BMC just unveiled a Masterpiece, a second in fact – their new limited edition Teammachine SLR Mpc joining the Roadmachine Mpc to reimagine their top road bikes for riders where money is no object. The new bikes look more aggressive than ever, exposing the carbon weave beneath, plus are both lighter & stiffer than the Pro Tour-proven machines.
They call it “An exclusive and unparalleled example of what can be done when no expense is spared.”
See full Masterpiece updates below…
BMC Mpc carbon road bike Masterpieces
BMC’s top Teammachine SLR was already pretty premium, I mean the Teammachine SLR01 One already sells for $13,000 / 13,300€ with a top-tier Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset & super light DT Swiss Mon Chasseral carbon wheels. How much more premium can you go than that?
BMC says, probably double, right?
The Teammachine SLR Mpc joins the Roadmachine as no-holds-barred road bikes.
Built one at a time, BMC engineers call it a class-leading carbon road frameset building on all of the technical innovation they’ve developed at their Impec Lab R&D and production facility in Switzerland over the last decade.
The new Masterpiece bikes share the shaping with the standard Roadmachine & Teammachine SLR. While the Teammachine SLR had moved towards a smoothed, curved, and blended aero aesthetic, the Roadmachine retains the sharp-edged look of previous BMC machines.
Now, both bikes in Mpc Masterpiece look even sharper…
The real big difference of the new Teammachine SLR Mpc is inside.
The Mpc Masterpiece edition is a focus on hand-craftsmanship and precision. The new bike embraces its careful carbon layup, and doesn’t cover it up under paint. Instead, you can see the various directional fibers with the beautiful but raw aesthetics.
Notable differences between the lightweight aero road Teammachine and Roadmachine are the bike’s shaped downtube & Aerocore bottle cage integration vs. the much thinner, lighter-looking designs.
The Roadmachine also gets a smaller volume seattube with a rear-wheel cutout for improved comfort & aerodynamics, simplified rear dropout, plus thinner & wider-set seatstays, that all boost tire clearance and give BMC the option to build the more all-road X version.
Beyond its good looks, that refined carbon means the BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc is lighter than ever at 1179g for the frameset with fork. And it gets improved stiffness, too.
Interestingly, now the Masterpiece family adds options for both the Roadmachine and Tesmmachine. And it seems there aren’t yet a lot to go around.
BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc – Pricing, options & limited availability
BMC says that the Teammachine SLR Mpc masterpieces are actually available to order now, but they are going to be rare.
The frameset takes more than one day to make by hand in BMC’s Gretchen, Switzerland Impec workshop so the most they’ll be able to make is a couple hundred per year. Lead time for customer delivery is expected to be around 3-months, assuming they don’t sell out.
Plus, they are not cheap. For $12,000 / 12,000€ you get the carbon BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc frame kit including: frame, fork, seatpost, (headset?) & 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’s dealer bike shops will probably be happy to try to source a premium groupset from Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo and find you some suitably ultra-premium wheels too. The dream bike build will be up to you and your pocketbook!