BMC stands for Bicycle Manufacturing Company, which is a great understatement. BMC doesn't just manufacture bicycles, they craft premium machines that are some of the lightest, most efficient and best-riding available today.
The company was founded in 1986 as the exclusive builder and distributor of Raleigh bicycles in Switzerland. But it wasn’t until 2001, under the direction of Andy Rihs, that BMC came into its own. They opened up the drawing board for new ideas that were based on a desire for more efficient and stunning products that addressed the needs of their customers.
That's why you'll see that all BMC bikes have a unique design that’s based on intimate material knowledge, specific tube design and the latest computer simulation technology. The iSC (integrated skeleton concept) is BMC’s innovative and now legendary trademark design. With the help of the latest in Finite Elements Method computer technology, they tailor each tube junction perfectly for the distribution of forces.
BMC also uses Core Stiffness to counteract the extreme stress in the bottom bracket area by maximizing the BB width for each model. The tube designs and profiles of the seat tube, down tube and chainstays are optimized to obtain the best bonded and welded joints as well. The result is a significant improvement in lateral stiffness and in turn, your pedal power is converted directly into propulsion.
BMC’s in-house test laboratory plays a significant role in the final product. Here, all framesets and parts are tested in accordance with current European CEN standards and BMC’s own specific standards. Stiffness is measured, analyzed and compared with the ride evaluations from pro BMC riders. Prototypes are analyzed and refined until the finished product is riding perfection.
Easily recognizable thanks to their innovative, standout frame designs, BMC has become a mainstay in the cycling world, delivering professional racers to many victories and riders of all abilities a premium cycling experience. Their dedication to style, passion and precision means they are continually turning heads in the cycling world and delivering dream bikes for unlimited enjoyment on any road or trail. Swing by to check out our excellent selection of BMC bicycles soon!
At Ultimate Cycle we look forward to showing you our fine selection of BMC bicycles.