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Tejay van Garderen's 2018 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc – Gallery

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Tejay van Garderen's 2018 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc

Tejay van Garderen's 2018 BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc
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A look at the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150 drivetrain

A look at the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150 drivetrain
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"BMC will run the Dura-Ace R9100 series wheels in 2018, with a variety of rim depths, and disc or rim brake options"

"BMC will run the Dura-Ace R9100 series wheels in 2018, with a variety of rim depths, and disc or rim brake options"
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A closer look at the seat stay junction

A closer look at the seat stay junction
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The BMC is equipped with 160mm rotors front and 140mm rotors at the rear

The BMC is equipped with 160mm rotors front and 140mm rotors at the rear
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The thru-axles use hex keys to tighten/remove and may cause slight delays during wheel changes in a race scenario

The thru-axles use hex keys to tighten/remove and may cause slight delays during wheel changes in a race scenario
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A look at the rear disc brake

A look at the rear disc brake
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Dura-Ace R9120 disc brake calipers use brake pads with fins to help with heat dissipation

Dura-Ace R9120 disc brake calipers use brake pads with fins to help with heat dissipation
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,"The non-drive side crank of the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P crankset, which features power readings on both sides of the crankset"

,"The non-drive side crank of the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P crankset, which features power readings on both sides of the crankset"
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The disc-equipped bikes are built with thru-axles

The disc-equipped bikes are built with thru-axles
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For the 2018 season BMC have switched from SRM power meters to Shimano's integrated power meter cranksets

For the 2018 season BMC have switched from SRM power meters to Shimano's integrated power meter cranksets
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Van Garderen runs a 130mm BMC Integrated Cockpit System stem

Van Garderen runs a 130mm BMC Integrated Cockpit System stem
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Internal cable routing through the stem enables any adjustments without removing the cables

Internal cable routing through the stem enables any adjustments without removing the cables
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"The Teammachine SLR01 is designed to enable Di2, mechanical or wireless groupsets, while retaining a clean design"

"The Teammachine SLR01 is designed to enable Di2, mechanical or wireless groupsets, while retaining a clean design"
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A detailed look at the Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 shifters

A detailed look at the Shimano Dura-Ace R9170 shifters
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The American's name adorns the top tube

The American's name adorns the top tube
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Van Garderen opts for the popular Fizik Antares saddle

Van Garderen opts for the popular Fizik Antares saddle
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Disc brakes ensure a clean looking seat stay junction

Disc brakes ensure a clean looking seat stay junction
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BMC Racing use colour coordinated Elite bottle cages and team bidons

BMC Racing use colour coordinated Elite bottle cages and team bidons
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Contrasting white letters on the saddle match the overall design of the BMC

Contrasting white letters on the saddle match the overall design of the BMC
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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.

Last week, Tejay van Garderen confirmed his plans to ride the Tour de France next season for the first time since 2016 in support of overall contender Richie Porte.

Earlier this year, Van Garderen rode the Giro d'Italia with a memorable stage victory as well as finishing in 10th place at the Vuelta a Espana later in the 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.

Frame: BMC Teammachine SLR01 disc-specific
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 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
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 disc, C40
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: 3T Ernova Ltd Stealth
Stem: BMC ICS 01 integrated cockpit design
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Fizik Antares
Seat post: BMC Teammachine SLR01 D premium carbon
Bottle cages: Elite Cannibal
Other accessories: SRM Speed sensor