BMC ALPENCHALLENGE AC01 £1,899

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The Alpen­chal­lenge­first thing thatis that strike­sit looksyou about damn the fast for an ur­ban flat­bar. The stem is pos­i­tively slammed com­pared to most hy­brids, the triple-butted alu frame de­sign echoes BMC’s race bikes and the wheel­base is shorter than many ri­vals. Where you do feel some heft, though, is at the rear. That’s thanks to the in­ter­nal hub gear – in this case Shi­mano’s Alfine 11 speed. Frame Triple-butted alu­minium / Fork Car­bon / Wheels DT Swiss R522 db rims / Trans­mis­sion Shi­mano Alfine 11 with Gates car­bon belt / Brakes Shi­mano M506/M447 www.bmc-switzer­land.com, www.evan­scy­cles.com

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