BMC Timemachine 01 was specifically engineered for triathlon with Formula 1 team Sauber. (BMC)

BMC Timemachine 01 was specifically engineered for triathlon with Formula 1 team Sauber. (BMC)

Imagine a bicycle engineered by Formula 1 racing team, imagine a bicycle extremely aerodynamic, yet specialises in comfort specifically for triathlon. BMC Racing introduces the BMC Timemachine 01 through a three year partnership with F1 racing firm Sauber Engineering in Switzerland.

The fastest bike on Earth with a new Focus: Form, Function, Fit

Sauber enabled BMC to utilise their wind tunnel to refine their tube shapes and SubA aerodynamic designs, with two years spent on designing the new bike’s rider positioning system and component integration. For middle and long-distance triathlons or time trials, the new Timemachine is the must-have bike for races against the clock.

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.

Timemachine’s frontal profile is a narrow and seamless engineering marvel. (BMC)

Timemachine’s frontal profile is a narrow and seamless engineering marvel. (BMC)

The Timemachine 01 is the top level and gets the most integration of brakes and cockpit. Its frontal profile is a narrow and seamless engineering marvel. Together with a versatile aerodynamic positioning system for the riders to break more records, triathletes can find their ideal contact points without sacrificing aerodynamics, no matter how aggressive or conservative their front-end position.

The World’s first truly triathlon-specific cockpit

The new Timemachine is the new standard for cockpit versatility and uncompromised aerodynamic performance – straightline-fast, crosswind stable – confidence, in the shape of a bicycle.

The 01’s front brake is integrated into the fork and uses a swappable brake pad carrier while the V-cockpit optimizes the aerodynamics for taller pad stacks. The proprietary seatpost gives you 62mm of fore/aft adjustment. Its trick is that it can also be mounted behind the standard position for UCI-regulated TT events.

BMC Timemachine's cockpit. (Bikerumour)

BMC Timemachine’s cockpit. (Bikerumour)

BMC Timemachine 02. (BMC)

BMC Timemachine 02. (BMC)

On the other hand, the BMC Timemachine 02 loses the integrated brakes, V-cockpit and Flat cockpit compatibility, and hinged fork, but the remainder of the bike is very similar. Furthermore, on both bikes, there is a rear storage box which might come in handy to store snacks or tools, but we can’t imagine any professional riders using it in a race.

Select other models are available now for Timemachine 01 and 02, ranging from US$2,799-10,999, while the frameset for Timemachine 01 and 02 retail for US$6,999 and US$2,299 respectively.

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