BMC is honing in on the fast-growing all-road sector with major updates to the Roadmachine X, their premium gravel / endurance bike.
The company say the major updates will extend the bike’s versatility and make it capable of “bridging the gap between endurance road and gravel riding, from racing the clock on a b-road blast through to a multi-day, multi-surface adventure ride.”
Previously available only in alloy, the platform will now be available in two carbon builds as well as an aluminium option.
The all-road model features a slick, smoothly sculpted carbon lay-up, D-Shaped carbon seatpost, and BMC’s signature dropped, flat seatstays. There is space for 33mm tyres, and the alloy version will accommodate 45mm of rubber.
“The Roadmachine X also features a specially constructed TCC fork that provides added vertical compliance and lateral stiffness for peerless control and comfort on rough surfaces,” say BMC.
First images show a more relaxed, endurance geometry, with BMC saying “stem length, stack height and bar width, all integrated, all adjustable.”
The Roadmachine X is equipped with the wide-range 1X Wireless SRAM XPLR drivetrain and 32mm tubeless ready tyres.
Stefano Gennaioli, Product Marketing Manager at BMC, said the company was looking to reset the boundaries of the riding experience.
“(Riders are) exploring more challenging terrains and breaking away from the dogmas of old-school road riding,” he said. “We’re confident that the latest iteration extends these possibilities.”
Sizes, prices and availability
The Roadmachine X will come in six sizes – 47, 51, 54, 56, 58 and 61.
Two models will be available, the ONE and the TWO from April 2022.
An aluminium version, the Roadmachine X AL ONE, is expected to be available by May 2022.
Weights and further specifications have not yet been released.