New Bikes: BMC Roadmachine RM02 three 2018
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BMC's Roadmachine has been around for two years now. BMC are well known for their race and time trial bikes, specifically that they run a major World Tour team, with all that implies. The Roadmachine is aimed at the not-quite-gravel market. It's explicitly not a gravel bike, but with hydraulic disc brakes and space for wide tyres, it brings comfort to the fast road market. The Roadmachine range runs the full length of specifications from aluminium frames at £1300 up to full carbon and Ultegra Di2 for over £5k.
This specific model, the RM02 Three, is a new 2018 full carbon model, with complete Shimano 105 drivetrain. It has Mavic Aksium wheels, and Vittorio Rubino Pro tyres, at 28mm width. The stem and bars are BMC own-brand. In the UKit's available from Evans Cycles from £2,650.
On a purely aesthetic level, it looks fantastic. The dropped seat-stays and the chunky head tube add to it's sense of a modern frame.
There has been some suggestions that the Roadmachine range is a little over-priced. But the Roadmachine delivers a quality product, which marries comfort and speed, with safety and modern geometry.
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