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  • Houns
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    £599 version looks great.

    Jamie
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    What I was thinking. Ditch the brakes, fit BB7s or TRP Spyres, and you have a sorted little bike for less than £650.

    Houns
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    And they have the road team carbon back at £999.99, will have to get saving

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    That cheaper CX bike could be £485 if the BC discount works on top.
    Looks like a proper bargain!

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    What I was thinking. Ditch the brakes, fit BB7s or TRP Spyres, and you have a sorted little bike for less than £650.

    Alloy fork though, if that matters to you.

    Jamie
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    Alloy fork though, if that matters to you.

    Y’know. I just assumed it would have carbon/alloy fork, as the Team has the full carbon.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Has anyone managed to secure the BC discount on top of the online discount when collecting from store?

    Premier Icon cp
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    yes, the BC discount applies ON TOP of any other discount or sales pricing.

    Use a card registered with quidco for even more money off (after about 6 months)

    Premier Icon cp
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    looks like the frame/fork is the same with a different paint job, same geometry as previous model. You get a 10mm shorter stem on the Large bike, not sure on the others.

    Team version is pretty much a different paint job, and different wheels/tyres (they were Ritchey)

    Jamie
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    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.

    £899 (£809)



    £599 (£540)



    http://www.boardmanbikes.com/cx/index.html

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Use a card registered with quidco for even more money off (after about 6 months)

    Yes, that was a nice surprise when I got another £35 off my CX.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    Nice, but I’d probably want to upgrade a lot of the stuff on there. Be nice to see another model further up the range, or maybe an Elite series one.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Yep me too, but it’ll do.

    Are BB5s that bad then?

    will
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    Ah not only can I get 10% BC discount I can also get another 10% discount through work! And I was looking at a CX bike, shame a house move is making me skint!

    Premier Icon bails
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    Are BB5s that bad then?

    Got them on my Team CX, they’re absolutely fine.

    Premier Icon cp
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    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.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    that’s what I wanna hear!

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    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.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I have a set of VGC 105 shifters and mechs which I could use, but they wouldn’t work with the 32t rear sprocket

    hmmmm

    steve_b77
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    I really rate the apex on mine, very positive and not even slightly flimsy feeling at all.

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    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.
    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.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Still looking around now that the Giant is a no-no Jamie?

    Have you considered something from On One/Planet X?

    Houns
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    My 105 shifter and rear mech work fine with my 34t

    Jamie
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    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)

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    My 105 shifter and rear mech work fine with my 34t

    Medium cage mech?

    Houns
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    Nope, short

    bigrich
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    I love my 2012 team cx. did this on it today http://app.strava.com/activities/86592954

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    interesting cheers houns

    DT78
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    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

    Premier Icon cp
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    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 🙂

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Have you seen the canyon cx bike?

    Stranga
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    It says you have to pay online then collect in store……so how can you claim the BC 10%?

    Jamie
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    Have you seen the canyon cx bike?

    Road.cc had a look at the middle of the range Infinite AL 80.

    http://road.cc/content/news/95300-just-canyon-inflite-al-80

    Premier Icon cp
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    It says you have to pay online then collect in store

    only way to do it is find a store that actually has it in stock, then you have the option to reserve online and pay in store.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    There’s also the new CAADX 105 disk

    codybrennan
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    Would you still get the discount if you were using a Cycle to Work voucher?

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    That CAADX 105 disk does look rather good. Anyone used those Promax Render brakes?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I have succumbed.

    Thanks for advice chaps.

    Jamie
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    I have succumbed.

    Thanks for advice chaps.

    So you’ll be getting it Friday? Did you/can you stack the discounts?

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