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Taylor Phinney's BMC TimeMachine TM01 - Gallery

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Taylor's Machine: the BMC TimeMachine TM01

Taylor's Machine: the BMC TimeMachine TM01
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Given all the wires and cables, this is a tidy solution that still allows easy access to the Di2 junction box

Given all the wires and cables, this is a tidy solution that still allows easy access to the Di2 junction box
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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This unmarked disc looks remarkably like a covered-over Lightweight disc, but mechanic Ian Sherburne can't comment

This unmarked disc looks remarkably like a covered-over Lightweight disc, but mechanic Ian Sherburne can't comment
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The TimeMachine's horizontal dropouts feature fore/aft adjustment via the black dial that pushes a pin against the axle

The TimeMachine's horizontal dropouts feature fore/aft adjustment via the black dial that pushes a pin against the axle
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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56/44. You know, just like you have on your bike

56/44. You know, just like you have on your bike
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The braking surface is the same as the rest of the front tri-spoke rim - but braking isn't the point for TTs

The braking surface is the same as the rest of the front tri-spoke rim - but braking isn't the point for TTs
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25mm tubulars may be the rage on road bikes, but 22mm Contis are still the hot ticket for time trials

25mm tubulars may be the rage on road bikes, but 22mm Contis are still the hot ticket for time trials
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Phinney is constantly fiddling with his saddle, says BMC mechanic Ian Sherburne. "Just a mil here or a mil there, but he is always messing with it," Sherburne said

Phinney is constantly fiddling with his saddle, says BMC mechanic Ian Sherburne. "Just a mil here or a mil there, but he is always messing with it," Sherburne said
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Fizik now makes saddle covers with a bit of grip so riders don't have to resort to grip tape on the saddle to stay in place

Fizik now makes saddle covers with a bit of grip so riders don't have to resort to grip tape on the saddle to stay in place
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The 3T bar offers a wide range of fit possibilities, but it's not exactly a quick adjustment to tweak things

The 3T bar offers a wide range of fit possibilities, but it's not exactly a quick adjustment to tweak things
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A little electrical tape to keep the wires in place, and a little grip tape to keep the hands in place

A little electrical tape to keep the wires in place, and a little grip tape to keep the hands in place
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Yes, Phinney really uses grip tape on his extensions and Di2 controls. And no, that's not his PC7 computer. He uses a new PC8; the PC7 is mechanic Ian Sherburne's, put on to be sponsor-correct

Yes, Phinney really uses grip tape on his extensions and Di2 controls. And no, that's not his PC7 computer. He uses a new PC8; the PC7 is mechanic Ian Sherburne's, put on to be sponsor-correct
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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Taylor Phinney won the 2010 and 2014 US time trial titles and is hoping to earn a third in North Carolina Saturday

Taylor Phinney won the 2010 and 2014 US time trial titles and is hoping to earn a third in North Carolina Saturday
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar 

American Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) will be racing in pursuit of his third time trial national title Friday in North Carolina aboard a BMC TimeMachine TM01.

Phinney's machine features some monster gearing (56/44, anyone?), label-free wheels (a Lightweight disc and a HED tri spoke) and sticky tape on the tri/tt Fizik Tritone saddle.

Speaking of the saddle, BMC mechanic Ian Sherburne said Phinney is constantly fiddling with his seat height.

"Just a mil here or a mil there, but he is always messing with it," Sherburne said. "He is one of those riders that often riders with a hex key in his jersey pocket."

Fizik now provides teams with two options of grippy saddle covers so they don't have to resort to grip tape for time trials

Other points of interest on the bike include grip tape on the extensions and Di2 shifters, and the TimeMachine's horizontal dropouts that feature fore/aft adjustment via the black dial that pushes a pin against the axle.

For a close look at Phinney's TimeMachine, click through the photo gallery above.

For complete coverage of the USPRO time trial and road national championships, click here