Boardman Bikes Unveils Redesigned Elite Series for 2014

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Just after revealing their new AiR/TTE Triathlon bike at Kona, Boardman bikes has taken the wraps off of the rest of the redesigned Elite series for 2014. Boardman is the company based on the success of Chris Boardman, an Olympic and Triple World Champion and World Record Holder from Great Britain. The new Elite series looks to continue Boardman’s promise of performance, design, and quality while building on the brand’s success with 6 different frame platforms for 2014. Bikes like the new CXR 9.4 above, a full carbon Shimano hydraulic disc/di2 equipped adventure machine. Across the line, the new Boardman bikes have been improved using CFD and FEA analysis to improve aerodynamics, and improve frame stiffness for improved handling and efficiency.

Check out the rest of the line up after the break.

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CXR Frame highlights from Boardman Bikes:

  • 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

CXR (Cyclocross Racing)

  • CXR 9.4 – $5500
  • CXR 9.2 – $3600
  • CXR 9.0 – $2700
  • CXR 9.8 frameset – $2200

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AiR Frame Highlights:

  • New AiR Aerodynamic Racing frame, fork and seatpost
  • Full high modulus carbon fiber 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
  • Mold 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

AiR (Aerodynamic Racing)

  • AiR/9.0 – $3000
  • AiR/9.2 – $3800
  • AiR9.2 Di2 – $4600
  • AiR/9.4 Di2 – $5800
  • AiR/9.8 – $6800
  • AiR/9.8 Di2 – $11,000
  • AiR/9.8 frameset – $2600

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SLS Frame Highlights:

  • New SLS Endurance Racing frame and fork
  • Full high modulus carbon fiber monocoque construction resulting in a frame weight of approx 850g
  • FEA developed frame profiles ensure that strength, stiffness and weight are maximized 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
  • Mold 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 stability, 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

SLS (Superlight Endurance Series)

  • SLS/9.0 – $2800
  • SLS/9.2 – $3600
  • SLS/9.4 Di2 – $4600
  • SLS/9.8 $5800
  • SLS/9.8 frameset – $2000

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SLR Frame Highlights:

  • New Superlight Racing 798g frame
  • Full high modulus carbon fiber monocoque construction
  • FEA developed frame profiles ensure that strength, stiffness and weight are maximized 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
  • Mold 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

SLR (Superlight Racing)

  • SLR/9.8 – not available in the US
  • SLR/9.4 – not available in the US
  • SLR/9.8 frameset – $2200

 

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Air/TTE Frame highlights;

  • New AiR/TTE Aerodynamic Racing frameset module including, frame, fork, cockpit system, brakes and seatpost – Full high modulus carbon fiber 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 maximize clean air around the front of the frame
  • Rear brake is hidden under the BB with a detachable cover to further maximize 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
  • Mold design incorporates BB386 bottom bracket and optimized 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 dialed to either TT or Triathlon disciplines.
  • Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing

AiR/TTE (Aerodynamic Racing / Evolution)

  • AiR/TTE/9.8 Di2 – $7500
  • AiR/TTE/9.8 Di2 Dura-Ace – $13,000
  • AiR/TTE/9.8 frameset – $5000

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AiR/TT Frame highlights;

  • New AiR/TT Aerodynamic Racing frame, fork, brakes and seatpost – Full high modulus carbon fiber monocoque construction
  • CFD & 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
  • Internal front brake is hidden within the fork structure to maximize clean air around the front of the frame
  • Rear brake is hidden under the BB to further maximize 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. This is further enhanced when using deep section wheels
  • 4 position seat post to ensure that riding position can be dialled to either TT or Triathlon disciplines
  • Mold design incorporates one piece PF30 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 with entry point behind the headtube 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
  • Mechanical and Di2 compatible cable routing

AiR/TT (Aerodynamic Racing)

  • AiR/TT/9.4 Di1 – $5500
  • AiR/TT/9.2 – $4000
  • AiR/TT/9.0 – $3000
  • AiR/TT/9.8 frameset – $2700

Boardman is hoping to extend their availability in the US and is expanding the number of shops that carry the line. SLS, SLR, and CXR modesl from the Elite series will be available around December, while the remaining models with the exception of the AiR/TTE will be offered early next year. If you’re looking for the AiR/TTE you’ll have to wait until Spring 2014.

 

Comments

truerider - 11/09/13 - 12:23pm

These bikes look amazing. Looks like they are doing well as shown by the increase in models this year. The cx bikes look especially tempting.

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