The all-new Elite Series has been re-engineered, redefined and enhanced, building on the incredible success to date, to create six distinctive frame platforms for 2014.
Boardman has added to the world-class, multiple title-winning Elite Series AiR, AiR/TT and SLR platforms by creating the all-new SLS, CXR and AiR/TTE models. The SLS is an all-day fast riding Endurance frame combining comfort with performance. The CXR is a superfast multi-terrain bike for off-road and gravel grinding. The AiR/TTE has been designed using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics technology and wind tunnel testing, resulting in an incredibly fast, super aerodynamic frame platform which has a 5% increase over the Kona winning AiR/TT.
Developments across the range include advanced ride characteristics through a combination of exacting geometries, precise carbon lay-ups, optimised features including one piece bottom brackets and oversized box section stays for optimum power transfer, tapered steerers for improved handling and clean cable routing for aero efficiency. Boardman’s approach to design and the use of high-tech scientific tools can clearly be seen in the star of the show – the all-new AiR/TTE superbike – designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency in real world wind conditions.
“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 utilised 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, Director of R&D
“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 extend our outreach of hand-picked high-end independent bike shops across North America, allowing even more riders access to our bikes.” Andy Smallwood, Director of Operations
The very first SLS, SLR and CXR models from the all-new 2014 Elite Series will be available during December, with further models being added early in the New Year and the AiR/TTE will be available in Spring 2014.
More details can be found at http://www.boardmanbikes.com.