Boardman Unveils AiR/TTE Elite Series Triathlon Race Bike

2014 Boardman AiR-TTE triathlon race bike

After a little teaser, the Boardman AiR/TTE triathlon bike made its debut in Kona this week.

The new top-level tri rig boasts a more rounded shape that’s reminiscent of its predecessor but completely reworked using F1-inspired design and CFD analysis. Those tools included the latest laser body scanning with their pro athletes on the bike and combining that with the computational fluid dynamics data to improve aerodynamics by a claimed 20% or more. The result is a bike that hides just about everything from the wind: brakes, cables, wires…even the nuts and bolts.

Despite all the stealth mounting and placements, they say it has a massively useful range of adjustments, and the entire bike can be tuned with just two sizes of allen wrenches.

2014 Boardman AiR-TTE triathlon race bike

We’re working on more details about the design process and getting some more pics. Updates as we get them.

They’ve been working on this bike for three years, but you’ll have to wait just a tad longer for pricing and availability – those won’t be announced until November 7th, but here are the spec lists for the two complete bikes and frameset:

AiR/TTE 9.8 Ultegra
Frame: New AiR/TTE full carbon
Fork: New AiR/TTE full carbon with integrated brake and cable routing
Headset: FSA Integrated
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed
Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed
Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 11speed
Brakes: TRP Aero V rear/AiR/TTE integrated front
Chainset: Shimano Ultegra
Wheels: Shimano RS31
Tyres: Continental GP4000
Saddle: ISM Adamo
Seatpost: Cboardman AiR/TTE Carbon 4 position
Handlebar: Cboardman AiR/TTE integrated
Stem: Cboardman AiR/TTE integrated
Extension & Pads: Cboardman AiR/TTE

AiR/TTE 9.8 Dura Ace
Frame: New AiR/TTE full Carbon
Fork: New AiR/TTE full carbon with integrated brake and cable routimg
Headset: FSA Integrated
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed
Front Mech: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed
Rear Mech: Shimano Dura Ace Di2 11 speed
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 11speed
Brakes: TRP Aero V rear/AiR/TTE integrated front
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11speed
Chainset: Shimano Dura Ace
Wheels: Zipp 808 Firecrest rear/ Zipp 404 Firecrest Front
Tyres: Continental GP4000
Saddle: ISM Adamo
seatpost: Cboardman AiR TTE Carbon 4 position
Seatpost: Cboardman AiR/TTE Carbon 4 position
Handlebar: Cboardman AiR/TTE integrated
Stem: Cboardman AiR/TTE integrated
Extension & Pads: Cboardman AiR/TTE

AiR/TTE 9.8 Frameset
Frame: New AiR/TTE full carbon
Fork: New AiR/TTE full carbon with integrated brake and cable routing
Headset: FSA Integrated
Brakes: TRP Aero V rear/AiR/TTE integrated front
Seatpost: Cboardman AiR/TTE Carbon 4 position
Handlebar: Cboardman AiR/TTE integrated
Stem: Cboardman AiR/TTE integrated
Extension & Pads: Cboardman AiR/TTE

Comments

Bob - 10/11/13 - 3:49pm

Yep, looks fast. I’d ride it. However, I feel like tri bikes are to the point where we might as well let triathletes race recumbents with full on fairings.

All that work engineers are doing (hiding brakes/cables/bolts, CFD, laser body scanners…lasers!!!) to just go a hair faster and it still won’t be as fast as a dude with a big plastic bubble around him. Just seems like a waste.

off-roadie - 10/11/13 - 4:26pm

I wouldn’t care if it was 20% less aero than a cinder block, its so pretty I would still love to have one!

harro - 10/11/13 - 4:35pm

they should probably focus their attention on aero gel packs and bento boxes since thats what every tri dork slaps onto the top tube of their shiv

ve - 10/11/13 - 5:15pm

So what does this all mean in watts at 40kmh with a rider attached?

1Pro - 10/11/13 - 6:40pm

love the soft edges on that bike. well done!

McClain M - 10/11/13 - 7:58pm

@Harro

Thanks for the good laugh! *^_^*

Tyler - 10/11/13 - 9:10pm

Gorgeous!! The super slammed frontend is just amazing.

Ian - 10/11/13 - 11:43pm

Oh no, it doesn’t have disk brakes!
Don’t they they are the future?
Aerodynamics be damned!

fleche - 10/12/13 - 5:13pm

ian
tri dorks keep rim brakes, all they do is pee on their bikes anyways

MaxPlanck - 10/12/13 - 8:08pm

Couldn’t help but notice a similar integrated stem as the 2013 Look 675 and embedded front fork brake calipers as th Look 695 Aerolight.

wako29 - 10/13/13 - 3:25am

@harro: that’s exactly why I am such a fan of that new Speed Concept

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