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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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