Board­man air Women’s £2,299.99

Cycling Weekly - - Focus On Women’s Bikes -

oast­ing both Olympic gold and world ti­tles, the AIR range is what can only be de­scribed as Board­man’s rac­ing ma­chine. Hav­ing taken five years of metic­u­lous re­fin­ing and tweak­ing to de­liver, Board­man says the AIR frame­set is now more ef­fi­cient and aero than ever be­fore — per­fect for ei­ther rolling road rac­ing, fast-paced crits or even flat-out time tri­als.

The high-per­for­mance Board­man AIR Women’s pack­age is made us­ing C10 car­bon, Board­man’s own high mod­u­lus car­bon which has high stiff­ness to weight ra­tios. This, along with pro­pri­etary tub­ing pro­files, de­signed to cut through wind and re­duce drag at a wide de­gree of yaw (the an­gle of drag forces on a rider), and hid­den front and rear TRP brakes, all de­liver op­ti­mal aero­dy­nam­ics.

How­ever, Board­man knows that slip­per­i­ness alone doesn’t cre­ate a fast bike, and that rider com­fort and bike han­dling are just as im­por­tant, so the AIR Women’s bike comes with a four-po­si­tion seat­post, which al­lows you to ad­just be­tween a 73° and 75° seat tube an­gle, en­abling you to get the most com­fort­able fit for you. A ta­pered full car­bon fork in­creases front-end stiff­ness and steer­ing pre­ci­sion, while a one-piece chain­stay and press­fit 30 bot­tom bracket pro­vide a wide and su­per-stiff rear end, trans­fer­ring ev­ery pedal rev­o­lu­tion into for­ward propul­sion.

With the Board­man AIR Women’s frame­set and Shi­mano Du­raace 9000/FSA SLK driv­e­train mir­ror­ing the stan­dard Board­man AIR 9.2, it’s the con­tact points that have been di­alled for a women-spe­cific fit, com­ing with a women’s Prol­ogo sad­dle, 90cm stem, nar­row 380mm bars and 165 cranks. It’s worth not­ing that a smaller XS is also avail­able, with a con­ven­tional top tube length of 50cm to fit rid­ers be­tween 155cm and 167cm in height.

The AIR is an aero race bike ready to take on what­ever road dis­ci­pline you throw at it.

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