BMC Team Elite 01 XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Crankset: FSA K-Force Carbon, 175 mm
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR Dual control
  • Seatpost: Easton EA70, 31.6 mm
  • Saddle: Selle Italia Filante
  • Hubs: DT Swiss 340
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2006

Strengths:    Eye Catching design, turns heads, very stiff and responsive.

Weaknesses:    Funky sizing (for me), Swiss percision (cable routing, Front derailleur placement), weight.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, love the design looks so good. The weight for a 21" is about 3.5lbs, but I wasn't really concerned with weight. Stiff bike, that will turn heads, and priced reasonably well. I came off a 19.5 Trek 9.8 and looked at the geometry of the 19 BMC and thought it looked small, so I went with the 21" which seems a smidge big, but not enough to cause problems. I'm most likely a 20" I'm 6'2.

The routing of the right shifter for the rear der is awkward and forces the cable to be forced against the headtube. The front der cable stop on the side of the seatube would of been better placed in the center. Since it's not you have to use a tradional front top pull that mounts in between the bottle mounts, so you can't mount a cage unless you find spacers to push the cage out so it can be bolted.

For a bike company the paints swiss percision on the bike, and cost $1200, they could of at least worked on those two things, so 4 for value. The weight isn't a problem for me, hell I bought a Marzocchi the weighs the same. Overall an awesome bike, so I give it a 5.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Findley Lake Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   Trek 9.8, Specialized Stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   Sram X.0 shifters and rear der. XT Front Der. Cassette. Marzocchi Marathon Race, King/mavic UST wheelset, Raceface crank and bar, fsa stem. Juicy carbons. Panaracer firexc pro tubeless

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