It’s mid year again and in the bike world this means that 2012 is upon us and there are lots of new releases of bikes and gear. Boardman Bikes have announced their brand new Elite AiR/TT which is promising to be a "super fast and very superior racing machine", and there are already a limited number of the 2012 Elite models available for purchase. (Best to enquire directly as the 2012 models are not yet listed).
Company founder and Olympic Gold medalist and world champion cyclist Chris Boardman says "FEA, CFD, Pro Team testing and 20 years of experience have all been distilled in this totally performance-focused product. There isn’t a single square centimetre of the AiR/TT that doesn’t have a performance rationale behind it." The 2011 Australian Ironman Champion, Pete Jacobs, was one of the professional atheletes directly involved in developing the Elite series.
Four models are available (9.8, 9.4, 9.2 and 9.0) and the complete details and specifications are available online: www.boardmanbikes.com
Pictured is the top specced 2012 Elite Air/TT 9.8
Boardman Bikes recently announced international direct-to-customer sales through their partner, the UK online retailer Wiggle. This was reported on BNA and they have responded to a request for details on how they will best support the customer choosing the right frame size as well as for service or warranty issues;
"Wiggle is committed to exceptional levels of service, which is why our customers come back to us time and time again. The same is true when buying a Boardman bike from Wiggle. 360 degree photos of the bike, detailed product descriptions and a knowledgeable customer service team help you to make your purchase decision. From despatch, bikes can arrive with Australian customers in as little as 4 days, thoroughly packaged having been built, tuned and tested at Wiggle. For any warranty issues, Wiggle will work with a local bicycle retailer/service agent to settle any issues domestically without fuss or delay"