2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes Part One

BMC TM02 $3,699
The BMC TM02 frame follows the same basic design cues as its sibling, the Tour de France-winning TM01, without the integrated front fork or exorbitant price tag. The TM02 is available with either Shimano 105 or Ultegra component packages, and includes an innovative, hidden rear V-brake caliper. On the road, the TM02 rides out of its price category, with performance that equals or surpasses that of much pricier bikes. The Profile Design T2 aerobar allows for a wide range of adjustability to rider positioning, which is especially helpful for riders that require a short reach to the aerobars. The triathlon-inspired Fizik Arione Tri2 saddle allowed testers to sit comfortably for hours. Bmc-racing.com