New BMC Teammachine ALR01 continues the aluminium bike revival

New aluminium bike is set to go head-to-head with the likes of the Trek Emonda ALR, with four builds starting from £899.

BMC Teammachine ALR01 Ultegra

Despite being out of fashion for the best part of a decade, it seems that aluminium frames are beginning to make something of a comeback. With new bikes such as the Trek Emonda ALR joining the established ranks of the likes of the Cannondale CAAD and the Specialized Allez, it seems that many riders are coming back to aluminium as a frame material of choice.

Now BMC is throwing its hat into the alloy ring, with the new BMC Teammachine ALR01. This new bike draws on many of the design features of the BMC Teammachine SLR, with the aluminium tubes hydroformed in such a way that it has very similar tube shapes to its carbon-fibre big brother. The new model also comes with the same carbon fork found on the SLR03 - not bad for a bike that will start at £899.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.