The BMC Granfondo GF02 Ultegra 2014 Road Bike is confidence Inspiring: Both the frame and the fork are built with integrated postmount interfaces to install the standard road disc calipers from Shimano, Sram and Formula. More braking power means you can brake later, saving time and maintaining momentum in the process. It also relieves stress from your hands and arms on long sinuous mountain descents, reduces the risk of overheating the wheels, and offers consistent touch and feel no matter the conditions the weather throws at you. Wen we say this is confidence inspiring, we mean it! Thanks to the tapered 1-1/8 to 1 1/2-inch steerer tube, oversized down tube and massive chain stays, the bike corners like it is on rails, going exactly where you pilot it without any fuss or hesitation, always converting every ounce of pedal pressure into forward acceleration.
The granfondo is built by BMC for the Spring Classics, but the same features that make it perfect on those races smooth out the road ahead of you, no matter where or how long you're riding. Vertical compliance, stable handling, immediate power transfer and reliability are factors necessary to succeed in the northern races but they're also on top of the wish list of any recreational rider. Sure, the granfondo reduces the suffering of the pros in Paris Roubaix, the ''Hell of the North'', but it also enhances the riding experience for us mere mortals.