BMC Teammachine SLR03 – 2017 – Legacy
The most affordable carbon bike in BMC’s Teammachine family, the BMC Teammachine SLR03 is a thrifty version of the no-compromise weapon the BMC pros ride in the European Grand Tour races. It’s got a clean Swiss design, a Shimano mechanical drivetrain and the exact same race geometry as the Teammachine SLR01 big boy bike. But the less expensive carbon fiber frame and a more modest build kit put Alps-worthy Teammachine performance in the hands of regular folks. That makes the BMC Teammachine SLR03 a great option for serious beginning cyclists, cross-trainers and anyone else who wants the speed and efficiency of a high-end road bike at a price that won’t leave you living on peanut butter sandwiches and cheap ramen noodles.
BMC Teammachine SLR03 Carbon Fiber Frame
One of the main bikes in the BMC Racing Team stable, the Teammachine was engineered for acceleration, quick handling and comfort during long days in the mountains. The Teammachine SLR03’s carbon fiber frame shares the same efficient design and race geometry as the SLR01, but with a much smaller price tag. The only real difference between the 01 and 03 frame is the carbon. The SLR01 is made out of BMC’s lightest, most expensive carbon fiber and the SLR03 is constructed from less expensive BMC 03 carbon. The SLR03 frame weighs about a pound (440g) more than the SLR01 frame but it’s tuned to feel and perform the same. The oversized headtube, bottom bracket and downtube provide excellent power transfer; and the compliant top tube and seat stays absorb vibrations and bumps to keep you comfortable and in control.
BMC Teammachine SLR03 – The Bottom Line
For cyclists on a budget, people just dipping their toes into road riding and cyclists who want an inexpensive but serious training bike, the BMC Teammachine SLR03 is hard to beat. The race-winning geometry and solid build mean you can do nearly any kind of ride in comfort and style. If and when the time to move up comes, the Teammachine SLR03 offers lots room to upgrade and grow, so you won’t feel like you need to buy a brand-new bike.
BMC Teammachine SLR03 – Where it Fits
The BMC Teammachine SLR03 is our most affordable high-performance road bike. It’s the entry-level for race-focused carbon bikes in our lineup and the next step up from aluminum road bikes like BMC’s Teammachine ALR01. For a lighter bike that won’t hit your wallet too hard, we’ve got the Felt Z4 Disc as well as the obvious step up from the SLR03, the BMC Teammachine SLR02.
See all of our road options on our Road Bikes for Sale page.
Specs shown are for the 2017 BMC Teammachine SLR03 with Shimano Tiagra kit we have in our demo-rental fleet. Click on the Pricing tab to see other kit options.
|Frame:||BMC 03 Carbon tubing|
|Fork:||BMC Teammachine fork, BMC 03 Carbon with Angle Compliance|
|Drivetrain:||10-speed Shimano Tiagra mechanical drivetrain with 50/34T chainring, 11-34T cassette and Shimano Tiagra shifter/levers|
|Wheels:||Shimano R501 aluminum wheelset|
|Tires:||Continental Ultra Sport II SL 700×23|
|Sizes:||47, 51, 54, 57, 60|
|Sizes in our fleet:||All sizes|
|Finish:||Matte black carbon with red and white graphics|
|Stem:||BMC RSM 03|
|Handlebar:||BMC RAB 03|
|Seatpost:||BMC RSP 03 aluminum|
|Saddle:||Selle Royal Seta|
|Crankset:||Shimano Tiagra 2×10|
|Rear Derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra 10-speed|
|Front Derailleur:||Shimano Tiagra 2×10|
|Chainring:||Shimano Tiagra 2×10 50/34T|
|Cassette:||Shimano Tiagra 10-speed, 11-34T|
|Your Height||Recommended Frame Size||Top-Tube Length|
Sizing recommendations are approximate and a fitting session is recommended for best fit.
|Top Tube Length||520||535||550||564||583|
|Seat Tube Length (Center to Top)||442||505||535||565||600|
|Head Tube Height||108||128||148||170||201|
All specifications are subject to change. Measurements are in millimeters unless otherwise noted.
|BMC Teammachine SLR03||Shimano Ultegra Mechanical||Shimano RS11||$2,799|
|BMC Teammachine SLR03||Shimano 105||Shimano RS010||$2,199|
|BMC Teammachine SLR03||Shimano Tiagra||Shimano R501||$1,899|
|BMC Teammachine SLR03||Shimano Sora||Shimano R501||$1,699|
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