BMC, known as the Bicycle Manufacturing Company, has a rich history, dating back to 1986 when American Bob Bigelow founded it. BMC started as an assembler and wholesale distributor of Raleigh bicycles. After losing his distributor’s license, Bigelow began building bikes under the new BMC label.
In 1994, BMC transitioned to manufacturing bicycles under its own label. This move marked the official birth of the BMC brand as we know it today. A pivotal moment was in 2000 when Andy Rihs, a Swiss and former CEO of the hearing aid manufacturer Phonak, took over the company. Under his leadership, BMC developed the Teammachine for the Phonak Cycling Team to race on in 2002, propelling the brand into the limelight of professional cycling.
Today, the BMC Teammachine SLR01 is its flagship road bike.