BMC Roadmachine 2024 prices weights technical data sheet complete review of the new BMC RoadMachine 2024 range



New 2024 BMC Roadmachine increases tire clearance to 40mm and introduces downtube storage

The new BMC Roadmachine is claimed to be 27% more comfortable than its predecessor

The rear triangle has been redesigned to increase flexibility.

The bike has an integrated rear light and a new integrated handlebar on the top model.

There are five options in the range starting with Roadmachine 01 and Roadmachine.

The latter uses a cheaper carbon structure to achieve a more accessible price.

There's also a gravel-oriented Roadmachine 01

Finally, there's an updated Roadmachine AMP electric road bike.

The new bike uses a TQ HPR50 engine, but Mahle-equipped models will remain in the lineup for the foreseeable future.

Pricing starts at €3,199 for the BMC Roadmachine Five and rises to €12,999 for the top-of-the-range Roadmachine 01 Two.

The new bike sees changes to the rear.

This is said to make the bike 27% more flexible without sacrificing stiffness.

The increased flexibility is achieved mainly via the redesigned rear triangle. The bent seatstays are reminiscent of those seen on the Granfondo GF01.

The seatstays are thin and BMC has changed the seat tube profiles too.

The rear wheel cutout has been redesigned to increase tire clearance.

BMC's head of research and development, Stefan Christ, said it is possible to reduce the thickness of the seat tube following a change in the UCI rules. Previously, the UCI mandated that all tubes on the front triangle had to have a “depth” of at least 25mm. This has been reduced to 10mm.

The seatstays were lowered on the previous Roadmachine and remain in the same position.

BMC says they are as low as possible while maintaining good power transfer and torsional rigidity.

The weight of the frame increased by approximately 68 g for a size 54 cm.

BMC openly states that it has prioritized compliance and stiffness over weight reduction.

The new Roadmachine is claimed to weigh 963g in the 54cm size with the lighter paint job and no hardware.

That's heavier than the second-generation Roadmachine's claimed 895g frame weight.

BMC says most of the weight gain is due to added storage space in the downtube.

The new fork weighs 448g (with the head tube uncut).

The outgoing fork is said to have weighed 380g, but BMC says this was with the steerer cut to an unspecified size.

The second-tier Roadmachine is said to weigh 1,150g (even in size 54 with the lightest paint job). The matching fork weighs 480 g.

BMC says the cheaper frames offer the same riding characteristics but the increased weight is due to different construction.

The Roadmachine's 40mm tire clearance is generous for an endurance road bike

For comparison, the Trek Domane SLR has 38mm tires, with the Canyon Endurace and Pinarello Dogma X reaching 35mm.

Inspired by the BMC Kaius gravel racing bike, the thickness of the fork tube has been reduced to increase clearance.

BMC says choosing a BB86 press-fit bottom bracket standard was also a key factor because a BSA threaded unit is wider.

The Roadmachine inherits BMC's Stealth Dropouts, which debuted on the fourth-generation Teammachine SLR01.

These see a molded captive nut glued to the inside of the dropout, resulting in a clean finish that's said to improve aerodynamics.

The new Roadmachine is compatible with both 2x and 1x drivetrains.

Roadmachine and Roadmachine X can also accept mechanical groupsets, but Roadmachine 01 and Roadmachine 01 X are only compatible with electronic groupsets.

The D-shaped seatpost from the outgoing Roadmachine is retained on the new model.

It is also used on the URS and Kaius. It is said to weigh 179g. There is a 15mm offset as standard, but a zero offset seatpost is available in the aftermarket.

Like other BMC models, there is a direct-mount hanger for Shimano groupsets and a separate derailleur hanger for SRAM.

BMC uses a modified Aerocore bottle cage on the downtube. Turning a screw opens the door to the storage compartment integrated into the down tube.

A case to hold tools and spares is included on the 01 models and is available aftermarket for the other models.

Downtube storage is becoming commonplace on many of the best mountain bikes and is appearing on gravel bikes as well.

Adoption on road bikes has been slower, with the Trek Domane SLR the most notable example featuring it to date.

Thanks to the storage in your

bo down tube, the tubes are guided through the down tube to prevent them from being crushed.

The downtube storage compartment is claimed to be water-repellent, rather than waterproof.

The Roadmachine and Roadmachine X come with fender mounts.

Roadmachine 01 models don't come with fender mounts, but BMC says the tubes can handle the extra stress and has tested them with clip-on fenders.

The Roadmachine features an integrated 20 lumen USB-rechargeable rear bike light with a claimed runtime of 90 minutes.

A similar light debuted on BMC's Roadmachine AMP and Speedmachine. It is located behind the seat post and can be attached or removed.

The light comes standard on the 01 and can be purchased separately for the others.

The Roadmachine continues to use BMC's ICS handlebar and stem, with the hydraulic hoses running along the flat faces of the fork steerer.

The new ICS Carbon Evo handlebar debuts on the Roadmachine 01 Two.

According to BMC, the new handlebar features a reshaped drop to reduce hand fatigue and an ergonomic shape along the tops.

The Roadmachine 01

The Roadmachine has a shorter rear center, higher stack and shorter stack than the previous generation.

BMC says it wanted this number to be shared across all sizes to maintain the same riding characteristics.

BMC is simultaneously launching the Roadmachine AMP, an electric road bike with a TQ HPR50 engine.

The brand says it partnered with TQ because the motors are quieter than the hub-based Mahle option used previously.

BMC Roadmachine models and availability
BMC Roadmachine 01
BMC Roadmachine 01 Two

Groupset: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Wheelset: DT Swiss ERC 1100
Declared weight: 7.1 kg
Price: €12,999

BMC Roadmachine 01 Three

Groupset: SRAM Force eTap AXS
Wheelset: CRD-321 SL
Declared weight: 7.8 kg
Price: €8,499

BMC Roadmachine 01 Four

Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Wheelset: CRD-321
Declared weight: 7.9 kg
Price: €7,999

BMC Roadmachine Two

Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Wheelset: XRD-522
Declared weight: 8.2 kg
Price: €5,499

BMC Roadmachine Four

Groupset: Shimano 105 Di2
Wheelset: Mavic Open Disc
Declared weight: 8.6 kg
Price: €4,199

BMC Roadmachine Five

Groupset: Shimano 105
Wheelset: Mavic Open Disc
Declared weight: 8.8 kg
Price: €3,199

BMC Roadmachine 01X
BMC Roadmachine 01XOne

Groupset: SRAM Force XPLR AXS, 1x12
Wheelset: CRD-321
Declared weight: 8.4 kg
Price: €7,999

BMC Roadmachine
BMC Roadmachine X Two

Groupset: SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 1x12
Wheelset: XRD-522
Declared weight: 8.8 kg
Price: €4,799

BMC Roadmachine X Three

Groupset: SRAM Apex XPLR AXS, 1x12
Wheelset: XRD-522
Declared weight: 8.9 kg
Price: €4,299

BMC Roadmachine 01 AMP
BMC Roadmachine 01 AMP One

Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Wheelset: CRD-400SL
Declared weight: 12.5 kg
Price: €8,999

BMC Roadmachine 01 AMP Two
Groupset: Shimano GRX Di2
Wheelset: CRD-400
Declared weight: 12.8 kg
Price: €7,999

BMC Roadmachine 01 AMP Three

Groupset: Shimano 105 Di2
Wheelset: XRD-522
Declared weight: 13.1 kg
Price: €7,999

BMC Roadmachine 01 AMP

Groupset: SRAM Force AXS
Wheelset: CRD-400
Declared weight: N/A
Price: €8,999