AiR/TTE Aerodynamic ultralight UD carbon fibre monocoque, BB386, tapered headtube, internal cable routing


AiR/TTE Aerodynamic ultralight UD full carbon, integrated brake and cable routing


Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 11 Speed


TRP Integrated


Shimano Dura-Ace 11 Speed


Zipp 404/808 Firecrest Clincher


Boardman Elite TTE Carbon

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Aerodynamic Racing

The first two words that will come to mind when you stop the clock after your first ride on the AiR/TTE is... 'How Fast!'. Everything about this bike is about speed, from the TTE frameset module, a product of Boardman's cutting edge R&D process to the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 groupset to the Zipp 404/808 wheelset.


Frame highlights;

- New AiR/TTE Aerodynamic Racing frameset module including, frame, fork, cockpit system, brakes and seatpost - Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction

- Fully CFD and Wind tunnel developed by the Boardman R&D team for real world conditions

- New highly adjustable, super aero, integrated TTE cockpit system
- Profiles shaped for maximized airflow and reduced wind resistance in real world head and cross wind conditions

- Internal front brake and cable is hidden within the fork structure to maximise clean air around the front of the frame

- Rear brake is hidden under the BB with a detachable cover to further maximise clean air at the rear of the frame

- Forks and seat stays have profiled inside and outside surfaces for enhanced airflow and interaction between the frame and wheel. This is further enhanced when using deep section wheels

- Mould design incorporates BB386 bottom bracket and optimised aero section chainstays for maximized power transfer, strength and aerodynamics

- Carefully considered full internal cable and Di2 routing for further airflow enhancement and clean lines

- Stable, precise geometry to cope will all race situations

- Full carbon fork with tapered fork steerer for increased stiffness and steering precision

- 4 position seat post to ensure that riding position can be dialled from 78º - 81º for either TT or Triathlon disciplines

- 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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Wind Tunnel Testing

The AiR/TTE in the wind tunnel being tested against the Kona winning AiR/TT...



Boardman Bikes AiR/TTE frameset

"In a world of marginal gains, 4% is massive"

Where to start?
When we decided to see if we could progress the aerodynamic performance of TT and Tri bikes to the next level, we realised we needed 2 fundamental things: A real understanding of the race environment and a truly relevant benchmark, from which to work. One that would hold true across all test platforms, from virtual models, to wind tunnels and in real-world conditions and be more sensitive than ever before.

The Real-world conditions
Few test models or tunnels are capable of modeling ‘real world’ wind conditions so we explored available weather data for Europe and North America... and found some solid trends. (Wind speeds, average directions at 1-2m altitude, temperature etc) These findings were fed into both our digital and wind tunnel testing methods and then validated in the real world.


The Bike
Fortunately, in our Ironman-winning 2012 AiR/TT machine, we already had the perfect benchmark, one for which we had as much detailed data as we could possibly want.


The Athlete
As the rider makes up approximately 80% of the total drag package and interacts with the drag of the bike, both athlete and machine had to be modeled together for the data to be meaningful. To achieve this, we laser scanned our test athletes and put their form, along with each test iteration of our bike, into the computer models. For consistency, we later used the same athletes for wind tunnel and field trials.


Holistic Modeling
This is the basic overview of our fully joined up R&D process hence the term holistic modeling. When the gains you are looking to amass are small, we believe its is the most advanced and robust methodology used in the cycling industry today.


Boardman Bikes Rider Scanning

Laser scanning test rider allows for rider consistency across multiple testing platforms.



Holistic Modelling In Action

When we CFD tested some of our early design concepts we found that we had designed a handlebar system that was extremely aerodynamic (in fact up to 28% faster) when tested in isolation. However, when we added the rider into the CFD model we actually saw most of the gain disappear. Had we not tested holistically (rider and machine) we would not have detected this interaction, let alone be able to identify the cause and turn the finding into a gain.





Boardman Bikes CFD

Red regions show areas of drag, blue regions show areas producing thrust.

Loss in drag from front and rear of the handlebars.

Boardman Bikes CFD


Riders left knee appears to be generating significantly more drag on early concept bike.


What are ‘real-world’ wind conditions?
We all know that wind direction and speed has a significant impact on performance and has to be a major factor in bike design, particularly when maximizing aerodynamic benefit in real world conditions.


As demonstrated in the charts below, even a moderate side wind equates to a relatively high angle of YAW. With these facts in mind we have designed our aero bikes to perform in a range YAW angles from 0-30 degrees with an increasing benefit the higher the YAW angle gets.

Boardman Bikes Wind Speeds


Marginal (and not so marginal) gains
Every inch of the new bike has been redesigned to maximizing aerodynamic performance.



Boardman Bikes CFD


It is clear to see that there is substantially less “dirty air”, and hence energy losses, from the stem of the handlebar. With the new bar, separation from the handlebars is also reduced.

Boardman Bikes CFD


Every tube profile has been redesigned even at the back of the bike. The rear seat stays are showing a measurable gain.


Boardman Bikes YAW

So what does all this equate to in terms of performance?

All this R&D and testing has enabled us to confidently say, we have created a bike that is significantly faster than the already award winning, 2012 World Ironman Championship winning AiR/TT/9.8, but how much faster?


As a bike only the new Boardman AiR/TTE frame module* is between 14% and 24% faster depending on YAW angle.




*Frame module consists of frame, fork, seat-post,
handlebar, stem and extensions

However, to leave it there would not tell you the full story, we started this process to see what the real world performance
gains would be, that’s why we invented the holistic process.


Tested holistically the bike and rider are on average 7% lower drag across the YAW sweep. But it doesn't stop there, that's just the drag saving in isolation, not all of a riders energy goes into pushing air out of the way, some is used to overcome frictional losses too (tire hysteresis, chain friction… etc) - to understand what the improvement to actual race performance, rather than just drag will be, frictional losses must also be taken into account. When all these factors are accounted for, it's reasonable to claim that the new AiR/TTE will improve performance over the 2012 AiR/TT by 4%.

If 4% doesn’t sound like a lot then think of it this way: 4% saving over 25 miles at 25mph average = 144 second time saving. For the fastest athletes in the World Ironman Champs this 4% equates to a whopping 10.8 minute saving.


More information on our R&D and holistic approach can be found here...

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Size XS, SM, MD, LG
Colour Matt UD Carbon
Frame AiR/TTE Aerodynamic ultralight full carbon monocoque, tapered headtube, BB386, internal cable routing
Fork AiR/TTE Aerodynamic ultralight UD full carbon, integrated brake and cable routing
Shifters Shimano Dura-Ace Di2
Front Mech Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 - 2 speed
Rear Mech Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 - 11 speed
Brakes TRP Integrated
Chainset Shimano Dura-Ace 11 speed - 53x39t
Cassette Shimano Dura-Ace 11 speed - 11-25
Chain Shimano Dura-Ace
Bottom Bracket BB386 with Shimano adapter
Rims Zipp 404/808 Firecrest Clincher
Hubs Zipp
Spokes Zipp
Tyres Continental GP4000
Handlebars Boardman Elite AiR/TTE Integrated Carbon
Stem Boardman Elite AiR/TTE Integrated Carbon
Headset FSA Integrated
Spacers N/A
Seatpost Boardman AiR/TTE Carbon with 4 position clamp
Saddle ISM Adamo
Pedals N/A
Weight* 7.95kg Frame: 1.25kg
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/TT

Frame size*   XS SM MD LG
TT Top Tube   490 510 530 550
ST Seat Tube   490 490 510 530
HT Head Tube   90 110 130 150
HA Head Angle   73° 73° 73° 73°
SA Seat Angle   78° 78° 78° 78°
SA Seat Angle Range   78-81° 78-81° 78-81° 78-81°
CS Chain Stay   400 400 400 400
FO Fork Offset (Rake)   43 43 43 43
BB Bottom Bracket Drop   70 70 70 70
Handlebar Width   400 400 400 400
Stem Length   100 100 100 100
Crank Length   170 172.5 175 175
S Stack   495 514 533 553
R Reach   384 400 416 432



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