BMC Bikes is a premium Swiss bicycle manufacturer producing high performing road, mountain and commuting bikes. Check out the incredible range of BMC Cycling Products from bike shops and private sellers around Australia on BikeExchange.
In 1986, Bob Bigelow founded BMC, the Bicycle Manufacturing Company, which originally was a distributor of Raleigh bicycles. However after losing its distribution license, the company turned to engineering and design.
By 2001, BMC created its first Teammachine which they supplied to the Phonak Cycling Team and revolutionised bicycle manufacturing with their “firefork” construction method. Since then, BMC has produced some of the world’s most innovative bikes and cycling products. In 2006 the Promachine SLC01 was created to be the first sub 1kg frame by BMC and helped Oskar Pereiro win stage 16 of the Tour de France.
The Teammachine has been forever evolving, from the SLT01 which was created back in 2001 through to the SLR01 designed in 2015.
Although BMC's success on the road has been obvious, the company have constantly raised the bar with its mountain bike models as well. 29ers, 27.5" dual suspension bikes, and 26" hard tails - BMC develops off-road models for every type of rider.
Today, BMC is one of the few company's in the world to own their own carbon prototyping and manufacturing facility - the Impec Advanced R&D lab in Grechen. While only a few select models are actually produced here, BMC are able to design and test many of its bikes in house.
In 2011, Cadel Evans rode to victory in the world’s toughest cycling race, the Tour de France on a BMC Teammachine SLR01 and only 2 years later, Philippe Gilbert won the World Championships on the same machine.
Currently BMC offers an incredible range of bikes using many different materials for all disciplines, whether you’re simply commuting to work or climbing the Italian Alps. Following the success of the road and cyclocross models, BMC have developed its own line of high performance cycling kit.
BMC sponsors many teams through road, mountain bike, and triathlon. However is predominantly known for its sponsorship of the BMC Racing Team WorldTour professional cycling team.
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