- 2014 Boardman CXs
MicArms – Member
Tempted with this myself…what size if you’re 6 foot 2?Posted 4 years ago
The Boardman’s are quite long.
I’d be tempted to stick with the 55.5cm size, but have a good look at the geometry – maybe try a different bike and work out what length you like. I had to shorten my stem by 20mm on the 53cm (I’m 5’10”)jonkMember
Just bought the 2014 CX Comp. I got the 10% off and when my bike came it had a tiny scratch on it so they gave me another 10% off and a free helemet!Posted 4 years ago
I got the 55cm which is about the same as my 57 road bike.
The bike is very nice and good value for money but it is quite heavy weighing around 26lb.
Riding wise, the BB area isn’t very stiff, the front fork deflects a bit when cornering hard and the standard tape is rubbish.
The front wheel needs truing after 100 miles but everything else is good.
For the money its fantastic.
and there’s a crack in the paint work on the seat/top tube /rear stays cluster
funny seeing this thread pop up. In our local halfords yesterday, they had a ’14 Boardman CX bike in a stand being prepped for collection. Ally frame, CF forks, silver paint, lovely looking and about £1K I think, and Munqe Chick reckons a CX bike fits her n+1 so showed some interest. Guy building it waxed on about the filed welds (pointed to the seat tube junction) and how nice the finish was…
….and then went on to say they’d had SEVEN broken. Dont know if its a bad batch, bad courier or bad shipment but it sounded like some/all of them were bust out of the box. His manager did everything he could to shut him up (short of saying “shut up you idiot these are potential customers”…) but not before he’d already said they’d moved heaven and earth to get this particular (ie. non-broken?) one in for the customer.
I read the Chris Boardman interview over on road.cc and he said that the silver finish had caused them a few issues…
not read the interview (will dig it out in a mo) but “our” guy mentioned the silver was some ‘special’ finish where no 2 were the same. To be fair he didnt get time to clarify whether it was in fact only a paint crack but it didnt sound it from the description or his exasperation.
This is on Oxfordshire BTW.Posted 4 years agohounslowMember
Got an email today from Quality, ALL the 2014 CX Teams have to be checked for (superficial) cracks by the ST/TT junction. It’s the filler they put over the welds, not structural. All of ours are now quarantined. So good luck finding one. Supposed to be working on a solution but f*ck knows if/when that will be.Posted 4 years ago
Ok, took my bike back to Halfords on the Monday, and a new one was requested in. Picked it up wednesday, and said I would build it myself. get it back home, there was still a crack in the finish on the ST/TT junction, non drive side but a lot smaller, and I couldn’t be arsed **** around so placed a circular helicopter patch on it to cover it and prevent water / mud ingress etc.
Wife was out so bike stand in the front room..
Set about building it up, changed the 50t chingring to a 46, took off the chicken levers and fitted new brake outers. redid the tape, fitted my time pedals, changed the tyres. Set up the back brake.
Came to fit the front wheel, removed the plastic insert/ spacer from the forks.. and ‘laughed’ in a sweary way as one half of the drop outs came away with it. I forgot to take a pic,, but looked like it was done when the plastic drop out spacer was inserted with a hammer or something!!
Called the store, they stripped off the forks form the bike i returned on Monday and i did a straight swap..Posted 4 years ago
finally built up and it rides fine…windjammerMember
spent the last few months reading reports on cross bikes and decided to go for a boardman bike i picked up my bike on wednesday night and discoverd the back wheel was like a egg not realy round and true so complained about that and got the halfords guy to order me a new one,took the bike away and started taking the crappy brake levers off the top of the handlebars.
went and bought some road tyres and full mudgaurds on the friday after work then started to fit all the new things to my great bike must have spent a fair few hours setting it all up and fitting lights and adjusting the stem,decided to go for a quick spin around the block,it felt great and made me smile loads.
had a quick look on this forum to tell everyone how good the bike was and to post a picture but then i saw the post about the frame cracking near the seat tube/top tube junction and decided to have a look at my bike and discoverd a big crack simalair to the one pictured on here,it was about 1am last night i felt well pissed off.
took the bike back and got a full refund no questions asked,it was less hassle asking for my money back than it was picking the bike up lol.Posted 4 years ago
i gave the guy a bit of a sob story saying id spent a couple of nights changing the tyres and fitting mudgaurds and various other things,i also said i would be getting my solicitor involved in getting some compensation back for the loss of fun and enjoyment,he soon offered me the older model for the same price of 809 pounds and he would throw in some free accesories.
would it be worth getting the older model are there any reasons not to buy the 2012 model.matt
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