2014 Boardman CXs
Seem quite nice. I do wish they had upgraded from BB5s, though. Frame looks the same, but there is a XS small option now.
Also, all bikes are currently 10% off at the moment. Not sure if this can be used with the British Cycling discount as well.Posted 4 years ago
Are BB5s that bad then
No, not at all. I find them great – no rub, powerful enough to lock wheels without pop-eye’s arms. Not the most beautiful things to look at but very functional.
Pads are a bit fiddly, that’s about the only real downside. As I mentioned the other day, the only reason to upgrade IMO is to get something lighter or a full hydraulic system – which is going to cost!
It’s a shame they dont come with Shimano kit – I pulled the SRAM Apex shifters and rear mech off mine and put Shimano 105 on.
I also changed the chainrings to be use specific – 50/38 on the road, and single ring 40 or 42, I can’t remember, for racing.Posted 4 years ago
this is a nice guide to setting them upPosted 4 years ago
mrblobby – Member
What do folk reckon of the Apex. Had a play with some Apex shifters in the LBS and they seemed flimsy and a bit fiddly. But then I’m use to Shimano and it’s probably just that they are different.Posted 4 years ago
I don’t get on with it at all. BB5s have been fidly too.
I’m going to try upgrading and locking down the cables to see if it helps.
Still looking around now that the Giant is a no-no Jamie?
There are currently words being had on the Giant, so it may go from being a no-no, to a go-go.
Thing is, I always liked the Boardman, just wanted a slightly smaller frame, and they have now released one. Given all the discounts available, it looks like the Team could be had for £700ish…which ain’t too bad.
Have you considered something from On One/Planet X?
I did, but was put off by a few things. Nothing major, before Brant kills me while I sleep 8)Posted 4 years ago
they look a proper bargain. looks like you can fit guards to them as well so could be good for a do it all commuter
you can indeed, they are a brilliant all rounder. As I mentioned, I use mine as a winter road bike with GP 4 season 28mm & guards, 11-27 cassette & 50/38 rings and then weekend race mode is single ring 40 or 42 with 11-32 cassette and pro2/crest rim’d wheels off the summer MTB & a shorter stem 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Have you seen the canyon cx bike?
Road.cc had a look at the middle of the range Infinite AL 80.Posted 4 years ago
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