Boardman bikes tease new >B56 ultra light sportive bike platform
The Boardman >B56 is a completely new model from the British bike company, which is being touted as an “all-new, all-day super light sportive frame platform” that also sounds perfect for the savage hills of the growing number of extreme triathlons out there.
>B56 is the Boardman team’s special projects programme within the company’s R&D department. Named after the early 90s thinking that going beyond 56kph on a bike was impossible, the badge is placed only on Boardman Bikes’ envelope-pushing prototypes.
Boardman haven’t released much concrete information on the new >B56 sportive bike, with build options, specs, prices and weights set to follow later this year.
In a release, Boardman states: “[The new >B56 is] Designed as a lightweight and fast frame without compromise to ride or handling. Optimised for those epic all-day rides, whilst maintaining the Boardman performance edge for those wanting to race with an incredibly fast machine.”
Chris Boardman, co founder and R&D Director of Boardman Bikes, said: “This is an exciting development from our R&D department. 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.”
Boardman >B56 video: see a sneak peek of the Boardman test team putting the >B56 prototypes through their paces
Unlike the company’s SLR range, it looks like the new >B56 will have fully internally-routed cabling. We’ve also spotted both Shimano Ultegra and SRAM Red on the test bikes in the video. The seat stays look incredibly skinny while the headtube looks fairly tall, both presumably to add comfort for all-day riding. Let us know if you spot anything else in the comments.