Boardman Bikes Elite AiRTT 94S Complete Bike - 2014 - Road Bike Shop
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Boardman Bikes Elite AiR/TT 9.4S Complete Bike - 2014
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Chris Boardman earned the nickname "Mr Prologue" in response to his prowess at the first stage of the Tour, which is a race against the clock. He has broken records at every distance, from the 4km Individual Pursuit to the hour record, over which he covered a distance in excess of 56 kilometers. He has proven his prowess with with the AiR frame, a bike so fast it helped propel Pete Jacobs to a victory in Kona. Boardman was able to experiment with many different combinations of fiber types, fiber directions, resins, and tube shapes to ultimately come up with a TT frame design. He did this with the help of the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel tests. Every tube on the AiR TT was meticulously examined and tested to be efficient, lightweight, and aerodynamic. Boardman carefully designed the AiR TT's tubes with shapes that not only efficiently handle head-on winds, but also those less-than-ideal crosswinds encountered in racing situations. These wind-tunnel-tested tubes wear a fairly slender width profile throughout, which creates the optimal balance between vertical compliance and aerodynamics. The top tube remains fairly round, while the down tube, seat tube, and integrated (and reversible) seatpost have been shaped to maximize airflow and reduce wind resistance.The material selected for the AiR TT's frame is an ultralight, high-modulus, unidirectional carbon fiber that's been constructed in a full monocoque design. Similarly, the fork was built out of the same predictable, race-tested, and ultralight carbon fiber. The AiR's mold also incorporates a one-piece PF30 bottom bracket and oversized box section chainstays, which, with a steep taper design at the dropouts, maximize power transfer and strength at the rear junction. Along these lines, the full carbon fork was built with a 1-1/2 to 1-1/8in tapered steerer tube for increased stiffness and steering precision.The AiR Elite TT's fork was also designed to be exceptionally stable, com...