BMC CX01 Crossmachine
The BMC Crossmachine CX01 is what happens when BMC engineers look toward autumn and realize they need a whip that matches their road bikes. The same thinking, the same ACE modeling went into creating this bike. They, like all good Swiss, enjoy cyclocross, particularly that of the cold, hilly, muddy kind, and they needed a bike to be fun to ride and excel in those conditions.
The frameset bears a passing similarity to their now-departed Granfondo design, with chunky chainstays, cantilevered dropouts, and slender seatstays, as well as a round seat post for simplicity and compliance. The purposed of the design is the same. Stiffness for driving the bike, compliance for comfort. You’ll even see some Angle Compliance design in the fork. The bike comes standard with a TCC compliancepost in carbon and 3mm setback. BMC likes light bikes. They’re particularly good in cyclocross, where you need to shoulder the bike, suitcase the bike, make countless accelerations in the course of an hour. So this is light, 1100g in the 54 size, with a 450g uncut fork.
They wanted a higher bottom bracket for all the turning and even jumping of barriers. The drop is a shallow 62mm. They also wanted a bike that was quick without being twitchy, so they settled on a trail of 63mm, which means it will feel stable, but still be able to cut around trees or fallen competitors. The bike keeps quick releases, with 135mm over locknut width in the rear, and standard 100mm in front, because of simplicity. You’ll find room for 35mm tires—a bit wider than UCI standards, so both allowing you options to both race internationally and take advantage of more aggressive trails.
You’ll also find some features standard on BMC road bikes. DTI cable management allows you to run mechanical or electronic shifting outside the frame and electronic inside the frame and get to them easily. The bottom bracket standard is BB86, which allows BMC to build out the frame as wide as possible for light weight and maximal torsional stiffness. There’s a replaceable/removable front derailleur mount, which isn’t necessary when running the 1x drivetrain that comes on complete bikes, but good to have in case you decide to switch to a double-ring setup.
BMC has long embraced discs for cyclocross. They utilize their natural-born postmount design to secure the calipers to the frame. The mounts are set up for running either a 160 or 140mm rotor up front and 140mm in the back. The cables or hoses run inside the frame.
BMC also has thought ahead to electronic shifting. Their complete bikes come with mechanical shifting, but the cable stops can be removed, and wires run internally, or plugged up completely for SRAM’s eTap.
The BMC Crossmachine CX01 is designed for the extreme rigors of extremely challenging cyclocross courses.
*Spec not exactly as shown, bike comes with Mavic Cosmic wheels*
- Bottom Bracket Pressfit 86
- Brake Calipers SRAM Rival HRD
- Cassette SRAM Apex, 11-42
- Chain KMC X11-1
- Crankset SRAM Rival1, 40t
- Fork TCC 01 Premium Carbon
- Frame Material ACE Technology, 01 Premium Carbon
- Front Derailleur None
- Handlebar BMC RAB 03
- Headset Integrated, Tapered 1 1/8"-1 1/2"
- Pedals Not Included
- Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival1
- Rotors SRAM Centerline
- Saddle Fizik Antares R7, Manganese
- Seatpost TCC 01 Premium Carbon
- Shifters / Levers SRAM Rival HRD
- Stem BMC RSM03
- Tires Vittoria Cross Evo XN Tubular, 700x32c
- Wheel - Front Mavic Cosmic
- Wheel - Rear Mavic Cosmic