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Not your average Boardman bike..

swelsbyukswelsbyuk Posts: 421
edited August 2011 in MTB buying advice
My father-in-law (who has retired to France) has asked me to get him a bike for around 500 euros (£450) and bring it over later in August. I spotted this Boardman MTB which is around this price once the 'tour 20' 20% discount is applied. Plus, it can delivered free to France.

The bike in question cannot be bought in UK but a Boardman for £470 must be good value, mustn't it?

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/boardman-mtb-race-2011/

Thoughts?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    ?Discontinued - no longer available?
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    cooldad wrote:
    ?Discontinued - no longer available?

    When on the page of the link, you have to change the shipping destination to outside the UK and then the details will show.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
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  • Well thats annoying!

    So for people to buy Boardman in the UK, we have to go through a chain with little/no bike knowledge or aftersales capability.

    However outside the UK, anyone can sell them? I never knew that!
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
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    look on the Boardman webby.
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  • Ahhh wiggle only?


    Obviously wiggles fault!
  • swelsbyukswelsbyuk Posts: 421
    Ah, apologies it would have made more sense to send you to the Boardman webpage. Here it is: http://www.boardmanbikes.com/mtb/ht_race.html

    So, is that a decent spec for around £470?

    I don't mean to rush you but the 'tour 20' 20% discount runs out today so I need to make a decision pretty sharpish!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Not really, you'd get much more for your money from Decathlon (of which they have plenty in France), even after discount.
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  • swelsbyukswelsbyuk Posts: 421
    Funny you should mention Decathlon, it's a conversation we've already had. With it being a French company (I believe) you would probably expect them to be cheaper than UK. Not the case.

    Currently, the Rockrider 8.1 is £499 in UK. In France it retails at 699 euros, which is about £615!!
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Still a good deal! I'd rather have that than the Boardman by a country mile!
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