BMC Timemachine Road 01 Two aero road bike review

The BMC Timemachine Road is an aggressively aero road bike capable of ferocious speed, but is there still a place for full aero with the rise of the lightweight semi-aero race bike?

BMC Timemachine Road 01 Two review
(Image: © Graham Cottingham)

Cyclingnews Verdict

All-out aero road bikes feel a little cumbersome when compared to the new crop of lightweight-yet-slippery rouleurs. However, if you seek ferocious speed the BMC Timemachine Road delivers it in spades.

Pros

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    Absurd straight-line speed

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    Balanced geometry

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    Stiff yet surprisingly comfortable

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    One of the best looking aero road bikes

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    Integrated storage

Cons

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    Heavy

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    Aerodynamics can noticeably resist handling

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    Rattly on rough roads

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The BMC Timemachine Road belongs to a breed of dedicated aero road bikes that are at somewhat of a crossroads. Rising to popularity due to their uncompromising pursuit of speed, the aero road bike soon became the bike of choice for those that wanted to go fast. 

The aero road bike concept has been around for two decades now, and has benefitted tremendously from improvements in design, materials and manufacturing. Aerodynamics are better and so is the ride quality, but they aren’t the only bikes that have seen improvements in these areas and aero road bikes are now under threat from the rise of the racy rouleurs.   

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