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BMC Road Racer SL01/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike - 2012

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Description

Full carbon construction and the latest drivetrain technology make the BMC Road Racer SL01/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike an ideal bike for the regional racer, or the discerning recreationalist. Stiff under power, yet compliant for comfort, the technology packed Road Racer accelerates with ease, turns with precision, and dampens chatter. Top off those riding traits with the fast-shifting, electronic Shimano Di2 gruppo and you get a fantastic all-around race machine.

BMC uses the latest carbon manufacturing processes to fine tune the Road Racer SL01's tubing into weight, strength, and aerodynamically optimized profiles. These minute modifications allow stiffness where it's needed without causing the Road Racer to ride like a spine-jarring jackhammer. Take a look at the down tube and seat tube. At the bottom bracket junction, they're as wide as possible. Ditto with the chainstays where they connect to the bottom bracket, they're as tall as the shell -- it'd be impossible to go any larger. Toss a leg over this BMC and expect to feel race-winning power transfer.

The Road Racer SL01 employs BMC's Integrated Skeleton Concept (ISC) where the seat stays join the seat and top tubes in a distinctive manner. Aside from screaming 'BMC' in a peloton, this design ensures that road shock is transferred into the axis of the top tube, sending stress to the strongest part of the frame -- the streamlined head tube. Here, a tapered, integrated headset houses an oversized lower bearing for the compliant, yet stiff BMC SE48 SL TP carbon fork to spin around. This combination gives the Road Racer SL01 excellent steering precision for confident tracking through fast corners.

We've paired the Road Racer SL01 with a complete Shimano Ultegra Di2 component group, including a 50/34 compact crank. Other details include Easton's EA30 alloy handlebar with EA70 stem. Mavic gets the nod for the wheels: Ksyrium Elites. They're stout enough for everyday training, but aero and light enough for race day. You'll also get Continental Ultra Race 700c x 23mm clincher tires. If you're looking for a serious race bike, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one.

The BMC Road Racer SL01/Shimano Ultegra Di2 Complete Bike is available in Red and comes in five sizes -- 48, 51, 54, 57, and 60cm.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Dropout Type:
vertical
Fork:
BMC SE48 SL TP
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Fork Blade Shape:
straight
Wheelset:
Ksyrium Elites
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Front Derailleur Mount:
braze-on
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Crankset:
Shimano Ultegra
Chain Rings:
50 / 34 T Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Ultegra
Headset:
1.125 - 1.125 in
Brake Levers:
Shimano Ultegra
Brake Calipers:
Shimano Ultegra
Handlebar:
Easton EA30
Stem:
Easton EA70
Cassette:
11 - 28 T Shimano Ultegra
Tires:
Continental Ultra Race
Tire Size:
700 C x 28 mm
Seatpost:
BMC carbon Airfoilpost
Saddle:
Fizik Ardea
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[48cm] 520 mm, [51cm] 535 mm, [54cm] 550 mm, [57cm] 565 mm, [60cm] 585 mm
Recommended Use:
road racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years

Geometry chart

BMC

Road Racer SL01

 

BMC Road Racer SL01
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Chainstay
48 44.0cm 51.0cm 50.8cm 36.9cm 11.5cm 72.5 deg 73.5 deg 40.5cm
51 46.0cm 53.0cm 51.5cm 38.2cm 12.0cm 72.5 deg 73.5 deg 40.5cm
54 48.0cm 55.0cm 54.5cm 38.9cm 14.5cm 72.5 deg 73.5 deg 40.5cm
57 52.0cm 56.5cm 57.4cm 39.5cm 17.5cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 40.5cm
60 56.0cm 58.5cm 60.8cm 40.5cm 21.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 40.5cm

BMC Road Racer SL01

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Can you confirm the headset bearing...

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Can you confirm the headset bearing dimensions? I bought one of these from you April last year. The specs above say 1 1/8" bearings top/bottom, but the text says "a tapered, integrated headset houses an oversized lower bearing "

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How does this compare with an Orbea...

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How does this compare with an Orbea Onix?

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How much does a complete 54CM bike weigh?...

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How much does a complete 54CM bike weigh?

Is it possible to get a standard crankset...

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Is it possible to get a standard crankset instead of compact? If so, is there an approximate cost difference that would be associated?

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The bike will ship as spec'd. I don't believe they will do any parts swaps. But if you live-chat you can find out for sure.