When it came time for BMC to revamp their pro-level race bike, the Teammachine SLR01, they faced a big challenge. The previous Teammachines have quite the pedigree of victories in the past decade, so in order to stand as the new flagship of the brand, the new SLR01 had to be something special. As more and more of the industry seems to be turning to FEA, rapid prototyping, and wind tunnel testing for taking designs to the next level, so too has BMC. Claiming an industry first, BMC replaced traditional prototyping with an all new Advanced Composites Evolution (ACE) computer modeling program that allowed for a staggering 34,000 possible frame configurations before the first prototype was made.
By focusing on the frame’s structure, tube cross sections, and carbon layup all in ACE’s modeling programs, BMC believes the new SLR01 is the result of a perfect combination of weight, stiffness and vertical compliance. A combination that will continue to lead their teams to victory.
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