A revised carbon construction resulting in a slight reduction in weight, along with optional hydraulic, 160mm flat mount disc brakes are the two main updates that BMC’s new Teammachine has received.
According to BMC, refining the carbon lay-up process and altering the tube profiles of the new Teammachine, to include a stiffer bottom bracket area and newly shaped seat stays, has resulted in a frameset that’s stiffer, lighter and more compliant than the previous model.
The top-tier Teammachine SLR01, features BMC’s new Integrated Cockpit System (ICS), which comprises an aero shaped handlebar, along with “stem to stern” internal routing for electronic groupsets and a new junction box that’s now hidden inside the down tube.
Another interesting feature, is an updated integrated seat clamp, which BMC says adds further compliance to the new Teammachine over its predecessor.
“Improving the existing Teammachine was no mean feat, it is one of the winningest bikes of all time, and people have asked us “Why even change a winning formula?” The answer is simple: we knew we could create a new, more competitive one!” explains Stefan Christ, Head of R&D at BMC Switzerland. “Besides, if you don’t keep on innovating, you get left behind – this really is the case in a performance-driven environment.
“To create the new Teammachine, we gathered all the input, technologies and components we had at our disposal, and identified the areas where we saw the highest opportunity for improvement. From those variables, we defined tangible targets and ran them through ACE to create as many digital prototypes as necessary until we were satisfied with a model that met our criteria.”
The new Teammachine is available in two models, the SLR01 and SLR02, which offer both disc and caliper brake versions, with a range of sizes from 47 to 61cm in six different colorways.
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