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Boardman Bikes Launches New Elite Series



Boardman Bikes CEO Chris Boardman, introduced the brand’s new 2014 Elite series of bikes at a presentation in London this week.

In addition to the hugely popular, multiple title-winning Elite Series AiR, AiR/TT and SLR platforms, Boardman unveiled the all-new SLS, CXR and AiR/TTE models.

The SLS is classified as being an " all-day/endurance" frame combining comfort with performance. Where as the CXR is considered a multi-terrain off-road, or should we say – "gravel" bike.  

This year’s AiR/TTE has been redesigned using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics technology and wind tunnel testing. According to Boardman, the result is an "incredibly fast, super aerodynamic frame platform which has a 5% increase over the Kona winning AiR/TT."

“Genuine improvements have been made across the board. This latest incarnation has been informed by our R&D department over an intensive and extensive period of more than 2 years. We’ve utilized the latest CAD, CFD and FEA technologies and combined with non-traditional cycling industry knowledge as part of the process. The result is a range designed to give you a bike which will allow you to get the best performance from your ride. It will be exciting to see the Brownlee’s racing their new AiR/9.8′s next season.” Chris Boardman

“The 2014 range has been designed for the elite rider through to the serious enthusiast who appreciates a high performance product. We are extremely proud of the new Elite range which offers exceptional bikes whilst still maintaining the price competitiveness you expect from Boardman – and will be attractive to existing fans of Boardman and new customers alike. As an integral part of our company’s development we are looking to grow and add to our existing hand-picked, high-end independent bike shops across the UK and the world, allowing even more riders to access our bikes.” Andy Smallwood, Director of Operations

The first SLS, SLR and CXR models will be available during December, with further models being added early next year. The AiR/TTE will be available in Spring 2014.

 

Overview

SLS Superlight Endurance Series

True race bike technology capable of winning the biggest toughest races in the world combined with the core elements essential in a world class endurance bike. The SLS/9.8 is a sub UCI weight limit masterclass in endurance race bike design.

Highlights

– New SLS Endurance Racing frame and fork

– Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction resulting in a frame weight of

  approx 850g

– FEA developed frame profiles ensure that strength, stiffness and weight are maximised by 

  putting material where it’s needed and removing it where it isn’t

– Down tube shaped for the optimum lightweight, stiffness and strength

– Specifically profiled seat stays for reduced weight and shock absorption

– Mould design incorporates one piece carbon PF30 bottom bracket and optimized oversize

  box section chainstays for maximized power transfer and strength

– Clever full internal cable routing offers airflow enhancement and clean lines without the

  weight penalty of conventional routing

– SLS Endurance geometry offers stablity, predictable handling and comfort to cope will all

  endurance event and race situations

– Full carbon fork with blade profiles designed for steering precision and lightweight and a

  tapered steerer for further increased stiffness and steering precision

– Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing

CXR Overview

Super light, super stiff, sure footed controlled handling and comfort are just some of the attributes designed into the Boardman CXR frame and fork. Add in the versatility that mudguard and rear rack mounts offer and you have a frameset equally at home on the International race circuit as it is in the toughest sportive.

Frame highlights:

– New superlight full carbon monocoque frame
– Custom tube profiles designed specifically for the forces and  

   performance criteria of offroad riding
– Oversize box section chainstays for increased power transfer
– Asymmetric chainstays with rear disc brake caliper mounting

   for increased brake performance
– Profiled wishbone seatstays for enhanced comfort
– PF30 bottom bracket for reduced weight and increased

   stiffness

– Internal cable routing keeps cables away from the elements
– Disc specific full carbon fork with tapered steerer for increased

  stiffness and steering precision

– Fully mudguard and rear rack compatible

– Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing

Overview AiR/9.8

Aerodynamic Racing

Whether you’re racing for the win in the World Triathlon Championships or one of the world’s greatest road races, it’s all about exploiting minimal gains and the AiR/9.8 has enough of them to make the difference between the win and 2nd place. The AiR frame speaks for itself and is finished with a world-class component package. Boardman Bikes sponsored Alistair Brownlee, Olympic Champion 2012 and Jonathan Brownlee, Olympic Bronze medallist 2012 both ride the AiR/9.8.

Highlights

– New AiR Aerodynamic Racing frame, fork and seatpost

– Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction

– Wind tunnel developed tube profiles for real world conditions

– Down tube, seat tube and seatpost shaped for maximized airflow and reduced wind

  resistance in real world head and cross wind conditions

– Forks and seat stays have flat inside and curved outside surfaces for enhanced airflow

  interaction between the frame and wheel. This is further enhanced when using deep section

  wheels

– Full internal cable routing with cables entering behind the headtube for further airflow

  enhancement and clean lines
– Rear brake positioned underneath chainstay
– Mould design incorporates one piece PF30 bottom bracket and optimized oversize box

  section chainstays with steep taper at dropout for maximized power transfer and strength

– 4 position seat post to ensure that riding position can be dialled to either Road, TT or

  Triathlon disciplines
– Internal front brake for enhanced airflow

– Stable, predictable geometry to cope with all race situations

– Full carbon fork with tapered fork steerer for increased stiffness and steering precision

– Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing

Overview SLR

Superlight Racing

A bike capable of racing over the highest mountain passes in the world. The SLR/9.8 with its 798g frame, full carbon Boardman wheelset and SRAM Red 22 groupset is seriously light and is one of the lightest production bikes in the world -the SLR/9.8 comes in well under the UCI weight limit without compromise to spec or performance.

Highlights

– New Superlight Racing 798g frame

– Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction

– FEA developed frame profiles ensure that strength, stiffness and weight are maximised by

  putting material where it’s needed and removing it where it isn’t

– Down tube shaped for the optimum lightweight, stiffness and strength

– Seat stays have a combination of flat inside and curved outside surfaces for enhanced

  airflow interaction between the frame and wheel and narrow profile for reduced weight and shock absorption

– Mould design incorporates one piece carbon PF30 bottom bracket and optimized oversize

   box section chainstays with steep taper at dropout for maximized power transfer and

   strength

– Clever full internal cable routing offers airflow enhancement and clean lines without the

  weight penalty of conventional routing

– Stable, predictable geometry to cope with all race situations

– Full carbon fork with blade profiles designed for steering precision and lightweight and a

  tapered steerer for further increased stiffness and steering precision

– Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing

Overview AiR/TTE 

Aerodynamic Racing

The first two words that will come to mind when you stop the clock after your first ride on the AiR/TTE is… ‘How Fast!’. Everything about this bike is about speed, from the TTE frameset module, a product of Boardman’s cutting edge R&D process to the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset to the Zipp 404/808 wheelset.

Frame highlights

– New AiR/TTE Aerodynamic Racing frameset module including, frame, fork, cockpit system,

  brakes and seatpost – Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction

– Fully CFD and Wind tunnel developed by the Boardman R&D team for real world conditions

– New highly adjustable, super aero, integrated TTE cockpit system 
– Profiles shaped for maximized airflow and reduced wind resistance in real world head and

  cross wind conditions

– Internal front brake and cable is hidden within the fork structure to maximise clean air

  around the front of the frame

– Rear brake is hidden under the BB with a detachable cover to further maximise clean air at

   the rear of the frame

– Forks and seat stays have profiled inside and outside surfaces for enhanced airflow and

   interaction between the frame and wheel. This is further enhanced when using deep section

   wheels

– Mould design incorporates BB386 bottom bracket and optimised aero section chainstays for

  maximized power transfer, strength and aerodynamics

– Carefully considered full internal cable and Di2 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

– 4 position seat post to ensure that riding position can be dialled to either TT or Triathlon

  disciplines.

– Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing

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