BMC TeamMachine feedback

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BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby Mububban » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:07 pm

The TeamMachine SLR02 with mechanical 8000 Ultegra is on my test drive list when 2018 stock arrives. I'm on a $5000 budget.

Are they as good as online reviews claim? I'm after something lightweight for hills riding, however the bike I end up with will likely be whatever feels the best to me as well. And I do love the look of dropped seat stays.

Can anyone offer some long term feedback on a TeamMachine?
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Re: BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby flex5150 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:48 pm

Spend the extra get an SLR 01. Ive owned 3 and still have one. IMO best do all bike ever built. The difference between the 01 and lower is significant. Weight, response, road feel, confort all go up with the 01. Look for a good second hand 01 if you cant afford a new one.... or drop the spec Id rather an 01 with ultegra mechanical than an 02 w/Di2. you can always upgrade bit later.

if your a larger size theres a 2014 size 58 on fleabay running RED killer buy at $2800. (not mine im a size 51)
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Re: BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby scirocco » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:09 am

If you are looking at a 2018 model, no-one will be able to give you much long-term feedback, as it's a completely new design (in 2017).

Even if you go for a rim brake version, you get the same geometry as the disk brake version, because they didn't want the hassle of two different geometries.

Unfortunately this means the rim brake version has been compromised by the changes they have to make to fit the disk rear wheel in. Chainstay length is significantly longer than what BMCs have had for donkey's years, and this is the single worst thing you can do to the handling.

Having said that, people will no doubt still be winning pro races on it.

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Re: BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby jaseyjase » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:03 pm

Ive had my SLR01 since 2012, its a 2011 frame.

Absolutely love it - light, stiff, sharp handling. Looks are a bonus, but i do pefer it aesthetically compared to all the other brands.

Every time i contemplate upgrading, a quick ride reminds me how much i love this bike, and that i have absolutely zero reasons to upgrade, its just simply perfect in my eyes (and hands)

My only reason for upgrade is i want to run eTap or Di2 now and want a cleaner build, ie less guides etc.
But even if i do upgrade, ill be converting my current one into an SS to commute on during the summer, or wall hang the frame, i love it too much.

But agree with Flex, id get an SLR01 01 and update group/wheels later.

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Re: BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby flex5150 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:24 pm

Jase you can have the cable stops on your 2011 removed and then run Etap.
Sirocco didnt know about the chainstays thats got to suck.
I was thinking of adding a 2018 to the fleet but now......
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Re: BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby jaseyjase » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:49 pm

flex5150 wrote:Jase you can have the cable stops on your 2011 removed and then run Etap.


really? arnt they riveted on? which means i need to drill the rivets etc..ill be honest in that i havnt exactly had a close up look.

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Re: BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby nickobec » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:39 pm


Luke Pledger's SLR01 after an incidence 200m from the end of the Melbourne to Warrnambool and his replacement frame (within the week from BMC Australia)

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Re: BMC TeamMachine feedback

Postby flex5150 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:02 pm

Correct Jase, needs a little surgery and paint but do- able if you know the right people...shame your not on the east coast.
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