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BMC teammachine SLR02 Ultegra Di2 -Black-

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  • $4,799
  • Regular price $5,999


The BMC Teammachine SLR02 looks a lot like the SLR01. There’s good reason. BMC believes the SLR01 design is killer. And that by building something nearly identical with lower-modulus carbon, they could provide most of the benefits of the 01 at a decent reduction in price.

The tubing shapes and lay-ups came out of the same ACE (Accelerated Composite Evolution) modeling program BMC employed to design the new SLR01. The geometry is the same as the new SLR01 as well. The ride, tuned for stiffness and comfort, is very much the same, too.

The differences start showing up atop the seat tube. You’ll notice a round seat post, a cost-saving feature. BMC adds comfort by installing their round compliancepost, with 18mm of offset. As the name indicates, it’s designed to add vertical compliance, which adds comfort. But the places you'll notice the differences the most are in the pocketbook, though when you consider that the frame, 950g in a 54 with all the hardware and fittings, is lighter than the older SLR01, is a much better deal.

The rear brake cable runs externally, another cost-saving feature, but it also is a servicing improvement. No, it’s not as clean looking, and not quite as aero. But working on your bike just got much easier.

Keeping with the SLR01 design, the derailleur cables are managed by BMC’s DTI, Dual Transmission Integration, system. It means that you run your derailleur lines internally if they’re electronic, with the battery in the seatpost, or externally if they’re mechanical. Again, while external routing isn’t quite as trick, you’ll be happy when it’s time to change the cables. Much easier and much faster.

But the key is the ride. And here, the SLR02 is virtually identical to the SLR01. It shares a geometry. And as it is with that bike, the design is balanced. The bike is designed to be comfortable and efficient for long rides and racing. The seatstays, which are a short 402mm keep the wheel tight behind you, which makes the bike feel fast, and improves torsional stiffness. At the same time, the trail is a longish 63mm in most sizes, which means you don’t have to think much about keeping the bike in a straight line, a great thing when you’re spending hours on the road. The focus should be on everything around you, not on keeping the bike going the right direction. The fork also combines vertical compliance with lateral rigidity. It starts at the steerer tube, which tapers from the standard 1 1/8” to a beefy 1 1/2” at the fork crown. And, as you can see, that crown is pretty solid, and the legs taper quickly. That way, they could help with steering while keeping the weight down at 360g for the uncut fork.

In addition to the 27.2mm diameter seatpost, the bike comes with a headset, and all the fittings for derailleur cables. The bottom bracket standard is BB86. The fork and the stays allow for tires up to 25mm in width.

There are a variety of builds, allowing you to choose how you want the SLR02 chassis to be built up. The nice thing is that no matter what you choose, the bike can be upgraded if and when your ready, and you won’t have any problem switching from electronic to mechanical or vice versa, and all 700c wheels will fit.

The BMC SLR02 is what pro’s would ride if they had to pay for their rides.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bottom Bracket Shimano
  • Brake Calipers Shimano Ultegra 6800
  • Cassette Shimano Ultegra 6800, 11-28
  • Chain Shimano HG700
  • Crankset Shimano Ultegra 6800, 52/36
  • Fork Teammachine SLR, 02 Carbon
  • Frame Material ACE Technology, 02 Carbon
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870
  • Handlebar BMC RAB 02
  • Headset Integrated
  • Pedals Not Included
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870
  • Saddle Fizik Arione R7 Manganese
  • Seatpost Teammachine SLR02, Carbon, 18mm Offset
  • Shifters / Levers Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870
  • Stem BMC RSM 02
  • Tires Continental Grand Sport Race SL, 700x23c
  • Wheel - Front Shimano RS21
  • Wheel - Rear Shimano RS21