BMC Switzerland has introduced the all-new Roadmachine.
It features an endurance-tuned premium carbon frame, which utilises its revolutionary dropped seat stays for a premium ride quality. Known as the Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC), the renowned endurance-oriented carbon layup has been refined to deliver optimum compliance on rough and varying road surfaces, while providing power transfer when on the pedals.
The TCC Endurance construction enables the Roadmachine frame, fork, and D-Shaped seatpost to work as a single unit of road-smoothing compliance. Along with a new and optimised carbon frame construction, the Roadmachine features BMC’s capable Endurance Geometry developed to deliver a proven and well-balanced ride.
“Road cyclists are riding further, longer, and to higher elevations than ever before,” said Mart Otten, senior product manager road at BMC Switzerland. “And, many endurance riders are travelling great distances to different regions and countries to participate in epic-size events which entail all-day adventures.
“At the same time, those events get more extreme by navigating varying road styles and conditions, longer distances and often more climbing. To meet those demands, we wanted to create an endurance bike that is not only good for riding all types of road surfaces, from smooth tarmac to rougher roads or cobbles, but also one that also shines when roads point uphill.”
For improved acceleration, bottom bracket stiffness has gone up by 10%, while the torsional stiffness of the front end has been improved by 15% for race-capable handling. At the front of the bike, the new Roadmachine fork is now 10% stiffer for maximum control on high-speed descents. Front-end compliance was improved by 15% over the previous generation bike.
Otten added: “As endurance road riding evolved, we began to reimagine the Roadmachine and how to refine a proven design to give endurance riders the best possible platform for how they ride.“We determined the new Roadmachine needed a lighter overall weight and improved power transfer for optimised climbing performance.
“To accomplish these milestones, we had to re-engineer the frame to be stiffer, yet lighter, in certain areas without affecting the overall compliance. Having achieved those goals, we can proudly say the Roadmachine’s overall performance has significantly increased across the entire platform.”
Roadmachine riders can dial in their ideal fit by utilising the Integrated Cockpit System (ICS), which offers a variety of stem dimensions while simultaneously maintaining integrated aero cable routing for a stealth cockpit. Now available in eight lengths ranging from 55mm to 130mm, the newly expanded ICS stem range is also now available in both zero degree and -12-degree variations, plus low or high top-cone options for optimum front-end customisation. ICS delivers complete stack and reach adjustability via a dedicated spacer system for easy fit adjustment without stem removal and hydraulic hose disconnection.
“In addition to optimised weight and power transfer, we then addressed tyre clearance to allow riders to confidently run tyres to handle rougher terrain up to 33c in size, on-bike storage, and weather-ready D-Fender system,” said Otten. “All of these ingredients work in unison to establish the Roadmachine as an ultra-versatile performance endurance road bike.”
The new Roadmachine is offered in the following models: Roadmachine 01, Roadmachine 02, and Roadmachine ICS module and in sizes 47, 51, 54, 56, 58, and 61cm.
In April, ZyroFisher announced an exclusive distribution partnership with BMC Switzerland.