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Gallery: Rohan Dennis' hour record BMC TrackMachine TR01

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 The Australian gave the bike its first public viewing through the Instagram channel of bike shop Meesterknecht - Cyclecity Amsterdam

The Australian gave the bike its first public viewing through the Instagram channel of bike shop Meesterknecht - Cyclecity Amsterdam
(Image credit: Robin Wilmott)
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 The finished bar and stem setup aboard one of Dennis' two bikes for his attempt

The finished bar and stem setup aboard one of Dennis' two bikes for his attempt
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 The new sprocket places the chain 6mm further outboard than a standard sprocket. Note the custom lock ring that sits in its own recess

The new sprocket places the chain 6mm further outboard than a standard sprocket. Note the custom lock ring that sits in its own recess
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 From the block beneath to the finished sprocket on top

From the block beneath to the finished sprocket on top
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 In order to ensure a perfect chain line with the Shimano road crank being used, the R&D Lab created a selection of custom sprockets from a single block of alloy

In order to ensure a perfect chain line with the Shimano road crank being used, the R&D Lab created a selection of custom sprockets from a single block of alloy
(Image credit: Robin Wilmott)
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 The inverted fork, stem and bar combo receiving a clear lacquer coat

The inverted fork, stem and bar combo receiving a clear lacquer coat
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 After the first stage ofcarbon wrapping is completed

After the first stage ofcarbon wrapping is completed
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 Rohan Dennis' hour record attempt bike alongside a stock TR01 showing the difference between the standard adjustable stem and Rohan's custom built one-piece integrated model

Rohan Dennis' hour record attempt bike alongside a stock TR01 showing the difference between the standard adjustable stem and Rohan's custom built one-piece integrated model
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BMC's Impec Advanced R&D Lab took 3T's Brezza Nano track bar, combined it with an adapted stem and the fork and wrapped it in carbon to add strength

BMC's Impec Advanced R&D Lab took 3T's Brezza Nano track bar, combined it with an adapted stem and the fork and wrapped it in carbon to add strength
(Image credit: Robin Wilmott)
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 The BMC team, rightly proud of their creation

The BMC team, rightly proud of their creation
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 The BMC TrackMachine TR01 of Rohan Dennis - complete with custom-moulded front end and stiffness increases

The BMC TrackMachine TR01 of Rohan Dennis - complete with custom-moulded front end and stiffness increases
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 The TrackMachine TR01 was designed to overcome the head-on drag of velodrome environments

The TrackMachine TR01 was designed to overcome the head-on drag of velodrome environments
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 Stiffness increases mean Dennis shouldn't lose power through flex at the standing start

Stiffness increases mean Dennis shouldn't lose power through flex at the standing start
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 There's some nice motivational detailing on the basebar

There's some nice motivational detailing on the basebar
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 The 3T Brezza II Nano LTD bar set-up has been custom-moulded to the hinge fork in Dennis' perfect aero position

The 3T Brezza II Nano LTD bar set-up has been custom-moulded to the hinge fork in Dennis' perfect aero position
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 Custom track cogs were created so Dennis could stick with his SRM equipped Dura-Ace road crankset

Custom track cogs were created so Dennis could stick with his SRM equipped Dura-Ace road crankset
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 Here's a sneaky shot that first confirmed Dennis' bike as a BMC TrackMachine TR01

Here's a sneaky shot that first confirmed Dennis' bike as a BMC TrackMachine TR01
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BMC has released full details of Rohan Dennis' customised BMC TrackMachine TR01 bike, which the Australian rider will use for his 8 February hour record attempt.

Despite BMC's claim that the TrackMachine TR01, designed and developed for the Swiss National Track Team, is the most advanced track-specific bike in the world, Dennis' TR01 has been modified at BMC’s Impec Advanced R&D lab to improve its aerodynamics and stiffness.

BMC Switzerland head of product, Stefan Christ, said: "Rohan is a superb athlete and it is our duty to match his athletic capabilities with a bike of that same caliber. Some minor modifications to influence the aerodynamics and stiffness have been made to Rohan’s Trackmachine TR01. We felt these were necessary to ensure that Rohan’s bike is optimised to take on this highly specific challenge."

In a bid for marginal gains, the BMC Impec Advanced R&D lab engineers took an off-the-peg TrackMachine TR01 and upgraded it with a custom-moulded cockpit following the fine tuning of Dennis' position at a training camp in Spain before Christmas 2014.

Using the data from that fitting, the BMC engineers mated the TrackMachine 01 hinge fork and p2p stem to a 3T Brezza II Nano LTD aerobar set-up using advanced composites.

Dennis is using a Shimano Dura-Ace crankset with an SRM power meter rather than the stock bike's track cranks, with BMC's engineers creating a perfect chainline for the road cranket via specially designed and milled custom-spaced track cogs.

The regular TrackMachine TR01 was designed for optimum aerodynamics within a velodrome, taking advantage of the constant zero-degree yaw wind and lack of crosswind interference. Highlights of the 'SubA' aero design include an integrated hinge fork, 3:1 teardrop truncated tube shapes and flow disrupting 'tripwire' technology.

The p2p (position to perform) triangle concept stem allows this aero advantage to be utilised in harmony with varying rider position. The stock bike also weighs just 6.45kg, which BMC has had to increase to 6.8kg to meet UCI regulations.

The saddle is a Fizik Arione R3 (the brand sponsors Team BMC) while Dennis' SRM head unit is show as being fitted on the back of the seatpost – the preferred position for many track riders, who ride on feel and pacing rather than staring at wattages.

Specs

Frame: 2015 Trackmachine TR01, p2p x subA, full carbon, replaceable alloy dropouts
Fork: 2015 Trackmachine TR01, subA, full carbon hinge, custom integrated stem / bar
Crank: Shimano 9000 175mm, 53-56T, SRM-equipped
Chain: Shimano 9000 Dura-Ace (3/32”)
Cog: Impec Advanced R&D Lab custom machined 13 / 14t
Bar: 3T Brezza II Nano LTD, HM carbon, 30cm
Seat: Fizik Arione R3 braided
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Tyres: Continental Tempo 19mm, 15.5 bar