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THE Boardman Team.

Stoo61Stoo61 Posts: 1,394
edited May 2011 in Your mountain bikes
Bought brand new in 2009 and I’ve put a fair amount of money into it, upgraded when I thought it warranted it and made some aesthetic changes, which I really like. It remains subtle.

Upgrades are detailed in spec in bold. Rear mech remains the same as I’ve had it off and cleaned it up, its plenty good enough. Would only replace with another X9 anyway. Replaced the middle and bottom chain rings as they were badly worn. The GXP bottom bracket was ruined so was replaced with the same but a new version which I’m reliably informed is better sealed and essentially an upgrade. Brakes have been bled, realigned and are as good as new. The wheels are lighter than stock, although this was not my reason for buying. They are nice wheels and a decent price, giving the tyres a nice profile, I find it is more planted on the descents. Forks have had decals replaced to match frame but haven’t been touched internally and are still beautifully plush. All Ready for my Scottish Coast to Coast in May :D

I know, while people usually admit the bang for buck is unbeatable, that most people will think Boardmans are pretty boring but I’d like to know what people think of mine. Cheers. :)


Frame Ultralight super butted race spec aluminium
Fork RockShox Reba SL, 100mm 2009.
Headset FSA Orbit integrated cartridge bearing
Spacers Full carbon 4x5mm, 1x10mm
Stem Ritchey WCS 4 Axis Wet Black
Handlebars Ritchey WCS Carbon Riser
Seatpost Ritchey WCS Carbon one bolt.
Saddle SDG Bel Air

Brakes Avid Elixir R hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm Alligator Saw Tooth Rotors.
Shifters SRAM X9
Rear Mech SRAM X9
Front Mech SRAM X9
Cassette SRAM PG970 11-32T
Chain SRAM PC991

Chainset Truvativ Firex 3.2 GXP 44/32/22T replaced
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP Newer edition, sealed
Rims Stans ZTR Flow
Hubs Hope Pro II
Spokes Sapim Race Black
Tyres Panaracer Fire XC Pro
Pedals Superstar Mag Lite CNC – Magnesium Alloy Black
Skewers PZ Racing Carbon QR.
Seatpost clamp Hope QR Black 31.8
Chainstay Protector Leyzne Smart
Bar Plugs Hope Grip Doctor Black
Bar Grips Ritchey Ergo Lock On


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