When Cycling Weekly named the Roadmachine 02 the 2017 Disc Brake Bike of the Year, they definitely affirmed BMC’s mastery of the “One-Bike Collection”. The Roadmachine adapts the best qualities of BMC’s endurance (Granfondo), race (Teammachine) and aero (Timemachine) into an all around machine that is both sleek and competent. With our orientation towards cycling life beyond the end of the pavement, we appreciate the Roadmachine’s “can do” attitude: it’s fast and it can handle a lot. The manufacturer consciously does not describe the Roadmachine as a “gravel bike”. However, we haven’t hesitated to put the tire clearance and rear triangle compliance to the off-road test. We carry the Roadmachine because it is efficient and hard-working: exactly the kind of bike we want to for tackling Gran Fondos and Strava climbing and distance challenges.