BMC TeamMachine ALR01
Entry-level buyers will want to take a long look at BMC's new aluminum road bike. The tube shape and geometry are both fairly similar to the carbon TeamMachine. With the advances in aluminum frames over the past two years, it's a safe bet that the ride quality will be nearly as good, with a weight penalty of only about a pound. Four models are available, ranging from the $1,099 Shimano Sora-equipped version to the $2,099 ALR01 with Ultegra components.