Velonews: Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter’s Bmc Teammachine Slr01



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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Brent Bookwalter has been let loose on the 2015 Giro d'Italia, and has worked his way into breakaways in both of the last two stages entering the race's final week. He rides BMC's classic road frame, the SLR01, built up with Shimano components. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Bookwalter rides short-drop bars from sponsor 3T. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    A 130mm, -6˚ stem. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    All the BMC team bikes have this integrated number holder. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Bookwalter uses a standard 53/39 chainset for most stages, but put on a 36-tooth cog for Tuesday's stage over the Mortirolo. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Continental provides its Competition Pro LTD tubulars, in 25mm, which feature a latex tube for decreased rolling resistance. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Setback is marked on the saddle for easy setup. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    The SLR01 is BMC's light road race frame. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    The team rides Dura-Ace wheels of various depths, mostly 35mm and 50mm. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    In VeloNews testing, we found that the chunky head tube of the SLR01 provides a stiff, predictable front end. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Bottles are labeled with the initials of each rider. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.comr
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Standard Dura-Ace brakes on the SLR01. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Bookwalter rides with an SRM power meter. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    The SLR01 has frame plugs for different types of cables — electronic or mechanical. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    It's been a rain-filled week at the Giro. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Bookwalter rides a 56cm frame. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Each rider has a transponder on his primary bike, which marks his finish point. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    The SLR01 was designed with software derived from genetics research, allowing engineers to virtually test thousands of design iterations. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Bookwalter rides with a 15mm offset post. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Thin seat stays add a bit of comfort for long days in the saddle. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com
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    Pro Bike Gallery: Brent Bookwalter's BMC SLR01
    Mechancis cover each seat post in friction paste before wet stages. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com

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