BMC Teammachine SLR01 (2018)

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ryzy
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by ryzy

Hello. I’m planning to swap my old BMC frame to the 2018 frame. Any issues fitting the DA 9000 groupset to the 2018 frame? Any problem on the RD? Can I still use the old DA 9000 brake caliper?

bilwit
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by bilwit

ryzy wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:35 pm
Hello. I’m planning to swap my old BMC frame to the 2018 frame. Any issues fitting the DA 9000 groupset to the 2018 frame? Any problem on the RD? Can I still use the old DA 9000 brake caliper?
Only problem I had was adjusting the calipers so that the break shoes wouldn't rub against the fork/frame to allow for more clearance for wider rims (25mm across). Took a lot of tweaking to get it right but it worked out in the end. Maybe I was just being a noob having no experience with DM brakes before :P

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Chans1ee
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by Chans1ee

That slr01 has perfect combination of color. I really like it.
I think new slr01 is one of the most advanced bike, also it has unique and beautiful design.
How about Osymetric chainrings? dont you have any shifting problems?

bilwit
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by bilwit

Chans1ee wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:39 pm
That slr01 has perfect combination of color. I really like it.
I think new slr01 is one of the most advanced bike, also it has unique and beautiful design.
How about Osymetric chainrings? dont you have any shifting problems?
No shifting issues, I think they solved that problem pretty early on when they added guiding rails to them (they didn't have them in the first iteration). The huge drop in height throughout the pedal stroke makes it so that the chain can sometimes rub the bottom of the front derailleur cage when you're in the little ring if you aren't careful with where you're at on the cassette though. They're also 50 or so grams heavier than normal DA rings. Another thing is that it's pretty weird to use them after being on round rings for a while, feels like you're pedaling in squares at first.

quadzilla
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by quadzilla

How do you like the FLO 45’s on the Team machine?

bilwit
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by bilwit

quadzilla wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:05 pm
How do you like the FLO 45’s on the Team machine?
tbh haven't been on them much at all. I used my chinese clinchers on them the few times I took it on the commute (wider & with tire liner) so can't comment on the FLOs. Been in the pits of pacific northwest fall/winter rain & cold season so the BMC has hardly seen any riding :x . Rightly so, I should say--the Altamont Ceramic Lites have taken a huge toll apparently with the ceramic coating completely gone by now and it's only been ~3 months. If I end up keeping the same commute next fall/winter I might be on a disc bike instead..

bilwit
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by bilwit

After 1700kms on this thing I finally got around to taking a decent picture of it. Updated my phone to an S9 and which finally gives me access to a non-potato camera (though from how the pics came out it looks like I need to turn off HDR). Here's a pic with my commute wheels (40mm chinese carbon clinchers with Mr Tuffy tire liner.. I know, I know, but the stuff just works for me around here).

Few tweaks I made:
  • Kalloy UNO -17D 110mm
  • Absoluteblack chainring bolt covers
  • EE brakeshoes (completely solved the clearance issues with the front wheel)
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Also retired the steel bike, parted it out and replaced it with a new dedicated wet/weather bike:

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Didn't really intend to double up on BMC bikes but it just sort of ended up that way, the RM02 ticks all the boxes for the perfect weather bike :noidea:

The shop that sold me the Teammachine frameset-only back in October told me to go away when I asked to do the same for the Roadmachine, so I ended up asking the other BMC dealer around here which also declined BUT was willing to work with me when I asked if we could treat it as a custom build. They offered a 50% return on all the parts I wanted to swap out (which was virtually everything). I couldn't be bothered with reselling the stuff so I took them up on it, had them order and install a new set of Fizik Chameleon bars, DA9120 shifters & 9100 rotors/calipers, then took it home and assembled it with the DA9000 drivetrain and saddle from the steel bike. Wheels are light-bicycle CX36 (21mm internal, 28mm external) with Conti GPS4KS2 25mm tire on them (with tire liner inside). Also replaced the DT Swiss QR axles with ones from Robert Axle Project which ended up only shaving a tiny bit of weight (~20gs).

Weight as pictured with the head unit is 8.1kgs at size 54. With the low headset cone, the drop is actually lower than the Teammachine if I used the same -17D 110mm stem so I had to put on a -7D one to get it to just about the same as the Teammachine :shock:

Now I just need to get into time trialing and save up for a TimeMachine to complete the set :lol:
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AZR3
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by AZR3

Two bad ass looking BMCs :thumbup:

iamraymond
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by iamraymond

Nice bikes! I measured the SLR01 and RM01 (with a tall cone) and found that there wasn’t actually a big difference in Stack. SLR01 was 555mm and RM01 was 560mm for a size 51 frame. I think BMC measures the SLR01 stack to the top of the headset and the RM01 stack to the top of the cone so it doesn’t account for the small cap on the SLR01.

I’d imagine if you measured the actual stack on the roadmachine with the low cone, it’d be surprising low.

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