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.
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