Richie Porte kicked off his 2017 campaign at the Tour Down Under with an eye to Tour de France in July. Carrying him all the way will be his versatile BMC Teammachine SLR 01.
BMC team will be riding this year the Teammachine SLR01 with the same basic set-up and a new lick of paint.
Richie Porte rides a diminutive 48cm frame, which is considered small even for his 1.72m and 62kg frame, and has him right down on the UCI’s 6.8kg weight limit.
The Teammachine features a small, third triangle in the frame design to improve comfort.
The BMC team continues to use the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 series groupsets, including shifting, brakes, pedals and wheels.
The latest generation of SRM’s power meter is designed around Shimano’s 9000 series Dura-Ace crankset.
3T are providing the cockpit components. The handlebars are a narrow 40cm in width, while the stem is a pretty normal 110mm in length with a 6-degree angle.
Richie Porte has claimed the win on stage 2 of the Tour Down Under on the Paracombe climb with the help of this bicycle.