We are at the optimal intersection of rigidity and vertical compliance. Road bikes don’t typically feature active suspension elements but that does not mean we shelved the concept of a more comfortable ride. We develop our frames using a systematic approach, engineering each purpose-built bike to suit the needs of its rider. From aero-specific speed-searchers to the mile-grinding Roadmachine rider, each model features optimised vertical compliance where it matters most. We deploy our Tuned Compliance Concept to achieve the required amount of vertical compliance and lateral rigidity to deliver a tailored riding experience. The result is the ultimate balance between comfort and performance for a ride that is both forgiving and fast. Our gravel bikes utilize a D-shape seatpost and Micro Travel Technology for an incredibly plush and efficient ride on even the roughest terrain.
TCC Speed is all about performance. The compliance system is designed to optimize power transfer and rolling resistance on every road surface. The carbon layup of the Timemachine Road filters road vibration through the fork and the design of the dropped seatstays to improve efficiency. Meanwhile, the flattened profile of the ICS Aero stem delivers comfort and control without affecting aerodynamics. TCC Speed is a key feature of Timemachine Road, a solution built to minimize fatigue and help riders produce consistent power over extended efforts.
• Optimized power transfer
• Improved rolling speed
• Reduced fatigue
• Sharp and confident handling
1. ACE Carbon Fork
The ACE technology fork delivers a superior mix of vertical compliance and lateral stiffness maintaining a lightweight design.
2. Dropped Seatstay Design
BMC’s iconic seatstay design improves vertical compliance and wheel traction, retaining lateral stiffness for comfort over long efforts and sharp accelerations on every terrain.
3. D-Shaped Seatpost
The lightweight D-shape seatpost delivers all-day race compliance.
Roadmachine models feature TCC Endurance, the most capable version of our Tuned Compliance Concept technology. It takes the edge off the roughest roads, allowing you to push harder and ride further. Using our Angle Compliance technology, specific areas of the frame move in predefined patterns when subjected to vertical loads, generating exact amounts of vertical compliance without compromising lateral stiffness. The end result is the ultimate balance between comfort and performance for a ride that is both forgiving and fast.
All Roadmachine models feature Angle Compliance on their seatstays, fork, and seatpost.