The BMC GF01 Disc 105 endurance road bike has scooped Cycling Plus magazine’s Bike of the Year 2015 awards. The Swiss bike, which costs £2,500/US$3700/AU$4,800, beat off stiff opposition from the Giant Propel Advanced Pro 2, Trek Domane 5.2, GT Grade Carbon 105 and Cannondale Synapse Ultegra Disc.
Video: BOTY 2015 – BMC GF01 Disc 105
Issue 300 of Cycling Plus – which features a new look as well as the full BOTY coverage – is now on the newsstands.
We’ll have the full review on BikeRadar soon – keep an eye on our Bike of the Year 2015 hub page – but in the meantime, here are a few snippets from the judge, Cycling Plus senior tech editor, Warren Rossiter:
“Every year we say that the decision becomes harder and harder and, guess what, this year it’s the hardest ever. The truth is, the top five shootout is as close as it’s ever been.
“The BMC smooths surfaces with hollow, oversized chainstays that kick up towards the dropouts [and] slender vibration-absorbing seatstays.
“When the roads get twisty, the BMC’s racing heritage shines through. It basically goes where you point it – no dramas.
“Fat tyres, wide wheels and excellent disc brakes induce masses of confidence on descents.”