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BMC teammachine SLR02 – bike test RIDE 68

BMC teammachine SLR02 – bike test RIDE 68

“Only a few pedals into the first ride and I was comfortable. It was a sense of composure through solidarity – a sensation which was unmatched when both cruising or giving the bike a real workout. This can be put down to the frame’s thick tubing and the broad forks,” writes Jack Lynch in his appraisal of the BMC TeamMachines SLR02, the third of the bikes on test in RIDE #68.

 

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“I think sometimes the forks on modern bikes can be overlooked or underestimated. Pretty much all are tapered with a moulded crown race and carbon steerer tube. They either run straight up and down or have a slight rake. Not many are shaped like these. The widest point is just prior to the dropouts before angling in to fit a standard 100mm hub. It is not the first thing you notice but leaves a lasting impression when on the road. The bike really needs to be swayed hard to get any sort of flick from the front end…”

Read more of what Jack has to say about the BMC on p.200 of RIDE #68, on sale now.

Below you’ll find some online extras relating to the third bike test of this issue (following on from the De Rosa and Cervélo).

 

Click the photo below to begin the slideshow of images of the BMC TeamMachine SLR02 test pages…

 

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

  • BMC TeamMachine SLR02. Photo: RIDE Media

 

 

Click the SoundCloud file below to hear what Rob Arnold had to say after his first ride on the BMC…

 

Jack offers his quick appraisal after one ride on the BMC…

 

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