The new boardman pro carbon

pnev
pnev Posts: 236
edited September 2013 in Road general
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Got a sneaky picture at the roadshow today, looks lovely
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  • Really!?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • mattv
    mattv Posts: 992
    Are they 105 shifters? And Aksium wheels? Not exactly pro spec.... I had a 1st gen Pro which had full dura-ace.
  • pnev
    pnev Posts: 236
    mattv wrote:
    Are they 105 shifters? And Aksium wheels? Not exactly pro spec.... I had a 1st gen Pro which had full dura-ace.

    Are you meant to get pro spec for £1300 nowadays? :roll: and the first series were all aluminium that's not very "pro spec" is it

    Didn't take log for the Hellfrauds crew to come :lol:
  • turnerjohn
    turnerjohn Posts: 1,069
    Boardman will always be tarred with the Halfords brush

    exactly ! they maybe good value and ride well but their as common as !
  • turnerjohn wrote:
    Boardman will always be tarred with the Halfords brush

    exactly ! they maybe good value and ride well but their as common as !

    You could come across as a snob if you made a bit more effort with your grammar. :D

    I think it looks good. I'd be happy with that as a training bike :wink:
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  • paul_mck
    paul_mck Posts: 1,058
    very nice, boardman bikes are fantastic imo.
  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    These bikes are nice, good value too. And Halfords have a long history of supporting domestic racing in the UK – don’t knock ‘em. Their new web offering is pretty good.
  • turnerjohn wrote:
    Boardman will always be tarred with the Halfords brush

    exactly ! they maybe good value and ride well but their as common as !

    I see more Speshes and Giants than Boardmans, and in the like for like price bracket the boardman is going to be a better bike.
  • You could come across as a snob if you made a bit more effort with your grammar. :D

    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
  • mattv wrote:
    Are they 105 shifters? And Aksium wheels? Not exactly pro spec.... I had a 1st gen Pro which had full dura-ace.

    That is a very good point, except for the fact that the title says Boardman TEAM Carbon not pro.

    That's a nice bike though!
  • mattv wrote:
    Are they 105 shifters? And Aksium wheels? Not exactly pro spec.... I had a 1st gen Pro which had full dura-ace.

    That is a very good point, except for the fact that the title says Boardman TEAM Carbon not pro.

    That's a nice bike though!
  • mattv wrote:
    Are they 105 shifters? And Aksium wheels? Not exactly pro spec.... I had a 1st gen Pro which had full dura-ace.

    That is a very good point, except for the fact that the title says Boardman TEAM Carbon not pro.

    That's a nice bike though!

    The label on the bike says "Pro Carbon" though... as do the decals on the TT...
  • mattv wrote:
    Are they 105 shifters? And Aksium wheels? Not exactly pro spec.... I had a 1st gen Pro which had full dura-ace.

    That is a very good point, except for the fact that the title says Boardman TEAM Carbon not pro.

    That's a nice bike though!

    The label on the bike says "Pro Carbon" though... as do the decals on the TT...

    Ah, I just looked at the thread title. Should maybe concentrate a bit more!
  • pnev
    pnev Posts: 236
    My bad... The team carbon is back at £1000 though!
  • What is wrong with Boardman? They are well built and very well specced. Chris Boardman wass responsible for the technical side of British Cycling so knows more than the vast majority of the population about carbon, kit, etc.

    I have one from 4 years back which i still love to ride. The people that knock board man are really saying that they dont know what they are talking about.

    In terms of numbers, if you want exclusivity then go Boardman. Giant are the 1st or 2nd biggest bike manufacturer in the world!
  • paul_mck
    paul_mck Posts: 1,058
    you know what the keyboard bandits are like. easy to make statements like oh its halfords... but truth be told they are great value for money and really nice bikes.
  • I have a Boardman and it's a great bike. IMO a lot of bike for the grand it cost.
    Say what you like, I love it :D
  • mattv
    mattv Posts: 992
    I agree with the poster above. I also used to sell the first gen team carbons by the dozen. They are cheap frames though, with a 2 year warranty. Thats why halfords have regular clearouts of warranty frames to staff for pennies, as they will no longer be needed. Btw, my Pro was the 1st generation with a carbon back end glued to alloy front triangle. It was crooked, as were the 3 others they tried to send me in the 9 weeks it took to sort. You get what you pay for....
  • dwanes
    dwanes Posts: 954
    mattv wrote:
    I agree with the poster above. I also used to sell the first gen team carbons by the dozen. They are cheap frames though, with a 2 year warranty. Thats why halfords have regular clearouts of warranty frames to staff for pennies, as they will no longer be needed. Btw, my Pro was the 1st generation with a carbon back end glued to alloy front triangle. It was crooked, as were the 3 others they tried to send me in the 9 weeks it took to sort. You get what you pay for....

    You work in Halfords, yet you are some kind of Carbon Specialist with great knowledge in carbon manufacture and experience within the bike industry? :lol:
  • pnev
    pnev Posts: 236
    Did you not know everyone's a know it all??

    The amount of bollocks talked on this forum is staggering and the sheer arrogance of it is unbelievable.
  • pnev
    pnev Posts: 236
    I don't, but you're not stating an opinion, you're trying to claim fact on the quality of these frames. These bikes are in a different league to the ones they were producing 4 years ago. Don't be so narrowed minded, remember we're all on the same side
  • mattv
    mattv Posts: 992
    Worked at halfords. I now work in a real bike shop and have been in the trade for nearly a decade. The 2nd generation Boardman frames (the first carbon versions) were out of a catalogue from a far eastern bike manufacturer, I can't remember the name, it was a small one. I have seen them recently sold under different names too, with different spec, now Boardman have a new generation frame.
  • iplod
    iplod Posts: 83
    I dont, or never have owned a Boardman, but i know plenty of people who have (cycle to work scheme at work) and they all love them. They seem decent spec for money and i also think they look the part as well. It's just a shame for the brand that they will always have the halfords stigma attached to them.
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  • kwi
    kwi Posts: 181
    Not really surprising Halfords have a stigma attached, my local branch had 4 bikes on display with the forks on backwards, manager looked very annoyed when I pointed it out to him. I even found a bike being cycled around my caravan park with the forks reversed, sold by the same branch of Halfords. It's as if they couldn't find a decent bike tech so just pushed somebody into a job they didn't want to do and wouldn't know what a cone spanner even looked like.
    (Though conversely a branch a bit further away has a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable Bikehut staff.)
  • kwi
    kwi Posts: 181
    Sadly the approach of a lot of retail 'giants'.
  • pnev
    pnev Posts: 236
    Luke, I'm guessing Lee was your old boss? :-)
  • pnev
    pnev Posts: 236
    Cracking bloke, been on a few nights out with him when he was appointed area manager in my area. :D

    Keep up your riding
  • diy
    diy Posts: 6,473
    They are a great buy - best had second hand. I've been very happy with my team carbon and think it was a bargain at £650 a few months old, in mint condition.

    riding this for training has saved me a fortune in MTB parts.
  • hatch87
    hatch87 Posts: 352
    I think the reason people have poor views of Boardman bikes is because of the monkeys that put them together. I only know one person thats owned one and had the pedals fall off during the second ride. Nothing to do with the bike, but thats the stories you hear and what puts me off personally
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  • kwi
    kwi Posts: 181
    Pedals falling off?! I'll put that down as an urban myth. (They tighten as you pedal.)
    Pedals falling apart? I would be inclined to believe more readily.