Recall: Close shave with Timemachine

BMC has recalled its 2017 and 2018 Time Machine 01 triathlon and time trial bikes.

When using certain tyre widths on these Timemachine models, the distance between the front tyre and the down tube may not meet the required safety tolerance, and there may be contact between the frame and the tyre.

Contact between the tyre and the frame can pose an increased risk of the rider crashing.

What should consumers do?

Owners of 2017 and 2018 model year Timemachine 01 bicycles should stop riding them and return the bike to a BMC dealer for an inspection of tyre clearance and to arrange any necessary repair work, which will be carried out free-of-charge.

A newly developed fork will be available from September 2018. Owners that have returned their bikes for inspection and registered for the recall will be contacted once parts are available to organise a time for the replacement work.

The affected models are:
Timemachine 01 SRAM Red eTap
Timemachine 01 Ultegra Di2
Timemachine 01 ONE
Timemachine 01 TWO
Timemachine 01 THREE
Timemachine 01 Frameset or TM01 FRS

The Timemachine 02 model is not affected.