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  • My new Boardman Team 650b HT

     James Q updated 5 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 5 Posts
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  • ga-rat

    Member
    28 March 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I thought I should start a post after getting my new bike. An early 40th Birthday present. 😯 Shhhh!!!

    After many weeks looking and researching various bikes I took the plunge, I have got a Boardman Team 650b HT and I must say I am well chuffed. Throughout my bike hunting I found there are very few bikes that come with this level of components at this price.

    I looked and tried a few others along the way, I almost went with the Boardman Team Full-Suspension, I just wasn’t 100% sure I would be completely happy, it was very nice though, maybe next year. 🙄

    I also tried a lovely looking Saracen Mantra Trail, it was well specced but just a little on the heavy side. 😥

    Anyway….. I took the Boardman out yesterday on my local red and blue trails and I know I have made the right decision, I also set 7 to 8 PB’s on strava so something was working well, it flies, climbing was so much easier compared to my old Scott. 😉

    It handles really well, I only got caught out a couple of times and that was due to the tyres being a little hard for my liking, nearly lost the front end a few times on the smaller berms, I did check the bike over once collected from Halfords I just forget to check the tyre pressure… 😳 It’s all part of the fun.

    I’ve not done or added anything, yet, I have taken a few things off though much to my wife’s shock. Only non essentials items like reflectors and a bell.

    I think this…. no, this IS the start of a beautiful relationship. 😈 😈

  • Anonymous

    Member
    29 March 2015 at 6:20 am

    Nice steed, looks great

    bell and reflectors are fitted to comply with the law over bike sales, but once you get your mits on the bike, there is nothing to stop you removing them and if your not going ridding on the road, then they are excess baggage.

  • ga-rat

    Member
    29 March 2015 at 8:22 am

    Nice steed, looks great

    bell and reflectors are fitted to comply with the law over bike sales, but once you get your mits on the bike, there is nothing to stop you removing them and if your not going ridding on the road, then they are excess baggage.

    Cheers, I am very pleased.

    I knew the reflectors/bell had to be fitted to new bikes but my wife just couldn’t understand my mentality as I was removing them. 👿 👿 When she questioned me “Why?”, I just said because everyone does….don’t they?

  • Gunner

    Member
    29 March 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Nice. 😉

  • James Q

    Member
    1 April 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Very nice….wont belong till the upgrades start! 😉

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