The Boardman AiR TTE is an object of desire around AeroGeeks HQ; it is sleek, the cable routing is good, and the paint is classically understated. Oh, and it’s one heck of a fast bike, too. So when we received the release about the new TTE being 4% faster than the predecessor we took a serious interest in what Chris Boardman has been doing in the wind tunnel during the off season.
When one looks at the new Air/TTE, one can see where some of these gains must have been made – a dropped downtube, no visible cables anywhere, a bento-box-like upcurve in the top tube to meet the crown of the fork, and seat stays well low of the more traditional bikes all scream one thing: fast. We’re looking forward to seeing this bike in transition in 2014 and seeing if we can keep up with it out on the bike course. Well done, Chris; the Boardman Air/TTE is a superbike for the next generation.
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Boardman Bikes Press Release 28.01.14
Exclusive: Wind Tunnel Testing: Best vs Better.
For 2014, Boardman have introduced the successor to the Kona winning AiR/TT – the AiR/TTE. This is a short film from one of the wind tunnel days.
“The all-new AiR/TTE project has been an exciting project for the R&D team here at Boardman and is an example of our holistic approach to design as part of our >B56 Special Projects Dept. We’ve taken the Kona winning AiR/TT and developed the incredible AiR/TTE with impressive results – in a world of marginal gains, 4% is massive. This video was taken during a session to gather data for a direct comparison between the original TT and the new TTE. Now onto the next one!”
Chris Boardman – R&D Director, Co Founder, Boardman Bikes
You can see the Wind Tunnel Testing video here:
The AiR/TTE is the ‘superbike’ from the 2014 Boardman Elite Series line-up. For more information about 4% and the Boardman Holistic approach to design, visit: