BMC launched the latest Teammachine frameset ahead of the Tour de France in June, and in preparation for the 2018 season BMC Racing Team have been training on disc brake equipped versions of the bike with a view to potentially race on the platforms next year.
BMC Racing Team and FDJ were the only two WorldTour teams to not have a disc brake bike frameset registered with the UCI before the end of the 2017 season. However, with BMC having launched the Teammachine SLR01 in a rim and disc brake version, and Lapierre (which provides FDJ with bikes) also launching a disc version of the Classics focused Pulsium model this year, it is expected to see the two teams register the bikes with the UCI come the new year.
Van Garderen's BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc has the complement of a full Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 hydraulic disc/electronic groupset, including the new Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter crankset and R9100 series pedals.
The US-registered team also run the latest Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series wheelsets, which come in a variety of rim depths and available as disc brake or rim brake options. The wheels are paired with Vittoria tubular tyres.
The updated frameset features an Integrated Cockpit System (ICS) stem, which allows for internal cable routing for the hydraulic cables and electronic wires. The stem is paired with 3T Ernova handlebars, complete with 3T Corius handlebar tape.
Italian brands Fizik and Elite provide the saddle and bottle cages, respectively, completing the build.
Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at van Garderen's 2018 disc machine.