BMC Pro Machine SLC01 Road Bike

4.77/5 (26 Reviews)
MSRP : $7100.00

Product Description

  • Frame: Pure Carbon Unidirectional
  • Fork: Easton EC90 SL-X full Carbon CNT, 11D8"

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Daan a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: February 28, 2011

    Strengths:    stiff, light, fast, comfortable, beautiful.

    Weaknesses:    Not found any yet, after 4500k

    Bottom Line:   
    I own the black/red 2009 pro machine. it is a perfect piece of machinery. light and very stiff, though comfortable and forgiving. lets me climb and descend as never before, but also provides a smooth ride over the cobblestones. on top of that all, the bike looks fantastic. simply love it.

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    Favorite Ride:   BMC SLC01

    Price Paid:    $3000.00

    Purchased At:   La Bici, Duesseldorf

    Similar Products Used:   BMC slx01

    Bike Setup:   Ultegra 6800 brakes/derailleurs/shifters, Fulcrum 5 wheels, FSA K-force light compact crack, Schwalbe R1 tires, Easton EA50 bar

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by misho a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: November 16, 2010

    Strengths:    Handling, comfort, strenght, DESIGN! ... astana edition color!

    Weaknesses:    none really.........

    Bottom Line:   

    I used to race, but not anymore..."just recreational" now...hahaha...

    I have to agree with the reviewers here. The bike "tricks" you in to thinking that it's not as responsive as some others you tried before....BUT IT'S NOT TRUE! .... somehow it doesn't feel as "quick" as SLC-SL, or CR-1... it doesn't have that RIGHT NOW acceleration, BUT the acceleration is there maybe from that...3rd or 4th pedal stroke. That depends on your "pedal stroke"/technique/set up.

    I use it in between SLC-SL and C-50. All three bikes have something better, different then the other. I've ridden/owned many different bikes, but this one here always makes me smile! I got the 2007 Astana team color...LOVE IT! But it's 2010 and guess what?!? BMC racing team still use/used this bike on all the major races including Giro, Tour, Vuelta, California.... I think THAT ALONE is statement enough. Yeah they have SLR-01... Evans and Hincapie used the new IMPEC... but have a look again if you can.... and you'll see many SLC-01 still there!

    This is a true SWISS technology. Looks "different"....feels DIFFERENT. Handling is better than anyhting I've tried before (maybe except 2001 Prince). Comfy enough for a long one! Cornering is like the other reviewer said... like on those carved ski-es! Once you get it to 35km/h.... it just goes! I have SLC-SL...that is SERIOUS/AERO MACHINE but it keeps a par if not better in terms of going fast and keep it going fast! I actually find it easier to keep the tempo at 40plus km/h better that SLC-SL. Same with C-50..... but that is "picking" on the two super bikes! It just depends on what you like or feel!

    DEFINITELY one of the best bikes, made to date!

    P.S. the price is in Japanese Yen!

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    Favorite Ride:   Hakone

    Price Paid:    $150000.00

    Similar Products Used:   I still own Colnago C-50, Cervelo SLC-SL, Look 565. Used to have..... Cervelo Soloist Team/Aluminium, Pinarello Prince2001, Trek 5900, Scott Cr1, Ginat tcr composite, Eddy Merckx Scandium, Colnago C-40

    Bike Setup:   full D/A 7900, D/A WH-7850-clincher, Pro-logo nago pas, Pro vibe stem, Easton ec 90 bar

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by BMC Lover a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 26, 2010

    Strengths:    Unique to look at.
    Good climber
    1130 gm frame 55 OK weight
    Quiet compared to SLT 01
    Middle of the road ride, better than average almost like steel/Ti suit most.
    Rear end reasonably stiff ie stiff enough for me but some bigger output riders may find it a bit flexy certaly compared to SLT 01
    I like internal cables nice and clean and easy to fit with factory guides

    Weaknesses:    Careful with the seat post bolts carbon clamp on the frame too tight and bang goes your frame
    Front end would be no good for rider over 100kg
    Average desecnder not in the same league as SLT 01

    Bottom Line:   
    I have come off lots of road bikes so I believe I am in a position to give you some idea of Pros and cons. Took the build off my SLT 01 on to the SLC.
    Dura ace with EA () cockpit.
    Weight of frame for 55cm was 1130gm as compared to my SLT 01 at 1335gm both forks same weight.
    SLT 01 stiffer and better descender. Ride compliancy IMO similar. SLC NOT any more compliant.
    Howeverit is quieter.
    By the way put lots of grease on rear cable through frame to stop any rattle!

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    Favorite Ride:   Port Hills NZ

    Price Paid:    $4000.00

    Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

    Similar Products Used:   Most

    Bike Setup:   As above

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tomcarne a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2010

    Strengths:    Unique design that stands out in a crowd. Its also very practical with a std seatpost that is very adjustable. Transmits power very well and is comfortable to ride over long or short distances. Very good for taller riders in their larger frame sizes. Offer exceptional stability and is not at all twitchy. I particularly like the matt carbon finish that exposes the joints, there is no attempt to hide or conceal they way the bike was made as other manufacturers do.

    Weaknesses:    The seat tube fixing mechanism can be a hassle, buy a torque wrench and set and forget. Don't overtighten it (4Nm is all that is reqd). While some may say its flex's too much I would suggest that actually discover where it flex is coming from. The downtube to chainstay section is as rigid as can be. It does flex at the head tube junction and the steerer tube is probably a little more flexible that some would like but the important thing is that it transmits power and that flex offers comfort.

    Bottom Line:   
    09 BMC SLC01. Not much has changed with this bike for quite a number of years which either says they are saving money on making a new bike or this is still a very good bike. Good enough still for the pro tour I think. Comp Cyclist does a pretty good review of this bike. A pro level bike that can be bought for a steal. It may be getting a little long in the tooth and an overhaul may be due but it still takes beating.

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    Favorite Ride:   BMC SLC01

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Pinarello Gallileo

    Bike Setup:   BMC SLC01
    Chorus 11 speed
    Shamal 2 way-fit

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ditexo a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: January 1, 2010

    Strengths:    Looks, lightness, comfort, stiffness & responsiveness.

    Weaknesses:    None noticed so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have only done 4 rides on this bike and the more I ride it the more I like it. I like how this bike can be fast yet comfortable enough for long rides. I also love the fact that the bike looks great and it does not excel at one thing in particular but does it all just right. (climbing, sprinting etc.

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    Price Paid:    $2500.00

    Purchased At:   Web retailer (frame

    Similar Products Used:   Giant, Cervelo & Raleigh

    Bike Setup:   Full Shimano Dura Ace, mavic wheels, FSA carbon Handle bars.

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