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Richie Porte's 2018 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc - Gallery

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Richie Porte's 2018 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc

Richie Porte's 2018 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc
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A closer look at the rear brake setup, which uses a 140mm rear disc rotor

A closer look at the rear brake setup, which uses a 140mm rear disc rotor
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The team are still using SRM speed sensors

The team are still using SRM speed sensors
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The thru-axles are released and secured via a hex key

The thru-axles are released and secured via a hex key
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160mm disc rotors up front for Porte

160mm disc rotors up front for Porte
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The Teammachine has a single-piece Dura-Ace specific derailleur 'Skeleton' hanger

The Teammachine has a single-piece Dura-Ace specific derailleur 'Skeleton' hanger
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BMC Racing have switched from SRM power meters to Shimano for 2018

BMC Racing have switched from SRM power meters to Shimano for 2018
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A closer look at the Dura-Ace R9150 front derailleur

A closer look at the Dura-Ace R9150 front derailleur
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Vittoria provide the tyres for BMC Racing with most of the team opting for 25mm tubular Corsa tyres

Vittoria provide the tyres for BMC Racing with most of the team opting for 25mm tubular Corsa tyres
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The BMC is paired with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series groupset and wheels

The BMC is paired with a Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series groupset and wheels
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Disc brakes result in no caliper on the seat stays, offering a clean look

Disc brakes result in no caliper on the seat stays, offering a clean look
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Porte opts for a Fizik Arione saddle

Porte opts for a Fizik Arione saddle
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Each BMC rider's name adorns the top tube of their bike

Each BMC rider's name adorns the top tube of their bike
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Italian brand Elite provide cages and bidons for the team

Italian brand Elite provide cages and bidons for the team
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Clean lines and colours for the BMC Racing team's flagship bike

Clean lines and colours for the BMC Racing team's flagship bike
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BMC Racing have partnered with Garmin for the 2018 season

BMC Racing have partnered with Garmin for the 2018 season
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Porte rides a 47cm frame

Porte rides a 47cm frame
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Hex key thru-axles at the rear

Hex key thru-axles at the rear
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For 2018, Richie Porte begins his third season with BMC Racing at the Cycling Australia Road National Championships, followed by a defence of his 2017 Tour Down Under title.

BMC launched their updated range-topping bike last June, which Porte raced to second place at the Critérium du Dauphiné and was positioned in fifth place on at the Tour de France, before a dramatic crash ended the Tasmanian's yellow-jersey hopes, and ultimately his season.

At a pre-season training camp in Denia, Spain in December, Porte and his BMC Racing teammates were each equipped with disc brake versions of the BMC Teammachine SLR01, which were launched alongside the rim brake version of the bike last summer.

While many features of the bike are retained from the setup Porte last raced on during the Tour de France in July, there are some key updates for this season.

After several years of racing with SRM power meters, BMC are among some six WorldTour teams to switch to the new Shimano power meter for 2018. The new power meter from the Japanese component giant is based on the Dura-Ace R9100 crankset and gives dual-sided power readings.

Along with the power meter change, BMC also switch from a SRM PC-8 head unit to Garmin’s flagship Edge 1030 computer. While an official statement on the new computer partnership is yet to be announced, Porte and his BMC teammates Rohan Dennis and Miles Scotson were all equipped with the computers during the elite men’s time trial at the road nationals this week.

Alongside the Shimano power meter, Porte's BMC is equipped with a full Dura-Ace R9170 electronic/hydraulic disc brake groupset, including shifters, brakes, wheels, pedals and levers.

A Fizik Arione saddle sits atop the frame-specific seat post, and the Italian theme continues with handlebars from 3T, bottle cages from Elite and tyres from Vittoria.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at Porte's 2018 bike.

 

Full specification

Frame: BMC Teammachine SLR01 disc-specific, size 47
Fork: BMC Teammachine SLR01 premium carbon disc-specific
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-R9120 with 160mm RT99-S rotor
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-R9120 with 140mm RT99-A-SS 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
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P with integrated power meter, 170mm crank length, 53/39
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 disc, C40
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: 3T Ernove Ltd Stealth
Stem: BMC ICS 01 integrated cockpit design
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Seat post: BMC Teammachine SLR01 ‘D’ premium carbon
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus
Computer: Garmin Edge 1030
Other accessories: SRM Speed sensor