Firstly, an apology for lack of updates recently. Many things seem to get in the way of sitting down and posting up items – mainly an increase in riding time and travel for work. I shall endeavour to restore some semblance of regular posting, be it gear news or general chit chat of the two wheeled variety.
Last week I visited the Boardman Bikes launch along with many others from the web. Now, my good riding friend has a Boardman carbon bike from a couple of years ago, and il be honest – his main reasons for choosing the bike at the time were in fact that his employer was locked into Halfords via the cycle to work scheme. The boardman failed to excite, and stock it was a fairly nice carbon bike well specced for the £1k pricetag (using SRAM Rival and ritchey finishing kit).
I wanted to attend the launch to take a sneak peek at the models from their new ‘Elite’ range. Having seen their very nice UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team bikes, the super-light climbing machine – the Boardman SLR, I wanted to see if they looked as good in real life as they did in the pics. The styling seems a lot more worthy of the Elite level moniker, and the bikes look anything other than ‘budget’.