BMC rolled out its new Timemachine 01 Disc time trial/triathlon bike today, calling it “the ultimate triathlon machine and most refined expression of pure aerodynamic performance. “
According to BMC, they relied upon the expertise of its engineers to apply their carbon fiber know-how and aerodynamics expertise to develop the new disc brake-equipped Timemachine 01 Disc using extensive wind tunnel testing in order to deliver optimal handling and control on technically demanding triathlon and time trial courses.
“The Timemachine 01 Disc sets new standards in aero engineering,” says Mart Otten, Senior Product Manager Road at BMC Switzerland. “This bike addresses rider needs with highly functional design features and technology. The disc brake technology ensures that the rider has unrestricted control on technically demanding routes without compromising aerodynamics.”
The new Timemachine 01 Disc incorporates BMC’s SubA integrated aerodynamics system, which is designed to maximize aerodynamic efficiency through minimizing exposure to wind. The revised SubA concept summarizes the bike’s core features, namely a 3:1 ratio tube configuration with truncated profiles, integrated caliper covers, crosswind-stable tube shapes, hinge-fork design, a super-lean frontal area and maximum integration from front to back.
Disc Brake Integration
Timemachine 01 Disc also features complete disc brake integration to ensure superior handling and control on the most technical courses without compromising its aerodynamic performance. Moreover, since many triathletes travel with their bikes, the bike’s thru-axle hubs and hydraulic disc brakes are designed to simplify assembly and wheel changes with dependable brake pad positioning.
Integrated Caliper Covers
BMC says, they designed aerodynamic covers in order to optimize the airflow around the disc brake calipers and minimize the impact on aerodynamic performance. The result is the aerodynamic performance of the Timemachine 01 Disc with the benefits functional integration of disc brake technology.
“A slippery-fast frame is a good start, but adding a versatile, aerodynamic positioning system for the rider is the formula to beat the clock”, says BMC. Therefore, by applying their Position-to-Perform (P2P) system, triathletes and time trialists can find their optimal aerodynamic position without sacrificing fit or performance, no matter how aggressive or conservative their front-end position. “This adaptability makes the Timemachine 01 Disc the ultimate multi-sport and time trial bike“, adds the Swiss brand.
Ultimate Cockpit Versatility
Another feature of the new Timemachine 01 Disc is BMC’s V-Cockpit, which offers optimal aerodynamic performance for taller pad stack dimensions, while the forward-offset promotes vertical compliance, offering what BMC calls “a state-of-the-art blend of high-performance and comfort.” Also, the fully integrated 3rd generation hinge-fork ensures a lean frontal profile while the cockpit mounting system promotes both form and function.
“The P2P V-Cockpit is the world’s first truly triathlon-specific cockpit”, says BMC.
Additionally, BMC’s Flat-Cockpit configuration offers maximum aerodynamic advantage by allowing riders the lowest possible pad stack configurations, wherein the base bar can be mounted in 2 positions, pointing downward or upward. The driving parameter to choose the position is the base bar altitude, depending on the combination of discipline, riding style and pad height. Moreover, a rear-mount equipment storage box, top-tube fuel box mounts, and downtube dual-mount bottle cage options create what BMC calls “a dedicated triathlon weapon”.
Furthermore, riding the Timemachine 01 Disc with the Flat-Cockpit and seatpost in the rear position makes the bike UCI compliant as well.
Sizing, Geometry, and Models
The new stealth black Timemachine 01 Disc is currently available as a frameset only in sizes Small, Medium/Short, Medium/Long and Large, which includes the V-Cockpit, extensions, seatpost and rear storage, along with five colored decal sets (white, grey, blue, green, red) so customers can customize their own bike.
You can learn more about the new Timemachine 01 Disc by visiting BMC’s website here.
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