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New TT bike - BMC Time Machine TT02

Old 09-07-11, 08:19 PM
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New TT bike - BMC Time Machine TT02

Just finished building up my new time trial bike. First ride will be tomorrow. Better pictures tomorrow as well.



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That's sweet!!! Is that the new frame that they are riding or the old one?
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How did you build this up so quickly while the Colnago took you no fewer than three years?
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Originally Posted by uncrx2003 View Post
That's sweet!!! Is that the new frame that they are riding or the old one?
By "they" I assume you mean the pro's. The pro's don't ride this one, they ride the TT01. This (TT02) is a $1,500 frameset, the TT01 frameset is around $12,000. The new TM01 is just now coming out, it will probably be around $12,000 for the frameset as well.
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Nice! What kind of wheels?
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How did you build this up so quickly while the Colnago took you no fewer than three years?
I wasn't in a hurry on the Colnago, didn't plan on riding it until after Winter. I plan to race this one on Saturday so didn't see any reason to screw around. Spent about two hours or so building it up.
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Nice! What kind of wheels?
They are Psimets, built with White Industry hubs and Gigantex 50mm rims.
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Nice. What size chain rings?
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Nice. What size chain rings?
Thanks. Compact 50x34, it is the crankset off of my Colnago. Can't really afford / justify more than one Quarq right now.
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Just took some better photos of it.






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Nice ride! I'm currently envious about the new TM01, but the TT01 still looks sweet too.

Next steps:

1) Wheel cover from Wheelbuilder.com
2) Latex Tubes
3) New tires for lower rolling resistance. The Conti's aren't bad, but some Vittoria Evo Corsa 320tpi's will round that out nicely (https://www.biketechreview.com/tires_...sting_rev9.pdf)

The compact is awesome as long as you like riding with a high cadence in TTs. Unless you are a genetic freak or there is some huge downhill where you need a 55x11 or something.
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Nice looking bike! Is that a new quarq or do you swap it out?
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Best name for a bike ever?
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That's a beautiful bike. Hope it gets you some good results!
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Nice bike! Pics are over sharpened and over contrasted
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Damn dude! You got BANK!!! Care to buy me a bike? All jokes aside, nice TT bro'!
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Originally Posted by Quel View Post
Nice ride! I'm currently envious about the new TM01, but the TT01 still looks sweet too.

Next steps:

1) Wheel cover from Wheelbuilder.com
2) Latex Tubes
3) New tires for lower rolling resistance. The Conti's aren't bad, but some Vittoria Evo Corsa 320tpi's will round that out nicely (https://www.biketechreview.com/tires_...sting_rev9.pdf)

The compact is awesome as long as you like riding with a high cadence in TTs. Unless you are a genetic freak or there is some huge downhill where you need a 55x11 or something.
First upgrade is going to be a tt saddle. This saddle is miserable. On the flats I was no where near running out of gears so for the time being I'm happy with the compact.

Originally Posted by I_Like_Bike View Post
Nice looking bike! Is that a new quarq or do you swap it out?
Thanks. It's the quarq that is normally on my Colnago.

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That's a beautiful bike. Hope it gets you some good results!
Thank you.

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Damn dude! You got BANK!!! Care to buy me a bike? All jokes aside, nice TT bro'!
Thanks. It really didn't cost that much since the wheels and crankset are loaners from my Colnago.
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Nice bike! Pics are over sharpened and over contrasted
Thanks. I edited the photo's on my laptop, not the best way to do it.
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Just finished my second ride of the day on the new bike and I have to say that I now remember why time trial bikes are so much faster than road bikes. I rode as fast as possible to get back to the truck so I could get off of the damn thing. This is going to take some getting used to.
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Nice bike. But a compact on a TT bike? Really?
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now remember why time trial bikes are so much faster than road bikes. I rode as fast as possible to get back to the truck so I could get off of the damn thing.
Very nice. It's even worse if you have to pee sometime while on a TT bike. Incredibly uncomfortable.
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Nice bike. But a compact on a TT bike? Really?
Thanks. I am only half the man you are so I only need half the gearing. On today's ride at 25 mph I still had about three gears left, I am going to have to get much stronger before I have to worry about a standard crankset.

Now if I had your money, I would probably go ahead and order a 54/39 Quarq for it.
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Very nice. It's even worse if you have to pee sometime while on a TT bike. Incredibly uncomfortable.
Thanks. After the ride I went to pee and it felt like peeing razors. I will be ordering a new saddle very, very soon!
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Check out the Adamo saddles, you can keep the -5cm saddle setback while getting into a more comfy/aero tri position.
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Check out the Adamo saddles, you can keep the -5cm saddle setback while getting into a more comfy/aero tri position.
Thanks, will do.
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