This video, the first from the series, sees BMC’s Roadmachine RM02 105 placed head-to-head with the Focus’ Paralane Carbon 105. Both bikes were born versatile, with compliant carbon frames, fat tyres, disc brakes and retail prices within 5 percent of one another. But which one comes out on top? Hit play on the video above to find out.
Stay tuned to BikeRadar for further video head-to-heads; we’ve still got rim and disc brake road bikes, ultra-comfortable bikes and value-based categories to cover, as well as announcing the 2017 BikeRadar Road Bike of the Year.