The Boardman Team TT impresses our testers.
1 FIRST RIDE
Sustainable aero-efficient fit is the most important part of any racer. The head tube is super short so you can get a low position. The ISM Adamo saddle has a squared-off split nose that’s designed to work best in a deep tuck. The only niggle is fixed clamps make length adjustment of the Vision extension bars impossible.
2 FAST RIDE
The smoothed welds of the alloy frame clean up airflow over the teardrop profile main tubes. The aero seat tube hugs and shrouds the rear wheel, while the rear brake sits tidily under the bottom bracket. Add the easy to hold position, and firm power delivery, and you’ve got a bike that gains speed pretty easily, then hoards it better than many bikes.
3 HILLY RIDE
Lighter wheels will pep up the climbing performance, but don’t expect miracles as this is a pure aero bike, not an all-rounder. In that respect, power delivery and vice-free handling in and out of the saddle make it more hill-friendly than a lot of wind-cheaters, and while they’re mushier and less precise than Shimano, the Tektro brakes are adequately controllable.
Where Team TT really excels is providing a relaxed, efficient platform. The flattened seat stays take road buzz out of the back end, while the cantilevered arm rests do the same up front. Test times went close to PB standards with a set of deeper wheels too. All this confirms its position as a fully fledged drag-reducing race machine.