BMC is probably best known among cyclists for its sponsorship of the WorldTour team of the same name. The most celebrated victory in the red and black of BMC was Cadel Evans’s 2011 Tour de France General Classification win.

BMC also makes top end mountain bikes: Julien Absalon rode one of their machines to domination in 2014, when he became World XC champion – among many other accolades.

The Bicycle Manufacturing Company was formed in 1994 in Grenchen, Switzerland. The brand moved into professional cycling when it began supplying the Swiss professional team Phonak. Andy Rhis, the team’s owner, then bought BMC in 2000 and set about innovating the production of carbon race bikes. This work continues with its own carbon production and R&D facility.

BMC’s bikes aren’t just for professionals. Bikes available for purchase go from the entry-level carbon teammachine frame equipped with Shimano Sora for an affordable introduction to the brand, to the top end teammachine SLR01 with Dura-Ace Di2 so amateurs can ride a WorldTour steed.

BMC’s ‘road’ bikes are split into five series: altitude, endurance, aero, track and cross.

The altitude series covers the familiar teammachine range from, as mentioned, the top end Dura-Ace Di2 racer down to the Sora-equipped sportive bike. These are the bikes for the aspiring sportive rider and road racer alike. Thanks to the quality carbon frames, there is scope to buy at the lower end and upgrade the groupset and wheels at a later date.

BMC Teammachine SLR02 review

The endurance range of bikes, the ‘granfondo range’, includes disc brake equipped road bikes and an alloy frame option. This diversity in the endurance range takes BMC to a wider potential market and keeps them in touch with rule changes regarding disc brakes in races.

BMC Granfondo GF02 Disc 105 review

The aero series covers both time trial and aero road options, and these bikes include ‘Grand Tour proven aerodynamics’. Once again, a range of specs is available to suit a spectrum of budgets.

The final two ranges in the ‘road’ bike family are the track and cross bikes. Here the ranges are narrower, but the attention to detail with frame tube shapes and build specs is on par with the rest of the bikes.


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BMC GF02 Shimano 105

BMC GranFondo GF02 Shimano 105

The Spring Classics offer riders a chance to show their resilience over some of the toughest parcours in the world. It provides manufacturers with a similar platform to promote their…

Score 8

BMC Teammachine  SLR02 - Shimano 105 featured

BMC Teammachine SLR02 105 (video)

Frame The BMC Teammachine SLR02 105 is the little brother of the flagship SLR01, as used by the BMC pro team. BMC has used its own lightweight premium carbon for…

Score 9

BMC Teammachine SLR02 featured

BMC Teammachine SLR02

BMC Teammachine SLR02: A high spec machine of unquestionable standard, and all for a competitive price


BMC Granfondo GF02 Disc 105

Just landed: BMC’s Granfondo GF02 disc 105, which is said to be all things to all men; whether that is road, trail or cyclo-cross


BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 Sora

Hybrid bikes are more renowned as utilitarian commuting machines, designed for longevity and practicality over performance. But the BMC Alpenchallenge defies expectations with fast ride that will certainly speed up…

Score 9

1k Bike Test: BMC Streetracer

BMC Streetracer SR01

When it comes to bikes, you really can get something grand for a grand ? here?s the proof

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group test: All aboard the 105

1st June 2010 105 is often referred to as Shimano's 'workhorse' road groupset. Simon Smythe checks out whether the manufacturers are using it to build thoroughbreds or cart horses.


group test: BMC Streetfire SSX01 £1,199

1st June 2010 BMC Streetfire SSX01: "The finish is impressive. The welds are very smooth and the paint and decals perfectly applied — it looks like a bike that costs…


group test: 105 Verdict

1st June "There’s a clear difference in performance between the bike that uses the complete 105 groupset — hubs and all — and the other two that spec cheaper calipers