BMC just unveiled a Masterpiece – their new limited edition Teammachine SLR Mpc reimagines their top aero road bike for riders where money is no object. The new bike looks more aggressive than ever, and is both lighter & stiffer than the Pro Tour-proven Teammachine.
They call it “An exclusive and unparalleled example of what can be done when no expense is spared.”
BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc aero road bike Masterpiece
BMC’s top Teammachine SLR was already pretty premium, I mean the Teammachine SLR01 One already sells for $13,000 / 13,300€ with a top-tier Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset & super light DT Swiss Mon Chasseral carbon wheels. How much more premium can you go than that?
BMC says, probably double, right?
The Teammachine SLR Mpc is a no-holds-barred road bike.
Built one at a time, BMC engineers call it a class-leading carbon road frameset building on all of the technical innovation they’ve developed at their Impec Lab R&D and production facility in Switzerland over the last decade.
The new Masterpiece bike obviously shares much of its shaping with the standard Teammachine SLR. But while the Teammachine SLR had moved towards a smoothed, curved, and blended aesthetic, the Teammachine SLR Mpc goes back to the sharp-edged look of previous BMC machines.
The real big difference in the Mpc Masterpiece edition is a focus on hand-craftsmanship and precision. The new bike embraces its careful carbon layup, and doesn’t cover it up under paint. Instead, you can see the various directional fibers with the beautiful but raw aesthetics.
Notable differences include a simpler smooth downtube shape without the Aerocore bottle cage integration step, and a much thinner/lighter-looking fork design. The new bike gets a smaller volume seattube with a rear-wheel cutout for improved comfort & aerodynamics, simplified rear dropout, plus thinner & wider-set seatstays.
Yet beyond good looks, that refined carbon means the BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc is lighter than ever at 1179g for the frameset with fork. And it gets improved stiffness, too.
Interestingly, it seems there aren’t even a lot of the new bikes available to BMC so far. The bike on BMC’s Masterpiece mini-site built up with Campagnolo Super Record EPS doesn’t actually even appear to be the new Mpc bike, instead, a standard SLR finished to look like one.
BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc – Pricing, options & limited availability
BMC does say that the Teammachine SLR Mpc masterpieces are actually available to order now, but they are going to be rare. The framesets take more than one day to make by hand in BMC’s Gretchen, Switzerland Impec workshop so the most they’ll be able to make is a couple hundred per year. Lead time for customer delivery is expected to be around 3-months, assuming they don’t sell out.
Plus, they are not cheap. For $12,000 / 12,000€ you get the carbon BMC Teammachine SLR Mpc frame kit including: frame, fork, seatpost, (headset?) & one-piece cockpit. (Compare that to the standard $5300 / 5000€ Teammachine SLR01 MOD ICS Carbon frame kit!)
No complete bike builds will be offered, but BMC’s dealer bike shops will probably be happy to try to source a premium groupset from Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo and find you some suitably ultra-premium wheels too. The dream bike build will be up to you and your pocketbook!