4RIDE

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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.

4LONG RIDE

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.

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