With the Masterpiece, or Mpc. for short, BMC present an exclusive version of the Roadmachine road bike. In addition to an extremely elaborate manufacturing process, the price also is a unique selling point: the Swiss are calling for no less than a five-digit sum for the frameset. All further information on the black diamond can be found here.
The Masterpiece is BMC’s lapel to a world of exclusivity. Based on the BMC Roadmachine 01 ONE (click for review), the Mpc. is a premium road bike that is second to none. The geometry and the generous tyre clearance of 33 mm were taken over 1:1 from the Roadmachine, the frame sizes are reduced by two sizes (47 and 61). The frame of the Masterpiece bike is manufactured by hand in one piece and not, as usual, glued together from several individual pieces. The carbon patches are laminated directly into the mould. In addition to weight savings through minimisation of the material used, the advantages should also include optimum monitoring of the production quality, as pressure and temperature can be monitored perfectly.
The geometry of the BMC Roadmachine Mpc.
|Seat tube||457 mm||500 mm||522 mm||539 mm|
|Top tube||532 mm||546 mm||556 mm||568 mm|
|Head tube||139 mm||156 mm||181 mm||206 mm|
|Chainstay||410 mm||410 mm||410 mm||410 mm|
|BB Drop||71 mm||71 mm||71 mm||71 mm|
|Wheelbase||999 mm||997 mm||1,008 mm||1,020 mm|
|Reach||382 mm||386 mm||390 mm||394 mm|
|Stack||541 mm||562 mm||586 mm||610 mm|
Of course, exclusivity has its price! For the sum of € 10,000 you will not get a finished bike, but the Masterpiece frameset including BMC’s seat post and cockpit. Due to the complex and time-consuming production process, the number of pieces is quite limited, only one Mpc. per working day slips out of the carbon mould.
Available cockpit and seat post versions
- Stem ICS01 90 – 130 mm / ICS01 AERO 100 – 130 mm / ICS 0° 55 – 100 mm
- Handlebar RCB01 400, 420, 440 mm / ICS AERO 400, 420, 440 mm
- Seatpost 15 mm Offset
Initially, the Masterpiece road bike will be delivered only at BMC’s headquarters in Grenchen, Switzerland, the USA and three other locations worldwide. The components can be individually selected according to your preferences, there are no limits.
Our first thoughts on the BMC Roadmachine Mpc.
With the Roadmachine Mpc., BMC present the most expensive production bike of the season and one thing is certain: The Masterpiece will polarize! The group of buyers regulates itself by the called price and the time-consuming manufacturing process, resulting in a very exclusive group of Mpc. riders. If you have tasted blood now and want to know how the bike rides on the road, you won’t have to wait much longer. We have already tested the bike exclusively for you. You’ll find more information in our next issue!
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Words: Philipp Schwab Photos: BMC