FRAME:

Aerodynamic road, elite engineered T1000/T800 ultralight full UD carbon monocoque, PF30, internal cable routing

FORK:

AiR ultralight UD full carbon, integrated brake

GEARING:

SRAM Red 22 - 11 speed

BRAKES:

TRP

CHAINSET:

SRAM Red 22 - 11 Speed

WHEELS:

Zipp 60 Carbon

FINISHING KIT:

Zipp Service Course

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Aerodynamic Racing

Whether you're racing for the win in the World Triathlon Championships or one of the world's greatest road races, it's all about exploiting minimal gains and the AiR/9.8 has enough of them to make the difference between the win and 2nd place. The AiR frame speaks for itself and is finished with a world-class component package. Boardman Bikes sponsored Alistair Brownlee, Olympic Champion 2012 and Jonathan Brownlee, Olympic Bronze medallist 2012 both ride the AiR/9.8.


Talk to one of our Elite Series dealers about custom builds for our AiR/9.8 frameset

 

Highlights;

- New AiR Aerodynamic Racing frame, fork and seatpost

- Full high modulus carbon fibre 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
- Mould 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 from 73º-75º for 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

 

 

Read more about our Holistic Approach to R&D and technology including CAD, FEA, CFD and Wind Tunnel Testing here...

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Boardman Bikes AiR/9.8 frame set

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Boardman Bikes AiR/9.8 Review:


"With its pedigree of the Brownlee brothers and input from Chirs Boardman's vast experience with aerodynamic performance, it is no wonder the AiR represents one of Boardman's best products, which performs equally well as a road bike or a triathlon bike. It is certainly for a rider who wants to enjoy the aero advantages of a time trial bike without compromising on the rideability of a road bike."

 

Verdict : A versatile package for raod cyclists who may venture into triathlon.

 

Source: Spin Asia / Issue 38


"A surprising bike, the look is somber and pure which is very rare on the market. We have been agreably surprised during the preparation and testing of the bike. Indeed the finish is perfect and regarding design, the model is a real jewel where aerodynamics and integration are key. Going downhill, the braking system is smooth and powerful and on flat terrain the AiR 9.8 is increadably efficient."

 

Source: Triathlete Magazine. France / November 2014


Previous range reviews:

 

BEST ON TEST

97%

"...is up there with the best bikes we've ever tested." "It's certainly racy but with our tester putting in a 100-mile ride and feeling fresh and ache-free at the end, it's suitable for long days in the saddle as well as short blasts." "No corners have been cut and it's a bike you rapidly fall in love with."

 

Source: 220 Triathlon. Issue 277


WINNER

5/5 Stars, Exceptional. A genuine class leader.

"Ultra-efficient, lightweight, comfortable aerodynamic speed chassis loaded with the best possible equipment at an astonishing price."

"buy iF… You want a near perfect maximum efficiency speed and distance machine at a competitive price."

 

Source: Cycling Plus. Issue 261

 

 

Frameset:
Size XS, SM, MD, LG, XL
Colour Matt UD Carbon
Frame AiR ultralight full carbon monocoque, tapered headtube, PF30, internal cable routing
Fork AiR ultralight full carbon, tapered steerer, integrated brake
Groupset:
Shifters SRAM Red 22
Front Mech SRAM Red 22 - 2 speed
Rear Mech SRAM Red 22- 11 speed
Brakes TRP
Chainset SRAM Red 22 - 11 Speed - 53x39t
Cassette SRAM 1170 11 speed - 11-25
Chain SRAM 1170
Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30
Wheelset:
Rims Zipp 60 Carbon
Hubs Zipp
Spokes Zipp
Tyres Continental GP4000
Components:
Handlebars Zipp Service Course
Stem Zipp Service Course
Headset FSA Carbon Integrated
Spacers Carbon
Seatpost Boardman AiR Carbon with 4 position clamp
Saddle Fizik Arione Titanium rail
Pedals N/A
   
Weight* 7.1kg Frame: 1.15kg
All pricing and specs are correct at time of upload. We reserve the right to make changes to any product information contained on this site at any time without notice. Please check with your nearest Boardman retailer for current details.
*approx weight based on medium excl pedals

 

Boardman Bikes AiR geometries

Frame size* XS SM MD LG XL
Conventional Seat Tube 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
TT Top Tube 525 540 555 570 585
ST Seat Tube 490 505 520 545 565
HT Head Tube 110 130 150 170 180
HA Head Angle 72° 72.5° 73° 73° 73°
SA Seat Angle 74° 73° 73° 73° 73°
SA Seat Range 74-76° 73-75° 73-75° 73-75° 73-75°
CS Chain Stay 405 405 405 405 405
FO Fork Offset (Rake) 43 43 43 43 43
BB Bottom Bracket Drop 68 68 68 68 68
Handlebar Width 400 420 420 440 440
Stem Length 100 110 110 120 130
Crank Length 170 170 172.5 175 175
Stack 511 536 553 572 586
Reach 381 387 392 396 405

 

*Note:

Not all sizes are available in all territories.

Please check with the Boardman retailer in your territory.

 

 

 

 

Boardman UK ROI Map UK & Republic of Ireland:


Performance Series:

The Performance Series is available exclusively at Halfords stores throughout the UK & Republic of Ireland and online at: halfords.com/boardmanbikes

 


Elite Series:

The Elite Series is only available in the UK through selected specialist Independent Bike Dealers

 

Head over to our buy page for the Elite Series Dealer Map or browse the Elite Series stockists below.

 

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Elite Series Dealers: England / Scotland / Wales

 

In a Spin / Tri Harder Boardman Elite Series Gold Demo Centre

Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3TR:

triharder.co.uk

Royles Boardman Elite Series Gold Dealer

Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 6JA:

royles.biz

Thompson Cycles Boardman Elite Series Gold Dealer

Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 1YW:

T: 0141 887 6611

thomsonscycles.com

Tri UK Boardman Elite Series Gold Dealer

Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5DW:

triuk.com

Athlon Sport Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6HX:

athlonsport.co.uk

(be)spoke Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Derby, DE1 2SU:

bespokecyclesderby.co.uk

Bike Science Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Bristol, BS1 2NN

bike-science.com

Bike Science South East Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Folestone, CT19 6RH

bike-science.com

Biketreks Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9AN:

bike-treks.co.uk

Bspoke Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8BA:

bspokepeebles.co.uk

C&D Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Stockist

Kettering, Northants, NN16 8XG:

cdcycles.co.uk

Chevin CyclesBoardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Harrogate, North Yorks, HG1 2BX:

chevincycles.com

Chevin Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Otley, West Yorks, LS21 1BR:

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CJ Performance Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 6RF:

cjperformancecycles.com

Corridori Cycle Sport Boardman Elite Series Official Stockist

Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3LB:

Corridori.co.uk

Cycles Scuderia Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Bideford, Devon, EX39 2PF:

cyclesscuderia.co.uk

De Ver Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Streatham, London, SW16 3QL:

devercycles.com

Echelon Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1EA:

Echelon-cycles.co.uk

Elmy Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2LB:

elmycycles.co.uk

Fred Williams Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Wolverhampton, WV2 4AG:

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Gorilla Firm Cycling Boardman Elite Series Official Stockist

Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4DE:

gorillafirmcycling.com

Holloway Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Holloway Rd, London, N7 6NJ

T: 020 7700 6611

Hargroves Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7JR:

Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0HF:

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 7RX:

Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SD:

hargrovescycles.co.uk

Hatfield Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0ET

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Hewitt Cycles Boardman Elite Series Official Stockist

Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 4NT:

hewittcycles.co.uk/

JC Cook Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Humberston, Lincolnshire, DN36 4AS

jccookcycles.co.uk

Langdale Lightweights Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Nottingham, NG3 6DH:

langdalelightweights.co.uk

Lutterworth Bikes Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

George Street, Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 4EG:

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Medway Tri Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4NE:

medwaytri.com

Pedal Power Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3QQ:

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Peloton & Co Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Spitalfields, London, E1 6DT:

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Pembrokeshire Bikes Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7ET:

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Pro Bike Fit Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Aldermaston Reading, Berkshire RG7 4LH:

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Run & Ride Boardman Elite Series Official Stockist

Lichfield, Staffs WS13 6PW:

gorunandride.co.uk

Stans Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1XJ:

stanscycles.co.uk

Surosa Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Oldham, OL4 2GA:

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Ten Point Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Amersham, Bucks, HP6 6BP:

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The Bike Factory Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5BH:

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The Edge Cycleworks Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1NZ:

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The Tri Store Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4TX:

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The Velo House Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Royal Tunbridge Wells, 5 St Johns Road, TN4 9TN:

thevelohouse.com

T:01892 554500

Triology Multi Sport Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Ellerton on Swale, N Yorks, DL10 6AP:

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Velosport Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Putney, London, SW15 6TQ:

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Velotive Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1NF:

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West End Cycles Boardman Elite Series Official Stockist

Llandudno, Conwy, LL31 9BA:

westendcycles.com

Yellow Jersey Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

Billericay, Essex, CM12 9BA:

yellowjerseycycles.co.uk

York Cycleworks Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Demo Centre

York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3WP:

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Elite Series Dealers: Ireland / Northern Ireland

 

Fitscience Boardman Elite Series Gold Dealer

Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland:

fitscience.ie

Dave Kane Cycles Boardman Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Belfast, NI, BT4 3JF:

davekanecycles.com

Inspired Cycling Boardman Elite Series Official Stockist

Londonderry, NI, BT45 8LH:

inspiredcycling.com

John Mulcahy Cycles Boardman Elite Series Official Stockist

Castle Demense, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick:

T: 069-61991

 


Elite Series Dealer Key:


Boardman Bikes Elite Series Gold Dealer

Elite Series: Gold

The ELITE SERIES GOLD DEALER showcases the highest level of representation for the Elite Series with a professional display of our complete Elite Series product line up.

Boardman Bikes Elite Series Yellow Jersey Dealer

Elite Series: Yellow Jersey

The ELITE SERIES YELLOW JERSEY DEALER showcases an extensive representation for the Elite Series in an exclusive area of the store.

 

Boardman Bikes Elite Series Demo Centre

Elite Series: Demo Centre

The ELITE SERIES DEMO CENTRE allows you to take select models from our Elite Series on a test ride. Contact this dealer to book your demo.

Boardman Bikes Elite Series Official Stockist

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If you are a UK based IBD interested in stocking the Elite Series, or, if you think your local IBD should stock the Elite Series, then let us know. Email us at: elite_sales@boardmanbikes.com. Please note, we can only deal with IBD stocking queries via this email address - please use the relevant email address to contact us. Thanks.

Boardman International Map Worldwide:


Boardman Bikes USA

North America

Boardman Bikes Elite Series:

Action Sports, Bakersfield, CA teamactionsports.com

all3sports, Atlanta, GA all3sports.com

Athletes Lounge, Portland, OR athleteslounge.com

Austin Tri Cyclist, Austin, TX austintricyclist.com

Beyond Aero, Berkley, CA beyondaero.com

Bonzai Sports, Falls Church, VA tribonzai.com

Circle City Bicycles, Indianapolis, IN circlecitybicycles.com

Competitive Cyclist, Park City, UT competitivecyclist.com

Davis Wheelworks, Davis, CA daviswheelworks.com

HUB Endurance, Chattanooga, TN hubendurance.com

IBB Cyclery & Multisport, Ivins, UT ibbcyclery.com

Inside-Out Sports, Cary & Charlotte, NC insideoutsports.com

Kompetitive Edge, Sheridan, CO kompetitiveedge.com

Northwest Tri & Bike, Kent, WA northwesttriandbike.com

Nytro Multisport, Encinitas, CA nytro.com

Precision Bikes, Lafayette, LA precisionbikes.com

Pro Cycling and Fitness, Miami, FL procyclingandfitness.com

Rocket Bicycle Studio, Verona, WI rocketbicyclestudio.com

Running Away Multisport, Chicago and Deerfield, IL runningawaymultisport.com.com

Schlegel Bicycles, Oklahoma City, OK schlegelbicycles.com

T3 Multisports, Indianapolis, IN t3multisport.com

The Racer's Edge, Boca Raton, FL theracersedge.net

Transition Rack, Ann Arbor, MI transitionrack.com

Triathlon Lab, Redondo Beach, CA triathlonlab.com

TriSports.com, Tuscon, AZ trisports.com

Tri Shop, Dallas, TX trishop.com

Yellow Jersey Cycles, Greenwich, CT yellowjerseycycle.com

Are you a dealer interested in stocking the Elite Series? Contact Fletch Newland, North American Sales Director at: nasales@boardmanbikes.com or 877-331-4656 for more information.

 

Boardman Bikes Australia

Australia

Boardman Bikes Elite & Performance Series:

Amart Sports

amartsports.com.au

 

Boardman Bikes Canada

Canada

Boardman Bikes Elite Series:

Podium Imports

podiumimports.ca

 

Straight Up Cycles

straightupcycles.ca

 

L’Atelier Velo

latelievelo.com

 

Boardman Bikes Cyprus

Cyprus

Boardman Bikes Elite & Performance Series:

Mountain Bike Cyprus

mountainbikescyprus.com

 

Boardman Bikes Denmark

Denmark

Boardman Bikes Elite:

icanbike

icanbike.dk

 

Boardman Bikes France Francaise

France

Boardman Bikes gamme Elite et Performance:

Aguisa, Pontoise, aguisa.fr

Cycles Laurent, Mérignac, cycles-laurent33.com

Êtes-vous un revendeur qui est intéressé par le stockage de la gamme Elite et performance? Contactez international@boardmanbikes.com pour en savoir plus.

 

Boardman Bikes Denmark

Norway

Boardman Bikes Elite & Performance Series:

Livesportclub AS

livesportclub.no

 

Boardman Bikes Spain Espana

Spain

Elite Series:
365 Rider
365rider.com

 

Boardman Bikes Iceland

Iceland

Elite Series:

TRIceland

triceland.is/

 

Boardman Bikes Singapore Boardman Bikes Malaysia Boardman Bikes Indonesia Boardman Bikes Philippines Boardman Bikes Brunei

Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei

Elite and Performance Series:

Integrated Riding

integratedriding.com

 

Boardman Bikes Malaysia

Malaysia

Elite and Performance Series:

H2C

8 Jalan 1/1

Taman Nirwana

Kampung Pandan Dalam

68000 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 9285 4681

h2c.com/my

 

Boardman Bikes Brunei

Brunei

Elite and Performance Series:

Awang Tum Tum Cycles

No 5 Simpang 709

Jerudong

Bandar Seri Begawan

Brunei

Tel : +673 899 3659

facebook.com/AwangTumTumCycles

 

Boardman Bikes Philippines

Philippines

Elite and Performance Series:

Azione Sport

201 Katipunan Ave

Blue Ridge

Quezon City

Tel : +632 437 5255

facebook.com/AzioneSports

 

Boardman Bikes Indonesia

Indonesia

Elite and Performance Series:

Maxibikes

MAL MGK Kemayoran

Lantai UG Blok B 01-05

Jakarta Pusat 10610

Tel : 021 9926 0111

maxibikes.com

 

Boardman Bikes Japan

Japan

Elite and Performance Series:

Integrated Riding Japan KK

190-31 Aza Yamada

Kutchan

Abuta-gun

Hokkaido

080 1869 5066

Tel : +81 (0) 136 555137

integratedridingjapan.com

 

Boardman Bikes South Korea

South Korea

Elite and Performance Series:

Biken

boardmanbikes.co.kr

 

Boardman Bikes Thailand

Thailand

Elite Series:

Cycle Boutique

cyclebkk.wordpress.com

 


Boardman International Map Worldwide: Online Direct to Customer:

Elite and Performance Series:

The Elite and Performance Series of Boardman Bikes are available worldwide* for further information on where to purchse these from please contact us via the following.

 

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