BMC Teammachine SLRO1 Four review - a sublime all-rounder

Stiff yet comfortable, aerodynamically enhanced but climbs like a dream, the SLR01 Four is worthy of attention

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Four road bike
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall the BMC Teammachine SLR01 Four is a beautiful bike and one of the best I have had the pleasure of riding. It produces a well balanced, fast yet comfortable ride. It feels especially at home on the steep, short hills and does well to hold its speed on the flat. From the simple addition of the bottle cages to the elegant, clean lines this bike makes you fall in love from the moment you sit on the saddle and the ride it produces in turn makes you smile.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Comes equipped with Aeroscore water bottle cages

  • +

    Semi integrated handlebar system is easy to maintain

  • +

    7.5kg makes it pretty lightweight and nimble on the climbs

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Slightly more expensive than alternatives on the market

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

The Teammachine has a rich history of success, having won a variety of titles in the world of cycling from Monuments to the Tour de France to World Championships. The SLR01 Four is the latest edition to the family.

Pushing the boundaries of what an aero bike is capable of, the SLRO1 Four is imbued with a racing DNA yet still has the capability to produce a comfortable ride for those longer days in the saddle. Its well-rounded profile was rewarded with a place in our race bike of the year review.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Tom Couzens
Freelance Writer

Tom Couzens is a racing cyclist currently representing The Ribble Collective on the road and the Montezumas cyclo-cross team off road. His most notable results include winning the Monmouth GP national series race as a junior; finishing sixth in the 2022 British National Cyclo-cross Championships; and he was selected to represent Great Britain at the European Cyclo-cross Championships in 2020/21. Tom draws on his high-level racing experience and knowledge to help Cycling Weekly readers maximise their potential and get as much as possible out of their riding.