BMC Teammachine SLR01 Two review

The BMC Teammachine SLR01 is a top-tier race bike with top-tier performance, but does it match up to its top-tier price tag?

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Two review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

A seriously capable lightweight-aero race bike with all the modern cues and price tag to match, only let down by a lack of power meter

Pros

  • +

    Smooth yet precise handling

  • +

    Low weight (7.2kg - bottle cages, no pedals)

Cons

  • -

    No power meter

  • -

    Restricted handlebar choice

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This edition of the BMC Teammachine SLR was launched in July 2020, in the midst of the flurry of new bike launches that mark the height of summer every year. With it, BMC scored a proverbial full house in the game of new bike buzzword bingo, claiming this lightweight aero bike was lighter, faster, stiffer and more compliant than ever before. 

It clearly retained the DNA of its forebear but BMC reckoned that every surface throughout had been given some semblance of change. 

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