BMC Roadmachine 01 Four Di2 Disc road bike review

BMC aims to provide comfort without sacrificing fun, and it has succeeded - at a price

bmc roadmachine 01 Four
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Roadmachine from BMC blends much of the performance from the road-race special, the Teammachine, with a slightly more upright geometry and extra cushioning via the tube shapes and the capacity for 33mm tyres. The handling remains quick and responsive, and there's no lack of power transfer. This is an excellent bike for those who want comfort without sacrificing speed. I'd like to see the seatpost fixing receive a little attention, and the value for money isn't up there with the best - but if you're after a bike with a solid reputation that's still a little bit out of the ordinary then this is a good choice. 

Reasons to buy
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    Comfort/handling blend

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    Tidy two-piece front end

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    Plenty of tyre clearance

Reasons to avoid
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    Sticky seatpost

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    No mudguard mounts

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The bike for the archetypal road(wo)man, the BMC Roadmachine 01 Four aims to appease the cyclist who just loves cycling, the rider who wants to spend all day out there pummelling the tarmac, not necessarily at the fastest rate available but not at a slow march either.

The Roadmachine is an all-rounder with ride quality, handling and comfort considered over aerodynamics and weight-weenyism.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.