Boardman Bikes HT Team XC Hardtail

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $1609.00

Product Description

  • FRAME: Lighweight alloy, triple butted, tapered steerer
  • FORK: Rock Shox Recon TK, 120mm,damping adjust, lock out

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kevin

    Date Reviewed: July 21, 2013

    Strengths:    Climbs well, floats in the descents. Good fork travel. snappy shifting

    Weaknesses:    stock saddle, tires

    Bottom Line:   
    After looking around for a bike that came stock with decent shifters and dérailleurs (not alivio for example) the boardman caught my eye. It has sram x7 everything, a decent fork and has a responsive feel to it. I was following a friened on a fs santa cruz today and this bike blazed through the technical climbs and descents and kept up with him despite this being a hardtail. I didn't have as much float as my buddy, but this bike really held its own. I recently changed out the crappy continental tires for Maxxis Advantage front and back. They helped to soak up some of the vibration and made for a comfy ride. Fot the money, you can't go wrong with this bike. I really can't fault it. Even my friends, who ride much more expensive bikes, don't dis it (at least not to my face). It holds its own and feels like a well machined ride. The welds are really clean and it has an almost carbon look to it near the head tube. I thought of upgrading the avid elixir 3 brakes earlier, but they've proven to be adequate after setting them.

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    Favorite Trail:   Fornstigen, Stockholm

    Duration Product Used:   2 months

    Price Paid:    $1200.00

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    Bike Setup:   Rock shox rekon gold, sram x7, wtb pure v saddle, spd pedals, avid elixir 3

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