Boardman Mountain Bike Pro Full Suspension 27.5" £1349.00 @ halfords
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Boardman Mountain Bike Pro Full Suspension 27.5" £1349.00 @ halfords

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Found 27th Feb 2016
Amazing value full susp trail bike. 10% Introductory offer from Boardman.
RockShox Pike fork, 1 x 11 Sram GX drivetrain, Sram Guide brakes. 0% finance on all bikes over £399. There is a lower specs Team option for £899, direct competitor to well reviewed Calibre Bossnut from Go Outdoors.
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Thanks.
That's my three kids Easter presents sorted.
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backinstock

Thanks.That's my three kids Easter presents sorted.


Lucky kids
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Hmmmmmm........
backinstock

Thanks.That's my three kids Easter presents sorted.


Sure beats a chocolate egg.
porca

Sure beats a chocolate egg.



A chocolate egg lasts longer than a Tesco bike though.
How much!

I could buy a 2nd hand car for that money.

But I wouldn't because I love cycles. X)
heat from me. I have a boardman pro and I love it. great value and light weight.
The description says a 9mm quick release front, I think that's wrong because the picture shows a maxle which I'm guessing is 15mm. Also the weight says 13.2kg but on the Boardman website it says 14.2kg.
backinstock

A chocolate egg lasts longer than a Tesco bike though.


Also you can go to work on an egg. ( you have to be 50+ to understand my reply).
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!TIMMY!

The description says a 9mm quick release front, I think that's wrong … The description says a 9mm quick release front, I think that's wrong because the picture shows a maxle which I'm guessing is 15mm. Also the weight says 13.2kg but on the Boardman website it says 14.2kg.


Bike Radar weighted it and end up with 13kg without pedals.
That's really good for the price. If the introductory offer also applies in store then you can get an additional 10% with British Cycling membership.
£200 cheaper and a better spec ... paulscycles.co.uk/m1b…015
Edited by: "Macdory" 27th Feb 2016
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Macdory

£200 cheaper and a better spec ... … £200 cheaper and a better spec ... http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b0s183p5824/GIANT-ANTHEM-27-5-2-2015


Which spec are better?
Macdory

£200 cheaper and a better spec ... … £200 cheaper and a better spec ... http://www.paulscycles.co.uk/m1b0s183p5824/GIANT-ANTHEM-27-5-2-2015



Gaint is on par with Boardman frame wise to be fair but I think the RS pike's on the Boardman would swing it for me
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davidmatthewbrown7

Gaint is on par with Boardman frame wise to be fair but I think the RS … Gaint is on par with Boardman frame wise to be fair but I think the RS pike's on the Boardman would swing it for me


This Giant offer looks great but represent more XC orientated bike, I also like Boardman's 1 x 11 drivetrain out of the box.and powerful brakes.
davidmatthewbrown7

Gaint is on par with Boardman frame wise to be fair but I think the RS … Gaint is on par with Boardman frame wise to be fair but I think the RS pike's on the Boardman would swing it for me



Giant > Boardman
spence129

Giant > Boardman



Giant = Boardman more like
great value bike. Best bike with 140mm travel you can get at this price. it shouldn't be compared with the anthem above as that only had 100mm travel. The pike is never found at this price and it's also the only bike with a 1X setup at this price. I would have bought it if 1500 was my max budget
just bought one of these bikes well happy with the bike , the color is better on the bike ( matt blue ) than the web pic....
Get a free Test Ride from a Giant Maestro Off Road dealer and I reckon you'll realise that the Anthem is a better option...
Is this the model with the built-in hidden motor, or is that an upgrade?
These have got a good write up! Still unsure whether or not to get a ,hardtail or a full sussy!!! Good price this
dadsycool

These have got a good write up! Still unsure whether or not to get a … These have got a good write up! Still unsure whether or not to get a ,hardtail or a full sussy!!! Good price this


what terrain do you ride, is it hilly, do you prefer riding on the road, or cross country, downhill or trail centres. Is it your first bike in a while, do you ride regular or looking to get into it. (i see so many expensive bikes for sale second hand as people buy and never use, usually full sus)

I ride in yorkshire pennines its wet, muddy, hilly and so a hardtail has the advantages of easier to clean/maintain, and better uphill (lighter and no pedal bounce), not to mention being a yorkshire lad cheaper. On flat counties again probably better

If you ride offroad (more than smooth canal towpaths, road) then look to buy Deore as a bare minimum, my mates have bought bikes with lower grade shimano and the bikes have literally shaken to bits, horrible gear crunching etc.

In terms of front suspension, Bikes cheaper than £600 will usually have a suntour fork, try and get a fork that locks out, (ie on the road lock it out, easier than a front suspension continually bobbing and absorbing energy).

pay that little bit more for a good quality frame and you can then upgrade parts over time, if you buy a cheap bike it'll put you off, and cost more in the long run. depending on use
whatyadoinsucka

what terrain do you ride, is it hilly, do you prefer riding on the road, … what terrain do you ride, is it hilly, do you prefer riding on the road, or cross country, downhill or trail centres. Is it your first bike in a while, do you ride regular or looking to get into it. (i see so many expensive bikes for sale second hand as people buy and never use, usually full sus)I ride in yorkshire pennines its wet, muddy, hilly and so a hardtail has the advantages of easier to clean/maintain, and better uphill (lighter and no pedal bounce), not to mention being a yorkshire lad cheaper. On flat counties again probably betterIf you ride offroad (more than smooth canal towpaths, road) then look to buy Deore as a bare minimum, my mates have bought bikes with lower grade shimano and the bikes have literally shaken to bits, horrible gear crunching etc.In terms of front suspension, Bikes cheaper than £600 will usually have a suntour fork, try and get a fork that locks out, (ie on the road lock it out, easier than a front suspension continually bobbing and absorbing energy).pay that little bit more for a good quality frame and you can then upgrade parts over time, if you buy a cheap bike it'll put you off, and cost more in the long run. depending on use



Thanks for the informative reply. I don't live far from the Pennines and will probably be doing cross country, hills and a bit of trail riding. I try to keep off the roads but it's inevitable that you always end up doing some road work. It's cycle to work scheme so was looking at buying through that. Planet X is close to me so was going to go there for a look around. Most of the lads I ride with have got 29ers but some of the MTB forums I follow slate them. Don't know if I should just go for a 27.5 Hardtail like a On One Parkwood.
dadsycool

Thanks for the informative reply. I don't live far from the Pennines and … Thanks for the informative reply. I don't live far from the Pennines and will probably be doing cross country, hills and a bit of trail riding. I try to keep off the roads but it's inevitable that you always end up doing some road work. It's cycle to work scheme so was looking at buying through that. Planet X is close to me so was going to go there for a look around. Most of the lads I ride with have got 29ers but some of the MTB forums I follow slate them. Don't know if I should just go for a 27.5 Hardtail like a On One Parkwood.


Don't believe everything you read in the forums or magazines.
29ers definately have their place, they are quick, roll well and climb well, and are used for racing/distance rides, although not as much fun as smaller wheels at trail centres I'd say.
I love my f29 lefty it comes in around 11.5kg, it's good for my local conditions although can be a little sketchy on technical (full of rocks, ruts, tree root) fast downhills..

Have a sit on a few, my mate has a whyte 905 £1500 and its absolutely quality rated best bike 2 years running (based in the Cotswolds), the 901/902 (?) in gun metal grey also looks the business and 5* rated.
orange also another uk bike company (Halifax, Wyorks) make bikes for local conditions and so every ride I see lots of the brand

The Parkwood looks a good spec, recon silver or gold fork, and the 29er 12.7kg is a good weight,
Definately worth a look, the avid brakes can get slated as difficult to maintain/bleed hydraulics, but it would be an easy upgrade to shimano Deore £55, or slx £80 when the time comes, I've replaced brakes and shortened hydraulic hoses with a just a spanner, Stanley knife and YouTube video
Edited by: "whatyadoinsucka" 2nd Mar 2016
A few quid more but unbeatable spec for a 29er full spec
canyon.com/en-…874

If only the smaller wheel one came at this price I'd have snapped it up
How do you get the 10% introductory discount?
Scotte

How do you get the 10% introductory discount?



​Scratch that. Hukd app doesn't show the code but the website does.
Expired - Code was for car audio. Bike back to full price so this needs to be marlked as expired
Expired. Bike is back up to full price and no cou[ons for 10% off.
Anyone here work at Halfords know if another 10% off bikes sale is due anytime soon?
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