BMC SLX01 Racemaster Ultegra 6800
The BMC SLX01 is an aluminum and carbon fibre hybrid. The reason for this combination is to utilize the materials that are best suited to where they are being used in the construction of the frame. The SLX01 Racemaster has an Easton CNT-enhanced carbon fibre top half joined to a bottom half made almost entirely of hydroformed and tripled-butted 7005 aluminium.
What BMC calls the ‘Aluminium Trident’ includes the down tube from just aft of the head tube, the entire aero-shaped seat tube and the tall multisided chain stays. Up top, the ‘Carbon Arc’ includes the top tube, head tube and remaining portion of the down tube - all of which form one continuous section – and the separately formed wishbone-style seat stay assembly. Nearly everything (including the forged aluminium dropouts) is bonded together, with conventional welds used only at the bottom bracket shell.
According to BMC, this configuration delivers a far more rigid bottom bracket than its other models but still excellent comfort and road feel. With both aluminum and carbon being light materials, there really is not weight penalty with this approach in construction.
Frame: Carbon Unidirectional Arch, Alloy Trident
Fork: BMC Straightedge 48 SL
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Chainset: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Front Brake: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Rear Brake: Shimano Ultegra 6800
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