2016 BMC Teammachine ALR01 105 54cm

MSRP $1599
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Model : Teammachine ALR01 105

Brand : BMC

Year : 2016

Size : 54cm

Type : Road

Color : Red

Brand new and in perfect shape! Will professionally box and ship for out of state customers. While aluminum has been around as a frame material for over 30 years, it hasn’t reached its zenith yet. Aluminum keeps getting better and better. You can take advantage of these gains while saving a bundle by scoring the BMC Teammachine ALR01 105 bike. It has a ride remarkably similar to the carbon-fiber Teammachine SLR01 while providing a complete bike that you can score for well less than half of the SLR01 frameset. While the frameset is built for racing, the geometry has been tweaked so your back doesn’t get wrenched by an aggressive racing position. There’s a little more stack and a little less reach on the ALR01 than you’ll find on the SLR’s. Taller head tube, shorter top tube. And the geometry is moved a bit to keep the ride quality the same. It still comes in five sizes that can accommodate just about everyone. Aluminum is a great, relatively inexpensive material that smart people keep on finding new and better ways to manipulate. The more they can work it, the more precise the resulting ride properties can get. BMC starts with their successful Teammachine SLR frames, the knowhow they gained in building them, and applies many of the same shaping ideas to aluminum. And they were able to work their Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC) into the frame. Hydroforming triple-butted tubes minimizes weight while being able to really dial in both stiffness and comfort. Cadel Evans, BMC’s recently-retired Tour de France winner, is riding this ALR01 as his main bike, and he finds it as stiff and comfortable as the Teammachine SLR01 he raced until recently. Weight is also pretty good. The 54cm frame size, painted, comes in at 1295g. The group of choice is Shimano’s 105 5800 mechanical groupset. It bears all the design ideas that Shimano introduced with their Dura-Ace 9000 group, but they engineers the components with an eye firmly trained on reducing costs. The finish isn’t as rich and the weight isn’t as low, but the stuff works great and will keep on working great for a long, long time. When you squeeze the brake lever and initiate a shift, you’ll be impressed with how little friction and how fast the action is. Stock gearing is the mountain-ready 50/34 with an 11-32 eleven-speed cassette. Keeping in mind that price is a driver for this bike, BMC kept things simple. The carbon fork comes over from the SLR03, and has a 1 1/8” to 1 1/2” tapered steerer. The cable runs are external. The bottom bracket is English-threaded. Bars, stem, seatpost are all aluminum and from BMC. Wheels are Shimano’s reliable WH-RS010’s. These have a spoke count low enough to race, but are laced to a rim durable for daily abuse. They’re covered in Continental Ultra Sport 2 SL 23mm tires, which has a brief that matches the wheels. If you’re racing, or looking to eke out more performance, upgrade the tires and the wheels with a portion of the huge savings that came with the bike. The BMC Teammachine ALR01 105 Bike is a sneaky performer. It looks like a pricey carbon-fiber wonder, it rides like one: you don’t have to brag about the aluminum frame and the incredible savings.