BMC TM02

How’d we pick ’em? Our primary evaluation process took place over seven days in January on the trails and back roads outside Tucson, Arizona. We spent three days spinning 13-mile laps on a road loop from Gates Pass. Ba

BMC TM02

Best For: Triathletes, TTers, Tron geeks. 

The Test: Our speed-freak testers drooled over the teardrop shaping of the seat tube, wind-scrubbing ribs along the leading edge of each tube, and massive (read: powerful) bottom bracket and aero crankarms. They also appreciated the four saddle-mounting positions, which allowed almost everyone to achieve their preferred aero stance. The only major complaint was with the rear V-brakes, which are poorly designed, with little adjustment built in, so fixing a rub turned into an all-morning affair. And though the R501 wheels were fine, our most discerning testers agreed that, budget allowing, an upgrade to lighter, higher-profile hoops was in order. 

The Verdict: Faster than Usain Bolt; more aggressive than Mike Tyson. 19.4 lbs

Brand: BMC $3,000
From Outside Magazine, May 2012 Get the Latest Issue