Boardman AIR | Women’s Bikes Special | Cycling Weekly


Boasting Olympic gold and World
Championship titles the AIR is what can only be described as Boardman’s road
racing machine. Now it’s taken five years of meticulous tweaking and refining to
deliver and Boardman now say that the AIR frameset is the most aero and
efficient it’s ever been. Perfect for either rolling road racing,
fast-paced crits or even flat-out time trials. The high-performance Boardman AIR
women’s package is made using C10 carbon. It’s Boardman’s own high modulus carbon
that has high stiffness to weight ratios. This along with proprietary tubing
profiles designed to cut through wind and reduce drag at a wide degree of yaw –
the angle of the drag forces on a rider – and hidden front and rear TRP brakes or
deliver optimal aerodynamics. However Boardman know that slipperiness
alone doesn’t necessarily create a fast bike and that rider comfort and bike
handling are just as important, so with that in mind the Boardman Air women’s
comes with a four position seat post. Which allows you to adjust between 73
and 75 degrees seat tube angles enabling you to get the most comfortable bike fit for
you. A tapered full carbon fork helps
increase front-end stiffness and steering precision while a one-piece
chain stay and press fit 30 bottom bracket provides a wide and super stiff
rear end. This means that you’re really transferring every pedal revolution into
a forward propulsion. With the Boardman AIR women’s frameset and Shimano
Dura-Ace 9000, FSA SLK drivetrain mirroring the standard Boardman AIR 9.2
it’s the contact points that have really been dialled here for women’s specific
fit coming with a women’s Prologo Nago Evo 141 saddle, 90 centimetre
stem, narrow 380mm bars and 165 cranks, it’s worth noting that a smaller
extra small is also available in the AIR women’s too. With a conventional top tube
length of 50 centimetres to fit riders between 155 and 167cm in
height. So an aero race bike ready to take on whatever road discipline you
throw at it.

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