2021 BMC Teammachine

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survivor
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by survivor

For all the new Teammachine owner here, some reviews mentioned Teammachine lacks the last bit of aerodynamic performance on the flat, or in other words doesn't feel as fast as some of the all rounder bike like SL7 on the flat. Do you feel that way? I might be pulling the trigger on the new Teammachine soon so just want to get some feedback from the owners here. My local area is relatively flat so I preferred a bike that moves fast on the flat. As a reference I owned a Pinarello Dogma F8 and Wilier Filante SLR (which is sitting duck waiting for warranty replacement), and currently thinking of getting either the SL7, OSTRO or Teammachine while waiting for the Wilier Filante SLR warranty replacement.

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dkvbiker wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:01 pm
maybe this review helps?
https://granfondo-cycling.com/bmc-teamm ... up-review/
Well it is granfondo reviews on the Teammachine that is quite confusing. They have one review below where they reviewed the Teammachine only and that is what they said about Teammachine which lacks the last bit of aerodynamic performance. But on the group review later on with other bikes, they said Teammachine is quick on the flat. Totally contradicting each other.

https://granfondo-cycling.com/bmc-teamm ... 21-review/

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by Cubist

survivor wrote:For all the new Teammachine owner here, some reviews mentioned Teammachine lacks the last bit of aerodynamic performance on the flat, or in other words doesn't feel as fast as some of the all rounder bike like SL7 on the flat. Do you feel that way? I might be pulling the trigger on the new Teammachine soon so just want to get some feedback from the owners here. My local area is relatively flat so I preferred a bike that moves fast on the flat. As a reference I owned a Pinarello Dogma F8 and Wilier Filante SLR (which is sitting duck waiting for warranty replacement), and currently thinking of getting either the SL7, OSTRO or Teammachine while waiting for the Wilier Filante SLR warranty replacement.
How did you experience the ride feel of the Filante before you discovered the frame problem?


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Cubist wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:52 pm
How did you experience the ride feel of the Filante before you discovered the frame problem?
On the short time that I'm on the Filante (3 rides, 60 miles total), I like it. The only comparison I have is with Pinarello Dogma F8. Having said that, there are a lot of things changed with the Filante as well, for example wider tire 28mm on Filante vs 25mm on F8 and different wheels. Filante feel as fast as the F8 but much more comfortable. I cannot quantify how much of that is due to wider tire or the wheel or the Filante.

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by ODC

survivor wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:19 pm
For all the new Teammachine owner here, some reviews mentioned Teammachine lacks the last bit of aerodynamic performance on the flat, or in other words doesn't feel as fast as some of the all rounder bike like SL7 on the flat. Do you feel that way? I might be pulling the trigger on the new Teammachine soon so just want to get some feedback from the owners here. My local area is relatively flat so I preferred a bike that moves fast on the flat. As a reference I owned a Pinarello Dogma F8 and Wilier Filante SLR (which is sitting duck waiting for warranty replacement), and currently thinking of getting either the SL7, OSTRO or Teammachine while waiting for the Wilier Filante SLR warranty replacement.
I have the new SLR01 (see a couple pages back) and I can say that a good wheel set makes a lot of difference.
I have the Bora ultra WTO45 wheel set because I live in Flanders (hills, cobbles, a lot of wind...) but I tried a set of Bora WTO60 and I feel the difference on flat roads when riding on higher speeds.
Like I said couple of pages back I owned a SL7 and there isn't a huge difference between the bikes. I would say take the bike you like most and fits you the best.

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by rudye9mr

If they did not quantify at what speeds the bicycle seemed to be holding back...then it is subjective...and as pointed out, it could be down to wheel/tire choice or rider's position

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rudye9mr wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 10:27 am
If they did not quantify at what speeds the bicycle seemed to be holding back...then it is subjective...and as pointed out, it could be down to wheel/tire choice or rider's position
That is a good point. From the reviews that stated the Teammachine lacks the last bit of aerodynamic performance is all on low profile wheel, which could explain the feeling of lacks of speed on flat.

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by survivor

ODC wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:53 am
I have the new SLR01 (see a couple pages back) and I can say that a good wheel set makes a lot of difference.
I have the Bora ultra WTO45 wheel set because I live in Flanders (hills, cobbles, a lot of wind...) but I tried a set of Bora WTO60 and I feel the difference on flat roads when riding on higher speeds.
Like I said couple of pages back I owned a SL7 and there isn't a huge difference between the bikes. I would say take the bike you like most and fits you the best.
Thanks for the feedback. It is certainly great to hear feedback from owner who have rode SL7 and Teammachine. I'm currently narrowed down between SL7 and Teammachine. SL7 has the color that I wanted, Teammachine is stealth black, which ain't bad either. Teammachine is $800 cheaper considering the module already came with one piece cockpit and bottle cages while I still need to purchase the handlebar for SL7.

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by survivor

Any BMC Teammachine SLR01 owner here has the Arctic Silver Prisma color? In between this color and the stealth black.

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