Although we are looking forward to the 11th stage of the Tour de France, BMC issued a press release about the new BMC Impec road bike which debut during the 2010 Tour. Cadel Evans and George Hincapie will ride during the tour on a BMC Impec. Also known as the Impecable bike, this BMC uses a entirely full carbon frame, the first manufactured in the world.
Road racing bikes are made of conventionally laminated carbon, and each frame consisting of dozens of carbon fiber sheets glued together. Now, with years of research, BMC and owner Andy Rihs has built a factory to construct frames for the new flagship model. Manufacturing procedures and technologies were created and patented by BMC, which in the end resulted to the Impec. Automatically produced of carbon tubing, using precise load bearing properties. The tubes can be woven individually by machine, which meets requirements of the frame.
Apart of the full carbon build, the BMC Impec road bike uses a new developed shell, made of light and strong composite and high proportion of extra long carbon fibers. This connects the tubes, allowing the bike to be stable and light. Known as the Shell Node Concept, which is also a important feature to the overall design.
Cadel Evans is excited about trying out the new BMC Impec, “Never in my career have I been able to develop a better feel for a bike. The impec’s a masterpiece.” Each BMC Impec is custom built for private buyers, while United States BMC dealers will fit each rider, and delivered Fall 2010.