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BMC Timemachine TMR01 / Shimano Ultegra Complete Bike

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When we first rode the BMC Timemachine TMR01 Shimano Ultegra Complete Bike, it was close to a religious experience -- mainly because we left it to divine intervention that we could feel so fast in the oppressive, 115 degree heat of the Nevada desert. However, the TMR01 shattered a few molds for us. For the past few years, we've kept a skeptical eye on so called 'aero frames,' and believe us, we had our reasons. For one, crosswinds were usually a terror, the ride quality was typically awkward at best, and the aesthetics were nothing short of revolting. Not so with the TMR01 -- not even close. What BMC did was create make an amalgamation of the SLR01 and TM01's greatest features, and combine them into the TMR01 for a bike that's ideal across every cycling discipline.

BMC has broken down the associative speed of frame design to a science. In fact, the philosophy of the TMR01 can be summed up in a formula, Vmax = p2p x suBA. If that doesn't make sense, perhaps this will: 'Maximum Velocity = Position to Perform x Aerodynamics of the Rider and Bike.' In layman's terms, it means 'all of the cool stuff BMC did to this bike makes you go really fast.'

The first variable, Position to Perform (P2P), represents the key features newly adapted to the TMR01 design. To maximize efficiency, BMC examined the impact of aerodynamic body positioning on the reduction of drag coefficient, and then accounted for rider comfort for prolonged periods of time in this position. The P2P philosophy is at the heart of the TMR01. Simply put, the more the body can be adjusted, the more that drag can be reduced, and the more comfort that can be found during long time trials. To achieve this, BMC incorporated its 21_21 offset concept. This allows you to position the saddle 21mm forward or backwards to achieve the ideal reach and position.

Step two for BMC was mitigating drag on the TMR01 frame itself. Back to the formula; suBA suggests that frame aerodynamics can by maximized by minimizing the front area of the frame through four core features exclusive to the TMR01. The first new feature is the Tear Drop 3:1 frame design. This is in reference to the extreme teardrop shape of the frame that still complies with UCI's mandatory length-to-width ratio of 3:1. TMR01's truncated profile is incorporated into this shape. This profile accounts for the straight break-away edge of the seatstays that reduces airflow turbulence. The truncated profile also reduces raw material requirements to lower frame weight while the break-away edge increases rigidity to the rear triangle of the frame.

To further reduce turbulence, BMC went to extreme lengths to integrate system components into the TMR01. The TMR01 utilizes BMC's dual transmission integration (DTI) to be what it calls 'future proof.' This means that, regardless of your possible future choice in electronic shift systems, the TMR01 has an established complete, internal system integration. Further along these lines, you'll notice that both the front and rear brake calipers are completely hidden and integrated within the frame and fork. Perhaps, though, the most advanced feature of the suBA frame design is the incorporation of BMC's Tripwire Tubing. This minute frame molding detail is borrowed directly from aeronautical technology, and it creates a slight turbulence directly above the frame surface. This creates an artificial boundary layer that forces the laminar boundary layer towards the forward part of the frame to become turbulent. This process enables airflow to remain attached over more of the frame, and provide a lower level of integrated drag.

The TMR01 isn't just a pretty face, it comes with a tremendous series of components. BMC built the component group around a full Shimano Ultegra 6700 group set. The drivetrain utilizes Ultegra 50-34T chainrings, and a massive Ultegra 12-30T climbing cassette. You'll also get the top-of-the-line Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset, cased in Force and Attack foldable tires. For the touch points, the TMR01 is equipped with the Fi:zi'k Arione CX manganese saddle and Easton's EA70 handlebars, connected to the frame with an EA70 stem. Rounding off the rig is the innovative BMC Integrated Brake System for the front and rear brake calipers.

The BMC Time Machine TMR01 Shimano Ultegra Complete Bike is available in the color White and in six sizes from 48 to 61cm.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
carbon fiber
Dropout Type:
Steer Tube Type:
tapered carbon fiber
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Fork Blade Shape:
aero blade
Mavic Cosmic Elite
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Cage Length:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Shimano Ultegra 6700
not included
Bottom Bracket:
Brake Levers:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Brake Calipers:
BMC integrated brake system
Easton EA70
Easton EA70
Shimano Ultegra CN-6701
Continental Force & Attack
Tire Size:
700 C x 23 mm
BMC Aero Road
Fizik Arione CX
Compatible Components:
7.75 kg
Measured Effective Top-Tube Length:
[size 54] 54.2 cm
Recommended Use:
road racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
3 years on frame

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height


Geometry chart


Geometry Chart


Timemachine TMR01
 Seat Tube

Effective Top Tube






Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket DropChainstay
48 52.4cm 51.5cm 50.5cm 37.0cm 10.9cm 70.5 deg 74.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm
51 54.6cm 52.9cm 52.5cm 37.8cm 12.5cm 72.0 deg 74.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm
54 56.7cm 54.2cm 54.5cm 38.6cm 14.4cm 72.5 deg 74.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm
56 58.3cm 55.3cm 56.0cm 39.2cm 16.0cm 72.5 deg 74.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm
58 60.3cm 56.6cm 58.0cm 40.0cm 18.1cm 72.5 deg 74.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm
61 62.9cm 58.3cm 60.5cm 41.0cm 20.7cm 72.5 deg 74.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Superb Stiffness...First frame EVER not to flex at the bottom bracket during full sprint output (and I'm a fit 6'2", 103kgs!!)