BMC unveiled details about its 2016 range of road bikes this week, and, while there have been a few changes here and there, models for the most part have remained unchanged for this year.
The only change for the GF01 this year, is that its been relegated to disc brakes only, with the choice of either a Shimano 105, Ultegra or Ultegra Di2 groupset.
Buyers will have a choice of between disc or caliper equipped models. However, the GF02’s frameset will have a slight lesser carbon composition as compared to the GF01, and it’s been limited to external cable routing only.
The TeamMachine will be available in three versions; namely, the range topping SLR01, the mid-range SLR02 and the entry level SLR03.
Component groups,”build kits” and carbon lay-up are what differentiate the three, with a variety of color schemes marking each model.
Gotta love the blue and the yellow!
TeamMachine ALR01 and CXA01
The TeamMachine ALR01 and it’s cyclocross/gravel counterpart, the CXA01, are new for this year – representing the first time that BMC has offered a “race-inspired” all aluminum bike.
The ALR01 frame shares much of the same tube shapes and profiles of its carbon brethren – yielding a respectable frame weight of under 1300g.
The bike will be available with four different groupsets, ranging from Sora to Ultegra.
BMC has been keen to jump on the growing “gravel bike” segment with the new CXA01, offering buyers the diversity of having either an ideal cyclocross’r, while also suitable for “gravel grinding” adventure riding.
The new CXA01 follows in the footsteps of last year’s carbon CX01 ‘cross bike, with hydraulic disc brakes and 46-36t chainsets.
According to BMC, “the CXA01 targets riders who would like an all-round cross bike that can be raced (UCI-approved) but is just as comfortable masquerading as a gravel bike too,” says BMC.
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