BMC’s Roadmachine X Is a Sleek All-Road with Rack and Fender Mounts Jun 13, 2018

With the popularity of all-road, light tourers, and other drop bar bikes, it seems the design features once only found on bikes like Salsa and Surly, has trickled to the larger brands. The latest to throw their cap in the ring is BMC, with their Roadmachine X all-road. BMC’s distinguishable profile is applied to a do-it-all drop bar bike, with extra braze-ons for racks and fenders. See more at BMC!

  • YaanG

    “Tires: 34mm maximum width (30mm w/ fender)”
    Hmmm, does this qualify as Allroad? (In the PNW, we insist on fenders for our All-wet-roads)

    • Considering Ira Ryan won Trans Iowa on a 28mm tire on a frame with indexed downtube shifters and most the early days of the Rapha continental was spent on the same “gravel” roads being marketed by 29+ platforms from Salsa, I’d say this bike is capable of riding “all roads” – my biggest thing is a disc road bike with a 30mm tire is just a road bike. You can ride paved, chipseal, dirt, gravel and double track on a bike like this. Sure, there are other options with bigger tires but the only thing a bigger tire opens up is gnarlier singletrack.

      • ^Agreed. I think the 700 x 30-35c is a sweet spot for sporty/lightweight disc brake road bikes. This one looks great.

        I’m still navigating occasional rocky/muddy singletrack on 26c tires and rim brakes, but I love being on a proper road bike when I’m on the road too.

      • it also makes riding more comfortable and safer. i still really wish there was a light and aggressive fit disc bike with clearance for fenders and 35c tires, 40c w/o. maybe the new warbird?

        • Open UP / Ibis Hakka / Warbird.

          • no fenders / no fenders on front / post-mount (the new one looks promising though)

          • Yemble

            Annoying right? I wound up building a Fuji Jari.

        • AdamBike99

          One’s coming soon from the PNW.
          New MUSA company called “Drop Bear.”

  • Alex Hillis

    Looks a lot like the Cannondale SE range released earlier. But I can’t complain about more great options!

  • Baler71

    No threaded BB though.

  • Sebastian Burnell

    What is a good (fast) 32mm tire to be able to ride with your road-group and still be able to do a little gravel? I think of the Panaracer Gravelking Slick but I^m not sure if this tire is fast enough

    • Benny Watson

      Specialized Roubaix Pro 2BR.

    • George Thoma

      The Schwalbe G-One Speed is super nice and feels fast on road, but can get dirty. It is a 30 (or 35) but a really nice tire.

      • Sebastian Burnell

        Yeah, I think this is my choice. Thank you

  • DODGERDISCIPLE

    For the love of all that is holy, threaded bottom brackets bike industry!!! Have we not learned anything yet from the p.o.s’s??? Beautiful bike with an achilles heal (the BB). This bike would be perfect if that darned BB was threaded.

    • Bil Thorne

      Wheels Mfg (and maybe others) make PF BBs that thread to each other. As far as I’ve read, there are no complaints about them. My wife’s bike has about 500 miles on one with no issues.

      Granted it sucks that a bike comes with a terrible part that you need to upgrade to make acceptable, but it shouldn’t be considered a deal breaker anymore.

      • DODGERDISCIPLE

        Those creak too. Check out the folks at Argonaut and they’ll fill you in on band aide fixes. I’ll agree that WM is a better way to go than nothing at all.