BMC GranFondo GF01

BMC Paris Roubaix or Grand Fondo or the big black

So maybe it is just the Heroes but we were thinking that if your big guns rode your BMC Granfondo (GF01) at the 2012 Roubaix you might actually want to call it the BMC Paris-Roubaix (BMC PR01) or something that rings the same note. We spent some time at some GranFondo’s in the past and lets just say often those in the lead and quite frankly many in the rear are not riding a namesake of this style of riding. No they are riding Time RXRS’s with Campagnolo Bora’s, Colnago c-59′s with lightweight ventoux’s or some classic machine from yesteryear. Yes crossing that finish first or last or deep in the middle is the beauty of the GranFondo but we offer up to BMC that the panache of cobbles, dust and spring rain would have been the way to go. Granfondo’s are celebrations of route and bike but they also speak of pit-stops, road-side sandwiches, and getting beat up the mountain by your mother in law (It’s true)-not the most inspiring associations. We noticed that the Pinarello KOBH has been dropped for the simpler Dogma K so maybe we are wrong headed on this suggestion, but GranFondo, Sportive, Century, cannot replace the visions of Cancellara, GIlbert and Hinault as they charge up mountains, valley roads and bounce along the cobbles.

No matter in a gallery of 6 images we present to you the BMC GF01 as mechanics wash and separate loaner Mavic classics and reflex’s from BMC’s plethora of deep section Eastons.