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Boardman AIR 9.8 Ltd Edition Carbon Road Race Bike - 2017 - £2,279.99 @ Cycle Republic
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Boardman AIR 9.8 Ltd Edition Carbon Road Race Bike - 2017 - £2,279.99 @ Cycle Republic

£2,279.99£2,999.9924%Cyclerepublic Deals
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Posted 25th Sep
Good price for a full carbon bike with Dura Ace Di2. Looks like there is some 0% finance offers avaiable too.

The Boardman AIR 9.8 Limited Edition - 2017 is the most decorated machine in the Boardman range, with multiple Olympic victories on its palmares. With tube profiles shaped through extensive CFD and wind tunnel research, the AIR frame is designed for maximum speed. A fast frame also deserves a fast set of wheels, and the 1610g Boardman Air Elite 7 2017 wheelset is just that. A 50mm deep rear rim is matched with a 38mm front to provide a winning combination both aerodynamic efficiency and controlled handling. The latest iteration of Shimano's Dura Ace Di2 provides flawless shifting even when you're stomping on the pedals, and internal cable routing means not a single Watt is lost.
With a strictly limited edition paint scheme set off with Vittoria Corsa tanwall tyres, not only will you be riding fast but you'll look amazing too.
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marco.wongmonkeys26/09/2019 00:58

Why not just get a car at this price. Mind boggling


Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:

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I have a nice road bike and it makes quite a difference when doing 100+ mile rides especially since the road surfaces can be quite rough, for what I get out of it far better value for money than the car and maintenance costs are peanuts.

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rodman25/09/2019 23:02

Well it is cheaper cos it is not Shimano's Dura Ace and ugly color.



Whatev's, it's

a) a newer frameset w. 28mm tyre clearance. The new AIR frameset is more aerodynamic than this old chugger
b) with a newer Ultegra di2 groupset
c) and is a proper all-round bike vs an @rse-wrecker
d) an AWESOME COLOUR
Can you get stabilisers to fit this?
To those banging on about the price. This is money well spent simply for the joy this will bring to your heart and the uplift of your all round wellbeing. No small thing in the cynical and stressful times we live in.
Of course anybody buying this and not really riding it then yes it's a waste of money.
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cyclerepublic.com/boa…tml is possibly a better option for some depending on preferences. Thanks for posting.
Can you get stabilisers to fit this?
deleted211550825/09/2019 22:50

https://www.cyclerepublic.com/boardman-slr-9-4-ultegra-di2-men-s-road-bike-2019.html is possibly a better option for some depending on preferences. Thanks for posting.


Well it is cheaper cos it is not Shimano's Dura Ace and ugly color.
Nice price
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rodman25/09/2019 23:02

Well it is cheaper cos it is not Shimano's Dura Ace and ugly color.



Whatev's, it's

a) a newer frameset w. 28mm tyre clearance. The new AIR frameset is more aerodynamic than this old chugger
b) with a newer Ultegra di2 groupset
c) and is a proper all-round bike vs an @rse-wrecker
d) an AWESOME COLOUR
Great deal
you would lock this up in central London and be confident?
deleted211550825/09/2019 23:16

Whatev's, it'sa) a newer frameset w. 28mm tyre clearance. The new AIR …Whatev's, it'sa) a newer frameset w. 28mm tyre clearance. The new AIR frameset is more aerodynamic than this old chuggerb) with a newer Ultegra di2 groupsetc) and is a proper all-round bike vs an @rse-wreckerd) an AWESOME COLOUR



Awesome colour! It's just black and grey isn't it.? What's awesome about that?
Why not just get a car at this price. Mind boggling
marco.wongmonkeys26/09/2019 00:58

Why not just get a car at this price. Mind boggling


Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:

38546105-ZuLCe.jpg
I have a nice road bike and it makes quite a difference when doing 100+ mile rides especially since the road surfaces can be quite rough, for what I get out of it far better value for money than the car and maintenance costs are peanuts.

38546105-oByPj.jpg
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 26th Sep
Johnmcl726/09/2019 01:15

Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road …Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road bike and it makes quite a difference when doing 100+ mile rides especially since the road surfaces can be quite rough, for what I get out of it far better value for money than the car and maintenance costs are peanuts.[Image]


I understand the pros and cons of bike vs cars. But over 2 grand? Oh come on unless u are doing it professionally there is no way it is 'better for value'. There is zero storage, no roof, completely impractical other than moving just yourself from point a to point b. It's like people spending big money on fountain pen, don't tell me it's 'better for value' than a keyboard.
To those banging on about the price. This is money well spent simply for the joy this will bring to your heart and the uplift of your all round wellbeing. No small thing in the cynical and stressful times we live in.
Of course anybody buying this and not really riding it then yes it's a waste of money.
I ordered this the other day and it said mechanical gears in one description and di2 in another. I called to clarify and it’s di2 and the “latest iteration”. This groupset would set you back most of the price alone. I was going to post this once mine was with me. It’s been dispatched.
Johnmcl726/09/2019 01:15

Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road …Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road bike and it makes quite a difference when doing 100+ mile rides especially since the road surfaces can be quite rough, for what I get out of it far better value for money than the car and maintenance costs are peanuts.[Image]


nice bike, pretty location, where was this photo taken? is that bridge still in use? it looks quite narrow, its on a slope with no handrail. health and safety will have a field day.
Nice areo bike for the money, reasonable weight and the wheels look half decent considering the price too.
Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between carrera velos and the triban rc100. My budget is £250 and I would like to get the best value for my pennies. I don't know about bike parts at all and was told to look out for good parts in a bike. Open to suggestions. Here are the links.

halfords.com/web…001

decathlon.co.uk/rc1…tml
just gonna be commuting in london.
thank you for the help.
deleted211550825/09/2019 23:16

Whatev's, it'sa) a newer frameset w. 28mm tyre clearance. The new AIR …Whatev's, it'sa) a newer frameset w. 28mm tyre clearance. The new AIR frameset is more aerodynamic than this old chuggerb) with a newer Ultegra di2 groupsetc) and is a proper all-round bike vs an @rse-wreckerd) an AWESOME COLOUR


I can't say I agree with that person's comment but I honestly think this 'old chugger' is a better deal. For a start, the newer frameset doesn't necessarily mean it is better. If you need 28mm tyres then this probably isn't the right bike for you anyway. The newer Ultegra groupset is not better than this Dura-Ace. The new AIR frame will also be a stiff bike anyway, so I wouldn't imagine you'd opt for either if comfort is your thing. And last but definitely not least is the wheel set. The wheels on this are pretty good. They've bundled a relatively poor set with this bike you've posted. You'd be looking at a bare £500 minimum to get a decent set of wheels to match the performance of the bike. The colour is personal preference obviously.
Jimbobery197125/09/2019 22:52

Can you get stabilisers to fit this?



You can but can't race with them under UCI rules.
momo271226/09/2019 07:20

Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between …Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between carrera velos and the triban rc100. My budget is £250 and I would like to get the best value for my pennies. I don't know about bike parts at all and was told to look out for good parts in a bike. Open to suggestions. Here are the links.https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=165710&productId=1454188&storeId=10001https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc100-road-bike-grey-id_8554266.htmljust gonna be commuting in london.thank you for the help.


The Halfords bike looks a better bike to me. Although I would seriously consider second hand at that price range. Also, have you thought about a fixed gear bike? Fixies are brilliant for commuting in cities. A lot of people don't like them and give them a lot bad press without really knowing anything about them, but I doubt many of those people have ridden one. They're cheap to buy, simple to work on, less to go wrong, and faster and more enjoyable to ride. I personally ride my steel fixie more than my lightweight carbon race bike. Contrary to popular belief, they're also great on short hills, provided they're not too steep and not too long. The biggest benefit though is the drive which actually assists you as you ride. It's a lot of fun, and great if you're just getting around the city.
momo271226/09/2019 07:20

Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between …Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between carrera velos and the triban rc100. My budget is £250 and I would like to get the best value for my pennies. I don't know about bike parts at all and was told to look out for good parts in a bike. Open to suggestions. Here are the links.https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=165710&productId=1454188&storeId=10001https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc100-road-bike-grey-id_8554266.htmljust gonna be commuting in london.thank you for the help.



Either would be fine you're not going to get particulary good parts unless you were to try to buy second hand @ the £250 price point.

Key thing would be where you need to lock up your bike and if not a private place then buy a decent U lock and a cable to loop through the wheels. You would also want to loop a cable through the sadle to stop someone nicking that.
Johnmcl726/09/2019 01:15

Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road …Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road bike and it makes quite a difference when doing 100+ mile rides especially since the road surfaces can be quite rough, for what I get out of it far better value for money than the car and maintenance costs are peanuts.[Image]


If I had a bike this expensive, would definitely invest in a bike stand. Wouldnt want it to fall and get scratches or worse
momo271226/09/2019 07:20

Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between …Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between carrera velos and the triban rc100. My budget is £250 and I would like to get the best value for my pennies. I don't know about bike parts at all and was told to look out for good parts in a bike. Open to suggestions. Here are the links.https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=165710&productId=1454188&storeId=10001https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc100-road-bike-grey-id_8554266.htmljust gonna be commuting in london.thank you for the help.


Would go 2nd hand at that point and try and get a Tiagra groupset
I’ve £95 tracking for this through Quidco
Johnmcl726/09/2019 01:15

Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road …Possibly the simplest answer I can think of:[Image] I have a nice road bike and it makes quite a difference when doing 100+ mile rides especially since the road surfaces can be quite rough, for what I get out of it far better value for money than the car and maintenance costs are peanuts.[Image]



Trek domane disc?
ifitsfreeitsmine26/09/2019 06:36

nice bike, pretty location, where was this photo taken? is that bridge …nice bike, pretty location, where was this photo taken? is that bridge still in use? it looks quite narrow, its on a slope with no handrail. health and safety will have a field day.


I think it’s possibly in the trough of Bowland as there was recently a show on the bbc and this bridge was featured , so this biker was probably doing a loop of Bowland or at least visited Dunsop bridge
marco.wongmonkeys26/09/2019 00:58

Why not just get a car at this price. Mind boggling


Because your cheap car would take me 30 minutes to drive to a 10 minute walk away from work car park (or I could pay parking and cover the cost of this bike in under a year), while the bike takes me door to door in 12 minutes (and that is with my cheap WAAAY less than £2k heavy bike).

As for your later comments:
Storage - I rarely need any more than my backpack for commutes.
No roof - the 10 minute walk to the car park gets me equally soaked etc.
Impractical except for moving yourself from a to b - well that is exactly what I use it for.

I don't particularly enjoy cycling and wouldn't choose to spend this much personally, but to say it is impractical is simply asinine.
momo271226/09/2019 07:20

Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between …Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between carrera velos and the triban rc100. My budget is £250 and I would like to get the best value for my pennies. I don't know about bike parts at all and was told to look out for good parts in a bike. Open to suggestions. Here are the links.https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=165710&productId=1454188&storeId=10001https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc100-road-bike-grey-id_8554266.htmljust gonna be commuting in london.thank you for the help.


Neither.
I rode 3 years on a mountain bike (carrera Vengeance) and 3 years on a road bike (boardman Road comp).
Road bikes are rubbish imo in London.

- too many potholes
- too many bits of glass


Mountain bike I didn't need to service that much, it took a right old bashing and still kept strong and worked ok

Road bike u can end up spending hours until you're happy with a riding position. Then u have a skewed view of the road. Prone to punctures with them skinny tyres. Prone to slipping in rainy conditions or riding over drains, metal or even painted road signs.

My road bike has been in service at halfords and I dusted off my mountain bike and I'm having so much more fun.. Riding position, riding over potholes without barely feeling them.

Just my opinion
Cracking deal despite the naysayers. I picked this up last year from CR at almost half price to what it was when released and have to say its been totally fault free and a cracking ride to boot. Would buy another in an instant.......Hmmmm n+1???38550505-8cvWq.jpg
peaches1877626/09/2019 09:44

Because your cheap car would take me 30 minutes to drive to a 10 minute …Because your cheap car would take me 30 minutes to drive to a 10 minute walk away from work car park (or I could pay parking and cover the cost of this bike in under a year), while the bike takes me door to door in 12 minutes (and that is with my cheap WAAAY less than £2k heavy bike). As for your later comments:Storage - I rarely need any more than my backpack for commutes.No roof - the 10 minute walk to the car park gets me equally soaked etc.Impractical except for moving yourself from a to b - well that is exactly what I use it for.I don't particularly enjoy cycling and wouldn't choose to spend this much personally, but to say it is impractical is simply asinine.


I'm not arguing the point of having a bike. I had a cheap bike to get around town a while ago as well, and everything you are saying is still valid for a bike cost 1/10th the price.

I'm saying when you are pay THIS MUCH for a bike, you cannot say it is 'better for value'. Because a car of similar value would be way way more pratical. I can go to IKEA with it, fit my dog in it, hell even fit my in-laws in it. I have a roof to keep me dry in the rain, AC to keep me cool in the summer, radio to keep me informed of the news. This, however for £2300+, is just a frame with 2 wheels that has two water bottle holder.
momo271226/09/2019 07:20

Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between …Lovely bike, can somebody help me decide what bike is best value between carrera velos and the triban rc100. My budget is £250 and I would like to get the best value for my pennies. I don't know about bike parts at all and was told to look out for good parts in a bike. Open to suggestions. Here are the links.https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=165710&productId=1454188&storeId=10001https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rc100-road-bike-grey-id_8554266.htmljust gonna be commuting in london.thank you for the help.


Both bikes look good for the budget.
Try both and see what one feels better.
Decathlon would get my vote but I have a giant tcr and therefore a bit more serious about biking.
I would go for a mountain bike for bumping up pavements, potholes etc.
halfords.com/cyc…ral
This is one on here, search on this site for it. 3% quidco as well.
Cam117726/09/2019 17:39

Cracking deal despite the naysayers. I picked this up last year from CR at …Cracking deal despite the naysayers. I picked this up last year from CR at almost half price to what it was when released and have to say its been totally fault free and a cracking ride to boot. Would buy another in an instant.......Hmmmm n+1???[Image]



Looks like harsh conditions in which to ride a road bike....
Thanks for posting @glenwatt we have added this to the Highlights page
Aj_says26/09/2019 00:36

you would lock this up in central London and be confident?


A top reason why we need more secure cycle storage in cities. Seems crazy planners don't design them in given crime levels, especially when new developments are built.

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Would order this but about 95% sure the wife would kill me....
I'd rather have a Carrerra
I recently spent £1k+ on a bicycle and did 5k miles on it already, so works out 20p/mile so far (and getting better every week).
I think it's not bad value and as long as you commit to doing 100-200 miles each week, even a £2.5k bike can work out pretty cheap per mile...
Aj_says26/09/2019 00:36

you would lock this up in central London and be confident?


of it being stolen?
marco.wongmonkeys26/09/2019 00:58

Why not just get a car at this price. Mind boggling


Why not put a deposit on a house rather than spend 30k on a car?
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