This year’s IM World Championships sees multiple new bike models enter the market, and one not to be missed is The Timemachine, designed by BMC Switzerland. It’s super speedy and a testament to superior aero engineering.
The Timemachine has been revamped and developed with a new rider focus by Impec Lab engineers. It addresses triathlete’s needs with highly functional design features and technology.
The model is the result of two years of forward-thinking aero investigation between BMC and Swiss Formula1 experts Sauber Engineering, and close collaboration with BMC Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace. Instead of focusing on speed alone, Impec Lab engineers were challenged with creating a machine that gets triathletes from T1 to T2 as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Mart Otten, BMC Switzerland Road Product Manager, says: “In its development, we gave priority to triathletes and leveraged the Impec Lab to explore unique solutions that would not just meet triathletes’ needs, but go a step further and create a product that truly enhances their performance.”
BMC has re-worked its “SubA” aerodynamics formula and re-invented its rider-positioning system “P2P” (Position-to-Perform) to improve performance, while adding discipline-specific bike features to make this the ultimate ‘must-have’ piece of cycling equipment for triathletes.
The fastest bike on Earth just got faster. Introducing the all-new Timemachine, tailor-made for triathletes. https://goo.gl/Mzi0Ax 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 the new benchmark for triathlon-specific equipment. With continued legendary SubA aerodynamics performance, it’s recipe for success is clear – superior tube shaping, maximum component integration, and an extensive rider positioning system. For middle and long-distance triathlons or time trials, this is the must-have bike for races against the clock. #bmctimemachine #aero #design #runbikeswim
The Timemachine’s SubA aerodynamics formula focuses on superior tube shaping and component integration to ensure maximum speed. The SubA concept now includes re-engineered tubes with truncated profiles, crosswind-stable tube shapes, a new hinge-fork design and maximum overall integration. Combined with P2P, the Timemachine is clearly designed to deliver free speed for long distance triathlons, time trials or solo efforts in wind-swept terrain.
Dual-purpose, Rider-focused Fit
A slippery-fast frame is a good start, but adding a versatile, aerodynamic positioning system for the rider… breaks records. The redesigned P2P system lets triathletes and time-trialists find their ideal contact points without sacrificing aerodynamics, no matter how aggressive or conservative their front-end position is.
After bringing the first hinge-fork to the market over a decade ago, BMC has now refined its design to create an even leaner frontal area with seamless form and maximised function. Hidden brake calipers, cables, housing and an all-new hidden seat clamp make the new Timemachine feel practically invisible to the rider.
The new Timemachine has been designed with multi-sport performance in mind. It features predictable handling in the aero position, an adaptable cockpit for both short and long reach preferences, a ‘Quick-pad’ brake cartridge system for swapping out racing and training wheels, plus fuel and equipment storage…. BMC engineers have also come up with a smart disassembly solution for the cockpit, to facilitate packing the bike for travel.
The ‘V-Cockpit’ is supplied with all complete bikes, and is optional with the frameset. It offers optimal aerodynamic performance for taller pad stack dimensions, while its forward-offset promotes vertical compliance to blend high-performance with comfort. The Timemachine’s other cockpit configuration, the ‘Flat-Cockpit’, offers maximum aerodynamic advantage, letting riders attain the lowest possible pad stack configurations.
Sizing, Geometry, and Models
The Timemachine range, consisting of “01” and “02” level-specific technology and integration packages, possesses consistent sizing and geometry throughout the line-up. Available in four sizes (Small, Medium-Short, Medium-Long, Large), the frame geometry is continued from the previous generation Timemachine.
Various models are already at BMC Dealers and available to order. The Timemachine 01 Dura Ace Di2 will be available from Spring 2017.
Check out BMC Switzerland’s website (http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/timemachine/) for more details.