An alternative for wider use of a Boardman

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Psycolist, 3 Aug 2012.

  1. Psycolist

    Psycolist NINJA BYKALIST

    North Essex
    18 months ago my son took the plunge and got himself a Boardman Hybrid for his commute on the CTW scheme. Over that time he has found it great for his road commute but is unhappy when wanting to ride some of our local cycle tracks and when has the odd urge to go off road. Thoughts please on a bit of adaption IRO a change of tyres and possibly gearing, or would he be better to swap it for something more suited to like a Carrera or ???
  2. tincaman

    tincaman Veteran

    What sort of Boardman? MTB or Hybrid?
  3. OP

    Psycolist NINJA BYKALIST

    North Essex
    Sorry, ammended thread to read Boardman Hybrid
  4. Cyclist33

    Cyclist33 Guest

    Though folks may not all agree, that bike would be fine on light cycle trail with eg Schwalbe smart Sam at 32mm.

  5. RhythMick

    RhythMick Über Member

    I use Schwalbe Marathon+ 35mm ... My commute is a mix of road and some roughish trails but the bike now takes everything I throw it at.
  6. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
    Yep, stick some 32/35mm knobblies on it and you've got an instant cross bike.
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