When our team sat down to design a new alpenchallenge AC01, the goal was clear. The new design had to be faster: faster than all previous BMC urban bicycles, faster than the competition, and faster than you might expect possible of a commuter bicycle with flat bars. Many bicycles are available in the urban, fitness, commuter speed and flat bar road bike segments, but if you want to pick the fastest bike, the benefits of our new alpenchallenge AC01 should be obvious.
More agile – While the chainstays are as short as those on the granfondo GF01, they offer more tire clearance and enough space to mount fenders.
City Kit lighting – The BMC City Kit lighting from Sparse significantly increases your visibility at night and is likely still to be attached to your bike after being locked outside all day thanks to its practical semipermanent attachment to the steerer tube and seatpost. These lights enhance the look of the alpenchallenge and can easily be recharged through a USB port.
City Kit fenders – The BMC City Kit fenders from Curana are visually and functionally integrated into the new alpenchallenge AC01. They provide full-coverage protection, and offer an innovative quick-connect technology which allows the installation or removal of the fenders in less than a minute. These fenders are compatible with all 2014 alpenchallenge AC01 models and sizes.
City Kit security – In collaboration with ixow, we offer a smart security solution. Secured by the force of gravity, when locked in an upright position the BMC City Kit security prevents thieves from quickly removing wheels and seat post. The security option is available in black with separate kits for bikes with either a rear derailleur or internal gear hub drivetrains.