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Boardman cx team

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by DavidD, 9 Dec 2016.

  1. DavidD

    DavidD Well-Known Member

    IMG_2138.JPG Recently got a new boardman cx team bike and I'm wondering if there are many owners on here and how they have found them. And more importantly what upgrades and/or changes they have made to them.

    David
     
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  2. grumpyoldwoman

    grumpyoldwoman Senior Member

    Location:
    WsM Somerset UK
    That is very gorgeous. Think that would make a nice partner for my Boardman MX sport. N+1 and all that. Maybe in the new year........
     
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    I've got the 2014. Just added a pannier rack, no room for mudguards too unfortunately . Also fitted a narrower handlebar and much thicker red 3.2mm lizardskins tape

    Not sure what upgrades you need to make to a new bike? Mudguards? Bottle cage?
     
  4. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Location:
    Egham
    Very nice.

    @vickster I have the 2014 Team also with a Topeak Rack and SKS mudguards also...
     
  5. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Sorry to disappoint you but I don't think they'll breed so no baby Boardmans I'm afraid:sad:
     
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  6. rockpig

    rockpig Active Member

    Location:
    Frimley
    Nice bike!
    I have the 2014 model and initially just changed the pedals and added bottle cages. Then added mudguards too (the attempt at fitting a front one was abandoned) and a pannier rack that is only ever fitted if I need the panniers. Oh, and I bought another set of wheels to have a set with road tyres.
     
  7. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    Thanks. Do you have a photo? With the stock knobbly tyres, there looks to be almost no space for mudguards under the rack? The lad at halfords concurred

    It would be nice to have the option of mudguards but I'm not really a wet weather cyclist and the Genesis does have mudguards and the Whyte flatbar could take them if needed
     
  8. Milzy

    Milzy Über Member

    Nice for the monies.
     
  9. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One.....

    Location:
    Egham
  10. G3CWI

    G3CWI Veteran

    Location:
    Macclesfield
    I have the same bike. I got it in September and have not ridden my expensive road bike once since I got the Boardman. I am now over 1,000 miles in and I can confidently say I have never had so much fun tearing about on any bike, ever. I even ended up devising an off-road commute which I look forward to every day.

    Tips:
    1. The break cable wears away the head-tube where it rubs so put plenty of tape on both to avoid problems.
    2. The tyres are very puncture prone.
    3. If you bounce about a lot off road with full bottles the riv-nuts on the bottle holders work loose (I'm talking about cycling flat-out over rough ground here).

    Even on the chunky tyres it's pleasantly quick on the road too.

    ...apart from that it's rubbish so feel free to sell it to me cheap as a spare :okay:
     
    Last edited: 10 Dec 2016
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  11. david k

    david k Hi

    Location:
    North West
    I have the silver one from a couple of years ago

    Changed the tyres to 32s semi slick
    Been meaning to change the handlebar mount the opposite way to lift it up
    It's comfy, fast enough and good for long rides and fast rides alike

    I love mine, enjoy
     
  12. DavidD

    DavidD Well-Known Member

    Thanks its a nice bike.

    Wasn't really meaning upgrades was thinking tyres and pedals as some people seem to change these most

    Would like to see the rack!
     
  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    Yes I did put on clipless pedals immediately
     
  14. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    He posted a link above with photos
     
  15. DavidD

    DavidD Well-Known Member

    Thanks what pedals did you go for and the extra tyre and wheels idea is a cracker
    Thank you
    Thanks some good tips there I have only ever owned mountain bikes as an adult so comparing it to my mountain bike it is very fast