Built by Speed
You’re not looking for an ordinary race bike. You are looking for the fastest road bike ever. One that is your instrument to tear away from the pack. For beating the clock, beating the competition, or simply beating your best in style. The poise and prowess of the Timemachine Road give it impetus in breakaways, rolling terrain, and bunch sprints. Inspired by all things fast, the Timemachine Road exudes speed and technology. A pure breed of sculptured design and stealthy engineering. The Timemachine Road stakes ownership of the tarmac with overarching aero integration for WorldTour-winning speeds. Aerodynamically perfected shapes, class-leading integration of the ICS Aero cockpit and the all-new Aero Module that turns hydration and storage requirements into an aerodynamic advantage; these are our key innovations to help the rider push through and keep up with the charging machine below for that bit longer. You’re not an ordinary rider and this bike is anything but ordinary. Timemachine Road, enter a new era of speed.
An uncompromising machine ready to satisfy your desire for speed, quality and precision.
The result of extensive in-depth aero modeling, obsessively refined through CFD simulations, wind tunnel sessions, track and road testing.
Integration is at the heart of BMC innovations: every component of the Timemachine Road is integrated into a stealth-looking system design, with the purpose of gaining free speed.
The new ICS Aero cockpit features a minimal frontal surface area and stealth cable routing for reduced drag with no limitations to functionality or fit.
Our Aero Module integrates functional components – hydration and storage – in the pursuit of the most aerodynamic configuration for real-world riding.
The Timemachine Road has been designed to deliver maximum efficiency for the most powerful riders during all-out sprints and accelerations, courtesy of its exceptional bottom bracket and chainstay stiffness.
Meeting the demands of speed: our dedicated TCC Speed technology dampens road vibrations for a smooth and efficient ride.
Timemachine ROAD Hotspots
ICS Aero Maximum Integration
Maximum Integration + Maximum Aerodynamic
Our ICS technology with the flat fork steerer ensures a minimal frontal profile and dramatically improves its aerodynamic performance.
ICS Aero technology takes integration to a new level:
- Minimal Frontal Surface Area
- Stealth Cable Routing
- Complete Adjustability
- Integrated Computer Mounts
ICS Aero Ergonomics
ICS Aero is a cockpit system designed to provide the most ergonomic and adjustable aero cockpit solution.
A no-compromise aerodynamic fit
The Aero Module concept came to life when in-depth CFD analysis made it clear that using classic bottle cages is the biggest obstacle to creating an efficient Aero road bike because of airflow detachment starting at very low yaw angles.
Aero Module literally closes the gap, blending hydration and storage elements in a modular system and re-purposing them to improve aerodynamic performance while adding functionality.
Aero Module is a modular system that allows different configurations
The bike’s performance is at its most aerodynamic when all of the Aero Module components are installed: 2 bottle cages + bottles, Aero box. The Aero box can be removed to comply with UCI regulations.
Aero Module is a modular system that allows different configurationsThe tube shapes of the Timemachine Road have been developed on the basis of performance parameters defined to produce a perfect balance of aerodynamics, stiffness and weight for the fastest ride experience on the road.
Integrated Aero Cover
The minimal profile of the Aero cover optimizes the fork’s aerodynamic profile through seamlessly integration and reduces the turbulence caused by the front brake caliper.
TTuned Compliance Concept (TCC) Speed is all about performance, a compliance system designed to optimize power transfer and rolling resistance on every road surface, achieving peak speeds for extended periods of time. The carbon layup of the Timemachine Road filters road vibration through the fork and the dropped seatstays design to improve power transfer efficiency while the flattened shapes of the ICS Aero stem deliver comfort and control without affecting aerodynamic performance.
- Optimized power transfer
- Improved rolling speed
- Reduced fatigue
- Sharp and confident handling
CC Speed is a key feature of Timemachine Road, a solution built to minimize fatigue and help riders produce consistent power outputs over extended efforts.
Aerodynamic performance: track testing
We performed several track testing sessions with different rider profiles to get a comprehensive assessment of the aerodynamic performance of the Timemachine Road 01 in a controlled environment. A scientific testing protocol was defined to ensure all variables would be taken into account in order to produce a consistent set of data that would define the performance of the new Timemachine Road 01. We compared Timemachine Road 01 with Teammachine SLR01 using identical setups (including 2 water bottles), with the Timemachine Road 01 module the only differentiating factor. Over the course of 40 hours and over 1700km of track testing the new Timemachine Road 01 produced consistent and measurable power savings for all rider profiles.
Aerodynamic performance: track testing results
Designed for aerodynamic excellence, Timemachine Road 01 is fast regardless of your favorite metrics:
- Power: 8 Watts gains
- Speed: 1.5 Km/h faster
- Time: 2:10 minutes saved over 40 Km
All measurements based on the power input of an average rider.
Aero Module – Aerodynamics and Functionality
Real-world riding is different from the controlled environment of the track; different factors influence aerodynamic performance, from side winds to the gear that every rider carries during a ride.
During our research we realized that standard water bottle cages have significant impact on aerodynamic performance, especially with side winds. This was the inception of our vision for the Aero Module, an integrated and modular solution for hydration and storage that would improve both aerodynamic performance and functionality. This core technology sets apart Timemachine Road 01 and produces up to 18 Watts gains at 15˚ yaw angles.
Timemachine Road 01 Performance
Power Transfer and Handling
The Timemachine Road 01 frame is designed to deliver the incredible stiffness of the Teammachine SLR01 for incredible accellerations and sharp handling.
Control and Compliance
The Timemachine Road 01 features an extremely capable fork, able to deliver the stiffness needed for perfect control while delivering compliance to adapt to every terrain at high speeds.