The Team Machine SLR01 Electronic is the same all-purpose bike as the mechanical version of the SLR01. It’s designed for the hardmen on the BMC Racing Team and for the vastness of their needs: Make the frame 900g for climbs, give it a big injection of vertical compliance for the cobbles, and do this while muscling up its lateral and torsional stiffness. That BMC achieved this in one stellar package is a bonus for you, and here you’ll get it in a smoother, sleeker electronic specific version.Lightness and durability; comfort, and stiffness — When it comes to frame design, aren’t they opposites All too true. Which is why BMC had to re-evaluate their choices in materials and entirely re-think their tubing shapes and configurations. In order to give the frame damping where desired and flex-resistance where required, they applied stepped tube profiles, all-new carbon fiber alignments, and material compositions. High modulus layers of carbon are used where stiffness is desired, high strength layers are used where loads are heaviest, and high elasticity layers were used where compliance was needed. This lengthy project of optimizing the overall ride quality of the Team Machine SLR01 came to be known as their Tuned Compliance Concept (TCC).Where does BMC’s TCC work make the biggest impact on the Team Machine SLR01 It’s most evident in three areas. First is the seatstays. Their slender profile from the brake bridge down to the dropouts is reminiscent of the design you’ll find on the CervAAlo R3 and the Ridley Excalibur, where these stays act as leaf springs to provide vertical compliance. But above the brake bridge the stays are beefy to serve as a solid foundation for vibration-free braking. The seatstays are attached low on the seat tube to simultaneously improve vertical compliance while maintaining lateral stiffness while keeping weight to a minimum.The second area benefiting from TCC is the fork.
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