Unable to buy a Boardman Bike frustration (lack of stock)

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Postby Solarpowered » Mon Jun 08, 2009 08:11 am

Sorry........There are no Team MEDIUM carbons in the UK now.

There are loads of large. The large is too big, way too big for me, but it didnt stop a Halfords guy trying to sell it to me so beware!

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Postby user321 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 08:46 am

Yeah I saw there was another L a similar distance from me. I just had a phonecall saying it was the display model. I explained that I thought it might be too big but just wanted to check and he said that was ok. We shall see.

Just out of curiosity how tall are you solar? I'm 5"9 with an inside leg of 33". I can fit comfortably on my dad's 55x55 Colnago but the Team Carbon L is a bit bigger than that.

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Postby Solarpowered » Mon Jun 08, 2009 09:25 am

user321 wrote:Just out of curiosity how tall are you solar? I'm 5"9 with an inside leg of 33". I can fit comfortably on my dad's 55x55 Colnago but the Team Carbon L is a bit bigger than that.



172 cm tall with a 80 cm inside leg. The medium is just about right but i might put a slightly shorter stem on. If they have a Team (alu) in the medium try it, the geometry is the same as the carbon.

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Postby user321 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 09:33 am

Solarpowered wrote:172 cm tall with a 80 cm inside leg. The medium is just about right but i might put a slightly shorter stem on. If they have a Team (alu) in the medium try it, the geometry is the same as the carbon.


Excellent - thanks for the tip. Switching systems of measurement I'm 175cm and 83.8cm inside leg so a little taller but suspect it'll still be too big. Oh to be a couple of inches taller :lol: Easier though would be for Halfords to get producing some more M!!! :x

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Postby kingrollo » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:53 am

Solarpowered wrote:
kingrollo wrote:What was your second choice bike ? - there is a similar problem with Ribble - alot of people have switched to planet x - which are available in 3 days - and looks a comparable bike.


If the SL Pro Carbon Ultegra Build - Medium (PLanetx) was a couple of hundred quid cheaper I'd be all over it.




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How much is the team carbon them ?

I was in ride cov on saturday - they had an ultegra equpped Kuota Kharma 08 - for £1350 - in meduim - if really want ultegra carbon.

I have decided to go for 105 groupset - with my mileage can't really justify the extra for ultegra.

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Postby Solarpowered » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:17 am

£1k is my absolute limit. 105 seems to be just as good as ultegra...I think at this price point the differences require a finer eye than mine for it to matter.

Simply the Carbon team is a quality frame with 105 at a price that should be several 100 more.

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Postby user321 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:30 am

kingrollo wrote:How much is the team carbon them ?


£999 with SRAM Rival.

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Postby Solarpowered » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:45 pm

Solarpowered wrote:Simply the Carbon team is a quality frame with 105 at a price that should be several 100 more.




Typo - Carbon team with SRAM Rival

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Postby user321 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:48 pm

:wink:

Turns out it was an XL display model and not L after all. At least they let me know before I arrived :)

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Postby caw35slr » Mon Jun 08, 2009 15:20 pm

Solarpowered wrote:Sorry........There are no Team MEDIUM carbons in the UK now.

There are loads of large. The large is too big, way too big for me, but it didnt stop a Halfords guy trying to sell it to me so beware!


Thers's a nearly new one on eBay in medium... Try searching ebay.co.uk for Medium Boardman Team Carbon!

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Postby cycleNoodle » Mon Jun 08, 2009 15:29 pm

id suggest not buying one, they are good value for money but not great to look at, why not go for something else in that price range?

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Postby Solarpowered » Mon Jun 08, 2009 15:36 pm

caw35slr wrote:
Solarpowered wrote:Thers's a nearly new one on eBay in medium...


Nearly new Carbon is :evil:

You have to be very certain it's not been in a big crash as Carbon can easily hide serious flaws in the frame. Thanks for the tip though

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Postby user321 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 17:44 pm

cycleNoodle wrote:id suggest not buying one, they are good value for money but not great to look at, why not go for something else in that price range?


Well I suspect many of us do think they're nice to look at! I for one think they look better than the Planet X SL Pro or the Dolan Mythos carbon alternatives. Despite the fact that the Planet X is £200 more, there are no reviews of either of them. The Cayo came a close second in Cycling Plus to the Boardman, but weighs in almost 2lbs more and the colour design is quite "in your face" :lol:
Someone else mentioned a Kuota (spelling?) but on import (who would import a bike without having sat on it at least? international returns = pain!) and for more like £1300.
I'm not sure what other options there are? Ribble perhaps? Though from what I read they're having stocking issues too?

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Postby kingrollo » Mon Jun 08, 2009 18:36 pm

I wouldn't place to much emphasis on a review myself*. That aside it does look a good value for money bike. The Kuotas I mentioned have no supply problems - and I sat on two at the weekend - this was partly why I mentioned it. However it is outside the OP budget. I guess its either wait until august september time or stump up an extra couple of hundred.

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I once brought some endura over shoes which a got 10/10 in c+ - these were in holes after 1 25 mile ride !

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Postby jonmack » Mon Jun 08, 2009 19:58 pm

Solarpowered wrote:Sorry........There are no Team MEDIUM carbons in the UK now.


There's still one in W-s-M. I saw it today with my own two eyes.

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Postby user321 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 20:11 pm

jonmack wrote:There's still one in W-s-M. I saw it today with my own two eyes.


Grrr. 156 miles from me and on a weekday! :cry:

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Postby jonmack » Mon Jun 08, 2009 22:14 pm

It's not on our stock file, so I don't think it will be going anywhere, although if anyone does buy it, I built it, so you can take out all aggression on Halfords shoot quality builds on me :P

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Postby expatbore » Tue Jun 09, 2009 06:26 am

Shameless plug this - but if you want a Medium Boardman Team Carbon, buy mine on eBay.....

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Cheers


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Postby user321 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:29 am

jonmack wrote:It's not on our stock file, so I don't think it will be going anywhere, although if anyone does buy it, I built it, so you can take out all aggression on Halfords shoot quality builds on me :P


I rang up and they told me they didn't have one!


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