BMC Launches Two 29ers, Carbon-Alloy Fourstroke & TimeMachine 2 Aero Bike

2012 BMC Time Machine 2 carbon fiber TT Triathlon aero road bike with stealth Di2 electronic shifting

While BMC’s biggest buzz on the inter webs might be the two new 29ers, they had a few other new things to show, too.

The 2012 TimeMachine 2 is a completely new frame with 32 different positions possible on each frame thanks to the stem design. TM01 is the top model and gets an integrated front brake, and a TM02 drops down a bit to be more affordable. The real trick feature is the hidden Di2 compartment…

2012 BMC Time Machine 2 carbon fiber TT Triathlon aero road bike with stealth Di2 electronic shifting

This new TimeMachine bike was unofficially debuted with Cadel’s final stage, race winning performance at the Tour de France and Andreas Raelert’s world record setting Ironman at Roth. Note how closely the fork crown hugs the tire from the side view, and that there’s no ugly brake cable “U” noodle looping into the frame to ruin the aesthetics and aerodynamics. Devin from BMC USA says it’s like a modified mini V-brake, small enough to hide behind the front cap that’s directly above the brake arms.

2012 BMC Time Machine 2 carbon fiber TT Triathlon aero road bike with stealth Di2 electronic shifting

2012 BMC Time Machine 2 carbon fiber TT Triathlon aero road bike with stealth Di2 electronic shifting

On Di2 equipped models, the battery hides in a sealed compartment within the seat tube. Rear brakes are tucked under the chainstays.

2012 BMC MOUNTAIN BIKES

2012 BMC Team Elite 29er alloy hardtail mountain bike

Only partially new, BMC called attention to the 150mm travel Trailfox Carbon, but we saw and weighed it at Sea Otter. What was really new were the two new 29ers: The 100mm travel full suspension Speedfox and hardtail Team Elite. Both are alloy framed, and there are SLX or X0 builds available on both.

2012 BMC Team Elite 29er alloy hardtail mountain bike

2012 BMC Team Elite 29er alloy hardtail mountain bike

2012 BMC Speedfox 29er alloy full suspension mountain bike

The Speedfox is based very nearly identically on the 26″ version. Both 29er bikes have the characteristic BMC seat tube junction at the top to add a bit of stiffness.

2012 BMC Speedfox 29er alloy full suspension mountain bike

2012 BMC FourStroke02 carbon fiber alloy full suspension mountain bike

The new Fourstroke 02 is based on the full carbon 01 with the same front triangle bit an alloy rear triangle to drop the price point. It’s designed as a 100mm XC race bike. XT or XT/SLX mixes available.

2012 BMC FourStroke02 carbon fiber alloy full suspension mountain bike

BMC puts a handy sag meter on the top of it’s rocker arm with a corresponding line on the seat tube. Two marks help you quickly set sag for either plush or firm performance.

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Juan Costa - 12/30/13 - 7:57am

Have you heard about a defect in BMC’s Time Machine TM01 and TM02? It is very disconcerting that the bolt provided to tighten the seat post pin is 2-3MM too long! this bolt protrudes to the bottom of the frame and cracks it. I thought my frame was an isolated incident but after doing some research I found that it has been very well documented in official BMC blogs on slowtwich.com as far back as July 23 and July 25, 2013. The worst thing about this is that none of my BMC official LBS do NOT have a clue about this and even though BMC did warranty my frame for the damage I had they just replaced it without new (shorter hardware) or a warning to the installer that this can happen. I tried to contact BMC via email if I do not hear from them back in a reasonable time I gues I will post my concern on their FB page complete with pictures. I hate to do that because I like BMC and like my bike, but this is a problem that needs to be fixed. Thanks! JC

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