- Boardman hybrid – anyone ride one?
I’ve got a team hybrid – one of the old ones without carbon forks…
Lovely bike – really rapid.
I swapped out the tripe stem, and put different bar ends on it, but that was just for comfort/personal taste.
I’ve now given it to my dad, who can best be described as ‘sturdy’, so can vouch for the build strength too…!
Fits a disc rack and guards no issue.
DrPPosted 4 years agolyrikalMember
Great wee bike to ride, I have the comp one and only criticism would be he alloy forks are a wee bit harsh, if I was getting another one I’d try the carbon fork one, I have cyclocross tyres on mine which really help add a bit of comfort.
Looks great too if you aren’t worried about brand snobbery. Roadies will look the other way when you meet them on the roads!!!Posted 4 years agoPeterPoddyMember
looking at one for my wife for 2-3hr road rides and as a light tourer (for weekends away, coast to coast etc) as she won’t consider drop bars
To be fair, how many ladies hybrids do Boardman do?
We see a fair few of them in the shop (because we can service them properly unlike Halfords) but we sell Treks….. Trek have a huge range of ladies hybrids at every price, and these days Boardman aren’t the value they were a couple of years ago.
What’s your budget OP?
Do you want light offroad capability? (Towpaths and forest roads etc)
Also look at Whyte if you want something nicer. The Malvern is a lovely bike.Posted 4 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
I have the basic model from 2010. Only thing i have changed are the brakes – put some original Hope Mini’s on for the BB5’s that were on originally.Posted 4 years ago
Ive done the C2C on it, regular 60-100 mile rides on it and love riding it.
Great bike for the money, fast enough for long distance routes and a wide spread of gears to get you up any hill.freeagentMember
Yep, I have the white ‘Comp’ model which they are currentyl knocking out for £499 – it is great, although I do agree with the comment above about the ally forks being a bit harsh, however I think being a 100KG porker probably doesn’t help.Posted 4 years ago
I reckon it was amazing value for money (even better as I bought it through C2W) and would recommend one to others.steviecaptMember
i have the boardman team r, cracking bike light got mine down to just under 23lbs, has carbon forks, im 16st and have never had any problems, best rigid bike ive ever had, as for value, cant really be beaten, i got mine for £600 on special offer, also if u find you dont like a rigid bike then you can just replace the carbon forks for a suspension fork, i would fit bigger tyres though, ive got kenda small block 8s on mine, cheers stevePosted 4 years ago
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