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BMC releases new triathlon bike in Kona

Published October 5, 2016

KONA, Hawaii (BRAIN) — BMC is introducing a new triathlon bike at the Ironman World Championships here this week. The new Timemachine is the result of two years of aerodynamic reserach by BMC and Swiss Formula1 experts Sauber Engineering, in collaboration with the BMC Etixx Pro Triathlon Team powered by Uplace.

Mart Otten, BMC Switzerland's road product manager, said, "The new Timemachine is the benchmark for time-trial bikes. In its development, instead of putting the time-trialist in focus like its predecessors, we gave priority to triathletes. We 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. We are looking forward to seeing this new aero machine break some Ironman and middle distance triathlon records!".

The company said it re-worked its "SubA" aerodynamics formula and completely re-invented its rider-positioning system "P2P" to improve performance.

The new Timemachine includes re-engineered tubes with truncated profiles, crosswind-stable tube shapes, a new hinge-fork design, a super-lean frontal area, and maximum overall integration. The third generation of BMC's proprietary hinge-fork design creates a leaner frontal area with hidden brake calipers, cables, and housing.

The design includes an adaptable cockpit for both short and long reach preferences and high or low stack heights, a "Quick-pad" brake cartridge system for swapping out racing and training wheels, fuel and equipment storage. Additionally, BMC engineers came up with an easy 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. Changing the seat post to the rear-mount option makes the Timemachine UCI compliant.

The Timemachine range includes "01" and "02" packages. It's available in four sizes: Small, Medium-Short, Medium-Long, and Large. The frame geometry is continued from the previous generation Timemachine. In addition to a full geometry chart, BMC retailers will be provided with an online tool to determine the rider's optimal frame size based on elbow pad stack and reach, cockpit options, and the recipe for creating specific cockpit dimensions.

Complete bikes start at $2,799.


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