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New or old BoardmanTeam Hardtail 29er

timboellistimboellis Posts: 223
edited April 2016 in MTB buying advice
I have a choice of a shop display 2014 Team Hardtail for £465 or the 2016 for £620 any suggestions what would be the better one.

I like my 2014 Team 27.5 all i use it for is firetrails and a little road .

whats the better spec?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Links help. People don't memorise specs.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    The major difference is the drivetrain - the 2016 gets a 1x11 speed compared to the 2x10 of the 2014. The 2016 is a touch slacker and longer too, if I recall correctly. The rest of the spec is very much the same.
  • timboellistimboellis Posts: 223
    cooldad wrote:
    Links help. People don't memorise specs.
    2016
    Approximate Weight (KG):	12.6kg
    Brake Type:	Hydraulic Disc
    Forks:	RockShox Recon Silver air fork with 120mm travel and through axleRockShox Recon Silver air fork with 120mm travel and through axle
    Frame Material:	Alloy
    Gender:	Mens
    Number of Gears:	11
    Pedals Included:	Yes
    Suspension:	Front Suspension
    Wheel Size:	29"
    Bottom Bracket:	FSA PF30
    Cassette/Freewheel:	SRAM XG-1150, 11-SPD 10-42T
    Chain:	KMC X11 11speed
    Chainset:	FSA Comet Compact, 1x11, 34T
    Fork Lock-out:	Yes
    Fork travel:	120mm
    Forks - Adjustable damping:	Yes
    Frame:	Triple Butted X7 alloy with Smooth Welds
    Front Brake:	Avid DB5 Hydraulic Disc Brake - 180mm/160mm Centreline Rotor
    Front Hub:	9mm QR - 32 Hole
    Gear Shifters:	SRAM RD-GX 1x11 Trigger
    Geometry:	Boardman MTB Hardtail
    Handlebars:	Boardman - 720mm(S, M, L) - 31.8mm with 0mm Rise, 9-Deg Bend
    Headset:	FSA Orbit C-40 ACB/Industrial 1.1/8" to 1.1/2" Tapered - Integrated
    Pedals:	Wellgo Platform - 9/16"
    Rear Brake:	Avid DB5 Hydraulic Disc Brake - 160mm Rotor
    Rear Hub:	9mm QR - 32 Hole
    Rear Mech:	SRAM RD-GX 11 Speed
    Rims:	Mavic XM319 - 32 Hole
    Saddle:	Boardman MTB
    Seatpost:	Boardman - 31.6mm - 350mm(S+M) 400mm (L) with offset
    Stem:	Boardman - 60mm - 31.8mm
    Type:	Mountain Bikes
    Tyre Size:	29" x 2.2"
    Tyres:	Continental X-King Tyres
    

    2014
    Approximate Weight (KG):	13kg
    Brake Type:	Hydraulic Disc Brakes
    Forks:	RockShox Recon Silver Air with Lockout - Tapered Steerer- 15mm Maxle
    Frame Material:	Alloy
    Gender:	Mens
    Number of Gears:	20
    Pedals Included:	Yes
    Suspension:	Front Suspension
    Wheel Size:	29"
    Cassette/Freewheel:	SRAM PG1050 - 12-36t
    Chainset:	FSA Comet 368 39/27t
    Fork Lock-out:	Yes
    Fork travel:	100mm
    Forks - Adjustable damping:	No
    Front Brake:	Avid Elixir 3 Hydraulic Disc Brake - 180mm Rotor
    Front Mech:	SRAM X7 - 2 Speed
    Gear Shifters:	SRAM X7 - 2x10 Triggers
    Geometry:	Boardman MTB Hardtail
    Handlebars:	Boardman E4P - 680mm(S) 700mm(M,L) - 31.8 with 15mm Rise
    Headset:	FSA Orbit C-40 ACB/Industrial 1.1/8" to 1.1/2" Tapered - Integrated
    Pedals:	Wellgo Platform - 9/16"
    Rear Brake:	Avid Elixir 3 Hydraulic Disc Brake - 160mm Rotor
    Rear Mech:	SRAM X7 - 10 Speed - Type 2 - Long Cage
    Rims:	Mavic XM319 - 32 Hole
    Saddle:	Boardman E4P - Chromoly Rails
    Seatpost:	Boardman E4P - 31.6mm - 350mm(S) 400mm (M,L) with offset
    Stem:	Boardman E4P - 70mm - 31.8 with +/-7 degree rise
    Tyres:	Continental X-King 29" x 2.2"
    
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    For your use, the 2x10 is probably more useful. I'd save the money and get the cheaper one.
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  • Dan_xzDan_xz Posts: 130
    The 2016 model has a longer top tube.
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