BMC Swiss Cycling Technology
Now Available at Spark Bike Run Sports
BMC made big headlines this year with Cadel Evans taking home the yellow jersey at this year’s Tour de France and extending his contract. Long before that though, Spark has been in discussions with BMC to carry the line. We’re proud to announce that the first few bikes will be arriving in the next few weeks and the rest to follow over the winter. BMC bikes are known for outstanding ride quality, light weight, and efficiency. Here’s how they go about creating some of the finest bicycles in the world.
The development process of every single BMC product covers the following four phases:
Every product development starts with an idea. It comes from our desire for ever more efficient and stunning products and from the needs of our customers. After countless drafts, specifications are drawn up based on our ideas and consistently innovative solutions are found for them.
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BMC bikes have a unique design. It’s the result of a gradual coming together of the requirements for form and function. With our ultra-precise knowledge of the materials and resources we use, we manage to create tube designs that can cope with the load and give the bike its unmistakable character using clean lines and defined areas. The specific detailed solutions combine to produce superb functionality and demonstrate the huge amount of attention that is given to each detail. By means of the latest computer simulation technology, we optimize critical components with respect to weight and stiffness to provide for the ultimate in performance.
Our in-house test laboratory plays a significant role in our development process. Here, all BMC framesets and parts are tested in accordance with current European CEN standards and our own BMC standards that exceed CEN and are optimized according to clear specifications. Stiffness is measured, analyzed and compared with the ride evaluations. The findings that result are incorporated into the construction of more prototypes until the performance meets our requirements. Thanks to our BMC Racing Team, we are able to test the products in race conditions and obtain valuable
feedback for optimizing the ride qualities and function. To ensure that our APS suspension mountain bikes are superb on trails, we invest a great deal of time and expertise in fine-tuning the chassis – work that pays off judging by the many excellent test reports we receive.
Our design work is supported by charismatic artwork. Through it, our specific tube designs become readable and their original character is reinforced. This close interaction between engineering, design and graphics results in distinctive
products that satisfy the highest standards. This involves our long-standing partners who have supported us for many years with their specialist expertise and enable us to supply made-to-measure solutions.