Nov 24, 2009
Posted by MJR
Yes, the Holidays are fast approaching and who wouldn’t like to pick up a new bike to either race next season or for a wingman in the inevitable battle to drop that extra five kilos that will magically appear between Christmas and the New Year?
Amongst other bikes in the showroom, we’re trying to find a home for this one-of-a-kind BMC RaceMaster SLX O1. Built as one of Chad’s personal bikes, it’s had about 1,200 miles on it--mostly here on the roads of Marin. The SLX 01 chassis features an Easton CNT carbon top half (top tube, headtube) mated to a 7005 aluminum bottom half (downtube, seattube, bb, chainstays) for the ultimate blend of stiffness and vertical compliance. Lots of things we could say about it, but the bottom line is that this bike rides sweet! We’re trying to get this one out the door to make way for the batch of 2010 BMCs that we have on order.
Built from as a test bed for a range of new parts, this RaceMaster comes outfitted with a complete Campagnolo Chorus 11 group (except for the 172.5 crank which is Record), Edge 45’s clincher wheels shod with Vittoria Open CX tires, Thomson X2 stem and Edge Composites road bar and a Fizik Antares saddle. Of course, if something’s not to your liking (like the width of the bars) it’s easy enough for us to make a switch.
If you’re interested in this one give us a call @ 415.389.5461, or email. If you want another custom BMC—like the all black-and-white ProMachine we’ve got kicking around (and will be posting pics and thoughts on soon), we can make that happen too.