Boardman Mountain Bike Sport 2010 £467.49 @ Halfords - HotUKDeals
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Good price if you ask me even though it's mainly a halfords only bike, couldnt see it elsewhere and dont care if it gets hot or not, just posting!

The Boardman Mountain Bike Sport Large has RockShox forks and hydraulic disc brakes for off road performance and a 20" double butted aluminium frame

Boardman Mountain Bike Sport Large 2010

Boardman bikes are inspired and developed by Olympic Champion cyclist Chris Boardman. Chris Boardman has described the Boardman Mountain Bike range as- "At the heart of each Boardman hard tail MTB is a high quality UK designed and tested XC specific frame, built with custom butted and carefully profiled tubing. Combine this with a top spec component package from the world's leading brands and you have a versatile bike, as much at home on the race track as it is on your local trails." Chris Boardman MBE
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Generally considered good value and get pretty solid reviews from the cycling press that I have seen.
A good bike, but often let down by poor build quality / after sales service (from the complaints I've read) so my advice is to buy at your local bike shop instead if you aren't good at bike maintenance. It has average but capable bolt on kit though.

# Lightweight double butted aluminium frame for faster climbing and better power transfer
# SRAM X5 27 speed gearing for reliable shifting performance
# RockShox Dart 3 suspension fork with 100mm travel, adjustable rebound damping and lockout
# Powerful Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc brakes provide reliable braking performance in wet conditions
# Truvativ 5D Powerspline chainset
# Maxxis Dy-No-Mite 2.1" tyres
# Ritchey finishing kit
# Ritchey Pro rims with sealed bearing hubs for longer bearing life

Edited By: jazid on Jan 11, 2011 20:02
im getting it on the cycle to work scheme so will only cost 350 ish for me :-)
im getting it on the cycle to work scheme so will only cost 350 ish for me :-)

Hasn't the taxman screwed up that scheme?
excellent bike for the money. great frame, great quality, great after sales service. And if your local bike shop has one, its stolen :P
im getting it on the cycle to work scheme so will only cost 350 ish for me :-)

Hasn't the taxman screwed up that scheme?

nah think it works out 9 quid at the end!

this is what was on the royal mail c2w/halfords scheme

"Thank you for your patience while we made some changes. The key change that affects you is that the Inland Revenue have increased the value of the bike at the end of the hire. If Royal Mail Group chooses to give you the option to purchase the equipment at the end of the hire, there may be a tax liability which for a £500 bike will be no more than £9 for a basic rate taxpayer or £18 for a higher rate taxpayer."

it should be the same regardless who your with!"

Edited By: tragictramp on Jan 11, 2011 21:48
HMRC says that at the end of year 1, your >=£500 bike is worth 25% of its retail value.

So, for one year, you'll pay about £28.75 per month (total of £345) then, to take ownership imediately, you'll pay £125 so a total of £470.

The workaround is to still pay the £28.75 per month for 12 months but then extend the hire for another 3 years. Typically you'll pay a 'hire deposit' equal to the value according to HMRC after 4 years (which is 7% for a >=£500 bike). You are now hiring the bike for £0 per month for those three years and taking ownership at the end of year 4 having paid a total of £380.

Companies are tending not to pass on VAT saving either, since AstraZeneca got nailed by the European Court.
all i know is im gunna pay 365 ish fully including a £35 purchase fee at the end of the supposed hire!

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