Blue Bicycles AC1 AL Shimano 105 Road Bike 2015 Review

Blue Bicycles AC1 AL Shimano 105 Road Bike 2015 Review

When you go shopping for a bike, you will most likely drift towards popular brands like Schwinn and Nashbar. However, what if I could tell you that there are less popular bike brands that offer better features than the brands that you already know?

Blue Bicycles AC1 AL Shimano 105 Road Bike


One of the brands that I am talking about is Blue Bicycles, which was started by cycling professionals with a mission to build the best racing bikes the world has ever seen. That is why last month I decided to try out the AC1 AL Shimano 105 road bike 2015 from Blue Bicycles, to see if they had lived up to their mission statement.

And I was not disappointed; the AC1 AL has been specifically built to provide better handling than all other road bikes available on the market. This high performance road bike has surpassed all the tests I threw at it, making it one of my favorite bikes of all time. If you would like to know more about the Blue Bicycles AC1 AL, then check out the review below.

Who is it made for?

The AC1 AL is an incredibly versatile bike, with the ability to transform from a normal road bike to a weekend triathlon bike.

Features of the Blue Bicycles AC1 AL Shimano 105 Road Bike 2015

Blue Bicycles AC1 AL Shimano 105 Road Bike 2015 is designed to meet the needs of the consumers. After hours of research, testing and analyzing the features, we put Blue Bicycles AC1 AL is a one of the best in our Product Type List.

Aluminum Construction

Blue Bicycles AC1 AL Shimano 105 Road Bike 2015 frameBlue Bicycles has opted to use aluminum in the construction of the AC1 AL, and I must admit that this was the best choice that they could have made. The hydroformed 6000 series aluminum construction is equally strong and light in weight, making it much simpler for you to maneuver the bike in tight spaces.

The rigidity in the frame also ensures that the bike will not get damaged easily if you crash it. This bike therefore establishes itself as a top notch entry-level bike.

Super Flow Tube Technology

Another notable feature of the Blue Bicycles AC1 AL is the Super Flow Tube Technology. This technology is present in the fork, seat stays, and down tube of the bike, and its purpose is to improve aerodynamics.

So what does this mean for the rider? Well, the technology ensures that the direction of wind flow is optimized. In this way the wind is not pushing you back as you are riding the bike, so that you cycle faster and with less energy.

Carbon Fork

The AC1 AL also uses a carbon aero road fork, which efficiently absorbs shock on rough terrain. Therefore, your comfort and handling are improved on all surfaces.

Great Geometry

The Blue Bicycles AC1 AL is both light and stiff, and this means that the power from each stroke is efficiently transferred to the wheels of the bike. The handlebars are also positioned lower than the seat of the bike in order to improve your posture.

Simple Drivetrain

The AC1 AL road bike comes with a Shimano 105 drivetrain, which offers a range of gear selections for you to take advantage of. Changing gears is also a quick and smooth process.


  • Comes in multiple sizes
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Solid construction
  • Attractive
  • Quick


  • None to be found

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What type of drivetrain does the AC1 AL have?

A. The Blue Bicycles AC1 AL has a Shimano 105 drivetrain, which allows you to make quick gear selections. This drivetrain also ensures that gear changes are smooth, so that you can have a fun and easy ride.

Q. Are there external cables on the bike?

A. No. The Blue Bicycles AC1 AL has internal cable routing, which means that there are no cables visible. This is not only great for aesthetics, but it ensures the durability of the cables as they are not exposed to the elements.

Q. Is the bike heavy to ride?

A. No. The AC1 AL has an aluminum frame and a carbon fork, which allow for notable weight savings. When you also factor in the aerodynamic design of the bike, you have a road bike that is light to ride.

Features at a Glance

  • Made with custom hydroformed 6000 series Aluminum
  • Heavy duty Tube technology
  • best bike for professionals

Final Verdict

As you can see, the Blue Bicycles AC1 AL can definitely rival some of the most popular brands out there. So if you are looking for a well designed bike that comes at an affordable price, then the AC1 AL is the way to go.

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About the Author Matthew R. Duncan

I am proud to be the go-to guy among my circle for bike advice. I take it personally when someone I know buys a new bike without consulting me first!

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