BMC has just unveiled a masterpiece, a second in fact – their new limited edition Teammachine SLR Mpc joining the Roadmachine Mpc in reinventing their best road bikes for riders where money is no object. The new bikes look more aggressive than ever, exposing the carbon weave underneath, and are both lighter and stiffer than Pro Tour-proven machines.
They call it “An exclusive and unprecedented example of what can be done when no expense is spared”.
See the full Masterpiece updates below…
BMC Mpc carbon road bike Masterpieces
BMC’s best Teammachine SLR was already pretty high end, I mean the Teammachine SLR01 One already sells for $13,000 / €13,300 with a top end Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and DT Swiss Mon carbon wheels Super light Chasseral. How much more premium can you go than that?
BMC says, probably double that, right?
The Teammachine SLR Mpc joins the Roadmachine as road bikes without limits.
Built one at a time, BMC engineers call it a state-of-the-art carbon road frame drawing on all the technical innovations they’ve developed at their Impec Lab R&D and production facility in Switzerland over the last decade.
The new Masterpiece bikes share the shape with the standard Roadmachine and Teammachine SLR. While the Teammachine SLR had moved towards a slicked, curved and blended aero aesthetic, the Roadmachine retains the sharp look of previous BMC machines.
Now both Mpc Masterpiece bikes look even sharper…
The real big difference of the new Teammachine SLR Mpc is inside.
The Mpc Masterpiece Edition emphasizes craftsmanship and precision. The new bike adopts its neat carbon layer and does not cover it under paint. Instead, you can see the different directional fibers with a beautiful yet raw aesthetic.
The notable differences between the lightweight aero road Teammachine and the Roadmachine are the integration of the bike’s downtube and Aerocore bottle cage versus much thinner and lighter designs.
The Roadmachine also gets a smaller volume seat tube with a rear wheel cutout for improved comfort and aerodynamics, a simplified rear dropout, as well as thinner and wider seatstays, all of which increase tire clearance and give to BMC the possibility of building the more off-road X version.
Beyond its good looks, this refined carbon means the BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc is lighter than ever at 1179g for the frame with fork. And it also gets improved rigidity.
Interestingly, the Masterpiece family now adds options for the Roadmachine and Tesmmachine. And it seems that there is not much to do yet.
BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc – Pricing, Options and Limited Availability
BMC says the Teammachine SLR Mpc masterpieces are currently available to order, but they are going to be in short supply.
The frameset takes more than a day to handcraft in BMC’s Impec workshop in Gretchen, Switzerland, so the most they’ll be able to make is a few hundred a year. Delivery time to customers should be around 3 months, assuming they don’t sell.
Plus, they’re not cheap. For $12,000 / €12,000 you get the BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc carbon frame kit including: frame, fork, seatpost, (headset?) and one-piece cockpit. (Compare that to the standard $5300/€5000 Teammachine SLR01 MOD ICS carbon frame kit!)
No complete bike builds will be offered, but BMC dealer bike shops will likely be happy to try and source a high-end groupset from Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo and find you suitable ultra-premium wheels as well. Building the dream bike will be up to you and your wallet!