Bicycles have come a long way over the years. More than ever, bikes feature better materials, greater mechanical reliability, and higher performance. This has led to an arms race of sorts for bicycles, as new technologies have overshadowed the value of matching the ideal bicycle to the correct owner and their desired uses. Sadly, the ability to customize a bicycle right from the start has become a lost tradition in the marketplace.
There is a certain allure to building up a frame from scratch. Part of it has to be the idea of having a bike unlike any other on the road, one-of-a-kind and built exactly for how the bike will be used. Part of it also has to be the ability to make something truly reflect your individual tastes, instead of merely choosing a bike off the rack. Both require a caring eye to build something truly special.
We are pleased to say that we’ve expanded our range of framesets to the critically-acclaimed BMC Roadmachine RM01 Frameset, at an unbeatable price. And to get the wheels spinning on how you could build up your RM01, check out a few of our suggested builds.
BMC designed this frame with the idea of making it as fast as their Teammachine, but as comfortable as their Granfondo. To do so, they went back to the basics: intelligent frame design. Without the use of elastomers, bearings, or shock cartridges, BMC managed to make this frame exceptionally comfortable simply by beefing up stress points and making other points as thin as possible to flex and absorb vibration. BMC claims that bottom bracket stiffness is within 5-10% of the race-oriented Teammachine frame but the fork compliance is close to the upright Granfondo. This lends to an interesting sensation of speed and comfort. Additionally the frameset has a lower-than-average bottom bracket, which lends to an innate sense of stability in high-speed corners. In terms of performance, the Roadmachine RM01 really is a do-it-all-bike, as it combines the best attributes of race and endurance bikes into one bicycle.
BMC Roadmachine RM01 SRAM RED eTap $5,499.99
The SRAM RED HRD eTap build pairs SRAM’s most technologically-advanced road group with one of the best road bikes available today. SRAM’s Wifli gearing configuration perfectly complements the all-day riding intentions of the BMC Roadmachine RM01. The SRAM RED eTap group is intuitive to use and is as cutting-edge as the rest of the bike is.
BMC Roadmachine RM01 Shimano Ultegra Di2 $4,999.99
BMC tout the Roadmachine as the one-bike collection, with the stiffness of a race bike and comfort of an endurance road bike. With 28mm tires and an integrated stem and seatpost, the bike looks as seamless as it functions. The Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic group offers ultra-quick shifting versatility that perfectly matches the character of the BMC Roadmachine RM01.
Shimano Ultegra mechanical provides top-level performance at a reasonable cost. Pair this with a frame as high-end as the BMC Roadmachine RM01, and you have a formula for an excellent do-it-all road bike. An excellent array of parts from HED, Easton, and Pirelli, and make the bike smooth, quick, and versatile all-road bike.