PRO BIKE SPEC
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Emma Pallant’s BMC Timemachine
As far as I’m concerned, the BMC
Timemachine 01 is the fastest bike on earth and tailor-made for triathletes. The combination of the aerodynamic performance, comfort and ride-position adjustment makes it the perfect bike for middle and LD triathlons.
It’s fast, responsive, stable, stiff and stylish. My Timemachine is very easy to control, especially in strong winds, has superb handling and excellent braking performance. As for the aerodynamics – it feels like a dart cutting through the wind. Where I feel the Timemachine has another edge over other bikes I’ve ridden in the past is comfort. The frame absorbs shocks so well, which really pays off later in the bike leg. It’s also massively adjustable, which makes finding your ideal position very easy. I had a bike fitting at the Bakala Academy. I didn’t have a set position beforehand so we determined my initial set-up based on comfort. Gradually, we started working on my aerodynamics. I eventually made the change from the V cockpit to a flat cockpit and moved the arm pads much lower.
Depending on the course, I’ll either use a Shimano DuraAce C75 at the back and C50 on the front, or on flat, faster courses, I’ll use the Pro Disc.
I use a 53/39 chainset at the front and, depending on the course, either an 11-25 or 11-28 cassette on the back.
The frame was developed with the athlete in mind. It not only provides maximum riding comfort, but is also incredibly versatile when it comes to finding the perfect ride position.
The Timemachine’s rear-mount equipment storage box, top tube fuel box and down tube dual-mount bottle cage options all combine to make the frame a dedicated triathlon weapon.
The final touch is the Fizik Mistica saddle. I love the anti-slip cover on it.
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