So I managed to get my hands on one of the very first BMC Team Elite 01 hardtail frames to come into Australia, and I have to say - it was well worth the wait!
I've not had much chance to ride it properly yet. From the little cruising I've done on it, it is the real deal, accelerates extremely quickly and is very smooth riding, not to mention the look of it - wow.
The build I decided on is mainly parts I have been using for awhile and really trust. This bike will be used for racing throughout the year in all types of races, team endurance races, 100km's, Short Track, etc. Due to the amount of use it will see (and Australia's rough race conditions), it needed to be dependable and light.
Bottom Bracket: Phil Wood Square Ti 111mm with Ti bolts and Alloy cups.
Brakes: Hayes Stroker Trail, 140mm rear. Alloy/Ti bolts. – Soon to be Stroker Gram.
Cables: Shimano SIS
Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-32
Chain Guard: BMC Silent Ride
Chain: KMC X9-SL
Crankset: Middleburn Duo RS8. 29/42. – Will likely change to Raceface Next SL soon.
Derlr (Front): Shimano XT M751 - tuned Al bolts
Derlr (Rear): SRAM XO Med Cage
Fork: 2008 Fox F100RLC. – Likely get a R7 MRD Absolute soon.
Frame: 2009 BMC Team Elite 01
Grips: Ritchey WCS Foam – Cut down.
Handlebar: Salsa Promoto Flat Carbon 5 degree, cut to 610mm.
Headset: Ritchey WCS Press fit
Hubs: DT 190 Centerlock with adaptor
Nipples: DT Red Alloy
Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beater 4Ti
Rims: Stans ZTR 355 32H.
Skewers: Generic Bolt-on Steel – looking for alternatives (want QR that hold the wheel).
Seat Binder: BMC Two bolt, with Alloy bolts.
Seat: Selle Italia SLR Ti
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece – 31.6mm x 350mm. (May get Ti bolts)
Shifters: SRAM XO gripshift.
Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolites.
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4 Axis.
Tires: Ritchey WCS Z-min 2.2” – Converted with stans.
Weight is 8.94kg (19.7lb) fully ready to race. With a few parts swaps it should get a little lighter from here.
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