BMC ALPENCHALLENGE AC01

May 19, 2015   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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BMC ALPENCHALLENGE AC01, los ingenieros han conseguido que la nueva Alpenchallenge AC01 sea más rápida:

Más ràpida que todas las anteriores urbanas de BMC

Más rápida que la competencia

Más rápida de lo que cabría esperar de una bicicleta urbana con manillar plano

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Cuadro de aluminio triple conificado, puntos integrados para montaje de guardabarros de BMC City Kit

Postmount para frenos de disco con rotores de 160mm

Peso 1550g

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Una maravilla ideal para pasearse por las calles de Gijón

PVP 1599€

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El dia a dia de una rider del BMC TRAILCREW

Abr 20, 2015   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

A Day in the life of Lorraine Truong

17. April 2015 – TeamSpirit

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Lorraine Truong is known for being a talented bike rider. She can handle any bike – including monocycles – and recently finished 8th at the EWS event in Rotorua, New Zealand. What few people know is that she is an engineer and works 50% for BMC Switzerland’s R&D Team. Every day, she juggles between her computer and her bike, her calculation software and her training plans. Her days are busy, and long. Luckily, a scientific mind a pragmatic Swiss attitude help her plan days and weeks to a tee. We woke up (very) early to spend a day with her in Val-de-Travers, a small valley lost in the Swiss Jura.

4.30am – Debout!

It is dark and cold. It is drizzling too. But no matter what, Lorraine’s alarm is set to wake her up at 4.30am. A busy day is waiting for her.

4.45am – No snooze

Lorraine is up and ready to go for her first training session: an 50min run with her favorite companions Shimano and Fado.

5.40am – First train

Lorraine jumps on the first train of the day. The journey is 1h15 long to the BMC headquarters in Grenchen.

The two and a half hours she spends every day in the train are never a waste of time. Lorraine likes to read scientific books – in French or English – with titles as crazy as “Universe in a Nutshell” or “A la Découverte des Lois de l’Univers. La Prodigieuse Histoire des Mathématiques et de la Physique” or play KenKen (an advanced version of the more famous Sudoku).

But she also admits enjoying reading her favorite comics “Calvin & Hobbes” or napping sometimes…

7.00am – Office time

Often first at the office, Lorraine turns on her computer and opens books to work on the future BMC bikes.

Being able to mix biking with science and engineering is a great chance

She started working there in February 2014. It was then as part of her Master project on “Safety of Bicycle Composite Fork Steerer Tubes”. After graduating last September, she was offered a 50% engineer – 50% rider contract. “It was a fantastic opportunity for me. Being able to mix biking with science and engineering is a great chance. People who know me know that it can not get any better.”

Now she is part of the BMC product team and works in the technology group which is the core of the Impec Advanced R&D Lab. She is responsible for numerical calculation and simulation, with a specific focus on composite structures.

We benefit from the direct link between her theoretical findings and reality

“Lorraine is fresh from engineering school – she has a bachelor diploma in Material Sciences Engineering and a Master degree in Mechanical engineering so she is infusing and sharing the latest technologies from her studies. We benefit from the direct link between her theoretical findings and reality” explains her boss, Stefan Christ, Head of Product for BMC Switzerland.

1.30pm – Back to Val-de-Travers

Here she is, in the train, from Grenchen to Val-de-Travers this time, having a little pic-nic that she carefully prepared the evening before.

Her afternoon will be dedicated to what she loves the most: riding a bike.

Before that, she spends some time in one of her favorite places, the garage.

Bike maintenance is another hobby of hers. Her mechanic skills were crucial last year when she competed without the support of a team travelling to races on her own and acting as a racer, mechanic, manager and cook at the same time.

2.15pm – Let the fun begin!

The region she grew up in and still lives in is one of the wettest areas of Switzerland. Rain and snow are common there. This hostile climate is probably one of the main reasons she performs really well in wet conditions. Mud, slippery roots and wet leaves are part of her favorite playground.

Tracey Moseley’s “protégé” took us on her favorite hometrail, a secret one she maintains herself on rest days.

5.00pm – Never enough biking…

After spending a couple of hours on her secret favorite home trail, Lorraine trades her mountain bike against her trials bike. A few pallets, planks and a wooden box have been meticulously placed in the large family garden. There she trains her balance and bike skills under the watchful eyes of Shimano, her 11 year old dog.

No time to waste. There is still a lot to do

Half an hour on the trials bike is enough, no time to waste. There is still a lot to do…

 

5.45pm – Fitness time

Lorraine isn’t a member of a gym or anything like that. She transformed an old kitchen of the family house into a gym. Her machines and accessories are a pile of second hand and tinkered old objects.

To relax a bit before dinner, she enjoys a walk with her dogs who are always ready for new adventures.

It is only when I came here with my friends that I realized riding these trails wasn’t easy for everyone

Lorraine showed us the very first trail she ever rode. “I was 11. I only had a city bike but I loved coming here in the evening after school. But only after my home work was done… I was doing loops and loops. It is only when I came here with my friends that I realized riding thse trails wasn’t easy to everyone”.

7.00 – A table!

Lorraine doesn’t follow a special diet. Sometimes, during a race she even fantasizes about burgers or that piece of chocolate she will devour back at the paddock. She is a handy cook and sat us down to “Endives au jambon”, a typical Swiss-French dish with salad, ham, a lot of bechamel sauce and cheese. Not really the diet of an athlete but the perfect diet for someone who just had a pretty busy day and burned a few thousands calories…

As often as she can, she shares dinner with her parents who she lives with. She is the youngest of five siblings. Although her brother and three sisters have already left home they remain a very close knit family and they are Lorraine’s biggest fans.

8.30pm – Cool down

The day finally comes to an end. Lorraine goes to her bedroom, the same one she has had since she was a little girl and only left during her time at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne or Swiss Institute of Technology).

Unlike many others her age, the 25 year-old girl makes it abundantly clear that she doesn’t like pink. However, just before going to bed, she puts a funny pink overall on, to do a final session of stretching and mental preparation. “I like to feel comfy and this overall is great. Pink is definitely not my favorite colour but it was only available in pink or black. And black is too depressing…”.

As relaxed as she seems, she is quite nervous when it comes to racing

As relaxed as she seems, she is quite nervous when it comes to racing. Since a few months, she has been working with a sport psychologist and invests ten to fifteen minutes per day doing some relaxation exercices to empty her head, and juggling.

At that point of the day, we would all be exhausted and ready for a good night of sleep to recover from such a busy day. But Lorraine opens a book, one about atoms, molecules and other particles. Good food to nourish her dream of discoverings something new that might someday change the face of the world.

http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/int-en/experience/bmc-tempo/a_day_in_the_life_of_lorraine_truong/

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TE02 X01 PARA JAVIER

Mar 27, 2015   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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La mejor bici de XC que te puedas imaginar va a hacer volar a Javier por Avilés y comarca, o por donde se tercie.

Que la disfrutes Javi!!

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BMC TEAMELITE TE02 X01

Mar 18, 2015   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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TEAMELITE TE02 29″

Cuadro: Geometría BWC 29er, cuadro y tija de sillín (27.2 mm) full carbon con TCC, peso 1100g

Caja pedalier: BB90 Shimano press-fit

Atrapa cadenas integrado: en el tubo diagonal

Pipa dirección Conica: 1 1/8 a 1 1/2

Manillar de carbono

Tallas: S/M/L

Las formas, los materiales y la utilización de la fibra de carbono han sido cuidadosamente seleccionados para que el cuadro y la tija de sillín trabajen juntos para absorver baches pequeños y superficies irregulares, mientras que al mismo tiempo maximicen la rigidez lateral. Las vainas rígidas y masivas convierten inmediatamente la fuerza de la pierna en impulso hacia adelante, mientras que una pipa de dirección baja permite una agresiva posición en competición.

PVP 3599€

 

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BMC TEAMELITE TE02

Mar 12, 2015   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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Cuadro full carbono con sistema TCC propio de BMC que junto con la tija de 27.2″ hace que sea una bici ligera, eficiente y rápida , vainas cortas lo que la hace muy manejable y la compañera inseparable que hace que ames el BTT.

Peso del cuadro en talla M incluyendo las partes sueltas 1100 g

Tres tallas S/M/L

Raúl del Tous pa Tous va a ser quien la disfrute.

 

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ROHAN DENNIS + BMC TRACKMACHINE = RECORD DE LA HORA

Feb 14, 2015   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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Rohan Dennis batió el record de la hora, con una marca de 52,491 km, sobre una BMC Trackmachine adaptada para la prueba

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2015 BMC trackmachine TR01

  • Web: trackmachine TR01
  • Frame: 2015 Trackmachine TR01, p2p x subA, full carbon, replaceable alloy dropouts
  • Fork: 2015 Trackmachine TR01, subA, full carbon hinge, custom integrated stem/bar
  • Crank: Shimano 9000 175mm, 53-56T, SRM-equipped
  • Chain: Shimano 9000 Dura-Ace (3/32”)
  • Cog: Impec Advanced R&D Lab custom machined 13 / 14t
  • Bar: 3T Brezza II Nano LTD, HM carbon, 30cm
  • Seat: Fizik Arione R3 braided
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
  • Tires: Continental Tempo 19mm, 15.5 bar

Vídeo de la prueba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1czalpk4j7E

 

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BMC GF01 DISC

Dic 22, 2014   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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Montaje de una BMC Granfondo GF01 disco

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Nuesto mecánico ultimando la sincronización de cambios y colocado la cinta de manillar

 

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Tubo diagonal de gran diámetro, la pipa de dirección, las vainas y la corona de la horquilla están fabricadas con una combinación fibra de carbono de alto módulo para mejorar la rigidez lateral optimizando la transferencia de energía

BMC usa frenos postmount standard de 140mm y cableado integrado consiguiendo eficiencia y buena estética

 

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¿Por qué freno de disco para carretera? Ya es sabida su eficacia en bicicletas de ciclocross y mountain bikes, pues ahora se traslada todas esas ventajas también a los ciclistas de carretera.

Potencia, consistencia y control reduciendo el riesgo de calentamiento de las ruedas en largos y sinuosos descensos.

La GF01 está dotada de la TECNOLOGIA TCC, consigue una relación idónea entre elasticidad vertical y rigidez consiguiendo la bicicleta de carretera más equilibrada del mercado.

Tirantes finos y posicionados más abajo de lo habitual, punteras en offset y horquilla y tija del sillín con ángulos integrados en su diseño hacen que el cuadro flexe verticalmente. Golpes y vibraciones propias de la carretra no son transmitidas al ciclista.

 

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GRANDE ALEJANDRO

Nov 26, 2014   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  1 Comentario

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Alejandro García Queipo, mejor cadete asturiano en la modalidad BTT temporada 2014.

Le pediremos un autógrafo en el Tour.

Suerte campeón!

 

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BMC TEAMELITE TE02 XT

Nov 7, 2014   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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BMC TEAMELITE TE02 carbono

Big Wheel Concept (BWC) tecnología  BMC  pensada para ruedas de 29″ concretamente

Agilidad, se consigue con unas vainas cortas combinadas con caja de pedalier baja, con todo ello tenemos diversión y manejabilidad asegurada

Estabilidad, ángulo del tubo de la dirección más abierto de lo habitual combinado con un tubo superior largo y manillares anchos hacen tener control incluso en los senderos más complicados

Resumiendo, TEAMELITE  se resume con una fórmula:  EFICIENCIA + CONFIANZA = VELOCIDAD

PVP a partir de 1999€

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BMC FOURSTROKE FS02 29″

Nov 3, 2014   //   por Culture Bike   //   Blog  //  Sin comentarios

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BMC FOURSTROKE FS02 29″ CROSSCOUNTRY SERIES

Geometría estable, rigidez torsional y suspensión APS ( Advanced Pivot System) patentada por BMC  hacen que sea la bicicleta de XC definitiva, puede tanto con los senderos más exigentes como con largas distancias de marathon.

A petición del cliente se pusieron ruedas Reynolds de 29″ XC quedando como resultado una bicicleta muy pintona

La hermana pequeña de la bicicleta con la que Absalon ganó la copa del mundo este año

PVP desde 3599€

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