The BMC Roadmachine is one of the shop’s most-popular road bikes, and for good reason. It fits in the gap between the sky-high handlebars of some endurance road bikes and the razor’s edge aggressiveness of the raciest road bikes. With the introduction of the 2020 BMC Roadmachine 01 FOUR, BMC have refined their formula to make their all-arounder even better.
The “One-Bike Collection” ethos is some pretty thick marketing for what equates to a comfortable all-arounder. As before, you’ll find BMC’s ICS cockpit with stealth cable routing. It’s one of the best examples of an integrated cockpit on the market; the combination of a regular handlebar with external cable routing that flows through a cover beneath the stem, split headset spacers and a flattened steer tube show impressive attention to detail that is reflected through the rest of the bike.
Like before, you’ll find a seat tube cutout and D-shaped carbon seatpost, semi-aero tubing, and an available integrated Garmin/GoPro/accessory mount that attaches to the stem. There is also an interchangeable plate on the downtube that allows for electronic and mechanical drivetrain swaps, BMC’s handy integrated cylindrical chain catcher, and a choice of high and low stack headset top caps to adjust stack and reach measurements. smart design done right the first time doesn’t need to change.
Above else, the Roadmachine is about refinement. Perhaps the biggest change is an update to fit up to a 33c tire in the name of expanding the Roadmachine’s overall capability. Everything else is about refinement: there is a new asymmetric fork to increase strength on the disc brake side to put it in line with the rest of the BMC road bike line. You’ll also find tapered chainstays, seat stays that mounted low on the seat tube to improve compliance around the seatpost and saddle, and a bento box mount on the top tube.
What makes the Roadmachine so appealing, not only to us but to the myriad of road riders who happily ride Roadmachines from our shop, is its broad appeal. It’s truly a modern road bike, one that serves riders who ride tons appreciate zippiness and neutral handling but don’t want the hard edges of a race road bike. The new bike is just as good as, if not better than, the previous Roadmachine, but it expands tire clearance and possibilities for what a Sunday morning ride can consist of.
The 2020 BMC Roadmachine 01 FOUR is based around their premium carbon 01 frame and a Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain. The 01 FOUR adds in DT Swiss ERC 1650 Spline db 47 Carbon tubeless-ready wheels, BMC RAB01 handlebars and ICS integrated stem, their D-shaped carbon seatpost, and a Fizik Aliante saddle. Roadmachine 01 is available in six sizes (47 – 61 cm).
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