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Why don't people talk about BMC bikes?

Old 09-03-11, 03:15 PM
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Why don't people talk about BMC bikes?

My LBS is offering me a decent deal on a RoadRacer SL02. I'd like to do a little more research before pulling the trigger. Problem is, there isn't much info out there. Why aren't these bikes more popular? Any current owners out there?
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Old 09-03-11, 03:23 PM
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rule number one about BMC: you dont talk about BMC.
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I have the same bike, it's nice, and I got a great deal. LBS said it was the second BMC they've sold this year, no one seems to know they exist.
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Originally Posted by rpeterson View Post
I have the same bike, it's nice, and I got a great deal. LBS said it was the second BMC they've sold this year, no one seems to know they exist.
Cool, a current owner! Can you share more about the bike?
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There is a thread here called "Show me your BMC" or something like that. More than a dozen pages long. The bikes are good, but they are not a mass production bike like Trek or Specialized. Therefore, you won't see them on the road dime a dozen!
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Originally Posted by cptsilver View Post
Cool, a current owner! Can you share more about the bike?
Not much to say, looks cool, middle of the road geometry (not race not relaxed), neat seatpost clamp. Spent just over 1,000 for full (minus brakes) 105. Comparable to any other 1,500 dollar bike, but looks better.
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Originally Posted by rpeterson View Post
Not much to say, looks cool, middle of the road geometry (not race not relaxed), neat seatpost clamp. Spent just over 1,000 for full (minus brakes) 105. Comparable to any other 1,500 dollar bike, but looks better.
What year did you get yours? MSRP is around 2400 for '11 model.
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I have no idea why I typed 1,000 and 1,500, it should be 2,000 and 2,500. Mine is a '10 model.
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Ive only heard nice things about them. One of the LBS here just put a bunch on display and they look great.
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Nobody knows how to pronounce Bmc.
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Why are we not talking about them? We're out RIDING them! My ProMachine (now discontinued SLC01) is, without a doubt, the best bike I've ever ridden. And I've ridden a lot, including several high end bikes.
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Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
There is a thread here called "Show me your BMC" or something like that. More than a dozen pages long.
Yes, a simple search.

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they are not a mass production bike . . . . Therefore, you won't see them on the road dime a dozen!
And that's a good thing.
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Old 09-03-11, 04:40 PM
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I love my SL0w1, its a 2005 with very cool design. I wish they would stay more of a sleeper
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Just ordered a BMC Time Machine TT02 frameset last week, should be here on Wednesday, building it on Thursday, test ride Friday, racing the state time trial championship on Saturday. I'll let you know what I think of it on Sunday.
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people talk about them. they're cool bikes. kind of industrial design, and with the Impec they're doing something that nobody else is doing, with that stargaze robot.

i had a SLT01 - for some reason the fit is a little weird. the 57 was more like a 59. but a BMC just won the tour de france for chrissake.
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Old 09-03-11, 07:05 PM
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Probably because BMC isnt American
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As someone who rides a Scott, I definitely feel the "No one talks about them" vibe, haha.

Everything I've seen about BMCs makes them look like good bikes.
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Because they are ugly as sin!...
*ducks and hides*
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Really? Because we are kool-aid drinking, slaves to mass media, zombie-like puppets. Having included myself in the aforementioned group, I often ride my BMC Race Master with SRAM Red.
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Guess a guy winning the Tour wasnt enough advertising for the bikes.
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BMC have had the bad luck of being related to doping for almost 10 years in a row hehe... Anybody have heard about phonak??? sure it sounds familiar... what about astana? BMC probably had been in the TDF podium more/or the same than trek in the last 10 years, the same with giant.

BMC has been in the market at least 20 years or even more, u dont see them often because are hard to get and owners dont sell them often. The 09 slo1 is one of the best criterium bikes in the market just in case, and the full carbon road racer slo01 frame handles even better than the old one.

As for pricing, their prices are ok comparable with anything in the market, the nice about them is that wont fill you up the screen with 50 different models with 200 more combinations of parts as trek and specialized does, strategy that I really cant stand, maybe is a good strategy because they try to full fill any taste but pretty much IMO anybody with taste and really well educated in the subject will look somewhere else. Not saying trek and specialized are bad bikes but for many arent the 1st in their wishing list. In a matter of fact they never been in my list.

A lot of brands that have not arrived yet to the US, e.g Canyon is one of them.

Well good luck.
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Isn't BMC just a bicycle subsidiary of GMC?

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Well u have to remember that people knows lance armstrong just because, but the weekend rider have no idea who Cadel Evans is. Doubt BMC will change their marketing strategy because they are focused imo in well educated consumers, not the guy who goes to the LBS to buy stuff. Totally different markets in my opinion.

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Guess a guy winning the Tour wasnt enough advertising for the bikes.
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The '11 SL02 is an awesome bike because that's what I ride right now. I rode the '09 aluminum version but the full carbon version is very stiff and light. I have mostly rival (force crank) components on it. I also have a Zipp carbon handle bar and soul 2.0sl wheels on it. Total weight is 15.9lbs. I LOVE my bike. It accelerates like a rocket. I have not seen another one like mine in a group ride so far this summer. Get complements all the time about the bike.
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Originally Posted by matroskin View Post
Isn't BMC just a bicycle subsidiary of GMC?

haha, Bicycle Motor Company
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