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Catch a glimpse of the all-day bike that's in development

Boardman Bikes have released a teaser video of what they’re calling their ‘all-new, all-day superlight sportive frame platform’ that’s currently in development.

Boardman say that the bike is designed to be lightweight and fast and that it’s intended for all-day rides. We have no idea how light, though, because it’s still in development and Boardman aren’t releasing any details. We can tell you that the new bike is carbon, but that's about yer lot.

"This is an exciting development from our R&D department,” said Chris Boardman, co founder and R&D Director at Boardman Bikes. “Two years in development and testing, the fine tuned result is designed to cater for the rider who spends a lot of time in the saddle - either training, racing or purely for the love of cycling."

The video shows the Boardman team riding prototypes during a five-day test session in Kitzbühel, Austria. The bikes were being used to test different carbon lay-ups and a variety of builds to check frame characteristics.

The B56 in the video’s title and along the top tube of the bikes refers to part of Boardman Bikes’ R&D department, headed by Chris Boardman; it’s not the name of the new frame. All new Boardman bikes carry the B56 ID through their development period.

More details as soon as we get them.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Hasis [37 posts] 2 years ago
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Austria - hmmmm, I see no potholes. Must be nice!  105

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mikeprytherch [223 posts] 2 years ago
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On that video I will have to buy one LOL

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brackley88 [160 posts] 2 years ago
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Well, well....if you want to see how the impact of Rapha's fundamental brand styling is spreading just see that vid. Beautifully shot, and just like the Rapha Continental videos....not a complaint from me, I think the video is great. I just think we should enthusiastically acknowledge how one British brand is helping make our sport more appealing.....and no, I don't work for/own shares in Rapha etc...

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leqin [171 posts] 2 years ago
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So is this the new top secret bike that Sky will ride after they dump Pinarello?

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pwake [376 posts] 2 years ago
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Looks like it will possibly be similar to a Cervelo R5, particularly at the rear, but somewhat cheaper I bet.

As per the comments above; very good teaser vid.

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PhilRuss [388 posts] 2 years ago
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[[[[ Funny stuff, music, in a bike-promo-vid.... it must annoy as many folks as it pleases. Is that supposed to be music to cycle to? I'd prefer the clicking of gears, the hum of tyres on tarmac, the sound of the wind, the occasional squeal of brake-blocks on rims....ah well, that ain't gonna happen. Is it?
P.R.

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ag_hind [9 posts] 2 years ago
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Looks very similar to my 9.8SLR - though tubing is less angular. Looks like a nice bike, though I'd like to see CB do a Ti bike - now that would get my bucks  3

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Ginsterdrz [80 posts] 2 years ago
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Respected name with great products.
If its priced right AND comes as a frameset option, Boardman will sell thousands.