percent, while the torsional stiffness of the front end has been improved by 20-percent for race-capable handling. At the front of the bike, the new Roadmachine fork is now 10-percent stiffer for maximum control on high-speed descents. Simultaneously, front-end compliance was improved by 25-percent over the previous generation bike.

 

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“As endurance road riding evolved, we began to re-imagine the Roadmachine and how to refine a proven design to give endurance riders the best possible platform for how they ride,” said Mart Otten, Senior Product Manager Road at BMC Switzerland. “We determined the new Roadmachine needed a lighter overall weight, and improved power transfer for optimized climbing performance. To accomplish these milestones, we had to re-engineer the frame to be stiffer, yet lighter, in certain areas without affecting the overall compliance. Having achieved those goals, we can proudly say the Roadmachine’s overall performance hassignificantly increased across the entire platform.”

 

Ultimate Cockpit Integration For The Perfect Fit


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BMC’s Integrated Cockpit System (ICS) technology has proven the perfect fit and a sleek, aerodynamic aesthetic are not mutually exclusive. Roadmachine riders can dial in their ideal fit by utilizing the proprietary ICS, which offers a variety of stem dimensions while simultaneously maintaining integrated aero cable routing for a stealth cockpit. Now available in eight lengths ranging from 55mm to 130mm, the newly expanded ICS stem range is also now available in both 0-degree and -12-degree variations, plus low or high top-cone options for optimum front-end customization. ICS delivers complete stack and reach adjustability via a dedicated spacer system for easy fit adjustment without stem removal and hydraulic hose disconnection. Achieving the perfect riding position does not compromise maintenance. On the contrary it allows for easy installation, adjustment, and service; as well as providing a durable, weatherproof location for electronic cables and hydraulic hoses.

 

No Compromises: Versatility Meets Performance


To meet the ever-evolving demands of modern endurance cyclists, the new Roadmachine delivers ample tire clearance for varying terrain up 33c in size. Additional new features for improved versatility include the integrated, lightweight, and removable D-Fender seat-mounted fender, plus frame top-tube mounts to intended for bolt-on bags and accessories.

 

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“In addition to optimized weight and power transfer, we then addressed tire clearance to allow riders to confidently run tires to handle rougher terrain up to 33c in size, on-bike storage, and weather-ready D-Fender system,” says BMC’s Otten. “All of these ingredients work in unison to establish the Roadmachine as an ultra-versatile performance endurance road bike.”

 

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Sizing, Geometry, and Models


The new Roadmachine is offered in the following models: Roadmachine 01, Roadmachine 02, and Roadmachine ICS module and in sizes 47, 51, 54, 56, 58, and 61cm.




21 Comments

Shebeen, Jun 19 2019 04:48

is this the beast that is propelling Mark Cavendish to 59th place in a UCI 2.2 sprint finish?

Pure Savage, Jun 19 2019 04:51

I dont tingle any more when I see a BMC 

Headshot, Jun 19 2019 05:22

Kief

BaGearA, Jun 19 2019 05:26

I dont tingle any more when I see a BMC 

same

dsw, Jun 19 2019 05:29

Stunning looking bike.

Professional cyclists won't use it for racing though.

Does not mean it is a slow bike. 

Baracuda, Jun 20 2019 08:07

I dont tingle any more when I see a BMC 

 

I used to tingle until I saw the price. They are absolutely ridiculously priced.

Jacquers, Jun 20 2019 08:54

I like the shape, but would like some other colour options.

samson99, Jun 20 2019 09:17

what is the pricing like?

Baracuda, Jun 20 2019 09:46

what is the pricing like?

Last years ultegra one is on special for R101,000

 

https://abloc.co.za/...es/roadmachine/

Long Wheel Base, Jun 20 2019 11:01

what is the pricing like?

Similar to FELT pricing.

 

https://abloc.co.za/...fBoCPMYQAvD_BwE

TheJ, Jun 20 2019 12:53

First impressions....

 

Pass.

Furbz, Jun 20 2019 01:12

I like it. A comfortable bike with discs and a clean cockpit. I'd buy one.
The price though...
Watch this space. aero bikes are not made for the masses, and are not comfortable. But this bike is made for the masses and looks like it belongs on the tour - certainly ticks all the right boxes

Andrew Steer, Jun 20 2019 01:46

I like the shape, but would like some other colour options.

Yip... sexy new lines, I've always loved the look of their bikes, but these paint jobs are a fail in my books. In the flesh might be a different story, but hoping they have some other options... so that I can pretend I would buy one

Jaco-fiets, Jun 20 2019 02:23

Stunning bike!!!

 

Just can't get my head around a Ultegra bike at 100K

dee_biker, Jun 20 2019 02:57

Fugly... They've lost the plot IMHO...

dee_biker, Jun 20 2019 02:58

Liked this one more:

https://www.bikehub....?source=related

dsw, Jun 20 2019 03:50

Prices seem to me fairly similar to S Works'

Veloguy, Jun 20 2019 10:13

Last years ultegra one is on special for R101,000

 

https://abloc.co.za/...es/roadmachine/

That's not last years model, thats a 2017 model...for 101k!

Maniax, Jun 21 2019 02:07

thats purdy

lugnut, Jun 24 2019 10:02

Gorgeous ride.

dirtypot, Jun 24 2019 10:24

I have the old RM01 and I still love it.  If this one is as compliant, comfortable, stable, light and fun to ride then it'll be an amazing bike.