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timemachine TMR02 aero

State-of-the-art aero road bike


Wringing extra speed out of your engine isn't always about digging deeper in the pain cave. With the timemachine TMR02, you simply get further down the road than your competition with every pedal stroke. With the TMR02, BMC chose not to just enter the aero road bike category, but redefine it, by creating a road-specific timemachine that combines maximized aerodynamics, integration and stiffness. After extensive wind tunnel testing, the TMR01 earned its wings under the most powerful rouleurs of the professional peloton.


Available in a more economical component group, the TMR02 borrows crucial design principles and geometry from the timemachine TMR01.


  • Frame Frame: p2p x subA
  • Tubing Tubing: Pure carbon
  • Size Size: 48 / 51 / 54 / 56 / 58 / 61
  • Fork Fork: aero fork, pure carbon, with subA
  • Rear Shock Rear Shock:  
  • Gears Gears: 22
  • Chainwheel Chainwheel: Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 52-36T
  • Cassette Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6800, 11-28
  • Chain Chain: Shimano Ultegra CN-6800
  • Front Derailleur Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra FD-6800
  • Rear Derailleur Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra RD-6800
  • Shifter Shifter: Shimano Ultegra ST-6800
  • Brakes Brakes: integrated road design (R), Shimano BR-6800 (F)
  • Handlebar Handlebar: BMC RDB 3
  • Stem Stem: BMC RST 3
  • Seatpost Seatpost: aero road post, pure carbon, with p2p & subA
  • Seat Seat: Fizik Arione R7 Manganese
  • Hubs Hubs: Shimano WH-RS31
  • Rims Rims: Shimano WH-RS31
  • Tyres Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport 2, 700 x 25C Folding
  • Colour Colour: White
  • Weight Weight:  


size 48 51 54 56 58 61
rider height cm <170 168-178 175-183 180-188 185-193 >190
stack mm 505 525 545 560 560 605
reach mm 370 378 386 392 392 410
seat tube st mm 524 546 567 583 603 629
top tube tt‘ mm 515 529 542 553 566 583
head tube ht mm 109 125 144 160 181 207
seat angle sa ° 74 74 74 74 74 74
head angle ha ° 70.5 72 72.5 72.5 72.5 72.5
rear center rc mm 405 405 405 405 405 405
front center fc mm 573 574 584 595 609 627
wheelbase wb mm 968 969 979 990 1004 1022
bb drop mm 69 69 69 69 69 69
fork length fl mm 368 368 368 368 368 368
fork rake fr mm 42 42 42 42 42 42
trail mm 75 66 63 63 63 63
crank length mm 170 170 172.5 172.5 172.5 175
stem length mm 90 100 110 120 130 130
stem angle ° +/- 6 +/- 6 +/- 6 +/- 6 +/- 6 +/- 6
bar width mm 420 420 420 440 440 440
bar drop mm 125 125 125 125 125 125
post length mm 190 190 230 230 230 290
post offset mm 0 / 15 / 30 0 / 15 / 30 0 / 15 / 30 0 / 15 / 30 0 / 15 / 30 0 / 15 / 30
stem extension mm 90 100 110 120 130 130


Applied aerodynamics: The frame of the TMR02 shares technology features with the timemachine TM02. The SubA concept summarizes the aerodynamic advantages: truncated tubes strike a balance between the aerodynamically optimal shape and maximum rigidity. The tripwire technology is a stepped profile running along the leading edge of the frame tubing. The goal is to better control the airflow around the profiles and delay separation of the boundary layer from the tube surface — the same effect is generated by the dimples on a golf ball.

Advanced integration:
Integration of frame and components dramatically improves aerodynamic performance; like TMR02's integration of rear brake calipers into the shape of the chain stays and the proprietary seatpost, which is fixed by a hidden clamping mechanism. The TMR02 is equipped with external caliper rim brakes.

Maximized stiffness: Especially for powerful riders like rouleurs or sprinters, power transfer is just as important as aerodynamics. Consequently, the BMC engineers were tasked with challenging stiffness targets when designing this aero road bike. The appropriate use of truncated profiles in the frame design and the use of high modulus carbon fiber result in a frame that is remarkably aero, yet stiff enough to lay down some serious watts when it matters most.

The BMC Dual Transmission integration (DTi) allows assembling the same frame with your choice of either electronic or mechanical groupsets without losses in aesthetics or aerodynamics.

Race-ready: Despite looking illegally fast, the TMR02 is fully UCI compliant and therefore ready to hit any starting line.
The TMR02 is made for sprinters digging for extra watts at the finish line; rouleurs that need to keep the pressure on all day; or Olympic-distance triathletes pushing for a little breathing room from the competition before hitting the final transition.
– p2p×SubA, full carbon construction
– Full carbon frame, fork and Seatpost
– DTi cable routing, compatible with mechanical and electronic groupsets
– Integrated rear brake
– Frame weight: 1200 g (size 54)

Bottom bracket
– BB86 Shimano press-fit

– Aero road fork, full carbon construction
– 1–1/8" to 1–1/4" tapered steer tube

– Aero road post, full carbon construction
– p2p, three mounting positions

– Frame sizes
– 6 sizes: 48 cm–61 cm (details see geometry chart)



position to perform

Maximum adaptability thanks to the p2p concept.

The best "position to perform" derives from the maximum adjustability using the stem, the handlebar and the saddle position.

Tri Angle Concept -
The Tri Angle Concept allows the stem to be adjusted in 30 different ways.

The principle is as simple as it is brilliant: the variable arrangement of triangular forms and spacers allows both positive and negative degrees to be achieved at any required length of the stem. This option is available ex works and is supplied with every TM01.

The variability enables the rider to set his ideal position. It also allows him to refine and modify the ideal seated position further in the course of the season's preparations without any great effort. All that needs to be done is add, replace or remove tri angle modules.

21_21 offset -
The p2p concept is supplemented by a further feature that enables the saddle position to be adjusted to extreme requirements: 21 mm forward and 21 mm back.

This allows BMC to cover the extreme seated positions for triathlons. The reach of the saddlebar permits four different basic settings, while the whole reach of the bar can also be used to ride extreme positions.


aerodynamic maximazation

Best aerodynamics - The sub A concept

The aerodynamics of the rider and the bike are influenced both by the position of the rider on the bike and by the aerodynamics of the bike itself.

subA refers to the maximization of the aerodynamics by minimizing the frontal area of the bike. This is generated by three core features:

Tear drop 3:1 - The frame shape is formed aerodynamically in a length to width ratio of 3:1.

Truncated profile - Instead of continuing the surface in a teardrop shape, a straight break-away edge is worked into the profile. The turbulence can be managed and controlled by this. The minimized raw materials also reduce the weight and increase the stiffness of the frame due to the edge.

Tripwire - Tripwire is the "tripwire for the air", originally an achievement from aeronautics: special wind curbs are molded into the carbon frame so that the slightest turbulence is created directly above the surface. A sort of air cushion forms for the wind flow.


Dual Transmission integration

Our frames are future proof.

Our frames are future proof. With a growing selection of electronic groupsets, electronic shifting is becoming more popular and affordable. For this reason, all our new road frames are compatible with electronic shifting. You want to update to the latest high end technology? No problem with a BMC frame. Even our entry level Granfondo GF02 bike is compatible with Di2.

DTi leaves you total freedom in your choice of groupsets. The one frame is cleverly designed to accept every transmission possibility; electronic or mechanical transmission. That is Dual Transmission integration. You have clean cable routing with mechanical shifting, but if you switch to Di2 no unnecessary cable stops are left, all the holes are in the right place for minimal exposed electronic cables and a clean look.

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