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What are your opinions of BMC bikes?

Old 08-04-06, 03:17 PM
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What are your opinions of BMC bikes?

I have a brochure from one of my LBS's that just started carrying BMC. They don't stock any yet, so I couldn't drool on any in person.

Whadya think? Good bikes or manure? That double tube under the seat is kind of odd.

Give me your $0.03 worth.
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Other than the SLC01 Team and TT01 being my dream bikes?

Not much.
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i think they're hott. this is on my desktop.
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Is this another Flandis thread?
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The BMC bikes are dope!!!!

Maybe that is why Phonak uses them....
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The Pro Machine SLC 01 and Time Machine TT01 are the coolest bikes on the planet, IMHO. I love the look of the design, and the all-CNT Pro Machine is super cool.
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That's a beautiful bike there.
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Sweet bike.

Def. will buy it if I have the money.
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Pretty and expensive At this point in my life, I would be happy with a Cervelo Soloist, but maybe one day if I have enough money to throw at it....
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Originally Posted by nocondorfx
i think they're hott. this is on my desktop.
my friend would be happy to see this, you have his bike on your desktop, he also has Colnago President with full campy and lightweight wheels
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Originally Posted by rapidcarbon
my friend would be happy to see this, you have his bike on your desktop, he also has Colnago President with full campy and lightweight wheels
Does he post over at WW a lot? There is a guy and his twin over that both post there and they've both got some great bikes.
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Love my Pro Machine. Looks great, rides great. Compared to my alum/carbon Orbea I have been 1-2 mph faster on the flats, and much better on the hills. Should be better yet when I ditch the old Centaur crankset for the soon-to-be-released 2007 Ultra-Torque Record Compact crankset. Its distinctive look garners a fair amount of attention, all of it positive. Nice touches such as internal cable routing for clean look, especially with the standard Campy gruppo. Limited quantities have been available, and thus it will not soon have Trek-like ubiquity. And, until tomorrow morning, it won the TdF!

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i really love the BMC bikes. after the Cervelos of CSC, i rate the BMCs as the top bikes of the pro peloton.
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Originally Posted by Ritterview
Love my Pro Machine. Looks great, rides great. Compared to my alum/carbon Orbea I have been 1-2 mph faster on the flats, and much better on the hills. Should be better yet when I ditch the old Centaur crankset for the soon-to-be-released 2007 Ultra-Torque Record Compact crankset. Its distinctive look garners a fair amount of attention, all of it positive. Nice touches such as internal cable routing for clean look, especially with the standard Campy gruppo. Limited quantities have been available, and thus it will not soon have Trek-like ubiquity. And, until tomorrow morning, it won the TdF!

First off, I hate you. Now that that's out of the way...

How has the CNT frame been holding up? I'm curious about the front/rear dropouts and the headset bearing cups since they're made out of CF too. I weigh about 197# and (hopefully) might be able to pick up one of these in the off season if the money fairy is good to me...
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Originally Posted by psuaero
Does he post over at WW a lot? There is a guy and his twin over that both post there and they've both got some great bikes.
yup, his name is Hai Ho, a Vietnamese guy in Houston, TX
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