BMC's new Teammachine SLR01 Disc – Bike Magazine Australia

The BMC Teammachine has been there, done that, won that. It has won the Tour de France, the Olympics, World Championships, and gruelling Classics. We tested the BMC Teammachine SLR02 earlier this year, and loved the fast accelleration and performance handling. The bike has seen lots of success, but BMC haven’t been rested on their laurels. They have pushed to a new level with the latest incarnation.

The new Teammachine frame has asymmetric tubing, a new D-shaped seat post and gap-free seat clamp mount, through-axles, and increased bottom bracket stiffness. Also, there are disc models, and non-disc models. BMC say that climbing is an art form, and they want you to use the high passes as your canvas. Aboard a BMC Teammachine preferrably!

Up. Climbing is an art form. Photo: Philip Forstner

The new BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc

The front end also adopts the integrated cockpit system, like the Roadmachine launched one year ago, which aids stiffness and creates a very sleek design. In fact, the whole bike looks far more sleek than before. BMC have even managed to get the Di2 junction box nestled inside the frame, along with all cables and hoses, plus the seta clamp. Along with recessed through-axles the new Teammachine is a fantastic looking bike.

The object of desire.

The creation came first with feedback from team riders, who spend the most hours in the saddle. Then with their Advanced Composite Evolution technology (or computer program) they tested the designs far faster than would be possible in real-world conditions, allowing many variations of design and tube shapes to be tested before settling on the best options.

The final test lab is the #terrainlab. Photo: Philip Forstner.

The result? The Teammachine SLR01 Disc frame weighs 815g (in a 54), the fork weighs 355g and the post weighs 195g. The back end uses a 142×12 through-axle system and the frame and fork use the flat-mount disc brake system.

The forks use a 100x12mm through-axle, and can only take a 160mm rotor, whereas the rear can accept 140mm or 160mm. The frame and fork will take up to a 28mm maximum tyre size. If your needs are beyond that, the Roadmachine or Granfondo is probably better suited.

The SLR01 will be available with Dura Ace Di2, Ultegra Di2 and Ultegra mechanicl drive trains.

The SLR02 Disc frame has some small differences, primarily in the carbon fibre used. This puts the frame weight for a 54 at 1045g, the fork is 405 and the seatpost is the same 195g. The complete bikes will be available with Ultegra Di2 or Ultegra mechanical.

But I don’t want discs on my BMC Teammachine

That’s ok! The Swiss have listened.

The same asymmetric tube design, D-shaped seat posyt for compliance and stiffened bottom bracket remain. The SLR01 gains’Dual Transmission Integration’ (it’s an easy internal cabling port), keeps quick release drop outs and has direct mount brakes. There is still an internal Di2 junction box, and frame weight is a super low 810g in a 54, while the fork is 350g and the seatpost – you guessed it, 195g.

With Shimano Dura Ace, SRAM Red Etap, Red and Shimano Ultegra mechanical models available, it brings in a broad range of rim brake BMC Teammachine SLR01 options to the market. Similarly, the SLR02 rim brake model pushes frame weight to 1015g, and models are specced with Shimano Ultegra or 105.

Need more details? Get in touch with your local BMC dealer.

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