Life is a race. We win when we make time to do what we want to thrive. We lose when we are forced to do what we must just to survive. With this principle in mind, BMC's lifestyle models are race bikes - just as serious as any of our road or mountain bikes. Based on years of experience, our mountain road series bicycles continue to help a diverse range of cyclists achieve their personal goals. Urban riders frequently beat motorized traffic through dense city centers. Fitness riders measure their improvements in time and distance. Cycling enthusiasts enjoy more casual rides, complimenting their racing and training. Cycle messengers efficiently make more deliveries. Commuters save time, money and the environment. BMC road bikes are designed to help athletes win, from smooth, indoor velodromes to the cobblestones of Paris-Roubaix. BMC mountain bike models are designed to help athletes to claim victories over even tougher terrain. BMC lifestyle bicycles are designed with an even bigger goal in mind - to help the human race rise above the rat race.
First introduced to the Swiss market as part of our 2000 model-year line, the original BMC Alpen Challenge quickly became a local legend of urban cycling. In the years since, our first, fast urban bike design evolved into the more versatile alpenchallenge AC02, an extraordinary bike built to face the ordinary challenges of daily life. It combines the speed of a road bike with a mountain bike's heads-up position and controls. The AC02 is designed to be easily equipped with convenient accessories to make everyday riding easier.