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  • mikey109

    Member
    20 January 2017 at 9:11 pm

    Buying a used boardman pro 29er 2015 bike this weekend, anything to look out for or any upgrades that ppl would suggest??

    Cheers in advance

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    21 January 2017 at 11:44 am

    The only upgrade I can think of is not buying it at all.

    Boardmans can seem good value because you seem to get good kit for notta lotta money.

    Truth is they are dressing a badly built badly designed frame.

    With no thought to comfort or trail use.

    Sorry that is so harsh mate,but take a wide berth when you come across Halfords,Decathlon or Go Outdoors.

    They might seem like bargains,but they are cheap for a reason.

    Give us a budget and let us spend your money.

  • Attila

    Member
    21 January 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Looking at the spec the only weak areas I can see are a slightly heavy wheelset and no dropper, other than that it looks like a decent bike. Ignore any comments about the brand, boardmans have come a really long way in recent years.

    It got a good review on bikeradar http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/bikes/mountain-bikes/hardtail/product/review-boardman-pro-29er-15-49289/

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    21 January 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I know it sounded harsh Atilla,but I have had first hand ride experience of one of these.

    Never again. 😕

  • mikey109

    Member
    22 January 2017 at 11:28 pm

    The only upgrade I can think of is not buying it at all.

    Boardmans can seem good value because you seem to get good kit for notta lotta money.

    Truth is they are dressing a badly built badly designed frame.

    With no thought to comfort or trail use.

    Sorry that is so harsh mate,but take a wide berth when you come across Halfords,Decathlon or Go Outdoors.

    They might seem like bargains,but they are cheap for a reason.

    Give us a budget and let us spend your money.

    What second hand bike would you recommend for £500 give or take. Just getting into it and want a decent enough bike for my money.

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    23 January 2017 at 6:11 am

    The only upgrade I can think of is not buying it at all.

    Boardmans can seem good value because you seem to get good kit for notta lotta money.

    Truth is they are dressing a badly built badly designed frame.

    With no thought to comfort or trail use.

    Sorry that is so harsh mate,but take a wide berth when you come across Halfords,Decathlon or Go Outdoors.

    They might seem like bargains,but they are cheap for a reason.

    Give us a budget and let us spend your money.

    What second hand bike would you recommend for £500 give or take. Just getting into it and want a decent enough bike for my money.

    What size and where are you ?

    Just saw a Trek Superfly in Glasgow for 350 sheets 🙂

  • MPX309

    Member
    23 January 2017 at 1:19 pm

    The only thing I can say about Boardmans is. Everyone I know who’s had one. Hasn’t kept it for very long. Not saying because they’re bad, but because I think it’s a bike that leaves you wanting more. It is probably a great starting point to get into MTB. But if you get the bug you’ll soon be saving up for something else.

  • Gunner

    Member
    23 January 2017 at 7:43 pm

    The only thing I can say about Boardmans is. Everyone I know who’s had one…………….

    Has had problems with them, including me. 😯

    And that covers CX bikes (mine) MTB’s and a hybrid. 😕 😕 😕

    I wish that I had taken a bit more time when I went for my Boardman CX bike, it ended up that there was so much better on the market and in some cases just for a little more than I ended up paying.

  • mikey109

    Member
    23 January 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the advice guys. Decided to up my budget a little to around 1000 and i’m now on the hunt for a second hand full susser.

    Any suggestions are welcome. I’m in scotland

  • CarnaptiousBStard

    Member
    23 January 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for the advice guys. Decided to up my budget a little to around 1000 and i’m now on the hunt for a second hand full susser.

    Any suggestions are welcome. I’m in scotland

    What about the Trek I mentioned ?

    350 sheets and the only thing I can see that would need an eventual upgrade would be the RS XC32 fork.Not that it is all that bad mind you.Andyou could have a wad of change from your budget left to buy one.

  • MPX309

    Member
    23 January 2017 at 10:25 pm

    The only thing I can say about Boardmans is. Everyone I know who’s had one…………….

    Has had problems with them, including me. 😯

    And that covers CX bikes (mine) MTB’s and a hybrid. 😕 😕 😕

    I wish that I had taken a bit more time when I went for my Boardman CX bike, it ended up that there was so much better on the market and in some cases just for a little more than I ended up paying.

    😆 LOL, I know of someone who had major problems with one on a ride once. But I put it down to bad luck. haha.

  • MPX309

    Member
    23 January 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Don’t know how tall you are OP, but I would probably look to get this, n maybe save the rest of the money for a dropper

    http://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2084677/

  • boardmantxcpro29er2014

    Member
    18 April 2020 at 10:14 am

    I know it sounded harsh Atilla,but I have had first hand ride experience of one of these.

    Never again. 😕

    Mate, that is a stupid and ignorant comment. I have recently acquired a boardman txc pro 29er and it is absolutely amazing. All the reviews praise it.

    This is but one of many examples

    https://www.mbr.co.uk/reviews/hardtail/boardman-pro-29er-review

    Many call it a race bike, it’s so fast.

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