If BMC wanted to prove that it is possible to build a bike that is simple, light, and fun, they would create a high-end aluminium hardtail, use 29er wheels and most important design a great geometry with short chainstays and low stack height. Of course they would add some comfort by using the lowered seat stays frame construction.
Wait a minute ... BMC already has this bike! It is called TE03 29.
isc - integrated skeleton concept
The skeleton concept iSC (integrated Skeleton Concept) has been around since the first legendary promachine. Since then, the concept has spent over a decade being refined and redefined. The idea is saving weight by supporting the top tube at the seat tube and increasing the stiffness where it is needed. In the front triangle of the frame. With the help of the latest in FEM (Finite Elements Method) computer technology, we can tailor each tube junction perfectly to the distribution of forces. Cleverly selected skeletal reinforcement elements at the nodal points and the spread of the top tube distribute the impacting forces perfectly and result in BMC's typical crosslock. distribute the impacting forces perfectly.
Triple-butted tube set made of a 6000 alloy. Triple-butted means that the tube has three different wall thicknesses.