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Specialized vs Boardman

manx_catmanx_cat Posts: 52
edited July 2017 in Road buying advice
Looking at both these hybrids, does anyone know if one is better than the other? I tried other non suspension hybrids but they seemed a bit uncomfortable, the handlebars seemed a much nicer arrangement on the Boardman.

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Cr ... _96623.htm

http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/h ... -comp-bike

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  • milemuncher1milemuncher1 Posts: 1,472
    manx_cat wrote:
    Looking at both these hybrids, does anyone know if one is better than the other? I tried other non suspension hybrids but they seemed a bit uncomfortable, the handlebars seemed a much nicer arrangement on the Boardman.

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Cr ... _96623.htm

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/h ... -comp-bike


    I've got a Boardman MX Comp, and although it's a bit of a heavy old Hector, with decent non knobbly tyre's, it's absolutely fine for rides up to about 100Kms, it gets a bit tiring on 100+ milers though. The lockout front sus setup helps when you're on a smooth surface, and it's good to have, if you have to use anything rough, like a tow path or something. I don't know how the Spesh compares.
  • manx_catmanx_cat Posts: 52
    manx_cat wrote:
    Looking at both these hybrids, does anyone know if one is better than the other? I tried other non suspension hybrids but they seemed a bit uncomfortable, the handlebars seemed a much nicer arrangement on the Boardman.

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Cr ... _96623.htm

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/h ... -comp-bike


    I've got a Boardman MX Comp, and although it's a bit of a heavy old Hector, with decent non knobbly tyre's, it's absolutely fine for rides up to about 100Kms, it gets a bit tiring on 100+ milers though. The lockout front sus setup helps when you're on a smooth surface, and it's good to have, if you have to use anything rough, like a tow path or something. I don't know how the Spesh compares.

    I see, thanks, I do like the suspension for bouncing off the kerbs too and other various road bumps.
  • milemuncher1milemuncher1 Posts: 1,472
    manx_cat wrote:
    manx_cat wrote:
    Looking at both these hybrids, does anyone know if one is better than the other? I tried other non suspension hybrids but they seemed a bit uncomfortable, the handlebars seemed a much nicer arrangement on the Boardman.

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Cr ... _96623.htm

    http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/h ... -comp-bike


    I've got a Boardman MX Comp, and although it's a bit of a heavy old Hector, with decent non knobbly tyre's, it's absolutely fine for rides up to about 100Kms, it gets a bit tiring on 100+ milers though. The lockout front sus setup helps when you're on a smooth surface, and it's good to have, if you have to use anything rough, like a tow path or something. I don't know how the Spesh compares.

    I see, thanks, I do like the suspension for bouncing off the kerbs too and other various road bumps.

    The suspension has got plenty enough travel to take riding on quite rough stuff, it's essentially a hardtail 29er, which has slightly less range in its gearing, and can take slightly skinnier than typically MTB tyres.
  • manx_catmanx_cat Posts: 52
    Do u reckon this ones much better thn the Boardman?

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitu ... uk_dynamic
  • milemuncher1milemuncher1 Posts: 1,472
    manx_cat wrote:
    Do u reckon this ones much better thn the Boardman?

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/vitu ... uk_dynamic

    That does look very good VFM. Personally I prefer my Hybrids with lockable front sus, and I don't like 1X groupsets if not on a MTB. But that is a lot of bike for the money
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