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Tempo

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

  • Issue 17
  • September 2014
  • Tempo
  • Setting the pace of cycling culture
  • DesignEye

    Behind the Doors of BMC’s Best Kept Secret—the impec Advanced R&D Lab

    It started out as a vision in 2007; to build the perfect place to create the perfect bike. What exists now is the most advanced research and development lab for performance cycling in the industry. We open the doors of the impec Advanced R&D Lab for the first time and reveal one of our best kept secrets.

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  • TeamSpirit

    The Unglorified Mechanics of the American Tours

    While most of the BMC Racing Team’s season is spent on the European continent, the months of August and September see a tight group of riders and support staff attacking some of the toughest landscapes in North America.

  • TeamSpirit

    Where yoga and trail-riding meet; from Vancouver to Whistler with lululemon

    The Vancouver-based brand that specializes in technical Yoga gear, is the leisurewear sponsor for the BMC mountain bike, Enduro and road racing teams. But what does lululemon have in common with Enduro mountainbiking?

  • TeamSpirit

    Alexandre Moos—from Road to MTB pro and “Directeur Sportive” of the BMC MTB Racing Team

    In a day and age where many mountain bikers successfully make the transition from mountain bike racing into the pro peloton (Cadel Evans, Peter Sagan, Ryder Hesdjal) Alex Moos bucked the trend and did it in reverse – leaving a career in road racing behind for the pro cross country mountain bike circuit.

  • BMCVoice

    Behind the Scenes; the making of the BMC Catalogue 2015

    It’s hard for a company like BMC, at the foot of the Jura mountains and the pre-Alps, to get away from big mountains. They are everywhere, part of our identity, imposing, great, big giants that they are. So, for our 2015 Catalogue we decided to head straight for them.

  • 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.

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