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Michael Valgren's BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc — gallery

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Michael Valgren's 2019 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc for Team Dimension Data

Michael Valgren's 2019 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc for Team Dimension Data (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The team also looks to use Tacx Ciro bottle cages for 2019, switching from Elite

The team also looks to use Tacx Ciro bottle cages for 2019, switching from Elite (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Rider name decals are located on the seat tube of the frames

Rider name decals are located on the seat tube of the frames (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters and derailleurs are used in conjunction with the Rotor and KMC components

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters and derailleurs are used in conjunction with the Rotor and KMC components (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Alongside the ENVE components, the team also retains drivetrain components from Rotor and KMC

Alongside the ENVE components, the team also retains drivetrain components from Rotor and KMC (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The South African-registered team also switches from Continental to Vittoria tyres for the new season

The South African-registered team also switches from Continental to Vittoria tyres for the new season (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Valgren also opts for satellite sprint shifters on the drops of his handlebars

Valgren also opts for satellite sprint shifters on the drops of his handlebars (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The 1.79 metre tall Dane opts for a 54cm frame

The 1.79 metre tall Dane opts for a 54cm frame (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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ENVE SES wheels with Vittoria Corsa 25mm tubular tyres

ENVE SES wheels with Vittoria Corsa 25mm tubular tyres (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The team also switches from Astute to Selle Italia saddles. Valgren opts for a SP-01 Superflow Boost

The team also switches from Astute to Selle Italia saddles. Valgren opts for a SP-01 Superflow Boost (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Flashes of green were also used on Dimension Data's ENVE components from last season

Flashes of green were also used on Dimension Data's ENVE components from last season (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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A Di2 port is located on the down tube of the frameset

A Di2 port is located on the down tube of the frameset (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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The BMC Teammachine SLR01 features an integrated stem system and is used instead of one of ENVE's offerings

The BMC Teammachine SLR01 features an integrated stem system and is used instead of one of ENVE's offerings (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Team Dimension Data signed a new contract with BMC for 2019, but retains wheels and finishing kit from ENVE

Team Dimension Data signed a new contract with BMC for 2019, but retains wheels and finishing kit from ENVE (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)
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Around 20mm of steerer tube is positioned above the stem at this early stage of the season

Around 20mm of steerer tube is positioned above the stem at this early stage of the season (Image credit: Jack Luke/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

Michael Valgren is Team Dimension Data's marquee signing for the new season. The 26-year-old Dane won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Amstel Gold last season and adds some serious firepower to the South African team's Classics squad.

Valgren also joins the Dimension Data squad in racing on new bikes in 2019. Four teams in the WorldTour will be racing on new bikes this year and Dimension Data has made the switch from Cervélo to BMC following the frameset supplier shuffle.

The BMC framesets will take the headlines as the main component sponsor for the team, but Dimension Data has also switched a number of other components including tyres, saddles and bottle cages.

However, the team retains finishing kit and wheels from long-time partner ENVE alongside Shimano/Rotor/KMC drivetrain components. 

For the WorldTour opener at the Tour Down Under, Valgren has opted for BMC's Teammachine SLR01 Disc frameset over the aero-specific Timemachine Road Disc.

During Valgren's time at Astana Pro Team, the Dane exclusively rode on rim brakes. However, as disc brakes have become more prevalent within the top level of the sport, Valgren joins a number of riders as the peloton more widely adopts the braking technology.

The BMC Teammachine features an integrated stem system and is paired with ENVE SES Aero Road Bars. Using Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 shifters, Valgren also runs satellite 'trigger shifters' on the handlebar drops for ease of shifting while sprinting.

Dimension Data also makes the switch from Astute saddles to Selle Italia. Valgren has opted for the SP-01 Superflow Boost model from the Italian brand. The saddle features a separated rear section to offer compliance while seated and is also claimed to improve pedalling efficiency.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Michael Valgren's 2019 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc for Dimension Data.

Michael Valgren's BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc 2019

Frameset: BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc, size 54cm
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120, 160mm rotor
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120, 140mm rotor
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
Chain: KMC X11 Gold
Crankset: Rotor 2InPower with 54/39 chainrings, 170mm cranks
Wheelset: ENVE SES
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: ENVE SES Aero Road Bars, 400mm
Stem: BMC Teammachine ICS, 140mm
Tape/grips: Joystick
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Selle Italia SP-01 Boost
Seatpost: BMC Teammachine D-profile
Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
Computer: Garmin Edge 520 (not photographed)


Michael Valgren critical measurements

Rider height: 1.79m
Saddle height (from centre of bottom bracket): 770mm
Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 590mm
Total bike weight: 7.32kg