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Boardman Bikes AiR 9.0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike - 2016

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    Engage warp drive.

    Steeped in a history replete with gold medals, world records, and blazingly fast times on the track, Boardman Bikes knows speed and aerodynamics. The 2016 AiR 9.0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike takes this legacy to the next level with the latest iteration of Boardman's aerodynamic AiR frame and a Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.

    Made from light, stiff, high-modulus carbon fiber, the AiR features carefully shaped tubes designed to slice through the air at yaw angles found in the real world, which means it reduces wind resistance in crosswinds and headwinds when you're out on the road. The inner faces of the fork blades and seatstays are flattened for claims of better airflow mechanics between the frame and wheel that Boardman designed specifically to maximize the aerodynamics of deep dish wheel systems. For additional aerodynamic benefits, Boardman places the rear brakes under the chainstays, out of the wind, and tucks the front brake neatly into an integrated home within the fork crown. While we like this setup's clean frame lines, its main purpose is to reduce drag compared to standard brake mounting.

    A one-piece PressFit 30 bottom bracket shell sits in the middle of the frame, offering an extra helping of stiffness to solidly transfer every watt you put into the pedals into the drivetrain without any power-sucking lateral movement. The chainstays feature an oversized box section with a steep taper to the dropout for additional strength and optimal power transfer. As a final touch, Boardman builds the AiR with internal cable routing compatible with both mechanical and Di2 systems for a pinch more aerodynamic advantage and crisp, uninterrupted lines.

    The 2016 AiR 9.0 Ultegra Complete Road Bike utilizes Boardman's four-position seatpost with adjustability to accommodate riding positions ranging from 73 to 75 degrees. This range of customizability allows the AiR to effortlessly cross between road, time trial, and triathlon positioning to tackle multiple disciplines.

    • Item #BMB000X

    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    T1000 and T800 carbon fiber
    Fork
    Boardman Bikes AiR T8
    Fork Material
    carbon fiber
    Shifters
    Shimano Ultegra 6800
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano Ultegra 6800
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Ultegra 6800
    Crankset
    FSA Gossamer Pro
    Bottom Bracket
    PressFit 30
    Cassette
    Shimano 105 5800
    Brakeset
    [front] Tektro TKB55, [rear] TRP Rear (T714R)
    Brake Type
    rim
    Handlebar
    Boardman Alloy
    Stem
    Boardman Alloy
    Saddle
    Prologo Nago Evo 141
    Seatpost
    AiR Aerodynamic Racing
    Wheelset
    Air Elite Five
    Tires
    Vittoria Rubino Pro
    Tire Size
    700 c
    Pedals
    not included
    Recommended Use
    road racing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years on frame

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Great all around bike!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I own the 2015 version of this bike. identical looking except Silver and Yellow color scheme. As of todays ride I have 7600 on it in less than 1 year. Its a great climbing bike and I rode it up 2 HC Cols in the French Pyrenees during 2 weeks vacation. I of course changed out the Mavic wheels and substituted Zipp 202 Firecrest clinchers at 1300 grams and also have a full SRAM Red 22 group on my Boardman Air 9.0. Loaded its now a 14.50 lb bike and is so aero fast and nimble on the hills. For the price you get so much value in this bike. And, BTW this bike turns heads. There are very few Boardmans out on the road.

    So much bike for the money!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been on the higher spec'd version of this bike for a while now. All I can really say is wow, this bike fights well above its weight class.

    The AiR is very light, especially for an aero bike. But its ride qualities is where it really shines. Stiff where it needs to be and oh so aero, the AiR is fast, smooth and very good looking.

    I actually just purchased this frame set in 9.8 guise. I race crits primarily but do a stage race or 2 and have ventured into triathlon recently as well. This bike will be a perfect part time TT'er and its stiff front end and well tracking rear will make this a perfect crit racer.

    Riding longer distances? The aero savings on this rig will pay huge dividends.

    The front brake has been given a much needed revision. The previous version was the only negative on the bike. Problem solved with the set up.

    Hit me up directly with any questions. btowery@backcountry.com

    If I could only afford one bike, would this be a good all around bike to train and race for long a distance triathlon (70.3/Ironman)? Thanks