cyclenutnz wrote:theloper wrote:Also.....I hope the brakes are better than the ones on the TM01....those things are horrible.
Horrible to work on or horrible function? One of my athletes is considering one and I'm leery of putting her on a bike where I don't know if the brakes will work.
I just got a TM01. I only have a couple weeks of riding on it, so my impressions are a bit limited. I talked to the shop extensively about this bike, in large part because I was concerned about the brakes. The brakes are a hassle to set up and work on, but they work very well. Brake levers with barrel adjusters built in are must-have items for this bike. Bontrager makes the best one. These brakes also have a very good feel to them and make adjusting brakes on the fly very easy. Another way to make the brakes easier to live with is to use training and racing wheels with wide rims that both have wide rims. This would eliminate the need for a quick release.
I cannot comment on the aerodynamic qualities of the bike, as BMC has not released a "white paper." Even if it did, these white papers are often of limited objectionable value and more marketing pieces than anything. However, it is extremely stiff and handles extremely well for a time trial bike. By comparison, my Cervelo P2 always felt a bit whippy and tippy around turns. It also has a pretty smooth ride for a time trial bike.