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Video: Boardman Bikes tantalises with time trial bike teaser

Three-year project to create new flagship bike

Boardman Bikes has released a video sneak peek of its new flagship bike, the Boardman Elite Series AiR/TTE time trial and triathlon machine.

The AiR/TTE is the result of three years’ work by Chris Boardman and his ‘skunk works’ >B56 special projects team.

Chris Boardman said: “For our R&D team this has been an all-encompassing and all-consuming project driven by obsessive passion.

“It’s taken over 36 months of hard work, expert design, testing, refining, and re-testing to deliver this high performance TT machine the result of which has been designed for out-and-out, superfast performance - for TT’s and triathlon.”

The bike will be formally launched at this year's Ironman World Championships in Kona on Wednesday October 9. Meantime, see what details you can spot in this clip:

John has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with founder Tony Farrelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013. He lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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