Boardman release Limited Edition TK/20 bike

A track bike that'll take brakes for the road at just under a grand

by Mat Brett   July 23, 2012  

Boardman Bikes are releasing a limited edition track bike called the TK/20 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Boardman’s gold medal at the 1992 Olympics.

In stark contrast to today, when Boardman won the 4,000m pursuit in Barcelona it was the first British gold on the track for 72 years. How times have changed.

To mark the 20th anniversary, Boardman Bikes have created the Elite Series TK/20 in a limited edition of - fittingly - 92 signed bikes. They’re priced at £999.99.

The TK/20 is built around a lightweight, triple-butted alloy frame with a track-specific geometry and stainless steel dropout plates. It’s finished with gold decals and a metal head badge. The aero fork is full carbon with a tapered steerer. Although they don’t come as part of the package, the design allows you to fit both front and rear brakes, so it can go on the road as well as the track.

"Success on the track in '92 was the springboard for my career as a pro rider,” said Chris, who is R&D Director at Boardman Bikes as well as an expert analyst for ITV's Tour de France coverage. “Every hour spent in the velodrome paid back tenfold when I started to ride for a pro tour team. Track cycling might be a specific beast but I wanted to create a bike that could, without compromise, also be used on the road, so brake compatibility has been designed in. It would certainly make a unique fast-fixie."

The spec includes a Truvativ Omnium GXP chainset, Fizik Arione saddle and cboardman Carbon/Pro finishing kit. In fact, seeing as we have it right here, we’ll print the whole spec sheet below.

The Limited Edition TK/20 is available worldwide. In the UK you need to contact one of Boardman’s Elite Series independent bike dealers (rather than Halfords who stock the Boardman Performance Series). You can pre-order now for September delivery.

For more info go to the Boardman Bikes website


Boardman Limited Edition TK/20

Size XS, SM, MD, LG, XL
Colour Satin Black
Frame Superlight triple butted alloy with smooth welding, tapered steerer, track specific geometry and dropouts with tension adjusters and stainless steel plates
Fork Superlight full carbon track geometry with tapered steerer
Brakes N/A although frame is drilled for front and rear brakes
Chainset Truvativ Omnium GXP track specific 48t
Cassette Fixed 15t sprocket
Chain KMC Track specific
Bottom bracket Truvativ GXP
Rims cboardman deep section alloy
Hubs Track specific full cartridge bearing
Spokes Stainless double butted
Tyres Vittoria Rubino Pro folding
Handlebars cboardman Pro
Stem cboardman Pro
Headset FSA Integrated
Spacers Carbon
Seatpost cboardman Carbon
Saddle Fizik Arione

Weight 17.0lb (7.7kg)

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Very nice.

I have to say IMHO Mr Boardman along with Peter Keen were the men who started the process that has now given "us" the first British Tour de France victory.

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posted by bikeandy61 [391 posts]
23rd July 2012 - 15:51

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I have to say IMHO Mr Boardman along with Peter Keen were the men who started the process that has now given "us" the first British Tour de France victory.

Agreed - although the pace of the revolution has shot through the roof since Sydney 2000, the 8 years previous to that and the work of these 2 was instrumental. Everybody remember's Boardman's Lotus, even guys that read the Sun.

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posted by theclaw [75 posts]
23rd July 2012 - 16:48

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WANT

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posted by Sarah Barth [998 posts]
24th July 2012 - 12:14

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Sarah Barth wrote:
WANT
ME TOO!

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posted by antonio [957 posts]
25th July 2012 - 8:52

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