June 29, 2005

Yeah, it's just a press release, but even the idea of a sub-2 pound bicycle frame is pretty cool:

BMC, the leading Swiss high-end bicycle brand, has developed for the number 1 Pro Tour Team Phonak a new secret weapon for the Tour de France.

Last year, BMC had already introduced the revolutionary "Time Machine" during the Tour de France, which set the new standard for time trial bikes. This year, we can present another revolutionary bike the BMC "Pro Machine". The "Pro Machine is the first bicycle frame in the world which is made entirely using the revolutionary Easton CNT-Nanotechnology.

Remember: to increase speed, add lightness.

Posted by scott at June 29, 2005 09:27 AM

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NO, you cannot have one of these!

Posted by: ellen on June 29, 2005 03:54 PM

Oh yes you can have one of these.

I am the brand manager for BMC Bicycles in North America. These bikes will be available in the US starting in October.

Here are the latest photos from the Tour de France:

The frame weighs about 900 grams. The complete bike for Phonak team leader Floyd Landis was 6.3kg, well below the UCI minimum weight. We had to add quiet a lot of weight to the bike to make it legal for competition.

Posted by: Scott Thomson on July 5, 2005 11:12 AM

All due respect, while I'd like one, unless you guys are willing comp one to me or discount it way below what I'm sure it costs to make, I think it highly unlikely I'll get one.

Nothing against your bikes at all, just that my wife has this funny idea that mortgage payments are more important than bicycles. Silly woman... :)

Thanks for the note!

Posted by: scott on July 5, 2005 11:54 AM
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