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Spotted: BMC’s new time trial machine at the Dauphine

A look at BMCs new time trial machine.
Spotted: BMC's new time trial machine at the Dauphine
Here the aero brakes and industrial frame shapes are more visible. Note no Di2 battery under the bottom bracket. Also interesting is that this new frame is not yet on the UCI’s approved frame list, which was last updated June 1st. Photo: BMC
Spotted: BMC's new time trial machine at the Dauphine
The new frame features very slick Shimano Di2 integration. It also integrates both the front and rear brakes into the frame, using what appear to be TRP’s aero brakes. Photo: Graham Watson | grahamwatson.com
Spotted: BMC's new time trial machine at the Dauphine
Visible at the bottom of the photo is an aero front brake, designed to maintain the lines of the fork. Internal brakes are difficult to adjust and often lack power, so these external but extremely aerodynamic brakes are a great option. Photo: Graham Watson | grahamwatson.com
Spotted: BMC's new time trial machine at the Dauphine
The rear brake housing goes straight into the stem cap as well. Photo: Graham Watson | grahamwatson.com
Spotted: BMC's new time trial machine at the Dauphine
An integrated stem holds on to Easton Attack TT bars. The Di2 wires route right into the top of the stem and disappear until they reach the battery. Where is the battery? Not under the bottom bracket, on the downtube or seat tube. In fact, it’s nowhere in plain sight. BMC appears to have hidden it internally. Photo: Graham Watson | grahamwatson.com
Spotted: BMC's new time trial machine at the Dauphine
Amael Moinard used this new BMC Timemachine frame in stage 3 of the Dauphine. BMC is remaining tight-lipped with the details, but we know there will be an official debut at the Tour de France. Photo: Graham Watson | grahamwatson.com
Spotted: BMC's new time trial machine at the Dauphine
Cadel Evans also used the new bike in the prologue and time trial. AFP Photo