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There are a lot of threads in the room about cracked BMC carbon fiber frames. Are they really so fragile?

I am asking this because I bought my SL01 just at the beggining with the idea to use it only in the week end, but now I love so much that bike that it became my commuting bike as well.
 

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I can't speak for everyone else, but I've got about 5k miles on my SLR01 and so far so good. They haven't all been easy miles, alot of crummy roads here in the AL.
 

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I can't speak for everyone else, but I've got about 5k miles on my SLR01 and so far so good. They haven't all been easy miles, alot of crummy roads here in the AL.
As in most forums, people are much more likely to post a problem or complain than they are to report in that everything is just fine.

11k miles on my SLR01, crappy pavement and some dirt roads, 165lb, no cracks.

IMO, you should ride it hard and at every opportunity you get.
 

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As in most forums, people are much more likely to post a problem or complain than they are to report in that everything is just fine.

11k miles on my SLR01, crappy pavement and some dirt roads, 165lb, no cracks.

IMO, you should ride it hard and at every opportunity you get.
I am using it every single day in the last month… :thumbsup: I am 180 lb... but it is going down!

The roads here in London are not great but I saw worst, so I can't complain!
 

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I've got a 2010 SLC01. I weigh between 195 and 175 depending on the time of year and I've had no problems. It sees trainer duty in the winter also. I have bunny hopped pot holes, taken it on rough rocky roads, and put many thousands of miles on it. I still love it, and don't see the need to replace it yet,.
 

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2009 BMC Pro Machine used over thousands of kilometres in the Rockies and no issues. You look after it and it will look after you. It's normally abuse and poor maintenance that ceases the issues like any other bike. BMC's are a quality bike.
 

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Stupidity

Tell me you didn't really do that. Plz ???
Oh, I did it alright. I am that guy. Everything held up pretty well. The forks piped out of the mounts and the rear tire strap snapped so there was no major damage to the rest of the bike. The top tube took the only impact from the house and it cracked. It did scratch up the car a tad.
 

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My close friend has had 3 fail within a year (SLC01 cracked at the snork, replaced by a RM01, cracked at the chainstay replaced by a SLR01 the last one the fork leg snapped in front of everyone without reason and he cracked a 404 and SR lever) BMC was good enough to replace the wheel and lever at least. Ive had one fail, my wife has had one fail. I now ride another brand, my friend is crazy and has a second SLR01 now but has other brands and my wife is about to upgrade to a S-WORKS Amira before anything goes wrong.

I used to love the brand, back before anyone knew what they were but they seem to be made in Asia entirely and lost that Swiss precision. IMPEC fiasco put me off. I have no regrets on what I am riding and hopefully BMC has it together for 2014. That TMR01 looks nice.
 

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CL,

Weren't all of the quality control issues back before 2011 or so. Have there really been issues on tehir newer bikes (this is serious question)?
 

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The bikes mentioned were all 2011 models or older, correct. Like the IMPEC however this is a case of too little too late or "Fool me once...". As much as I liked the brand back in the day, that ship has sailed, for me.
 

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The bikes mentioned were all 2011 models or older, correct. Like the IMPEC however this is a case of too little too late or "Fool me once...". As much as I liked the brand back in the day, that ship has sailed, for me.
Fair enough. Thank you for the answer and info. I asked because the new BMC SLR02 is one of the final three or four bikes I am looking at (along with the Trek Domane, Look 675 and Bianchi Infinito CV). I was trying to get more intel on the brand.
 

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Fair enough. Thank you for the answer and info. I asked because the new BMC SLR02 is one of the final three or four bikes I am looking at (along with the Trek Domane, Look 675 and Bianchi Infinito CV). I was trying to get more intel on the brand.
Have you considered the BMC Granfondo? It may have a more comfortable ride than the SLR02.
 
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