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Boardman 9.8 AIR build

BroadersBroaders Posts: 89
edited April 2013 in Your road bikes
Well Santa said I had been good all year so I could order myself a new frame just before Christmas, it has arrived... I have stripped down my Pro Carbon and will be building this up in early January. I have decided to try and do the whole build myself, we will see how that goes...

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Build will be:

SRAM Red 2011 groupset
SRAM Red Black brakes
Ritchey WCS Carbon Stem
Ritchey WCS Alu bars
Ritchey WCS seat
ZIPP 303 clinchers with GP4000 tyres

Will add a few pictures during the build!

Undecided on the colour of the bars and hoods, suggestions welcome!? - I have red, yellow and black hoods to choose from. I was either thinking of white or black bar tape?
Boardman AIR 9.8, Zipp 303 Clinchers, SRAM red groupset.

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  • LeePatonLeePaton Posts: 353
    Black hoods, black tape.

    White tape looks nice for about 10 minutes. Yellow... Just no.

    Lush bike though.
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  • paul_mckpaul_mck Posts: 1,058
    oh man thats just lovely. The AIR frames are stunning looking.

    personally Id go white tape and black hoods. Anything else will just divert focus from the frame!
  • majormantramajormantra Posts: 2,094
    Tape should match saddle (white is good), hoods should be black.
  • gmbgmb Posts: 456
    Everything black. Let that lovely frame be the star of the show. Looking forward to seeing it built up...
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  • BozmanBozman Posts: 2,518
    Frame looks good, but for gods sake don't put anything yellow on it, I've seen too many Boardmans ruined with yellow tape, tyres and seats etc. Personally I'd stay away from white tape too because it looks chatty too quickly.
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Damn it! Why did I click on this thread? :(

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  • Bozman wrote:
    Frame looks good, but for gods sake don't put anything yellow on it, I've seen too many Boardmans ruined with yellow tape, tyres and seats etc. Personally I'd stay away from white tape too because it looks chatty too quickly.

    "Chatty", now there's a word you don't hear every day! Fifer by any chance?

    That's a nice looking frame, I wish they would do more subtle graphics though.

    Black bar tape and hoods for me.
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  • really like the look of this frame (best colour scheme), looking forward to see it built and your comments on the ride, all the best
  • That's decided then, black tape and hoods it is!

    Will start on the build next weekend!

    Richard
    Boardman AIR 9.8, Zipp 303 Clinchers, SRAM red groupset.
  • Thought I would do a little update, the bottom bracket bearings will go in this evening and the new cables will be delivered on Monday so it may be finished mid week.


    Fairly light even though it's an aero frame:
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    Frameset and seatpost ready to start:
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    Boardman AIR 9.8, Zipp 303 Clinchers, SRAM red groupset.
  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    I'd stick with all black for the finishing kit - should be quite some build when complete. Read the Chris Boardman article in Cyclist magazine last night - top man and done an excellent job of balancing economy bikes with top end bikes that are really desirable (like yours).
  • paul_mckpaul_mck Posts: 1,058
    there is another similar build here mate

    viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=12832318

    for inspiration :)
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Feel the yellow.

    Yellow cable outers and yellow bar tape - has to be.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • BroonsterBroonster Posts: 440
    PLEASE don't put anything yellow near that, certainly not if you want to ruin it. It HAS to be black finishing kit, including bar tape :)

    Its gonna be a stunner.
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  • calmx5calmx5 Posts: 229
    Flip that stem already!
  • Well after a few delays, the bike is mechanically complete and IMHO looks ace. I still need to fine tune the position, the weather outside is not the best for this.... I will take some proper pics when this is done but for now this should give you all an idea. I can't wait for spring!

    Richard

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    Boardman AIR 9.8, Zipp 303 Clinchers, SRAM red groupset.
  • paul_mckpaul_mck Posts: 1,058
    bag full of win mate
  • Cornish-JCornish-J Posts: 978
    awesome! brings back fond memorys
  • Broaders wrote:
    Well after a few delays, the bike is mechanically complete and IMHO looks ace. I still need to fine tune the position, the weather outside is not the best for this.... I will take some proper pics when this is done but for now this should give you all an idea. I can't wait for spring!

    Richard

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    The bike looks great! It's given me loads of inspiration.

    One question though - what size did you cut your steerer tube to?

    I've just taken delivery of my AiR 9.8 frame and was curious what to roughly ask for when I finally get it built up.

    Thanks
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    oh yeah that's a win

    if you wanted a colour option for the tape, you could try some silver tape if it matches the text - cinelli do some
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  • pastey_boypastey_boy Posts: 2,083
    In my humble opinion I reckon this bar tape would be perfect.
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  • CamusCamus Posts: 189
    I would have to call this bike the Nadal because it has the exact colour scheme of his tennis racquet! Hope that snow's cleared off so you can get out on it. Very nice.
  • Jamez117Jamez117 Posts: 80
    Uuuuuuuuummm WOW what a machine if you ever want a quick sell PM me iv been wanting one of these for about a year now.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    I think someone must have gone up in the loft...
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