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.
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