BMC Racemaster
(Photograph by Shana Novak)

BMC Racemaster SLX01


BMC Racemaster
John Bradley

Why are some of BMC’s sponsored pros choosing the Racemaster over the company’s full-carbon, top-of-the-line Pro Machine? Because the Racemaster’s stiff, atavistic aluminum bottom half delivers off-the-charts efficiency, while the carbon top half mutes the attendant vibrations. “I love this bike over all others!” gushed one tester. “Great design,” said another. “BMC has its own look, and it stands out.” It’s not exactly cheap, but the components—including full Ultegra SL and fast-spinning Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels—are worthy of the price. $4,495; 17.4 lbs (56cm);

From Outside Magazine, April/May 2021
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Lead Photo: Photograph by Shana Novak