Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

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Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

Postby rodgers73 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:41 pm

I'm thinking about doing Cyclocross over the winter and havent had much joy finding a cheapish 2nd hand bike suitable for this. Plus, I dont have room in the garage for another bike, so some sort of compromise will be needed.

I'm looking at the Boardman Comp that is currently on sale at Halfords for £500.

Would this be any good for cyclocross? I'm keen to use a flat barred bike so that I can use it for ordinary pootling with my Mrs, shopping trips etc when not racing.

I've heard that disc brakes are allowed now, but also wondered if anyone else was using this same bike for racing with? Is it too compromised or would it work ok?

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Re: Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

Postby Dru » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:53 pm

your talking about the boardman hybrid comp right?

My mate/club mate uses one for Cyclocross - and gets on fine with it.

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Re: Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

Postby rodgers73 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 15:50 pm

Yes, thats the one - thanks for that.

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Re: Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

Postby rodgers73 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 21:34 pm

Will I be able to fit cyclocross tyres onto the standard 700C wheels that come with it or are those rims wider??

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Re: Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

Postby apreading » Mon Sep 24, 2012 22:30 pm

I believe you should be able to fit 35c onto them, not sure about anything wider.

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Re: Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

Postby rodgers73 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:52 am

What's the best size to fit to cover a variety of conditions over a season? (i.e. dry and wet ground)

I'm not buying several sets if I can avoid it

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Re: Boardman Comp as a Cyclocross bike??

Postby Monty Dog » Sat Oct 20, 2012 19:54 pm

Race regs for CX are 33mm tyre width maximum but in local league races its not compulsory as you can also ride MTBs. Difference between tyres for wet and dry is the depth and spacing of the tread - go for a tyre more suited to mud if you only have one tyre. Many stock CX bikes have tyres more suited for hard packed trails and clog easily with mud. My rcommendation would be Schwalbe Racing Ralphs as an all rounder.
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