Dimension Data’s BMC Timemachine Road 01 | Ryan Gibbons’ Pro Bike


– This is the BMC Timemachine Road 01 of Dimension Data for 2019. Of course Dimension Data,
they have swapped over from Cervelo bikes for the season. Let’s have a look at what I think is a really striking design. (lofi music)
(graphic whooshing) (graphic thudding) And the Timemachine is
the aero road race bike for the squad for the season. And well you can see just
why because check out how aerodynamically designed and profiled these tubes are. Including, of course the drop seat stays here at the rear, and well the bottom bracket on this, that’s gonna be super stiff I reckon, because just the sheer size of it. Now, one of the reasons as well behind this oversized bottom bracket is because of integration. Now, not UCI race legal,
but you can in fact put a storage pouch in here, or a storage box or container; whatever you wanna call it. And that enables you
to actually be able to carry your not quite worldly belongings, but certainly a spare inner tube, and maybe a CO2 canister, too. Now sticking with integration, the bottle cages, just check them out. Yeah, they do look pretty big, and they’re probably
the biggest bottle cages I’ve ever seen in my life, but there’s a reason behind it again, and it’s because of the
aerodynamics, so it’s preventing the wind from creating loads
and loads of turbulence across the bike when you pass through it. Instead, it’s smoothed out nicely with these bottle cages, and then just tucked away inside of the bottle cage of the down tube is the Di2 junction box. That’s really well done, it’s nicely out of harms way. Of course, if these bottle cages aren’t for your liking or your taste, you could well put some
standard ones on there, but well, it’s not
gonna be as aerodynamic, and when you’ve got an aero bike, we need to keep it aero. Sticking with aerodynamics then, well we’ve got an
integrated aero cover here down on the lower part of the TCC fork. The idea behind that is to actually optimize the airflow at
all different your angles. And then if we look down here on the drive side fork leg, well there’s a slight aerodynamic profile here, and that’s actually got a replaceable threaded insert in there
through the through axle, but also that will help just smooth out a little bit of airflow there, too. Next up, is the integrated cockpit system, or ICS for short. Now, traditionally,
integrated bars and stems, they were a one piece affair, so totally molded into one, and it made a bit of a headache for many people out there, because finding the exact bar width and stem length for your requirement may not be that simple. Instead, this one is a two-piece unit, so it’s absolutely great, you can customize it
to your hearts content, or well, to the limitations
that are available, and the cables are totally
internally routed in here. You can’t see a thing because the lower part of the stem here is just made out of black plastic. Well, that houses the hoses
as well as Di2 cables. And it looks brilliant
I think, in my opinion, and there is also a
slight amount of rotation in these bars to about nine degrees, so if you don’t wanna have them exactly as a pre-molded pair of bars would come, you can change them a little bit. Now the BMC bars, they measure at 39
centimeters at the hoods, and then on the drops, slightly flared out and they
go up to 40 centimeters. Stem length, 130 millimeters. Now our seat post, this comes from BMC, because of course it has to be able to fit inside the BMC frame. Made of carbon fiber, and on the front of it you can see a slightly rough effect on it, and that’s probably just to actually aid the frame to stay
in the correct position. Because remember, sometimes
the carbon on carbon can become quite slippery, and if you don’t wanna use carbon paste, that could be your savior. And on the rear, we’ve got a couple of gloss strips which could well optimize
the air flow there, because it’s also got a Kammtail design which is gonna allow the airflow just to be a little bit smoother
coming off the back end of it. Then fitted into the top of the seat post, we’ve got a Selle Italia
Team Edition saddle. Couple of scuffs on there, the owner of the bike, Ryan Gibbons, I reckon he might have dropped it a couple of times when
he’s been out training. So a couple of deviations from a complete standard group set, which I will come onto shortly. First up we’ve got the
ROTOR Twin Power Parameter, that measures left, right measurements, and then the one that stands out a mile. The KMC X11SL gold chain. I do like a gold chain. Now the wheels on this particular bike, they are the ENVE SES 3.4 Disc, so they’re wider than the predecessor, they’re now 29 millimeters external width, and the rear is 42 millimeters deep, and the front, 38. Now that width of 29 millimeters
is actually optimized to be able to be used
with 25 millimeters tires, which is exactly what these Vittoria Corsa Tubular Tyres are, 25. Now this particular pair of wheels are actually brand spanking new, because at the time of filming they’re not even on the
ENVE website as of yet. How do I know they’re brand spanking new? Well, they come fitted with the ENVE hubs. So previously the wheels would come with other DT Swiss hubs, Chris King hubs, or even White Industry hubs, but ENVE, they actually decided to develop their own hubs. We need to check out what that new ENVE free
hub sounds like, don’t we? Let’s have a listen. (hub buzzing) Not bad! Now the other wheels that Dimension Data could well be using during the season are the ENVE 5.6 Disc. So the rear there would
be 63 millimeters deep, and the front 54 millimeters deep. Now if last year’s wheels
are anything to go by, the front wheel is generally just a little bit wider than the rear. Normally about .75 of a millimeter. So the group set on the bike, other than of course
the chain set and chain that we’ve already mentioned
is Shimano DURA-ACE, and it’s the 9170 model, so that means that the gearing, that’s electronically operated, and the rear derailleur utilizes that extended rear derailleur hanger here, as you can see. Apparently that’s due to actually increase or improve the
gear shifting quality, and the braking, well that’s
hydraulically operated, and the front rotor is 160 millimeters, and the rear, 140. Now this particular bike
belongs to Ryan Gibbons, it is actually his training bike, so it’s his spare bike here at the race because he’s been getting
into some miles beforehand. And well, the chainrings are the size 54 and 39, and the cassette is an 11-28 ratio which is pretty much standard we see with all pros using Shimano. Gibbons, he’s opted for a pair
of 172.5 millimeters cranks, and then threaded into them is a pair of Shimano DURA-ACE SPD-SL, and it’s the 9100 model. So Gibbons himself, he
stands at one meter 81. Which is just a touch over five-feet-11, and he’s opted for a
size 54 centimeter frame. His saddle height is 76 centimeters, and the distance from
the tip of the saddle to the center of the handle bars, that’s 58.5 centimeters, and the drop from the saddle to the bars that’s 11 centimeters. And the weight of it, it comes in at 7.61 kilos. So there we are, the
BMC Timemachine Road 01 of Dimension Data for 2019. Let me know what you think of it down there in the comment section below. I’ve enjoyed taking a look at this one. Now, remember as well to like and share this
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of your cycling buddies. Don’t forget to check out the GCN shop at shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com, and now for another great video how about clicking on the frame, and me, I’m gonna take
this one for a little spin. Back in a minute Ryan. Oh God he’s coming after me. I’ll bring it back, all right? Just a quick ’round the car park? What? What no, all right mate. Sorry, sorry Ryan. Sorry Ryan; Ryan, sorry, sorry.

81 Comments

  1. Threaded inserts for the through axle is a smart idea.
    Imagine damaging a standard threaded fork; that would require replacing the complete fork.

  2. i prefer this to the new Venge even. What a bike. Love those smart bottle cages! Still think the new venge might be a better performer over all. but this is an exotic futuristic appealing bike! and those evny components!

  3. Too many proprietary parts for my liking. Five years down the road, you won't find any spare parts for that machine. They should make a bike that is aero and practical at the same time!!

  4. Cavendish rides with Dura-ace crankset instead of Rotor on his bike (instagram picture). Do someone know why ? Problem with it ?

  5. Beautiful bike for someone with a team contract. Am I the only one who thinks the RD hanger (5:58) looks like an achilles heel? Wouldn't want to crash it or even tip it over by accident on the drive side.

  6. Putting a electronics directly where it will be splashed with sweat, energy drink and road grit all day seems like a poor choice. Also, those cages are awful. Still, the rest of the bike is pretty sharp for an aero bike. Like any Pro Tour bike, this is an outrageously expensive build.

  7. The Di2 junction box location may be a problem in terms ow water/isotonic leaking in that area? That can result in a total mess, right?

  8. can you do a tall rider special? pro riders fit coordinates, interviews with riders about strengths and weaknesses and how they use this in their tactics?!

  9. I might actually like this BMC more than the Candidates of Team EF, those gumwall Vittorias really make it stand out, great vid Jon and GCN!

  10. I'm guessing Jon was having too much fun time with that BMC before the filming, that's why the saddle is all banged up

  11. i can imagine Jon talks about bikes from the moment he wakes up until he goes to sleep and in the GCN tech video – Bike Parts That You Cant Break! he says "i live on rollers". speaking for my self i have never seen Jon ride a bike so i am thinking GCN Challenge for Jon!!!! 😀

  12. Nevermind that overpriced bike, given the cost of Enve wheels (standalone) their hubs better be bulletproof… just sayin… 😆

  13. how is this team still world tour? it has being in the bottom for years, when will they get deregulated down to pro continental

  14. If I only had one road bike that would be it, or a PRO rider. But since neither is going to happen I’ll keep my Allez crit bike, my BMC Roadmachine 01, my Santa Cruse Chameleon, and my Diverge gravel bike. Too many bikes in my garage to add this one!

  15. Gotta laugh at the Velominati rule keeping (spacers about the stem) in action. All that cockpit aero pretty much ruined to abide by the rules😂

  16. Reminds me of my BMC Agonist 02 TWO I rebuilt it with Shimano XTR Di2 and FOX iRD parts: https://imgur.com/gallery/bPmp1
    Slightly less Aero and there are still 3 Cables ( 2x Brakes / 1x Dropper ) visible but hey… There's only so much you can do without those purpose-built Brake Levers.

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