BMC Roadmachine 02 Three review

We’ve tested the newly launched update of BMC’s endurance bike

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Roadmachine 02 Three gives you a tuned endurance frameset with the versatility to tackle different terrain and road surfaces and really long excursions. It’s a comfortable distance ride, although its component spec is a notch down on what you’d expect on a bike of its price.

Reasons to buy
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    Good power transfer not bought at the expense of ride comfort

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    Clearance for extra-wide tyres

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    Extra endurance features like mounts for a top tube box and an optional rear mudguard

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Reasons to avoid
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    Although shifting performance is good, Shimano 105 is a low spec groupset for the Roadmachine’s price

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We really liked the BMC Roadmachine when we tested it last year; so much so that we placed it on our Editor’s Choice list of our favourite products tested in 2018.

Now BMC has updated its Roadmachine range, giving it increased compliance, making the frame lighter and upping the tyre clearance to 33mm. At the same time, UK distribution has swapped from Evans Cycles to ZyroFisher, so the BMC Roadmachine will be available from a wider range of cycle shops.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.