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PRESS RELEASE: BMC to roll out new TT bike

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 BMC with a new Secret weapon for the Tour de France
BMC, the leading Swiss high-end bicycle brand, has developed for thenumber 1 Pro Tour Team Phonak a new secret weapon for the Tour de France.Last year, BMC had already introduced the revolutionary “Time Machine“during the Tour de France, which set the new standard for time trial bikes.This year, we can present another revolutionary bike the BMC “Pro Machine”.The “Pro Machine is the first bicycle frame in the world which is madeentirely using the revolutionary Easton CNT-Nanotechnology.Nanotechnology is the next frontier in scientific research and advancedmanufacturing, and has been used until today mainly in medicine and electronics.Nanotechnology deals with the manipulation of materials on an atomic ormolecular scale measured in billionths of a meter. By using the innovativeenhanced resin system with its carbon nanotubes (CNT) a revolutionary fibrewas created that is also called “the strongest fiber that will ever bemade”. Nanotubes have a strength-to-weight ratio which is hundred timesbetter than aluminum or many times better than normal carbon fibre.BMC is the first frame builder in the world that has built a completebicycle frame with Easton CNTNanotechnology. By using the CNT-Nanotechnologywe are able to built a frame with minimal weight and maximal strength.Our engineers did not just use a revolutionary frame material but havealso developed new engineering and manufacturing processes to build thisstate of the art frame. High investments in special molding technologyallow us to build an easy to manufacture frame with excellent performance.The BMC “ Pro Machine” frame weight is not only below one kilogram, buthas also excellent stiffness and strength characteristics. Beside the innovativeBMC Crosslock-Technology frame design a lot of innovative details wereintegrated in this frame. The bottom bracket threading is the only alloypart on this frame. That means that also dropouts and headset surface areentirely made with CNT technology. Also revolutionary is the fact thatnone of those parts have to be machined after production. Normally machiningdestroys carbon fibres and results in a damage of the fibre structure.Cable guides are not glued in the frame but are part of the frame structure.Special tube shapes in the steering tube, in the chainstay area and thebottom bracket area result in a high performance frame that is extremelyefficient in transferring the riders force into immediate acceleration.The CNT-Nanotechnology frame not only performs better, but its radicallook also differentiates the BMC “Pro Machine” from the rest of the pack.We from BMC are convinced, that we have built a frame that will seta new trend in the bicycle industry. We are extremely proud to offer thisframe with Easton CNT-Nanotechnology exclusively to the Phonak CyclingTeam. We are sure that we can motivate the Team with this performance advantagefor even better results.The BMC “Pro Machine” will be exclusively presented for the first timeduring the official press conference of the Tour de France.

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