BMC Teammachine SLR & Roadmachine Mpc road bikes are hand-built Swiss carbon Masterpieces

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 Teammachine SLR Mpc

all c. BMC, photos by Jeremie Reuiller

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?

BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc

BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc 

The Teammachine SLR Mpc joins the Roadmachine as no-holds-barred road bikes.

BMC Roadmachine Mpc

BMC Roadmachine Mpc

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.

What’s new?

Teammachine SLR Mpc (left) & Roadmcahince Mpc (right)

Teammachine SLR Mpc (left) & Roadmcahince Mpc (right)

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…

BMC Roadmcahince Mpc

BMC Roadmachine Mpc

The real big difference of the new Teammachine SLR Mpc is inside.

BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc

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.

BMC Roadmcahince Mpc

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.

BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc frame

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 Teammachine SR Mpc

BMC Teammachine SR Mpc frameset

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.

BMC Teammachine Mpc

BMC Teammachine Mpc

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!)

BMC Roadmachine Mpc

BMC Roadmachine Mpc

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!

MasterPieCe.BMC-Switzerland.com

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Mic
Mic
6 months ago

Gulp!

Jim Rawson
Jim Rawson
6 months ago

I am pretty sure all carbonfiber frames are “handmade” lol….

Brian B
Brian B
6 months ago

I love black carbon frames with a black background. You can see the difference right?

Gordo
Gordo
6 months ago

Oh man. Compared to that hideous Pinarello gravel bike, this is a masterpiece of design restraint.

Davide Ape
Davide Ape
6 months ago
Reply to  Gordo

I completely agree!

Tim
Tim
6 months ago

You have completely mixed up frames here. The Masterpiece images (apart from one) you have selected are of last years Masterpiece Roadmachine, not the new Teammachine. The new Teammachine Masterpiece looks exactly like the regular Teammachine SLR01 but is lighter and stiffer and I think made in one piece. If you go in the Masterpiece website you will find two separate Masterpiece frames: Roadmachine and the new Teammachine. You are comparing apples and oranges in this article because you have them mixed up 🙂

Veitz
Veitz
6 months ago

Isn’t that the Roadmachine Mpc.

Larry Falk
Larry Falk
6 months ago

When is someone going to invent opaque colored resin so we don’t have to look at all black bikes anymore? (You can dye eggs, why not bikes?) Nice frames regardless.

Dink
Dink
6 months ago
Reply to  Larry Falk

mapei looks like eggs. maybe there was something to that.

Tom
Tom
6 months ago

Having ridden cheap ass Chinese carbon framesets that cost $500, as well as reputable brands, I know there are differences in quality and performance. But I’d have to be made of money to consider this a good value. Will the super supreme market ever implode on itself?

Chris White
6 months ago
Reply to  Tom

You’ve missed the point, this isn’t about “good value” or “differences in … performance” – those are not the type of clients they’re aiming for.

Andrew
Andrew
6 months ago

Silly expensive, but beautiful. There are always these superbikes for the ultra-wealthy. Ultimately I don’t see a reason why not. The techniques used ultimately trickle down to regular consumers eventually…..we’ll all be riding bikes this sweet in like 12 years.

satanas
satanas
6 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

By that time the top end framesets ought to have broken the 100k barrier…

Frank
Frank
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

No we won’t. Some processes scale, others do not. The neat carbon layup that is the selling point of this frame could for example be replicated with robots (like carbon sails for sailboats are laid up nowadays) but experience shows this will not bring down the cost to a reasonable level.
BMC itself was originally launched with the idea of building frames in Switzerland using automated processes as a way to compete with the low cost of labour in Asia. “Handbuilt by robots” was their motto. They gave up on the idea after a few years.