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First ride: BMC Granfondo GF02 105 £1400

BMC Gran Fondo GF02 105

Carbon may be king, but BMC’s Granfondo GF02 proves there’s still life in good old aluminium

group test: All aboard the 105

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1st June 2010

105 is often referred to as Shimano’s ‘workhorse’ road groupset. Simon Smythe checks out whether the manufacturers are using it to build thoroughbreds or cart horses.

group test: BMC Streetfire SSX01 £1,199

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1st June 2010

BMC Streetfire SSX01: “The finish is impressive. The welds are very smooth and the paint and decals perfectly applied — it looks like a bike that costs twice as much.”

group test: 105 Verdict

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1st June

“There’s a clear difference in performance between the bike that uses the complete 105 groupset — hubs and all — and the other two that spec cheaper calipers and chainsets.”