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Boardman Bikes Elite AiR/TT 9.2 Complete Bike - 2014
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British Cyclist Chris Boardman is known for being a perfectionist at racing against the clock. Beginning with an Individual Pursuit gold medal in the '92 games on the track, he also recorded the fastest ever Tour prologue in '94. Not content, he has broken and re-broken the hour record three times. And although it's safe to say it's Boardman's engine that propelled him to victory, he'll be the first to tell you that bicycle aerodynamics play no small role. His Elite 9. 2 Air TT is designed to cheat wind to make the task at hand a little easier on your legs. Using the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and wind tunnel tests, 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. Similar to the AiR 9. 8, every tube on the AiR TT was meticulously examined and tested to be as efficient, lightweight, and aerodynamic as possible. 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, and unidirectional carbon fiber that's been constructed in a full monocoque. 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 BB30 bottom bracket and oversized, Boardman-designed, 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 ca...