BMC Teammachine SLR TWO review

The lower-priced, consumer version of BMC's WorldTour race bike is a fast, exciting ride – but is more adversely affected by budget components than some rival manufacturers' frames

BMC Teammachine SLR TWO
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The BMC Teammachine SLR TWO is a fast, racy bike with aggressive geometry and sharp but well balanced handling – but both its ride quality and its weight suffer due to the speccing of budget aluminium wheels.

Reasons to buy
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    Distinctive looks

Reasons to avoid
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    Budget aluminium wheels

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We tested the BMC Teammachine SLR TWO as part of a four bike shoot-out which also included the Specialized Tarmac SL7 Expert, Scott Addict 15 and Giant TCR Advanced Pro 0. Each bike was tested with its stock tyre, and a control tyre (Schwalbe Pro One TLE, 25mm), using the same test loop which covered 32 miles and included ascents and descents of Leith Hill and Box Hill in Surrey.

The full set of reviews and final conclusions will be published in Cycling Weekly magazine, out on Thursday April 29. 

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.