Boardman MTB Team
Boardman MTB Team
Top Features of the Boardman MTB Team
Taking the essential requirements for the perfect all-round trail bike: climbing ability, controlled descending and singletrack handling and putting them into a great package centred around the new frame design with SRAM X7 2x10.
- Asymmetric chainstays with rear disc brake caliper mounting for increased brake performance
- Curved wishbone seatstays for enhanced comfort
- Tapered steerer for increased stiffness and steering precision
- Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding
- Fork: Rock Shox Recon TK, 120mm, tapered steerer, lock out, damping adjust
- Shifters: SRAM X7 2x10 speed
- Front Derailleur: SRAM X7 2x10
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM X7 2x10 speed
- Brakes: Avid Elixir 3
- Chainset: FSA Comet 2x10 42x27T
- Cassette: SRAM PG1050
- Chain: KMC X10
- Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo
- Rims: Mavic XM317
- Hubs: Formula Disc
- Spokes: Stainless black
- Tyres: Continental MTN King 2.2
- Handlebars: cboardman
- Stem: cboardman
- Headset: FSA integrated
- Seatpost: cboardman
- Saddle: cboardman
- Pedals: Wellgo flat alloy
- Weight: 25.95lbs
- Frame Material: Aluminium Alloy
- Wheel Size: 26" (559)
- Fork Material: Suspension
- Model Year: N/A
- Mudguard Mounts
- Rear Rack Mounts
- Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake
- Chainset type: Double
- Groupset Manufacturer: SRAM
- Cable Routing: External
This new lightweight alloy frame is constructed using triple butted tubing and finished off with smooth welding. The frame also uses XC/Trail geometry and designed for use with 120mm forks.
The custom tube profiles are designed specifically for the forces and performance criteria of offroad riding with oversize box section chainstays increasing power transfer.
Note: Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.
About Hard Tail Mountain Bikes
If you are looking for a mountain bike that can comfortably negotiate bumpy, cross-country, singletracks yet still be quick and nimble on the road, then a hardtail bike is for you. Hard tail mountain bikes have front suspension, weigh less and are more pedal efficient when the terrain is smooth, than full suss bikes. A good number of single track racers still use hardtails for these reasons. At wiggle, we stock a wide variety of hardtail mountain bike brands including Felt, Focus, GT, Kona, Mongoose, Saracen and more. So if you are searching for superb, quality spec hardtail mountain bikes at great value with a legendary service to match, then you've come to the right place.
About the Boardman brand
The latest exciting range of Boardman bikes inspired by a true cycling legend. 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 MTB, MTB 29er Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height||Inside Leg|
|Small (22")||5'1" - 5'7"||27" - 30"|
|Medium (23")||5'8" - 5'10"||29" - 34"|
|Large (24")||6'0" plus||33" 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!'|
|Top Tube Length:||565||590||615|
|Seat Tube Length:||408||457||483|
|Head Tube Length:||120||130||140|
|Head Tube Angle||69||69||69|
|Seat Tube Angle:||73||73||73|
The delivery options available for shipping this product along with the contents of your basket to USA are:
- Bulk Tracked Courier Delivery: Usually despatched in 2-4 working days - $95.38
Wiggle ships to over 100 countries. To see what delivery options are available for other destinations you can update your delivery destination via the International Options feature at the top right of the website.
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We will happily refund or exchange any item purchased on Wiggle if returned to us within 365 days, excluding Wiggle gift vouchers and personalized products except when faulty.
Returned goods must be unused and supplied with their original packaging, unless the goods are faulty.
Wiggle will pay the return postage costs for any faulty items.
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Magazine reviews for Boardman MTB Team
Review from Bikeradar
Mountain Biking UK loved the Boardman Team when they tested it earlier this year, so it was no surprise that it won the What Mountain Bike Max Speed Per Pound award for 2012. Hereâ€™s what the judges had to sayâ€¦
"When the world's most experienced bike journo says the Boardman Team is "The best Â£850 bike we've ever tested," you know it's something special. This genuinely exciting, involving machine doesn't just deliver generic riding with top value components bolted on; it's a complete package, and lets you push your riding further than almost any other sub-Â£1000 hardtail.
The frame is really well made, with a tapered head tube fronting curvy, smooth-welded hydroformed tubes that make it look like more like carbon fibre than alloy. Further detailing includes easy-to-set-up rear brake post-mounts in the angle between the seatstays and chainstays, decent amounts of rear tyre room for muddy conditions, mounts for two bottles and even rack bosses for workday commuting.
The smooth-stroking 120mm RockShox Recon Gold air fork and crisp, 69-degree head angle give a more capable descending feel than any of its price peers.
Mavic XM317 rims are classic super-durable hoops, the FSA Comet is our favourite cost effective crankset and the 42/27 double rings are a great choice on a naturally fast hardtail like the Team. The 11-36T cassette still gives low enough ratios for grunting the steepest climbs, although at just over 26lb it's a gifted altitude gainer anyway.
The only upgrade it needs is to softer compound tyres; these cheap compound Continental Mountain King IIs are fine in the dry but awful in the wet. The Boardman bar, stem, lock-on grips and long, multiposition saddle prove comfortable contact points and keep the Team enjoyable even on epic Lake District rides or the longest summer days.
The fact it performs as well as most bikes Â£150 over the magic Â£1000 mark confirms its true on-trail â€" not just on-paper â€" value.
Read on for our full review of the Boardman Team:
The standard Boardman bike range is sold by Halfords in the UK (thereâ€™s also an Elite range sold by independent dealers). Thereâ€™s no getting away from the fact that Halfordsâ€™ buying and selling power keeps the prices very competitive.
The Teamâ€™s drivetrain and a smattering of own-brand componentry just about gives away the fact that itâ€™s a sub-Â£1,000 bike. But everything else, including a superbly finished frame, classy wheelset and excellent 120mm (4.7in) travel fork, conspires to create a machine thatâ€™s far lighter than most of its price rivals as well as being capable of a whole lot more on the trail.
Ride & handling: Perfect for downhill trail fun
To put it simply, the Boardman is an easy bike to ride. Itâ€™s comfy, confident and stable, and the air-sprung fork deals with trail shocks without fuss. The fact that it offers 120mm (4.7in) of travel rather than the 100 weâ€™re more used to on bikes like this introduces an element of carefree chuck-ability on rough downhills.
A few years back bikes that were set up like this were regarded as hardcore. These days they are what weâ€™ve come to love and expect from the leading edge of the cross-country and trail hardtail market.
Frame & equipment: Fork and wheels outstrip the price tag
The clean, smooth joins of the frame are achieved through double-pass welds that, by the time the lush coat of paint and lacquer have been applied, end up leaving no discernible tube junctures. A lot of riders thought it was a carbon frame.
Itâ€™s actually triple-butted aluminium, with a collection of clever hydroformed tube shapes to add strength and rigidity where needed. A tapered steerer head tube and fork keep it as future-proof as any bike in the sub-Â£1,000 price category. And, while itâ€™s a good enough frame to be worthy of its â€˜Teamâ€™ tag, itâ€™s also very practical in utilitarian terms.
The bike has two sets of bottle cage bosses, luggage rack eyelets, and a forward-facing seat clamp to keep rear-wheel spray out of the seat tube. It also boasts a stack of steerer washers, to be used for handlebar height adjustments.
Thereâ€™s plenty of mud room around the tyres and lots of standover clearance. We like the way the rear brake calliper is tucked between the chainstay and seatstay as an integral part of the rear dropout.
The RockShox Recon GoldTK fork is a highlight at this price. It offers a plush 120mm of air-sprung travel, with a lockout lever on the right leg that still leaves a tiny amount of compression, and a rebound damping adjustment dial at the base of the right-hand leg. Inevitably, the head angle is more relaxed than on bikes with shorter forks, to allow for the extra fork travel.
With an 11-36 10-speed cassette out back, the 42/27 double FSA crankset provides more than enough gear ratios on a
The best Â£850 bike we've ever tested. A calm, confident ride and a riot on more challenging trails
Rating: 4.5 / 5
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