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Boardman launch AiR TT Series
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Wednesday 15th June 2011


Tags  AirTT  |  Boardman Bikes  |  Chris Boardman


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In March of this year we had the pleasure of attending the launch of the 2011 Boardman Bikes range, and also chatting to Chris and also to Director of Operations Andy Smallwood.

We said at the time "Not available yet, but coming soon to be added to the eliteSERIES is the new AiR/TT time trial bike - clearly a discipline and product close to the heart of Mr Boardman himself, so should be something worth waiting for."

Well, here it (they) are. We haven't seen them in the flesh yet, but if the road bike range we saw in March is anything to go by, these new TT machines should be well worth a look. For now, here is the PR introduction from the team at Boardman.


Boardman Elite unveils 2012 AiR TT Series 

The aim: to defy physics.
The result: super fast and a very superior racing machine.

Building on from the success for the critically acclaimed Boardman Elite Series launched earlier in the year, Boardman Bikes are proud to unveil their all-new 2012 Boardman Elite AiR/TT Series.

AiR/TT 9.0: £1,999.99

The all-new world-class Elite Series AiR/TT has been designed for a single purpose: pure performance. Each of the four new models are fully equipped to maximise speed and efficiency creating an incredibly fast ride.

AiR/TT 9.2: £2,699.99

The AiR (Aerodynamic Racing) TT frames have undergone a rigorous research and development and prototype testing process. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), wind tunnel and real world testing combine to result in the aerodynamic, super fast AiR/TT frames. We've gone beyond wind tunnel testing factoring real world scenarios to create a truly versatile, devastating speed machine.

In short: aerodynamically efficient tube profiles, integrated brakes, internal cabling, explosive power transfer through the one piece BB30 and box section chainstays, confident road-bike-like handling and aggressive geometry = a world-class, super aero, super fast TT bike. The top of the range 9.8 (pictured below, right) has an rrp of £6,999.99 with the entry level 9.0 (pictures above, left) retailing at £1,999.99.

AiR/TT 9.4: £3,999.99

"FEA, CFD, Pro Team testing and 20 years of experience have all been distilled in this totally performance-focused product. There isn't a single square centimetre of the AiR/TT that doesn't have a performance rationale behind it."
Chris Boardman MBE, Director of R&D, Boardman Bikes

AiR/TT 9.8: £6,999.99

Frame highlights:

  • New AiR/TT Aerodynamic Racing frame, fork, brakes and seatpost
  • Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction
  • CFD and Wind tunnel developed tube profiles
  • Down tube, seat tube and seatpost shaped for maximized airflow and reduced wind resistance in real world head and cross wind conditions
  • Internal front brake is enclosed within the fork structure to maximise clean air around the front of the frame
  • Rear brake is positioned under the BB to further maximise clean air at the rear of the frame
  • Forks and seat stays have flat inside and curved outside surfaces for enhanced airflow interaction between the frame and wheel – especially effective with deep section wheels
  • Mould design incorporates one piece BB30 bottom bracket and optimized oversize box section chainstays with steep taper at dropout for maximized power transfer and strength
  • Carefully considered full internal cable routing for further airflow enhancement and clean lines
  • Stable, precise geometry to cope will all race situations
  • Full carbon fork with tapered fork steerer for increased stiffness and steering precision
  • Reversible seat post to ensure that riding position can be dialled to either TT or Triathlon disciplines.

Initial limited numbers are available from today in the UK and Worldwide.

More information visit www.boardmanbikes.com

AiR/TT 9.8 Frameset: £1,599.99


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