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Tempo

A monthly read on cycling, Switzerland, and things that fall in-between.

  • Issue 16
  • August 2014
  • Tempo
  • Setting the pace of cycling culture
  • BMCVoice

    3 Days, 3 Passes, 300Km—a Guide to Cycling in the French Alps

    Although Bourg d’Oisans is an obvious basecamp location for a road cycling trip to the French Alps, we went looking for something more authentic than the plastic pro experience and the ‘menu cycliste’, and ended up at ‘King of the Mountains’.

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  • TeamSpirit

    The Bigla Cycling Team represents BMC in Women’s Road Cycling

    You all know BMC’s road and mountainbike teams, and if you’ve been reading Tempo you’re also familiar with the Uplace BMC triathlon team and the Enduro RacingTeam. But did you know about the UCI women’s Bigla Cycling Team, which has been supplied by BMC for the last decade?

  • EventRadar

    The Alternative Bike Lovers and Makers Contest in Zurich

    A testament to the alternative bike scene, the Bike Lovers Contest in Zurich is alive and well. This year over 15,000 people attended the eclectic bike event on the shores of the lake of Zurich at the Rote Fabrik.

  • CultureBlast

    Mixing adrenaline with luxury – the Ultimate Sportive in the Swiss Alps

    Imagine a cycling trip that combines some of the world’s most spectacular roads with five-star luxury. The newly created Etape Suisse offers exactly that – an unrivalled weekend of socialising, sportive cycling and luxury in Davos Klosters, in the idyllic Swiss Alps, 5-8 September 2014.

  • TeamSpirit

    Stay fresh! Introducing the BMC Sports Page.

    Stay up-to-date with all the news and results from each of BMC's professional racing teams with our new weekly newsletter — the BMC Sports Page.

  • Issue 15
  • May 2014
  • Tempo
  • Setting the pace of cycling culture
  • EventRadar

    Taking on Ironman 70.3 Rapperswil

    Bart Aernouts is one of the 10 elite athletes in the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team. The 29-year-old former world champion in duathlon has been making his mark in the Ironman circuit since 2010. A half distance specialist, he has won seven Ironman 70.3 titles.

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  • CultureBlast

    Cycling Sub-culture; Bike Polo, the team cycling sport with a twist.

    What is bike polo? Lots of people don’t even know that this unusual sport exists. We caught up with Dzaeman Dzulkifli, and some of the hardcore Bike Polo players in Switzerland this month to find out what it’s about.

  • DesignEye

    Geometry and Suspension—the Pulse of a Mountain Bike Frame

    What does our top mountain bike engineer consider the most important factors for a perfect mountain bike? Does the secret lie in simplicity or the number of features? Where does BMC start when it comes to designing a new frame? Learn more in our interview with Jonas Mueller.

  • DesignEye

    Assembling Absalon’s TE01 with Shimano XTR9000 and Di2 M9050

    Ever wondered how much effort, how many people and what kind of preparation goes into ensuring that the world’s top mountain bikes are in top shape for the world’s top mountain bikers? We caught up with Guillame Farin, BMC Engineer and Equipment Officer for the BMC Mountainbike Racing Team.

  • BMCVoice

    The Most Loved BMC Snapshots on Instagram

    We have been filling up our Instagram feed with images from our teams who have been racing all over the world in the last few months. Here we showcase the favorite ones from our followers on that channel.

  • Issue 14
  • April 2014
  • Tempo
  • Setting the pace of cycling culture
  • TeamSpirit

    Beer in Boulder or Espresso in Italy? Thirty Minutes with BMC Racing Team’s Taylor Phinney

    BMC Racing Team’s Taylor Phinney is one of the most interesting characters in today’s peloton. He is the son of 1984 Olympic medalist Connie Carpenter Phinney, and multiple Tour de France stage winner Davis Phinney. An up and coming star? No. He’s already a star. But not just for his incredible potential, but because he breathes a new, fresh, and colorful personality into the sport of professional cycling.

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  • BMCVoice

    The “Little Kiwi” makes BMC’s Road Bikes Fly

    Andrew James compares BMC’s quality standards to those of Porsche or a Swiss watch manufacturer. A trip to Europe 15 years ago to help out as a mechanic for the Post Swiss Team was the catalyst that brought him to where he is now; as product manager for road bikes at BMC.

  • EventRadar

    48 Hours at the Bike Days in Solothurn—An Alternative Guide

    The fifth edition of the biggest cycling expo in Switzerland is just around the corner. Bike Days, taking place from the 9-11th of May, boasts an action-packed program. It is an eclectic mix of bike expo, live mountain bike racing, and adrenalin-charged activities combined with test rides and nocturnal activities—enough to keep any cycling enthusiast entertained for at least 48 hours!

  • EventRadar

    Across Cobbles and Continents: the BMC Granfondo Experience 2014, a Smooth Ride

    The 6 international finalists arrived in Belgium on the 2nd of April like a group of excited school kids. There was excitement, anticipation, and a healthy layer of fear on top of all the friendlier emotions. The trip wasn’t just a fun visit to Belgium to watch the Ronde van Vlaanderen, it was much more.

  • BMCVoice

    Stefano Cattai—Direct from the Peloton to BMC

    When you are just 3 years old and already turning heads on a custom built race bike built with Columbus custom tubes from drawings by your father—you can bet the chances that you will become a professional cyclist are much higher than average.

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