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Timemachine DISC

Stay Ahead of Time

The new Timemachine Disc is the ultimate triathlon machine, the most refined expression of pure aerodynamic performance featuring cutting-edge disc brake technology. It is a bike designed for progressive triathletes seeking the perfect synthesis of drag-defying aerodynamics, sublime handling and world-traveler functionality. Extended research enabled us to scope out and achieve extraordinary aerodynamics through innovative disc brake integration for improved handling and a confident ride on the most technically demanding courses. A standout feature, the integrated caliper covers optimize airflow as it hits the bike, seamlessly woven into the frame design to achieve the class-leading integration that is the foundation of the Timemachine’s aero prowess. Along with an extensive rider positioning system and state-of-the-art component integration, the Timemachine Disc is the must-have bike for middle and long-distance triathlons or time trials.

 

Aerodynamic form


The newly revised SubA concept deploys all of our aerodynamic advantages: 3:1 tubes with truncated profiles, integrated caliper covers, crosswind-stable tube shapes, a hinge-fork design, super lean frontal area and ultimate integration from front to back. 
Combined with a refined rider-positioning system, this machine is all about free speed. Long-course triathlons, time trials or solo efforts in wind-swept terrain, there’s no need to go slow.

Dependable handling, unmatched functionality


Timemachine Disc features complete disc brake integration to deliver superior handling and control on the most technical courses without compromising its aerodynamic performance.
Disc brakes and thru axles improve functionality during international travel thanks to easy wheel changes and dependable brake-pad positioning.

Dual-purpose, rider-focused fit


A lightning-fast frame is a good start – but adding a versatile, aerodynamic positioning system for the rider is what will break records. The Position-to-Perform (P2P) system lets triathletes find their ideal contact points without sacrificing aerodynamics, no matter how aggressive or conservative their front-end position. 

Triathlon needs, prioritized


Precision engineered for performance, this bike marries composure for crosswinds with speed for the straights, gives welcome versatility and adaptability for reach and stack, plus thru-axles for functionality. In short, it’s a triathlon and time trial bike that shoots and scores for multi-sport performance. If your race includes a bike split, this is the machine for you.

Timemachine DISC HOT SPOTS

 

 


Rear Storage Box  (Tri configuration)
Holds your training or race-day equipment - optimal aesthetics, maximal function


Dual-mount Seatpost  
Capable of creating a wide range of  seat tube angles for a perfect Tri or TT fit


Integrated Blip Box
Depending on the configuration, the top tube compartment is used for the Brakebooster (Rim Brake) or for a Sram Red eTap blip box


P2P V-Cockpit
The World’s first truly triathlon-specific cockpit


SubA Aero Hinge-fork
The 3rd generation hinge-fork
takes integration and aerodynamic performance to a new level


Caliper Covers
The Integrated covers optimize the airflow around calipers and rotors improving aerodynamic performance on Teammachine 01 Disc


SubA Tube Profiles
Partnership with Sauber Engineering introduces more straightline speed and industry-leading crosswind stability


Integrated Fuel Options
Endless fuel supply: top tube fuel storage mount, seat tube bottle mount and a two-position downtube bottle mount

Optimized Airflow

We thoroughly researched the airflows created by calipers and rotors through CFD modeling in order to No dots behind every sentence their impact the on aerodynamic performance. We soon realized that disc brakes and rotors can greatly impact aerodynamic performance when no specific solutions are adopted.

Airflow detachment: rim brake vs disc brake without aerodynamic covers

rim brake

disc brake

Detail: Airflow around calipers without covers

Caliper Covers

We designed aerodynamic caliper covers to optimize the airflow around the disc brake calipers and minimize the impact on aerodynamic performance. The result is the aerodynamic performance of our Timemachine with the benefits functional integration of disc brake technology.

Timemachine Disc: Aerodynamic caliper covers :

Optimized airflow with aerodynamic caliper covers

The V-Cockpit


The V-Cockpit offers optimal aerodynamic  performance for taller pad stack dimensions,  while the forward-offset promotes vertical compliance, a state-of-the-art blend of high-performance and comfort.
The fully integrated 3rd generation hinge-fork ensures a lean frontal profile. 
While the cockpit mounting system  promotes both form and function.
Because free-speed is the name of the game, the new Timemachine’s frontal profile is a narrow and seamless engineering marvel.

The Flat-Cockpit


The Flat-Cockpit offers the maximum aerodynamic advantage, allowing riders the lowest possible pad stack configurations.
A rear-mount equipment storage box, top tube fuel box mounts, and down tube dual-mount bottle cage options add up to a dedicated triathlon weapon.

Form, Function, Fit.

Form, Function, Fit.

subA - Aerodynamic Form

The newly revised SubA concept summarizes our aerodynamic advantages: 3:1 tubes with truncated profiles, crosswind-stable tube shapes, hinge-fork design, a super-lean frontal area and maximum integration overall. Combined with our Position-to-Perform (P2P) rider-position system, this machine is all about free speed - for long course triathlon, time trials or solo efforts in wind-swept terrain.

 

 

Pre-processing / model build-up

Mesh generation

To develop the most accurate Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model, highly precise mesh generation is key. Each intersection of mesh is a point that will be used for measurement.

Discipline weighting

Due to differences in average speeds in triathlon and time-trial performances, weighting of yaw angles is important to develop accurate, discipline-specific results.

Rider definition

Including both the rider and the appropriate position are critical to real-world aerodynamic performance.
Throughout the study, standard triathlon and time-trial positions are simultaneously evaluated.

Calculations

Component contribution

By isolating the sub-assemblies, having a refined mesh and an accurate and precise CFD model in operation, the definition of how all components contribute to the system is calculated for headwind (Cx) and crosswind conditions (Cy).

Tube shape analysis

The CFD model is ready, the rider is established, the environment is set – the new bike begins with a tube shape evaluation, using all known parameters.

For each frame tube (eg. headtube, downtube, toptube, seatube, seatpost, seatstays and chainstays) the system generates 16 tube shape variations tested at 9 yaw angles and two rider positions.

Evaluation

X vs Y Merit

The major goal of the tube shape study was to define the overall best performing combination of shape for Coefficient of Drag in headwind (Cx) and crosswind (Cy) conditions.

Hydration evaluation

Understanding how hydration accessories and their  placement affects aerodynamic performance, leads to specific downtube and seatube profiles, with two- position mounting options for the downtube.

Accessory evaluation

Storage impacts overall aerodynamic performance - the rear-mounted storage box enhances Cx performance without a sacrifice in Cy, even at extreme yaw.

V-Cockpit & frame development


From the tube shape study it was learned that higher arm pad stack conditions of most middle and long-course triathletes presented a new challenge.
With taller stack height, the torso and legs are exposed, causing a back-pressure and contributing to increased overall drag. Additionally it was observed that a disproportionate amount of turbulent airflow was created. 


Engineers and aerodynamicists worked together to formulate a system to minimize these effects – the end result is the patented V-Cockpit. With cleaner air moving rearward and a decreased pressure differential the result is more free speed.


In addition to aerodynamic performance, the forward offset promotes enhanced vertical compliance – the optimal balance of performance and comfort.

V-Cockpit vs Flat-Cockpit

V-Cockpit

WHY: The V-Cockpit (spec on all complete bikes – frameset optional) offers optimal aerodynamic performance for taller pad stack dimensions, while the forward-offset promotes vertical compliance – a state-of-the-art blend of high-performance and comfort. 


Note: For Time Trial athletes subject to UCI rules and regulations, the V-Cockpit may exceed standard cockpit measurement guidelines

Flat-Cockpit

WHY: The Flat-Cockpit offers the maximum aerodynamic advantage, letting riders the lowest possible pad stack configurations.

Triathlon

Front-mount seatpost + storage box

Time Trial

Rear-mount seatpost (no storage box)

! Due to the forward offset orientation, the V-Cockpit may exceed UCI regulations for allowable cockpit length !

Rider-focused / p2p


A slippery-fast frame is a good start – but adding a versatile, aerodynamic positioning system for the rider breaks records.



The refined Position-to-Perform (P2P) system lets triathletes find their ideal contact points without sacrificing aerodynamics, no matter how aggressive or conservative their frontend position. For riders seeking straightline speed, predictable crosswind stability and industry-leading integration, look no further - this is the bike for races against the clock.

Form, Function,Fit.

V-Cockpit

The patented V-Cockpit minimizes  aerodynamic losses resulting from taller pad stack configurations. The system is capable of optimizing pad stack in the range of 590mm – 705mm

 

Flat-Cockpit

The Flat-Cockpit ensures aerodynamic superiority for the lowest pad stack configurations. The system is capable of optimizing pad stack in the range of 530mm – 670mm

 

Flat-Cockpit Configuration

The Flat-Cockpit base bar can be mounted in 2 positions, pointing downward or upward. The driving parameter to choose your position is the base bar altitude – depending on the combination of your discipline, riding style and pad height.


The difference on base bar altitude is 80mm between the 2 positions.

Dual-mount Seatpost

The seatpost has 2 mounting positions (patent pending), with multiple hardware mounts – totaling 124mm of possible fore-aft adjustment.

The forward mounting option enables the use of a storage box

71.5° – 80.8° Effective Seattube (M-S @ 770mm)

4 mounting holes
62mm adjustment per post
120mm of range with overlap

Basecolor Stealth

With 5x stickersets:

1 color pre applied over clear coat
(incl. striping) 

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Timemachine DISC 01 Frameset

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