All-round capabilities, eco credentials and enjoying a green city get Arne’s vote.

Ask Arne, and he’ll tell you it’s inexcusable not to ride a bike when you live in the city with the biggest green belt in Europe. That’s Hamburg, if you were wondering. Arne had grown tired of the ‘diesel debate’ and Germany’s dominant car industry. The eco-conscious architect known for his sustainable and stylish residential properties scoured the market for a do-all bike. “That’s when I landed on the Alpenchallenge,” he explains.

“It really struck a chord, I can’t fault its versatility and, of course, that design just screamed at me. I hop on it and in no time at all I’m with a client or on-site. Those moments on the bike are priceless for my mind as well, as it gives me clarity on projects. I’d say that the perspective that I get of buildings and cityscapes on two wheels has really helped my work too.”

Fast Frame Designs
Style and design borrowed from our aero family, compliance adopted from our endurance models, and the geometry and responsiveness of a road racing bike, the Alpenchallenge is one seriously versatile bike.

Great-Handling Fork
The Alpenchallenge carbon fork brings a comfortable ride, clean aesthetics, and brilliant steering.

Fender and Kickstand Mounts
Functional adaptability for an active urban lifestyle.

Low-Maintenance Drivetrain
The Gates belt drive system looks amazing and is incredibly low maintenance.

BMC Alpenchallenge 01 Three 2020 - Hybrid Sports Bike

Frame: Alpenchallenge 01, Eccentric bottom bracket
Fork: Alpenchallenge 01, Al-13 Aluminium
Stem: BMC LSM 02
Bars: BMC LSB 02
Front Brake: Shimano MT500/MT500/RT54 rotors 160mm
Rear Brake: Shimano MT500/MT500/RT54 rotors 160mm
Front Mech: Shimano GRX RX810
Rear Mech: Shimano GRX RX810
Shifters: Shimano RS700, Rapidfire Plus
Speed: 20
Rims: DT Swiss R522D
Front Hub: Formula CL-25
Rear Hub: Formula CL-26
Front Tyre: Continental Contact Speed, 35mm
Rear Tyre: Continental Contact Speed, 35mm
Seat Post: BMC LSP 02
Saddle: Selle Royal Vivo
Chainset: Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30T 2x10
Chain: Shimano HG-601
Cassette: Shimano HG500, 11-34T
Pedals: Basic Resin Flat

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