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THE Boardman Team.

Postby Stoo61 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 22:29 pm

Bought brand new in 2009 and I’ve put a fair amount of money into it, upgraded when I thought it warranted it and made some aesthetic changes, which I really like. It remains subtle.

Upgrades are detailed in spec in bold. Rear mech remains the same as I’ve had it off and cleaned it up, its plenty good enough. Would only replace with another X9 anyway. Replaced the middle and bottom chain rings as they were badly worn. The GXP bottom bracket was ruined so was replaced with the same but a new version which I’m reliably informed is better sealed and essentially an upgrade. Brakes have been bled, realigned and are as good as new. The wheels are lighter than stock, although this was not my reason for buying. They are nice wheels and a decent price, giving the tyres a nice profile, I find it is more planted on the descents. Forks have had decals replaced to match frame but haven’t been touched internally and are still beautifully plush. All Ready for my Scottish Coast to Coast in May :D

I know, while people usually admit the bang for buck is unbeatable, that most people will think Boardmans are pretty boring but I’d like to know what people think of mine. Cheers. :)

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Frame Ultralight super butted race spec aluminium
Fork RockShox Reba SL, 100mm 2009.
Headset FSA Orbit integrated cartridge bearing
Spacers Full carbon 4x5mm, 1x10mm
Stem Ritchey WCS 4 Axis Wet Black
Handlebars Ritchey WCS Carbon Riser
Seatpost Ritchey WCS Carbon one bolt.
Saddle SDG Bel Air

Brakes Avid Elixir R hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm Alligator Saw Tooth Rotors.
Shifters SRAM X9
Rear Mech SRAM X9
Front Mech SRAM X9
Cassette SRAM PG970 11-32T
Chain SRAM PC991

Chainset Truvativ Firex 3.2 GXP 44/32/22T replaced
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP Newer edition, sealed
Rims Stans ZTR Flow
Hubs Hope Pro II
Spokes Sapim Race Black
Tyres Panaracer Fire XC Pro
Pedals Superstar Mag Lite CNC – Magnesium Alloy Black
Skewers PZ Racing Carbon QR.
Seatpost clamp Hope QR Black 31.8
Chainstay Protector Leyzne Smart
Bar Plugs Hope Grip Doctor Black
Bar Grips Ritchey Ergo Lock On
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Postby Laurence25 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:22 pm

Fantastic looking bike dude :) I wish you the best of luck in your coast to coast, i am thinking of doing one my self , how do you find the ZTR Flow rims ?? I would like a-pair of ether the crest or Flow my self :)

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Re: THE Boardman Team.

Postby ellsbells1973 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 17:26 pm

Stoo61 wrote:most people will think Boardmans are pretty boring :)

brand snobbery is another
cant get any better for the money,
nice set of wheels as well, i have just upgraded the hubs on mine to pro 2's, :D
i had to keep the same ritchey rims so the missus wouldnt spot it :lol:

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Postby Stoo61 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 20:25 pm

Laurence25 wrote:Fantastic looking bike dude :) I wish you the best of luck in your coast to coast, i am thinking of doing one my self , how do you find the ZTR Flow rims ?? I would like a-pair of ether the crest or Flow my self :)


Cheers! :D

Well ive only been out n thrashed them once at Glentress, I noticed the difference. They seemed to help with the descents and helped the tyres grip better on the ups. I went with Flows because the weight over strength difference didnt bother me. I wanted the strongest possible and theres only a few grams in it, great price too.

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Postby nomako man » Tue Feb 01, 2011 08:03 am

very nice bike but.....im guessing you got the fork stickers from graphicshack(?) as the left hand leg is the wrong way round, i had to cut mine just above the rockshox logo n turn it round to get it to look right (i then firtted it wonky :roll: )

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Postby Stoo61 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:29 am

Well i definitely put the left leg on further forward than I wanted to. :roll:

I'm not going to mess with it though.

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Postby dunker » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:02 pm

nice bike Stoo61, love the pimptastic skewers :)

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Postby Stoo61 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 21:58 pm

dunker wrote:nice bike Stoo61, love the pimptastic skewers :)


Feel I need to justify these..not bought for RRP but on Ebay for a lot cheaper. Good find though I think.

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Postby bails87 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 22:19 pm

I've got an 08 HT Pro, so the same colour as yours, but yours looks a lot neater than mine! :lol: nice job!
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Postby AlteredCarbon » Wed Feb 02, 2011 15:52 pm

Looks great mate - interesting to see what you've changed on yours. 8)
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Postby Toby_Winkler » Wed Feb 02, 2011 16:05 pm

Very neat indeed. I really am a big fan of boardmans, fantastic bikes for the money.

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Postby Stoo61 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 22:59 pm

Cheers everyone. :D

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Postby StickDigital » Mon Feb 14, 2011 21:51 pm

Awesome bike mate! Love the upgrades!

And thanks for your post on the Boardman FB page!

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Postby jakeeeeeee » Tue Feb 15, 2011 17:01 pm

tasty !! :D

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Postby Stoo61 » Thu May 05, 2011 09:15 am

So, the frame cracked at the chainstay 2 months after the warranty ran out so I got it replaced and added a wee "tattoo" to both inner sides of the chainstays. (Replaced my name exactly the same too)

"And when finally the bottom fell out
I became withdrawn
The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue"

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Its my favourite song and thought it worked well as its now my lightweight racey bike, when you are shattered you just gotta keep on keepin' on...



:D

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Postby specialeyes » Thu May 05, 2011 09:22 am

Really nice and good to see upgrades being done for the right reasons. See too many bikes being upgraded before they've even seen any dirt! Nice song reference too! :wink:

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Postby njee20 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:17 am

Flows are an odd choice. Crests would've been more appropriate I'd have thought.

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Postby Stoo61 » Thu May 05, 2011 11:45 am

I took time over that choice. Figured that any bit of strength advantage was better over weight loss, I wasn't trying to build a light bike...it just is reletively light.

I'm enjoying them anyway :D

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Postby njee20 » Thu May 05, 2011 12:04 pm

Presumably as you're using Fire XC Pros you're running tubes too, missing a trick with those wheels. Get yourself some lighter tyres and go tubeless, you'll see a big improvement.

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Postby Stoo61 » Fri May 06, 2011 09:08 am

Perhaps in the future but i'm really confident with the Pana's and rookit at the moment. Cheers for the advice though :)


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