'The first F1 bike' - RedBull and BMC join forces in World's Fastest Race Bike project

The new Red Bull x BMC Speedmachine
(Image credit: BMC)

Four years ago, a collaboration was announced between Swiss bicycle manufacturer, BMC, and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, the high-performance engineering sister business of Formula One's Oracle Red Bull Racing. The project's aim was both simple and unfathomably complex at the same time, and most easily explained by the project's title: "World's Fastest Race Bike".

The aim was to utilise the technology and tools developed by Red Bull's pursuit of Formula One success, combining them with BMC's own expertise in bicycle manufacturing. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.