Urban Cyclist - - On Test -

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.

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