BMC Roadmachine X
The 2019 BMC Roadmachine X replaces 2018’s Roadmachine 03. The X has been tweaked for wider tire clearance to allow up to 34mm tires. Missing this year is a front derailleur as BMC focuses on creating a simple yet wildly capable bike. While more than capable off-road the BMC X has all the hallmarks of a great year-round commuter since it sports hidden rack and fender mounts.
BMC Alpenchallenge AMP
It has been quite a while since the bike industry has experienced such a disruption as e-bikes are creating. With most major cities littered with bike share e-bikes and major transportation players like Uber and Lyft acquiring e-bike start-ups expect to see more and more people moving around on pedal-assist bikes. BMC’s first entry to the e-bike category was in their mountain line but, so the Alpenchallenge AMP represents their first entry into an urban line though it uses the same Shimano STEPs system for power as the mountain line. The carbon fiber frame has 10mm of travel and weighs in at a light mid-30 lbs when fully assembled.
BMC Timemachine Road 01
Last released in 2012 the aero racer Timemachine Road was due for an update, and oh boy did it get one. The new Timemachine Road 01 represents BMC’s future-focused approach. The frame shape was designed using computational fluid dynamics to maximize aerodynamics while keeping exceptional handling that BMC is known for. To further maximize aerodynamics and ride quality the frameset is disc brake and electronic groupset specific. This allows BMC to create a clean look that not only hides the cables but also reduces drag. A further advantage is BMC’s integrated Aero Module which keeps tools, spare tubes, and water bottles out of the wind while increasing the overall aerodynamics of the frame. Other changes include a redesigned aero ICS stem and a new carbon handlebar
BMCTeammachine ALR and ALR Disc
Aluminum is not the minimum. BMC’s revamped ALR line is significantly changed for 2019. The biggest change is the addition of the ALR Disc, which with through-axles, Shimano’s new 105 hydraulic groupset (those massive thumbs are gone!), and stylish good looks is a solid contender for a year-round rider or for a cheaper race bike. Also added to the line is BMC’s D-shaped compliance seatposts and redone tube shapes that refine the look and ride of the line.