BMC Alpenchallenge AC02 Alivio
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The BMC AC02 starts with the idea that you’re loading cargo onto the bike, not your back. This decision informs the geometry, tube shaping and even the components. There are gears low enough for climbing mountains. And big enough for railing the other side.
Because weight needs to be distributed between the wheels, the wheelbase is lengthened. Likewise, the head angle is relaxed, the fork rake increased and the trail goes up to 68mm. The longer fork has the secondary benefit of adding vertical compliance to the front end. The longer stays in back likewise add compliance to the rear.
The bike isn’t quite as flickable as the AC01. But the greater stability has its advantages. One word to sum up the advantages: versatility. It’s easier to ride when half-asleep. Weighing the bike down doesn’t mean you need to be overly attentive to weight distribution. Take it to the grocery store for a full-shop. Take it touring. Put on a baby seat and take a kid, possibly your own, to school.
The triple-butted 6000-series aluminum tubing is designed as per BMC's integrated skeleton concept, for stiffness. Tube shaping, a BMC hallmark goes on here, with fairly extensive, if subtle shaping on just about every tube. The derailleur cables and rear brake hose run in a channel on the underside of the down tube that also helps stiffen the ride. The rear dropouts solid aluminum framework extends forward far enough to give rigid mounting points for the international standard disc brake mounts and possesses dual threaded mounts for both fenders and racks. The unicrown aluminum fork is likewise threaded for both as well, but for simplicity has international standard mounts for the disc brake.
Here’s a cool feature. The frame can do duty as a mountain bike. Though 700c wheels come standard, and are set up for 160mm rotors, the sizing, geometry, and gearing means that the frame can also work with 26" and 650b wheels as well, if you have a desire for smaller wheels or a different footprint. There's even a dedicated mount for a kickstand.
- Frame: Alpenchallenge AC02
- Tubing: Al-13 Butted, Hydroformed aluminum
- Fork: Alpenchallenge AC02, Al-13 aluminum
- Gears: 3x9
- Chainwheel: Shimano FC-T3010, 48-36-26
- Cassette: Shimano HG200-9, 11-34
- Chain: CN-HG53
- Front Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
- Shifter: Shimano Alivio, Rapidfire Plus
- Brakes: Shimano M355, RT30 rotors 160/160
- Handlebar: BMC LSB 03
- Stem: BMC LSM 03
- Seatpost: BMC LSP 03
- Seat: Selle Royal Sirio
- Hubs: Shimano RM33
- Rims: Alex X2100
- Tires: Continental Sport Contact II, 35mm
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Prices are subject to change by level of difficulty. Prices listed do not include parts.
|Drive Train Cleaning
|Includes a Basic Tune and Drive Train Cleaning
|Major Tune plus the following:
|New from box||$120|
|Used from box||$85|
|PROFESSIONAL BIKE FITTING (learn more).
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|Basic Bike Fit (50% off with bike purchase)||$150|
|Premium FIST Bike Fit (50% off with purchase of road race or tri bike)||$250|