Up close with the BMC Trackmachine TR01 of the 24-year old Aussie Rohan Dennis, who will attempt to break the 1-hour record on Sunday, February 8 at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland. Dennis, who likely watched Jack Bobridge fall short of that record in Melbourne, will have his work cut out too, but many think that he will do it and move the bar up another notch past 51.852 km - set by Swiss IAM Cycling pro Matthias Brändle late last year.
Rohan Dennis in action during one of the practice sessions leading up to the big day.
The BMC Trackmachine TR01 got a lot of nice custom details in the BMC in house Impec lab.
The narrow 3T Brezza II Nano LTD cockpit also got some custom graphics attention. They are distinctive on this very stealth murdered looking setup.
The 175mm Shimano 9000 crank with an SRM power meter required a custom cog in the back on this track bike.
Up close with the bars of the Rohan Dennis bike.
Rohan Dennis has a big supportive cast to lead him there.
The final picture here came courtesy of Neal Henderson of Apex Coaching and it shows how narrow the setup of the young Aussie is.
Frame: 2015 Trackmachine TR01, p2p x subA, full carbon, replaceable alloy dropouts
Fork: 2015 Trackmachine TR01, subA, full carbon hinge, custom integrated stem / bar
Crank: Shimano 9000 175mm, 53-56T, SRM-equipped
Chain: Shimano 9000 Dura-Ace (3/32”)
Cog: Impec Advanced R&D Lab custom machined 13 / 14t
Bar: 3T Brezza II Nano LTD, HM carbon, 30cm
Seat: Fizik Arione R3 braided
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000
Tires: Continental Tempo 19mm, 15.5 bar
Images 1-6 © Oliver Burgess. Image 7 © Neal Henderson of Apex Coaching.