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Boardman Bikes Launches New AiR 9.0

Boardman Bikes has launched a new 11 speed, entry level model to it’s arsenal of road bikes – called the AiR 9.0.

For us "yanks", the new AiR 9.0 is expected to retail for under 3k, and it will feature Shimano’s new 11-speed 105 groupset, along with their compact RS500 crankset and PF30 bottom bracket. 

According to Boardman, the new model weighs in at around 18lbs/8.3kg, and it gets a new slick metallic black paint job, similar to it’s AiR 9.8 big brother. 

But, perhaps most importantly, the AiR 9.0 gets the trickle down effect with regard to carbon fiber. Indeed, it gets the same grade of carbon as the flagship AiR 9.8 does – sans the integrated-brake fork set-up. 

The frame itself, represents Boardman’s second generation aero road bike – using the latest in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD0) and tweaks in the wind tunnel, to achieve the most in aerodynamic properties.  

Specs for the new AiR 9.0 11-speed

  • Size: XS, SM, MD, LG, XL
  • Frame: AiR ultralight full carbon monocoque, tapered head tube, PF30, internal cable routing
  • Fork: AiR ultralight full carbon, tapered steerer            
  • Shifters: Shimano 105
  • Front derailleur: Shimano 105 2-speed
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano 105
  • Chainset: Shimano RS500 50x34t
  • Cassette: Shimano 5800 12-25
  • Chain: Shimano HG-600 11-speed
  • Bottom bracket: PF30 with Shimano adaptor
  • Wheelset: Mavic Aksium
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Race
  • Handlebars: Boardman Elite alloy
  • Stem: Boardman Elite alloy
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Seatpost: Boardman AiR Carbon with four-position clamp
  • Saddle: Fizik Ardea

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