BMC Timemachine 01 Road Four 2020 review

Will Thompson takes the BMC Timemachine Road 04 on an epic 25-hour relay race to see if this disc only aero bike can give him the speed to survive...

BMC Timemachine 01 Road Four 2020
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Without doubt a huge improvement on what was already a class leading speed weapon. The Timemachine Road adds another string to it bow with ride quality of comfort that puts it right at the top of its class. The only drawbacks I can see are the price, given it’s only equipped with Shimano di2 and possibly the limited tyre clearance in a world where bigger are proven to be better. With that aside, this is a bike that makes you want to ride faster and harder, and smile while you’re doing it. It’s best in class cable integration and super clean frame lines, give it an aero beauty that even the biggest aero critics would find hard to dislike. It’s surpassed my expectations and doubts as a one trick pony and allowed me to take on a 25-hour ride with surprising ease!

Reasons to buy
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    Clean Aesthetics

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    All day comfort

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    Rider Adjustability

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    Raw Speed

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Reasons to avoid
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    Narrow tyre clearance

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The BMC Timemachine 01 Road Four 2020 was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. We tested the 2020 model, since then, a 2021 version has been released - but the frame and spec remain largely unchanged. 

Love them or hate them, aero bikes are a common sight within most brand’s model line-ups these days, and BMC is no stranger in this category.

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