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BMC: crunch time in Flanders

BMC: crunch time in Flanders

The world’s richest team is banking on a good performance at the Tour of Flanders, after a quiet start to the season.

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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.

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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…

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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