Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

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Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby owenjones » Wed Nov 14, 2012 09:25 am

Torn between the Boardman Team Carbon and the Boardman Team Carbon Pro :/

Standard = £1300 = http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165710

Pro = £1600 = http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 65710#tab3

Obviously the spec for the pro is better but it's £300 more, wondering if anyone has experience with these bikes or can give any opinion on whether it's worth the extra cash for Pro!

Thanks

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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:20 am

The Pro is apparently more aggressive and harsher.. so it might not be ideal if you just want it as a sportive machine for example.

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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby jmillen » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:28 pm

No real experience of them...but if you're after a compact rather than a standard double, then it'll be more money to change the chainset on the Pro which is a 50/39 rather than the compact 50/34 on the Team.

Also as said above, if the geometry of the pro doesn't suit, that'll point to the other one as well
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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby ShutUpLegs » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:57 pm

jmillen wrote:No real experience of them...but if you're after a compact rather than a standard double, then it'll be more money to change the chainset on the Pro which is a 50/39 rather than the compact 50/34 on the Team.

Also as said above, if the geometry of the pro doesn't suit, that'll point to the other one as well


Its a standard double 53/39. Unless your are really unfit or climbing really steep hills you could just swap out for a 11-28 cassette. One thing to note, the colour of the Pro looks far worse in the flesh.
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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby owenjones » Wed Nov 14, 2012 13:27 pm

I was a little worried about the standard double as I head to the Alps/Pyrenees in the summer...
I am used to a triple, although I never use all of the gears.

You mention the 11-28, does that make much of a difference? I am quite fit and have tackled many HC climbs in the past...should I be able to cope with standard double with 11-28?

Other than the climbs, I am keen on the double as I do Triathlons, so useful there!

On the colour issue..I don't mind it too much, although I would be tempted to remove decals...not sure if that's possible..

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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby smidsy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 19:15 pm

What do you go up hills with now. If its 34/25 then 39/28 is slightly harder.
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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby Slacey » Thu Nov 15, 2012 06:17 am

I've got both; as mentioned the Pro is stiffer and and a slightly racier geometry. Other than the steepest of hills the standard is fine and you can swap the cassette out. The Team is a really nice bike and a little less harsh over longer distances, other than the groupset differences you wouldn't be losing out with this one over the Pro TBH. Oh, and I really like the metallic blue personally!
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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby owenjones » Thu Nov 15, 2012 08:40 am

Thanks Slacey,
I popped to my local Halfords last night and they had the AiR Pro on display...it's a beauty!
I aired my concerns about the double to the mechanic and he mentioned the possibility of swapping the cassette for a SRAM MTB one if needs be! Will this (or using 11-28 ultegra) do anything funny to the gears or reduce performance?

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Re: Boardman Team Carbon Vs Pro

Postby andi1363 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 16:40 pm

owenjones wrote:Torn between the Boardman Team Carbon and the Boardman Team Carbon Pro :/

Standard = £1300 = http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165710

Pro = £1600 = http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... 65710#tab3

Obviously the spec for the pro is better but it's £300 more, wondering if anyone has experience with these bikes or can give any opinion on whether it's worth the extra cash for Pro!

Thanks


I wonder if Halfords will be discounting these near Christmas? They did 2 years ago and I delayed on a Pro that was £600 off. I missed out then :(


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