George’s new BMC

A look at George Hincapie's new BMC racemaster SLX01, set up for winter training in South Carolina.

Chain stay, pedal side view
One of the biggest (and physically tallest) stars of the newly upgraded BMC ProTour team is of course George Hincapie, and he’s got a big new BMC bike to match his stature.

We got a quick peek at his new training bike, a BMC racemaster SLX01, which is known as the rigid, responsive sprinter’s bike in the BMC lineup. It’s built from a blend of materials in which a core “skeleton” of triple butted aluminum down tube, seat tube, and chainstays are bonded to a carbon head tube, top tube, and seat stays. BMC says that it’s stiffer in the bottom bracket and steeper in geometry than the all-carbon promachine SLC01.

With Easton wheels and a Campagnolo Record group, the bike looks pretty darn race worthy, even if it’s just for training.