The Elite AiR 9.8 has been designed only for one thing – shear speed. Whether you are aiming to race in the World Triathlon Championship or participating in road race, Elite AiR 9.8 provides that extra edge which can be the decider between winning and losing. Boardman Bicycles was found in 2004 by Chris Boardman, the former Olympic champion and world hour record holder. In the short span of 10 years, it has sponsored numerous athletes who have used it to shine at the highest stage including a championship win by Alistair Brownie at the 2012 WTC games and a bronze by his brother. The frameset that comes with the Elite AiR 9.8 is made of unidirectional, high-modulus carbon fibre with a full monocoque design. The fork, made from the same ultra-light material has been designed to face variable wind conditions with ease, stability and efficiency. Every tube on this machine has been carefully crafted and meticulously tested to be as efficient as possible and this bi-cycle’s track record over the years vouches for this fact.
The bike comes with AiR ultralight full carbon monocoque with tapered headtube; AiR ultralight full carbon with tapered steered and integrated brakes;
SRAM Red 22 gear shifters with SRAM Red 22 (2 speed) front derailleur and SRAM Red 22 – 11 speed derailleur have been installed for fast and efficient shifting.
The other components that make up the bike are TRP brakes; SRAM Red 22 -11 speed chainset (53x39t); SRAM 1170 11 speed – 11-25 cassette; SRAM PF30 Bottom Bracket; Zipp 60 Carbon Rims with Continental GP4000 tires; Zipp Service Course handlebar and stem; FSA Carbon Headset (Integrated); Carbon spacers; Boardman AiR Carbon seatpost with 4 position clamp and Fizik Arione Titanium Saddle.
The Boardman Elite AiR 9.8 Bike is a speed machine designed for professionals who are competing in triathlons as well as road races. It has a proven track and has sponsored multiple athletes at the highest level. Weighing only 22.3 pounds, every part of this bike has been examined and re-examined umpteen times with utmost care in order to ensure the highest quality and efficiency and all this work pays off really well. The bike is really efficient and capable of clocking extremely high speeds. The gear shifting is fast, braking is precise and the aerodynamics of the bike are awesome allowing the bike to go fast in straight line as well as increasing the cornering speed. This bike is for hard-core professionals who are competing at the highest levels in the circuit and if you are one of them, you should consider checking out this machine as soon as possible.