Boardman Bikes has chosen the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, on Wednesday October 9 to officially launch its new AiR/TTE time trial bike.

The AiR/TTE will be the company’s flagship aerodynamic time trial machine, and is the product of three years of development by its >B56 special projects division and is being billed as an “evolution” of its current models. 

“For our R&D team this has been an all-encompassing and all-consuming project driven by obsessive passion,” said Boardman Bikes co-founder and R&D director Chris Boardman.

“It’s taken over 36 months of hard work, expert design, testing, refining, and re-testing to deliver this high performance TT machine the result of which has been designed for out-and-out, superfast performance – for TTs and triathlon.

“Working closely with our pro athletes has been integral to the process, their insight, experience and involvement has made this project even more exciting, challenging and rewarding in equal measures.”

Boardman isn’t giving much away with its cryptically black-and-white grainy video preview of the bike (below), and it’s very hard to gain an overall picture of what the model will look like… we’ll just have to wait for the official launch on October 9 to find out.

In August, details emerged of a new series of Boardman models aimed at the mushrooming cyclo-sportive market.

The new models join a well-established range of Boardman models that comprise road, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, time trial, track and hybrid models priced from £529 to £7499.

Pricing and availability of the AiR/TTE to be confirmed.

Watch a video clip of Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs riding the >B56 AiR/TTE prototype.

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  • Ken Evans

    I am sure that not many journos will want to go to Hawaii ! (It could have been launched in sunny Manchester instead)