Nothing inspires us to get out on our bikes quite like the warmer days we’ve recently been experiencing. And if you’re in the market for a new bike it’s even more tempting.
Our 2014 range of Boardman bikes is nearly gone, replaced by the new, improved and utterly stunning 2016 range (if we do say so ourselves). In this post we’re going to take another look at the range that has made Chris Boardman more of a household name than ever before.
Due to his meticulous attention to detail, Chris’s nickname was ‘The Professor’, and that eye for detail can be seen throughout the 2016 range. Chris’s team put in hundreds upon hundreds of hours developing the new range, and for a team of keen cyclists that involved hundred of miles, laps, and rides. But it’s not just about perfecting drivetrains and brakes – the look of the range has changed considerably, because nothing inspires you to get out there quite like a beautiful bike!
When talking to us about the range back in January, Chris said,
Our bikes aren’t just built to be high tech, with cutting-edge materials – although that is a part of it. Our bikes are designed to be the bikes that we want to ride. Whether that’s an all-out race machine, or a bike made to be versatile enough to handle the ride to work as well as a weekend epic, every bike we make is designed to be ridden out in the real world.
Let’s take a look at a few of our favourite models in the range:
Available in both a men’s and women’s version, the MX Sport is a beautiful all-rounder, designed for those of you who want to hit both the trails and the roads. Perfect as an urban commuter, its front suspension with lockout is ideal if you’re wanting to travel home via the road less travelled. 27 speed SRAM gears for all inclines and a hydraulic braking system makes it the perfect go-anywhere, anytime all-rounder.
Combining the speed of a road bike with the advantage of a flat handlebar, the women’s and men’s Hybrid Comp allows for a more comfortable and confident riding position. 18 speed gears and powerful hydraulic disc brakes that can be relied upon whatever the weather make it ideal for commuters, leisure riders and fitness fanatics alike.
The hardtail MTB Comp is an ideal first serious mountain bike for those looking to inject some adrenaline into their lives. Its strong looks complement its powerful features such as the Raidon fork with 120mm of travel and precise SRAM X5 20 speed gearing; ideal for tackling steep inclines. Finished with hydraulic disc brakes, this is a bike that offers you category leading trail performance at one incredible price.
Road Pro Carbon
Arguably the jewel in Boardman’s crown, the Road Pro Carbon is the pinnacle of the range and provides a ride unlike any other for its price point. It’s built around Boardman’s award winning SLR Endurance frame platform and uses their C7 carbon throughout, providing the perfect balance between stiffness and weight. Add in its Shimano 105 5800 groupset and FSA’s Gossamer Chainset with Shimano RS505 hydraulic disc brakes and you have a package that enables you to push your limits time and again.
The looks, the spec, and the performance all combine at a fantastic price point to create this unbeatable range. Why not treat yourself and let your next ride be your best yet? Take a look at the rest of the new Boardman range here.