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    My new BMC Team Elite 01!

    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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    Can I have it?
    Visiting St george/Hurricane? Stay at my vacation rental. Discounts for MTB's

    http://www.vrbo.com/392904

    PM me

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    well done with your dream bike, what a beautiful frame & build. You dont see many carbon HT BMC around and its good to see someones happy ;-)

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    Wow, what a striking bike! Last I checked the BMC website, it listed the Team Elite frames as cancelled due to production issues. Looks like they got over that hiccup. Have fun riding the heck out of it!

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    Wow! Awesome!!! Jealous That bike is freaking sweet!
    www.cycletofitness.com It's only a super-awesome website for a super-awesome store. Just click it. I dare you.

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    that is a VERY beautiful frame. I like that a lot!

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    I bet your wallet has never been lighter too!....sweet ride

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    whats the frame weight?

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    Frame weight on these is not super light, mine weighed 1.35kg with the FSA headset cups and the rather bulky seatclamp. Not a weight weenie world record breaker, but the ride quality makes the small weight penalty all so worth it!

    I've taken it for a few rides now, and it is the most balanced and smoothest riding hardtail I've ever used. While being smooth, it takes no feeling away from the trail and there certainly is no noticeable (or visible) flex while thrashing it out of the saddle. The Swiss are onto a good thing here.

    I'm looking forward to getting some new Stroker Gram brakes and a new Manitou R7 MRD to get the weight even lower.

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    Super weight.Frame is M size?
    What is your high and insame.
    I am just looking for this frame but, M or L "that is the question".
    Great bike.

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    Sweet build!

    Now upgrade to this and make that rear hub scream: http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...Step-Star.html

    I have that exact hub on my 29er and it's a worthy upgrade that far outweighs the cost!




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    Did you change to the Raceface cranks? Has anyone built a TE01 frame with an XTR or similar triple crank, experience with this build?
    Last edited by P917mulsanneF512; 11-07-2013 at 10:48 AM.

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