BMC SLR01 Team Disc or SL6 Tarmac Disc...

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mile2424
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by mile2424

I have only seen the BMC in person since the tarmac disc isn't out yet. Looks super clean and nicely done from an aesthetic point of view with the way they route the cables under the stem. Comes with a hefty price tag though. The new tarmac's look great as well. Which would you guys pick?

Aya
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by Aya

Though they both have something in common(for example small rear triangle), new BMC SLR01 looks beautiful to me but new Tarmac SL6 doesn't. but Tarmac has more variable color option. Black/Grey/White or Pink/Purple/Black Camo paint frame looks quite good, I think. Anyway, If I have a chance to choose between them, I would pick BMC.

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TonyM
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by TonyM

BMC SLR01 disc TEAM for sure!
(I personally don’t like the current paint of the new tarmac but love that red of the BMC team)

Seedster
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by Seedster

BMC would be my choice


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Renne
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by Renne

Personally I'd also go for the BMC...

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by spartan

bmc expensive but getting good reviews from the cycling press

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cpark
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by cpark

Personally, I would pick the Tarmac because of the size 56 frame fit me well.
For me, the deal breaker for SLR 01 was the proprietary stem (-12,5 angle).
I ended up getting a SLR02 Disc One in Mexico Blue and put a -17 degree stem.
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queloque67
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by queloque67

i'm still leaning toward Tarmac Disc. I already have a Red Cervelo....don't need another red bike. It appears that is everyone's favorite for the BMC.

I also like the way the cammo paint looks on the Tarmac non disc. I wonder if it will be available for the disc version.

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rossjm11
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by rossjm11

Whichever looks better to you... though I test rode an SL6 and found it rough to ride and not worth me buying and replacing my 15' SLR01
BMC SLR01 2015
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queloque67
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by queloque67

I rented the SLR01 in Tenerife to ride up to the volcano and felt uncomfortable coming down the hill. I was very disappointed about that. A feeling I don't have on my Cervelo so another reason a lean toward the Tarmac.

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rossjm11
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by rossjm11

queloque67 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:04 pm
I rented the SLR01 in Tenerife to ride up to the volcano and felt uncomfortable coming down the hill. I was very disappointed about that. A feeling I don't have on my Cervelo so another reason a lean toward the Tarmac.
the first time you rode a bike downhill is like the first time you drive a car in the mountains. You have to get used to it.
BMC SLR01 2015
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queloque67
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by queloque67

rossjm11 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:30 pm
queloque67 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:04 pm
I rented the SLR01 in Tenerife to ride up to the volcano and felt uncomfortable coming down the hill. I was very disappointed about that. A feeling I don't have on my Cervelo so another reason a lean toward the Tarmac.
the first time you rode a bike downhill is like the first time you drive a car in the mountains. You have to get used to it.
wasn't the first time...it was a first time on that bike. I also rode a 1996 Trek downhill in the pre-alps in Italy that Lance Armstrong rode back in the day last year and was more aggressive down hill on that bike than the BMC. Just didn't work for me. Not a slam on the bike, just didn't work for me like other bikes have.
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Lelandjt
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by Lelandjt

At NAHBS I had a long talk with a carbon repair guy and one of the take aways was that he's very unimpressed with BMC. If you go that route treat it gently and be careful with the fittings like the seatpost clamp.

dcorn
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by dcorn

rossjm11 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:57 am
Whichever looks better to you... though I test rode an SL6 and found it rough to ride and not worth me buying and replacing my 15' SLR01
No disc bike should ever ride rough when you have the ability to run wide tires (and tubeless) at low pressures.

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rossjm11
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by rossjm11

dcorn wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:52 pm
rossjm11 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:57 am
Whichever looks better to you... though I test rode an SL6 and found it rough to ride and not worth me buying and replacing my 15' SLR01
No disc bike should ever ride rough when you have the ability to run wide tires (and tubeless) at low pressures.
It was rim, just not as comfortable as a BMC or a Cdale
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