With a high-flying WorldTour team functioning as the highest of high-level test beds for its latest creative technology and thinking, it’s no wonder Swiss brand BMC felt well-positioned to create arguably one of the strongest all-round bikes on the market.
Primarily, it’s pitched towards the endurance market, although to say so and leave it there is a bit like pointing out that all deep section aero bike wheels are designed to make you go as fast as possible. Well, yes, but there’s a whole lot more to it than that.
You see, the Roadmachine isn’t just a bike to get you through long rides in comfort. It’s designed to do it with the speed of the Teammachine and the compliance of the Granfondo race bikes, condensed into the package we have before us. A true all-in-one road bike.
So how do they achieve this? Interestingly, not through new-fangled suspension appendages or space-age materials, but through clever manipulation of frame design. In effect, by stripping innovation back to the barebones of bike design (i.e. in the frame geometry and profile), BMC’s engineers have come up with the ‘Re-Tuned Compliance Concept’.