BMC ALPENCHALLENGE AC01
The first thing that strikes you about the Alpenchallenge is that it looks damn 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.