Bmc slr01 Sizing and color

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FrancescoB
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by FrancescoB

Hi All,

I'm 185cm talk with 89cm inseeem and I'm trying to decide which frame size bmc slr01 to select, 56 or 48? Also how about stem length? And lastly color - artic silver prisma or all black?

Thanks

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by Mr.Gib

You could easily ride either and according to BMC you are right in the middle. If you are looking for a more agressive fit than the 56 for sure. Just note that the stack is 565 which is quite racy, so depending on your flexibility or alternately, your appetite for spacers, that could be an issue. The reach on the 58 is just a centimeter longer so a one cm shorter stem and you're contact points can be the same. But in my experience, assuming a bar reach of 75 - 80mm, I will always go with the size that allows me to use a 120mm or longer stem. Anything shorter and I just don't like the steering feel as much. If you are using the integrated bar that is specc'd on that frame, note that the bar reach is 67mm which is silly short so a longer stem portion will be required.
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by survivor

Without knowing your body mechanics and riding habit it is hard to recommend a frame size or stem length. Since you will be investing in a new bike, it is best to get a proper bike fit.

I have been researching the Teammachine as well. As far as I can tell after talking to many BMC dealers, the Artic Silver module only comes with two piece ICS2 cockpit. The Stealth (all black) module comes with one piece carbon integrated cockpit.

FrancescoB
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by FrancescoB

Thanks - I tried out a 58 and it feels too big. Going for a size 56. Still pondering on the color...views / opinions welcome.

I like both. Looking for something that will look good and continue to like over time
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by survivor

FrancescoB wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:07 am
Thanks - I tried out a 58 and it feels too big. Going for a size 56. Still pondering on the color...views / opinions welcome.

I like both. Looking for something that will look good and continue to like over time
Thanks for the photos, it's been hard to find a real life photo of the Artic Silver color. Do you know whether the prisma BMC logo on the Artic Silver is a decal or painted? The prisma BMC logo looks tasteful and subtle when it is not reflecting light, however when it does it looks like a decal on my kids toy.

FrancescoB
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by FrancescoB

I took those pictures of those frames, and it seems painted. I agree, those color reflections are a bit too much....If it were just shiny, without the colourful reflections it would have been perfect..... really struggling to make this decision
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by survivor

FrancescoB wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:08 am
I took those pictures of those frames, and it seems painted. I agree, those color reflections are a bit too much....If it were just shiny, without the colourful reflections it would have been perfect..... really struggling to make this decision
I just placed an order for the BMC Teammachine SLR01 Stealth module. Two key factors play into this decision:
1. I'm not sure about the reflection on the Artic Silver logo prisma.
2. Artic Silver module doesn't come with the one piece carbon cockpit and I would have to spent extra to get it changed down the road.

FrancescoB
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by FrancescoB

Thank you - appreciate you sharing your views. I'm starting to lean that way as well. Afraid that the color of decal on the silver will get hold fast!!

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by PoorCyclist

I love that metalic one but I personally will have the black one, riding the metalic one everyone will want to chase me down on the road.

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by survivor

FrancescoB wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:54 pm
Thank you - appreciate you sharing your views. I'm starting to lean that way as well. Afraid that the color of decal on the silver will get hold fast!!
I'm not sure whether it's BMC or the dealers that are inconsistent with their module equipment/specification. There are dealers whose Stealth module came with the two piece ICS2 but with the price of the module with one piece carbon ICS. Their title, specification and description can also be very confusing. For example on RA Cycles page under specification it stated the bar and stem as BMC ICS Carbon One-Piece but under the detail description it stated "...Please note that the Stealth and Arctic Silver color options DO NOT come with an integrated cockpit and feature a two-piece bar/stem combo." So it would be best to check with respective dealer before placing the order.

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