When Adreas Raelert blitzed a new long-distance world record on the TM01 in Challenge Roth, July 2011, it really made the professional cycling world stand up and pay attention. Soon after this, Cadel Evans also chose the TM01 as his bike of choice during his two time trial stages in the Tour de France.
It is unique that a bike can deliver such advanced performance to two very different cyclists. While Evans must deliver maximum speed over a relatively short distance, the Raelert brothers will favour a comfortable fit during their triathlon events. The engineers at BMC have designed a bike that balances both these requirements.
The TMC01 took three years of extensive engineering research by BMC, who worked closely with professional triathletes, Andreas and Michael Raelert before the final design was realised. It is due to be released to the market in 2012.
The frontal area of the bike has been minimised through the external steerer and front brake built into the aero fork, ultimately reducing the air resistance generated through cycling. This allows the cyclist to reach maximum speed. Even more impressive is the 30 different settings available on the Tri Angle stem, which can be adjusted to allow for a personalised and more comfortable fit for the rider.
The seat of the bike is also unique: featuring ‘Tripware lines,’ designed to smooth air flow and optimise equilibrium for the rider. Finally, triathletes will favour the ultra adjustable seat post, which can provide a seamless balance between aero bike position, long distance comfort and optimum running performance.