Boardman Fi Road Comp Bike 2012/2013 - Medium 50cm @ Halfords...was £800 instore- £420.74 online
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Boardman Fi Road Comp Bike 2012/2013 - Medium 50cm @ Halfords...was £800 instore- £420.74 online

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Found 11th Jul 2013
Boardman FI comp bike- good deal if your in the market!

10% off all Road Bikes - discount applied in basket

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This is the female fit spec in the link - great price though

All roadies are girls and so need a female fit specific bike.

The wife has a Hybrid Team and was adamant she wanted a large frame size. The frame sizes are large and her large is at least as big (or slightly bigger - difficult to compare geometry) to my XL Focus frame. The Avid Juicy disc brakes are difficult and expensive to adjust and maintain. This is a perfect replacement for her - right size, female geometry and caliper brakes. Thanks OP.

geeadamg

Take another 20 quid or so off in total by getting a British Cycling … Take another 20 quid or so off in total by getting a British Cycling Membership (£21 with TfL discount - maybe more discounts available). If you are already a member then it'll take £42 off.I've never used my British Cycling discount at Halfords but I assume it applies to sale items too?



British Cycling discount can be used in-store only!

This is a medium frame, what height is this recommended for? I am really tempted but only 5 foot 2

senukas

British Cycling discount can be used in-store only!



OK, thanks for the info. Deleted comment not to cause confusion.

ericagradus

This is a medium frame, what height is this recommended for? I am really … This is a medium frame, what height is this recommended for? I am really tempted but only 5 foot 2



I would have thought 50cm would be ok for you as it's a women's medium. They seem to have plenty of stock, my 3 local stores have them, so reserve online & go try it if you're near a store.

Will be fine for leg length, reach should be ok with it being a women's fit that will be shorter. So if you cant try it before, get it & if it's not right, send it back.

It does need to be comfy & fit you.

geeadamg

OK, thanks for the info. Deleted comment not to cause confusion.



Reserve online, go pick up & pay in store to get the discount!

M1LFHunter

All roadies are girls and so need a female fit specific bike.



As opposed to MTB riders who are scared to go above 15 mph? ;-)

Decent bike for the cash. I'd also consider the Triban 5A if this is your budget though.
Edited by: "davester2k" 11th Jul 2013

Banned

Great discount!
How about the delivery?

catherton

I would have thought 50cm would be ok for you as it's a women's medium. … I would have thought 50cm would be ok for you as it's a women's medium. They seem to have plenty of stock, my 3 local stores have them, so reserve online & go try it if you're near a store.Will be fine for leg length, reach should be ok with it being a women's fit that will be shorter. So if you cant try it before, get it & if it's not right, send it back.It does need to be comfy & fit you.



That's the basis on which I've bought this on. I am sure pretty that you will be covered by the distance selling legislation. Even with all the measurements in the world the only real way to see if it's ok is to try it (hence the Wiggle (et al) free return policy).

Tempted to buy a bike, been looking at a Hybrid though..any benefit to the one in the OP over this?

I know they are two very different bikes but for mainly road use would I be better looking at the one in the OP? I'm clueless! X)

You might want to put "womens" in the title to avoid any confusion...

ericagradus

This is a medium frame, what height is this recommended for? I am really … This is a medium frame, what height is this recommended for? I am really tempted but only 5 foot 2



My wife just got this bike a few weeks ago, she is about 5' 3" and she is really about the smallest I would recommend for this bike. We ordered a medium as there was no stock of small frames anywhere in the UK at that time. We had to cut the seatpost down quite a bit with a hacksaw to get it low enough for her feet to reach the floor comfortably on her tiptoes. Having said that I saw a small frame in Halfords the last time I was in and it looked very small in comparison. Really would be best to try before you buy if you can as I think you would be on the borderline for this size, inside leg measurement also makes a difference not just your overall height.

Price is very good, it was £459.99 when we got hers . We got a further 10% of through British Cycling and 3.03% topcashaback, ours worked out at about £400 after these further discounts. This should come to £378.67 if you use the British Cycling discount, you order online and simply collect instore and produce your voucher to get this, topcashback does not appear to be offering cashback for instore purchases at this time.

Nice bike by the way, the brakes are not juicys, they are cable not hyrdaulic operated, our scuffed when we took it home but they are not too bad to set up yourself. Tyres are a bit on the thin side at 28mm great for road use, but not so much if you want to use it on anything off road, I changed hers to 37mm ones. The bar grips are white which I changed to black as white gets grubby very quickly. It is fairly light and a good looking bike she is happy with it.

EDIT: OOpps sorry this is the road version, my wifes is the fi hybrid, although the frames would probably be similarly sized.



Edited by: "pabosotf123" 11th Jul 2013

Stevinho

Tempted to buy a bike, been looking at a Hybrid though..any benefit to … Tempted to buy a bike, been looking at a Hybrid though..any benefit to the one in the OP over this? I know they are two very different bikes but for mainly road use would I be better looking at the one in the OP? I'm clueless! X)



I have the same bike and it's basically a road bike with flat bars so just depends on your preference. I love it, though be cautious if you haven't riden in a long time and you are surrounded by steep hills you may need different gearing as it's uses the same as a road bike.

Best advise would be to pop down to an independent store who will let you take a couple of different bikes out for a trial to see which you feel more comfortable on.

catherton

Reserve online, go pick up & pay in store to get the discount!



Shouldn't have deleted comment then. I've never read the terms of the discount and worked the ins and outs. But if you want to make this more attractive OP, it could become a sub £400 bike.

[*]Join British Cycling for £21 using voucher code TFL13
[*]Reserve above deal online to pick and pay
[*]Show you're a member of British Cycling - you won't have your membership card yet but you get some email stuff right away
[*]Pay £378.67 + £21 you've already paid = £399.67

^Not sure if it's full proof but someone here must have experience of working Halfords discounts with BC and will hopefully confirm?

Edited by: "geeadamg" 11th Jul 2013

sweeney287

I have the same bike and it's basically a road bike with flat bars so … I have the same bike and it's basically a road bike with flat bars so just depends on your preference. I love it, though be cautious if you haven't riden in a long time and you are surrounded by steep hills you may need different gearing as it's uses the same as a road bike.Best advise would be to pop down to an independent store who will let you take a couple of different bikes out for a trial to see which you feel more comfortable on.



Cheers, will do just that I think

geeadamg

Shouldn't have deleted comment then. I've never read the terms of the … Shouldn't have deleted comment then. I've never read the terms of the discount and worked the ins and outs. But if you want to make this more attractive OP, it could become a sub £400 bike.[*]Join British Cycling for £21 using voucher code TFL13[*]Reserve above deal online to pick and pay[*]Show you're a member of British Cycling - you won't have your membership card yet but you get some email stuff right away[*]Pay £378.67 + £21 you've already paid = £399.67^Not sure if it's full proof but someone here must have experience of working Halfords discounts with BC and will hopefully confirm?



Yes that is exactly what we did and it worked fine 10% off anything not just bikes so you can use it on hemlets, etc as well. You must reserve your order online for instore collection to be able to get the further 10% off, you need to present your voucher and proof of membership when making payment instore.
Edited by: "pabosotf123" 11th Jul 2013

female fit bikes are not needed. Other than maybe having smaller reach brakes and gears mens and womens geometries arent that different, other than women generally being shorter they are short in proportion. Having geographic specific fits would be much more useful as you'd see bigger differences!

having said all that this is a great price for the bike so heat added!!

M1LFHunter

All roadies are girls and so need a female fit specific bike.



You so funny.

dont forget the cashback when paying in store with a card registered through quidco.. Do other cashback sites do this as well??

chrisbass

female fit bikes are not needed. Other than maybe having smaller reach … female fit bikes are not needed. Other than maybe having smaller reach brakes and gears mens and womens geometries arent that different, other than women generally being shorter they are short in proportion. Having geographic specific fits would be much more useful as you'd see bigger differences! having said all that this is a great price for the bike so heat added!!



Pretty sure you are wrong, women tend to need shorter stems then men as typically they have shorter reach for the same height. Admittedly a stem isn't the most expensive thing in the world to replace, so you shouldn't discount men's bikes as a woman, but it's not 100% true the proportions are exactly the same.

davester2k

As opposed to MTB riders who are scared to go above 15 mph? ;-)Decent … As opposed to MTB riders who are scared to go above 15 mph? ;-)Decent bike for the cash. I'd also consider the Triban 5A if this is your budget though.



You might go at 15mph on your 29er

Shame is only ladies version... looks like cracking price with very decent specs...

flipping bargain. also the warranty is awesome. I took a 2010 Boardman team back last week, as one of the sram rival shifters had snapped. halfords contacted sram and I got sent a BRAND NEW SET of sram rival shifters, three years after buying the bike. halfords even fitted them ,replaced the bar tape, adjusted gears and brakes all for free too. the shifters would be 350 quid new!

davester2k

As opposed to MTB riders who are scared to go above 15 mph?



You've obviously never tried downhill ...

Bike is a real bargain, and comes with a voucher for the latest gear so you'll look the part.

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Edited by: "No8" 11th Jul 2013

lovin the banter roadies v mtb . I have owned a boardman mtb for a couple of years great spec on all boardman bikes . you could probably break this bike on sell the parts on ebay and get more than you paid originally

M1LFHunter

All roadies are girls and so need a female fit specific bike.



If you prefer to ride a male that's your choice. Personally I prefer to ride a female.:{

You ride females? Strap ons!?

richardp2020

Pretty sure you are wrong, women tend to need shorter stems then men as … Pretty sure you are wrong, women tend to need shorter stems then men as typically they have shorter reach for the same height. Admittedly a stem isn't the most expensive thing in the world to replace, so you shouldn't discount men's bikes as a woman, but it's not 100% true the proportions are exactly the same.



all bike manufaturers have different geometries anyway.

just pick the one that fits best and go with it, chances are it wont be the one which is gender specific!

No8

Bike is a real bargain, and comes with a voucher for the latest gear so … Bike is a real bargain, and comes with a voucher for the latest gear so you'll look the part.



What voucher is that? Have I missed something?

chrisbass

female fit bikes are not needed. Other than maybe having smaller reach … female fit bikes are not needed. Other than maybe having smaller reach brakes and gears mens and womens geometries arent that different, other than women generally being shorter they are short in proportion. Having geographic specific fits would be much more useful as you'd see bigger differences! having said all that this is a great price for the bike so heat added!!



That's not correct, women have a shorter reach & will find a female fit much more comfortable

davester2k

As opposed to MTB riders who are scared to go above 15 mph? ;-)Decent … As opposed to MTB riders who are scared to go above 15 mph? ;-)Decent bike for the cash. I'd also consider the Triban 5A if this is your budget though.



Wow, you must have a terrible MTB, or be super unfit, if you can't muster more than 15mph!? I can get about 30mph out of mine; and it ain't anything special!

M1LFHunter

All roadies are girls and so need a female fit specific bike.



I'm still waiting for the council to install a forest range on my way to work, until then I ride like a girl.

Chrisbass, as a general rule women have longer legs and shorter torso compared to a man of same height, as well as narrower shoulders and smaller hands. a decent women-specific bike will have a frame with a shorter top tube, and they will spec things like narrower bars. other half has 2 road bikes, a hardtail MTB and a full sus MTB, all of them women specific models.

Boardman have a great reputation even amongst bike snobs who have to admit they are terrific value (at full rrp let alone reduced) and are nicely designed and specced.

Just reserved. Excellent deal. +heat.

Cracking deal if it fits you.

Thanks for posting. Reserved for collection.

Are the other sizes Fee, Fo and Fum......................................

I can get 10% off Halfords through work. Basically buying vouchers at 10% cost. Would I be able to get a british cycling membership. get the £20 off and then pay with my vouchers? Making it £360?

I've been toying with getting myself a bike for a while now. Work is only 5 miles away and it seems a bit wasteful biking there and back every day, especially when the weather is like it is!
What makes this worth The extra money over This Carrera Gryphon or even This Carrera Subway?
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