BMC Timemachine 01 SRAM eTap


The draw: Optimum positioning

It may not look like a radical update from the previous TM01, but BMC worked for three years to improve its flagship triathlon bike. Much of that effort went into the new V-shaped cockpit, specifically designed to be aerodynamic in a more upright position. On the road, the blend of comfort and speed is noticeable with a smooth ride and great power transfer. The integrated Brake Booster, a cam system located inside the top tube, gives the TM01 the best non-disc brakes on the market. SRAM eTap shifting is slick and intuitive. Bottom line: This is a versatile bike that will serve you well for different distances. For $2,500 less, you can get this bike with Ultegra Di2 components and Mavic CXR Elite wheels.