BMC launches revamped Timemachine TT bike

Wind cheater debuts on eve of Ironman World Championships

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The triathlon-specific cockpit offers optimal aerodynamic performance for taller pad stack dimensions, while the forward-offset promotes vertical compliance.

The triathlon-specific cockpit offers optimal aerodynamic performance for taller pad stack dimensions, while the forward-offset promotes vertical compliance.

With the Ironman World Championships set for this weekend in Hawaii, the cycling industry is abuzz with all manner of new wind cheating bikes and gear. Count BMC among that crowd, this week launching a new version of its Timemachine time trial bike that is tailor-made for triathletes.

The culmination of four years of studying the needs of multi-sport athletes, a three-year aerodynamics partnership with Sauber Engineering, and two years of final product development, the Timemachine is being billed as a new benchmark for triathlon-specific equipment.

Features of the new bike include a hidden brake booster that's designed to increase the brake-lever-pull to caliper-free-stroke ratio ensuring the brake pads provide sufficient clearance at times of wheel flex.

Features of the new bike include a hidden brake booster that’s designed to increase the brake-lever-pull to caliper-free-stroke ratio ensuring the brake pads provide sufficient clearance at times of wheel flex.

The Timemachine’s recipe for success includes superior tube shaping, component integration, and an extensive rider positioning system, including a variable seat position for middle and long-distance triathlons or time trials.

The BMC Timemachine will be available in two platforms and a variety of builds, ranging from Timemachine 01 SRAM eTap kit for $10,999, to Timemachine 01 frameset at $6999, through a Timemachine 02 Shimano 105 build for $2799. There will also be a Timemachine 01 Dura Ace Di2 build that delivers with Shimano power meter, but that price has yet to be released.

BMC Timemachine TT Bike

Here’s a rundown of other key features:

  • Dual-mount Seatpost: Capable of creating 71°- 81° effective seat tube angles
  • Rear Storage Box: Holds training or race-day equipment
  • Full-carbon dropouts: Horizontal, adjustable dropouts enable maximum rear wheel aerodynamic spacing, regardless of tire size
  • P2P V-Cockpit: Triathlon-specific cockpit offers optimal aerodynamic performance for taller pad stack dimensions, while the forward-offset promotes vertical compliance
  • SubA Aero Hinge-fork: 3rd generation hinge-fork with max integration ensures lean frontal profile, while seamlessly integrated brake calipers and new cockpit mounting system promote both form and function
  • SubA-enhanced tube profiles: Partnership with Sauber Engineering introduces more straightline speed and crosswind stability
  • Integrated fuel options: Top tube fuel storage mount, seat tube bottle mount, and two-position downtube bottle mount
  • Hidden brake booster: Increases the brake-lever-pull to caliper-free-stroke ratio ensuring the brake pads provide sufficient clearance at times of wheel flex. The system allows for the complete disconnection of the cockpit (when paired with electronic shifting options) for travel purposes

BMC Timemachine TT Bike

For more info please visit http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/us-en/timemachine/.

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