BMC SLX01 Racemaster 105 R7000 White/Red
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 105 R7000
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
Shifters: Shimano 105 R7000
Chainset: Shimano 105 R7000
Cassette: Shimano 105 R7000
Front Brake: Shimano 105 R7000
Rear Brake: Shimano 105 R7000
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