This Boardman CX Pro is no longer available although you may find similar or newer versions below:
It has the ability to perform at the highest competitive level, whilst still maintaining the kind of road handling and trail manners that make it an incredibly versatile machine. The CX Pro truly is a master of all disciplines.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||20|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Chainset type:||Cyclocross Specific|
The Boardman CX range incorporates the latest CX frame design, including performance enhancing features such as front and rear disc brakes with the rear being mounted to the chainstay for improved braking performance and ease of mudguard and rack fitment, custom tube profiles designed for the riguers of offroad riding, BB30 chainset for reduced weight and increased stiffness, full carbon disc specific fork with tapered steerer for increased front end stiffness and steering precision and curved wishbone seatstays for comfort.
All of this adds up to a bike that offers uncompromised performance what ever you throw at it.
The superlight alloy frame is constructed of triple butted X9 tubing finished off with full smooth welding. The custom tube profiles are designed specifically for the forces and performance criteria of offroad riding. The oversize box section chainstays increase power transfer whilst the rear disc brake caliper mounting increases brake performance.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
|Top Tube Length:||525||540||555||570||585|
|Seat Tube Length:||500||515||530||55||570|
|Head Tube Length:||120||130||140||160||175|
|Head Tube Angle||72||72.5||73||73||73|
|Seat Tube Angle:||74||73||73||73||73|
Cyclocross bikes are similar to road bike, they are lightweight, with narrow tyres and drop handlebars. However, they also share characteristics with mountain bicycles in that they utilize knobby treaded tyres for traction, and cantilever style brakes for the clearance needed due to muddy conditions. They have to be lightweight because competitors need to carry their bicycle to overcome barriers or slopes too steep to climb in the saddle. The sight of competitors struggling up a muddy slope with bicycles on their shoulders is the classic image of the sport, although un-ridable sections are generally a very small fraction of the race distance. Cross bikes also make good winter bikes or commuters, their frames have plenty of clearance which allows for mudguards, while the upright angles make them agile around town, meaning you can hit the trails at the weekend and then fit some road tyres and commute on them during the week.
The latest exciting range of Boardman bikes inspired by a true
From mountain and road to performance hybrid and track bikes there is
something in the range for everyone - so no matter what kind of bike you
ride, or what level you’re at, Boardman keep your cycling experience at the
forefront of their minds.
Chris Boardman MBE, record holder of the fastest ever Tour de France Prologue, achieved many victories throughout his illustrious career including World Champion, National Champion (at both Junior and Senior level winning over 30 titles) and his iconic Olympic Gold Medal winning performance aboard the famous Lotus track bike.
Chris has represented his country at four Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships, and went on to work at the cutting edge of bike design with the record breaking Beijing Olympic track team and now brings his expertise to you through Boardman Bikes.
|Size Guide (Boardman Comp, Race, Team, Team Carbon, CX Series and TK series)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|X-Small||155 - 163||69 - 74|
|Small||163 - 170||71 - 76|
|Medium||170 - 178||74 - 81|
|Large||178 - 183||79 - 86|
|X-Large||183 plus||84 plus|
|'Size matters! That's why at Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order against measurements supplied by you to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!'|
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Do you remember the British Chris Boardman? Gold medal at the Olympics, current "best human performance in the record of hour" (56.375 km). Not the official record, because he won that one with a special bike in 1996. In the past few years, Mr. Boardman has been badging his own series of bike frames. These range from road bikes to MTB, from chrono to cyclocross. Perfect timing, since the off-road season is just about to start..
Beginning from next season, we'll witness a sort of Copernican revolution in the world of cyclocross. We are referring, no need to say, to the end of the ban on disc brakes in professional competitions. This circumnstances are obviuosly opening a whole new scenario. In this scenario, the frame introduced by Boardman is considered an innovation on the market.
It features a triple-butted aluminium frame and oversize box section chainstays. The new characteristic is the horizontal CNC dropout opposite to the freewheel. This part holds the post mount on which the braking system is located.
The frame's design is clearly for cyclocross, the cable entry port situated at the bottom of the down tube and the exceptional sloping design just confirm this. The whole geometry is concentrated on improving offroad riding: in this regard the top tube profile is very helpful.
The fork is full carbon, with post-mount brakes rack. Other highlights: tapered steerer, BB30 bottom bracket and the possibility of mounting normal cantilever brakes if desired.
Compared to a road bike, this one is really different. The only things in common are the basic components such as handlebar, saddle, seatpost, stem, the SRAM Force group, the Shimano 105 cassette and the FSA 50-34 compact chainset. But if we take a look at the handlebar we notice that it features remote brake levers. Basically, the brake cable that comes out of the Sram Force shifters also goes into the cross-top levers, allowing the rider to brake from there too.
Let's move to the wheels: Ritchey (no rim brakes), with mud-specific treaded 35mm tyres.
The strongest point is the braking system. Avid mechanic brakes activated via a cable. When pressing the brake levers, the brake shoes are applied on the 140mm disc. The disc is drilled throughout, which makes it extremely light. Compared to the cantilever system, this type of brakes guarantee great clearence from mud and dirt, and they are easier to control as well. That's why they are nowadays the standard brakes for all MTBs.
Being very good value for money and a perfect bike to start competing in cycloross, the 1.700 euros asked for this CX Pro represent a very good investement. Especially for those who intend to race in winter. The bike in question is the top level model of the series, distributed by the international British retailer Wiggle (www.wiggle.co.uk). Alternatively, you could also choose the CX Team featuring lightweight alloy frame (with SRAM Apex) or the Comp one (with Shimano Sora), respectively 1.200 and 1.000. A clear invitation to start training in the mud with no hesitation..
Boardman's original CX Pro was a cantilever-braked cyclo-cross machine that garnered great reviews for its practicality and exceptional value package. With the switch to disc brakes and an all-new frame, can the new version continue the pedigree?
As one of Boardman's new 'international' models, it's not available in the brand's British homeland but a higher spec bike for the UK is reportedly in the pipeline, with a spring 2012 ETA. For now, UK buyers will have to make do with the cheaper CX Team.
An exceptionally versatile 'crosser for the money that's outstanding in virtually every way.
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