BMC Time Machine Road-01

The BMC TimeMachine Road-01 - Scroll down for photos.
 
 
This is said to be the fastest road bike on Earth. From my own feelings so far, I can tell you that I'm pretty darn sure that this is indeed the fastest road bike that I have ever ridden in my entire life.  
 
I know, because it took me across the USA during Race Across America. It's the BMC TimeMachine Road01 ONE. It's BMC's speediest, most aerodynamic road bike. It's like a wild steed... that listens.  Here are the specs, and below you'll find more photos of the BMC TimeMachine Road bike.

I'm riding a size 47 frame.  (I've seen questions like "How tall is Lex Albrecht".  I'm 5'3", or 160 cm.  Usually I ride a 49 or 50, but for the Time Machine Road, the 47cm frame is a perfect fit.) 
The BMC Time Machine Road is equipped with SRAM Red AXS.  SRAM AXS is an electronic shifting system that works with Bluetooth signals.  In other words, there are no cables or wires from the SRAM Red shifters to the front or rear derailleurs.  The ICS (integrated cockpit system) is BMC's most aerodynamic iteration has minimal frontal surface area, and it has a 2-piece construction that hides the hydraulic brake lines, so I forget they're there.  No shifter cables, and the brake cables are stealth.   

The bike comes delivered race ready, with SRAM's 12 speed 10-28 cassette and a 48-35 chainring.  That chainring setup sounds small right?  But check this out:  The gear ratio for sprinting or blasting downhill (the big chainring on the front, and the tiniest gear on the cassette, in the back) is equivalent to the gear ratio I'd have on a 11 speed cassette with a 52 or 53 tooth chainring.  These are the numbers:
48-10 ratio = 4.80
52-11 ratio = 4.73
53-11 ratio = 4.82
Check out this handy bike ratio calculator here, if you'd like to nerd out on gearing a bit more ;)).  Shortly, I'll be adding a 4iiii powermeter, like I have on the BMC URS-01 Two gravel bike

Another unique feature of the BMC Time Machine Road is the aerodynamic modular system. It combines bottle cages and storage elements (a tiny, zippered flat kit goes in, just under the bottle cages).  Other features like the aero seatpost (it has a "Kamm tail profile") and tubes that are not only aero in the wind tunnel, but actually aero in real-life, on-the-road situations make this bike fly.  Apparently.  I just know that it feels FAST, so I am fully convinced that BMC's engineers know what they're talking about.  In fact, if you really want to know all of the low down on the BMC Time Machine Road's tube technology, you'll be interested in this data: TCC (bmc-switzerland.com) 


I still feel in debt to @winswheels for helping me get set up for this whirlwind of a season (what a thrill, I am loving it), so fast. I came to Win's Wheels for the first time over 5 years ago, and it was a pleasure and a relief to be back to dial my new bike.


Lex Albrecht Time Machine Road 01
 
Lex Albrecht TimeMachine Road 01
 
Lex Albrecht Time Machine Road 01 cockpit
 
Lex Albrecht Time Machine Road 01 integraded cockpit system
 
Lex Albrecht Time Machine Road 01 SRAM Red AXS
 
Lex Albrecht Time Machine Road 01 hydraulic brakes
 
Lex Albrecht Time Machine Road 01 disc brake
 
Lex Albrecht Time Machine Road 01 chainring
 
Lex Albrech at the Pacific Ocean before Race Across America with a BMC Time Machine Road bike, the fastest road bike in the world

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