If BMC’s top-of-the-range TeamMachine SLR01 looks familiar to you then that’s because it is – the bike’s been around since 2010 and has quite the palmarès to boot.
It’s been ridden to victory at the Tour de France under Cadel Evans, the World Championships with Philippe Gilbert, and seen at multiple big stages races, classics and much, much more.
It was good enough for Evans, still is good enough for Gilbert, Rohan Dennis and co and has already taken its first win of this season under new BMC recruit Ritchie Porte at stage five of the Tour Down Under. In short, it’s a bike built for the best the pro peloton has to offer and if you’re lucky enough ride one the performance will show you why.
It’s a bike built for the best in pro peloton and if you’re lucky enough ride one the you’ll understand why
When changing the bike in 2014, BMC had quite a job on to replicate the success of the existing frameset and turned to Accelerated Composites Evolution software (ACE) for help.
After some digital tweaking to tube profiles, carbon layup and few checks to make sure it conformed to UCI regulations, they settled on the machine you see here. But that was only after some 34,000 possible iterations were put through the system.