Is there anyone better qualified than an ex-World Champion and Tour de France winner to vouch for the Teammachine?It’s a bike that he’d pick from any line-up, and a bike that he tells all his friends to buy – in fact, the former GC contender can’t count the number of times he’s sung the praises of this ground-breaking road bike. “I still have a first generation SLR at home which I ride regularly, even today,” explains the Australian. “It was a revelation back then – this SLR simply got better as the roads got longer and rougher. And this is also the same bike that loves punching up short steep climbs, and carves corners with pinstripe precision. ”High praise from Cadel, who is known for his extraordinarily high standards, demanding the precise interplay of comfort and stiffness. “From the first generation SLR in 2010, the unmatched compliance and comfort was what initially won my heart,” he continues. “Riding the Tour de France and watching many of my competitors having to get out of the saddle over rough sections of road whilst we could comfortably stay seated and pedal, even in the later stages of the race is what left us fresher for the business end of things. My personal favourite is a stealth black sub-six-kilogram version we built for my participation in the Taiwan KOM.” Cadel has ridden more one-off Teammachines than anyone else, but colourway and build kit aside, the ride continues to impress him. Where to next?Accelerated Composites Evolution Technology (ACE)Our ACE technology evaluates thousands of frameset designs, streamlining years of physical testing and prototyping to ensure the final product delivers the performance riders demand.Integrated Cockpit System (ICS)The aesthetic simplicity and innovative functionality of the Integrated Cockpit is the epitome of Swiss engineering and design. ICS keeps cables and housing in their place: out of sight.Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC) RaceAll-day race compliance: designed to keep you fresh over long days of racing and intense training. Road vibrations are filtered out for a smooth and efficient ride.Dual Transmission Integration (DTi)Aesthetics shouldn’t be an afterthought. Our DTi allows BMC frames to look and ride like the precision machines we designed them to be, regardless of drivetrain variations.Asymmetric Tube DesignFrame stiffness where necessary and compliant where desired for a balanced ride and intuitive feel.D-Shaped SeatpostThe D-shape delivers more compliance and has less material for a lighter overall weight.Ultra-Light Thru-Axle DesignProprietary, super-light thru-axle and sandwich derailleur hanger to reduce weight.
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