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Can someone explain the BMC lineup

Old 04-22-10, 04:40 AM
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Can someone explain the BMC lineup

I love the look of these bikes, and am considering something more racey. I don't quite understand where some of them fit in though. This is what I've gathered so far, if anyone could correct me/fill in the gaps that would be great.

promachine - high end climbing goat
teammachine - high end sprinter
racemaster ???
roadracer ???
streetracer ???
streetfire ???

The streetfire and streetracer seem to be similar so I assume one is just a higher up version of the other, and both are all round entry level bikes.

Is the roadracer and racemaster just to fill in the gap between entry level and pro?

Also which of them have sloping geometry and which are pretty much horizontal, or does it depend on the sizing?
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Old 04-22-10, 04:55 AM
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i think your right. from bottom to top

streetfire, streetracer, roadracer,team machine,racemaster,promachine
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Old 04-22-10, 04:58 AM
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My impression is
promachine - is their super light bike/climber bike, high end
teammachine - is the highend road bike for the classics and non mountain stage race bike
racemaster Sprinters bike
roadracer Entry level road "race" bike
streetracer Entry level roadbike
streetfire ???

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Old 04-22-10, 07:45 AM
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Streetfire i believe became street racer but i'm wrong. Looking at the swiss web site they are still making the street fire and looks just like the streetfire. Knowing BMC probably the only difference is the finishing and paint jobs, because judging by the pictures and specs the geometry looks like the same.
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Old 04-22-10, 08:22 AM
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There's not much difference in weight between the Pro Machine and Team machine (53cm: 1210g for the SLC01 and 1230 for the SLR01). Many of the riders on the BMC team are actually riding the newest model of the Team Machine versus the Pro Machine, if I'm not mistaken.

I've had both; previously rode a Team Machine ('08 model) and now a Pro Machine ('09 model), to be honest I couldn't really tell much of a diff between the two in terms of climbing or sprinting.
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Old 04-22-10, 09:05 AM
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Yeah, i think the team machine generally 1-uped the pro machine as of its latest incarnation. Similar to what the streetracer is doing to the streetfire.

pro and team machine=high end race bikes
racemaster=sprint
roadracer=entry level race bike
streetracer and street fire=crit/even more entry level race bikes
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It's baffling.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
It's baffling.
And the swiss are never baffling about anything, unless they intentionally want to "baffle/confuse" you.
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Here's my 2 cents: I push the pedals on my BMC and it moves.
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Here's my 2 cents: I push the pedals on my BMC and it moves real fast.
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