Boardman Bikes 2011: Performance Series

By John Whitney in London, UK | Friday, March 4, 2011 1.57pm

The Boardman Bikes 2011 launch continued with the Performance Series (see our story on the Elite Series here), consisting of models across the road, mountain bike, hybrid and cyclo-cross ranges.

The bikes that stood out to us were the full suspension FS Team for £999.99. Our mountain bike technical director Steve Worland was impressed by the weight (29.5lb) and spec for the price - SRAM X7, RockShox Monarch rear shock and Sector TK front shock, Avid Elixir 3 brakes - and it will be tested in an upcoming issue of What Mountain Bike.

Commuters have several options to choose from too, depending on their preferred type of bike. The MTB/HT Team R (SRAM X7 gear, £849.99) and it's cheaper sibling the Comp R are fully rigid mountain bikes that come with slick tyres and disc brakes. That makes them ideal for commuting and - with a tyre swap - weekend off-road riding.

The hybrid range has been significantly upgraded, with new tube profiles - triangular downtube, ovalised BB30 bottom bracket for more stiffness, wishbone seatstay for a bit of extra comfort, box section chainstays for greater stiffness and a tapered steerer tube for more confidence up front. Disc brakes are standard throughout the range and there are rack and mudguard mounts as well.

The highlight of the road range is the aero Road Pro Carbon (recently previewed by BikeRadar, £1,799.99) which borrows its frame shape from the Elite AiR but at a significantly cheaper price. Next on the list is the the Road Team Carbon (Shimano 105, £1,299.99) - the same frame that Nicole Cooke raced on in 2008. Hitting the sub-£1000 category is the aluminium framed Road Team (Shimano 105, £999.99); Road Comp (SRAM Apex, £799.99) and the entry level Road Race (Shimano Sora, £649.99), which despite its name is more of a sportive rider's set up with a longer head tube than the other bikes in the series.

The MTB hardtail range includes the HT Pro Carbon (SRAM X9, RockShox SID RLT fork, £1,599.99), HT Pro (SRAM X9, RockShox Reba RL fork, £999.99), HT Team (SRAM X7, Rock Shox Recon TK fork, £849.99), HT Comp (SRAM X5, £649.99), fully rigid HT Team R (SRAM X7 £849.99) and HT Comp R (TBC). Unlike the road series which goes up to XL, the mountain bikes are only available in three sizes: S, M and L.

The full suspension range includes the FS Pro (SRAM X9, Rockshox Revelation RLT front and Monarch RL rear shocks, £1,599.99) and the already mentioned FS Team (£999.99).

Unlike the Elite series, the performance series will be available exclusively through Halfords throughout the UK and Ireland online from today (4 March) and in stores from 2 April. As with the Elite series, international distribution is yet to be finalised, but details will be announced in the coming weeks.

MTB Team FS

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MTB HT Team R

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Hybrid Comp

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Road Pro Carbon

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Boardman Performance Series: full specs

Road Pro Carbon

  • RRP: £1,799.99
  • Size: S,M,L,XL
  • Frame: AiR aerodynamic full carbon monocoque, tapered steerer, BB30, internal cable routing
  • Fork: AiR aerodynamic full carbon, tapered steerer
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Carbon
  • Stem: cboardman Pro
  • Handlebars: cboardman Pro
  • Seatpost: cboardman AiR Carbon
  • Saddle: Fizik Arione Manganese rail
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
  • Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra
  • Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra
  • Cassette: Shimano CS5700
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Energy BB30 53x39T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Rims: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheelset
  • Hubs: Mavic
  • Spokes: Mavic
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Race Folding
  • Pedals:
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 17.6lbs

Road Team Carbon

  • RRP: £1,299.99
  • Size: S,M,L,XL
  • Frame: Superlight full carbon monocoque, tapered steerer, BB30
  • Fork: Superlight full carbon, tapered steerer
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Carbon
  • Stem: cboardman Pro
  • Handlebars: cboardman Pro
  • Seatpost: cboardman Carbon
  • Saddle: Fizik Arione Manganese rail
  • Brakes: Shimano 105
  • Shifters: Shimano 105
  • Rear Mech: Shimano 105
  • Front Mech: Shimano 105
  • Cassette: Shimano CS5700
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Gossamer Pro compact BB30 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Rims: Mavic Aksium wheelset
  • Hubs: Mavic
  • Spokes: Mavic
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with clips and straps
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 18.2lbs

Road Team

  • RRP: £999.99
  • Size: S,M,L,XL
  • Frame: Superlight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding, tapered steerer, BB30
  • Fork: Superlight full carbon, tapered steerer
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman Pro
  • Handlebars: cboardman Pro
  • Seatpost: cboardman Carbon
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Tektro R580
  • Shifters: Shimano 105
  • Rear Mech: Shimano 105
  • Front Mech: Shimano 105
  • Cassette: Shimano CS5700
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Gossamer compact BB30 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Rims: Mavic Aksium wheelset
  • Hubs: Mavic
  • Spokes: Mavic
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with clips and straps
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 18.6lbs

Road Comp

  • RRP: £799.99
  • Size: S,M,L,XL
  • Model: Road Comp
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding, tapered steerer with mudguard clearance
  • Fork: Superlight full carbon, tapered steerer, mudguard clearance
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Tektro R730
  • Shifters: SRAM APEX 10speed
  • Rear Mech: SRAM APEX
  • Front Mech: SRAM APEX
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1050
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Gossamer compact 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo
  • Rims: Mavic CXP22
  • Hubs: Formula
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with clips and straps
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 20.2lbs

Road Race

  • RRP: £649.99
  • Size: S,M,L,XL
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding with mudguard clearance
  • Fork: Lightweight carbon, alloy steerer, mudguard clearance
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Tektro R358
  • Shifters: Shimano Sora
  • Rear Mech: Shimano Sora
  • Front Mech: Microshift
  • Cassette: SRAM PG950
  • Chain: KMC Z99
  • Chainset: FSA Vero compact 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA cartridge
  • Rims: Mavic CXP22
  • Hubs: Formula
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with clips and straps
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 20.6lbs

Mountain Bikes

HT Pro Carbon

  • RRP: £1,599.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Model: MTB PRO C
  • Frame: Ultralight full carbon monocoque, internal cable routing, tapered steerer, BB30
  • Fork: Rock Shox SID RLT, 120mm, 15mm axle, Motion Control rebound and compression damping, lock out
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Carbon
  • Stem: cboardman Pro
  • Handlebars: cboardman Pro
  • Seatpost: cboardman Carbon
  • Saddle: Fizik Gobi Manganese rail
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir CR
  • Shifters: SRAM X9 2x10
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X9 Carbon 10speed
  • Front Mech: SRAM X9 2x10
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1050
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: SRAM X9 2x10 BB30 42x28T
  • Bottom Bracket: BB30
  • Rims: Mavic XM317
  • Hubs: Formula Disc cartridge bearing
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental MTB King 2.2
  • Pedals:
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 23.8lbs

HT Pro

  • RRP: £999.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Superlight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding, tapered steerer, BB30
  • Fork: Rock Shox Reba RL, Tapered steerer, 120mm, motion control rebound and compression damping and lock out
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman Pro
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman Carbon
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir R
  • Shifters: SRAM X9 2x10
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X9 10 speed
  • Front Mech: SRAM X9 2x10
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1050
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Comet BB30 42x27T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Rims: Mavic XM317
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental MTB King 2.2
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy flat
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 25.5lbs

HT Team

  • RRP: £849.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Model: MTB Team
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding, tapered steerer
  • Fork: Rock Shox Recon TK, tapered steerer, lock out, damping adjust
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 3
  • Shifters: SRAM X7 2x10 speed
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X7 10 speed
  • Front Mech: SRAM X7 2x10 speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1050
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Comet 2x10 42x27T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo
  • Rims: Mavic XM317
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental MTB King 2.2
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy flat
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 25.95lbs

HT Comp

  • RRP: £649.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding
  • Fork: Suntour Epicon LOD, Air, 120mm, damping adjust, lock out
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Juicy 3
  • Shifters: SRAM X5
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X5
  • Front Mech: SRAM X5
  • Cassette: SRAM PG950
  • Chain: KMC Z99
  • Chainset: FSA Alpha Drive 44x32x22T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Powerdrive
  • Rims: Alex DP20
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental MTN King 2.2
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy flat
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 27.7lbs

HT Team R

  • RRP: £849.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding, tapered steerer
  • Fork: Superlight full carbon, tapered steerer
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 3
  • Shifters: SRAM X7 2x10 speed
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X7 10 speed
  • Front Mech: SRAM X7 2x10 speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1050
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Comet 2x10 42x27T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo
  • Rims: Mavic XM317
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental Sport Contact
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy flat
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 23.8lbs

 FS Pro

  • RRP: £1,599.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Superlight alloy triple butted 130mm linkage design with full smooth welding
  • Rear Shock: Rock Shox Monarch RL
  • Fork: Rock Shox Revelation RLT, 130mm, 15mm axle, Motion Control damping
  • and compression
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman Pro
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman Carbon
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir CR
  • Shifters: SRAM X9 2x10
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X9 10speed
  • Front Mech: SRAM X9 2x10
  • Cassette: SRAM PG 1050
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Comet 2x10 BB30 42x27T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Rims: Mavic XM317
  • Hubs: Formula Disc cartridge bearing
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental MTN King 2.2
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy flat
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 27.8lbs

FS Team

  • RRP: £999.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted 130mm linkage design with full smooth welding
  • Rear Shock: Rock Shox Monarch R
  • Fork: Rock Shox Sector TK, 130mm, 15mm axle, tapered steerer, adjustable damping, lock out
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 3
  • Shifters: SRAM X7 2x10
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X7 10speed
  • Front Mech: SRAM X7 2x10
  • Cassette: SRAM PG 1050
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Comet 2x10 42x27T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo
  • Rims: Mavic XM317
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental MTN King 2.2
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy flat
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 29.5lbs

Hybrid

Hybrid Pro

  • RRP: £999.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Superlight alloy triple butted, tapered steerer, BB30, full smooth welding
  • Fork: Ultralight full carbon, tapered steerer, disc compatible
  • Headset: FSA integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman Pro
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman Carbon
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Elixir 5
  • Shifters: SRAM Double Tap 10 speed
  • Rear Mech: SRAM Rival
  • Front Mech: Microshift
  • Cassette: Shimano CS5700
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Energy Compact BB30 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Rims: Ritchey Pro Disc
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra race 700x28
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with clips and straps
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 20.5lbs

Hybrid Team

  • RRP: £749.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, tapered steerer, full smooth welding
  • Fork: Ultralight full carbon, tapered steerer, disc compatible
  • Headset: FSA integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid Juicy 3
  • Shifters: SRAM S700 10 speed
  • Rear Mech: SRAM Apex
  • Front Mech: Microshift
  • Cassette: Shimano CS5700
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Gossamer Compact 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo
  • Rims: Ritchey Pro Disc
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra race 700x28
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with clips and straps
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 21.6lbs

Hybrid Comp

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  • RRP: £499.99
  • Size: S,M,L
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, full smooth welding
  • Fork: Lightweight alloy, full smooth welding
  • Headset: FSA integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid BB5
  • Shifters: SRAM X5
  • Rear Mech: SRAM X5
  • Front Mech: Microshift
  • Cassette: Shimano CS5700
  • Chain: KMC Z99
  • Chainset: FSA Vero Compact 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA cartridge
  • Rims: Alex DP17 Disc
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra race 700x28
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with clips and straps
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 23.7lbs

Cyclocross

CX Team

  • RRP: £899.99
  • Size: S,M,L,XL
  • Frame: Lightweight alloy triple butted, tapered steerer, BB30, full smooth welding
  • Fork: Superlight full carbon, tapered steerer, disc compatible
  • Headset: FSA Integrated
  • Spacers: Alloy
  • Stem: cboardman
  • Handlebars: cboardman
  • Seatpost: cboardman
  • Saddle: cboardman
  • Brakes: Avid BB5 Road
  • Shifters: SRAM Apex
  • Rear Mech: SRAM Apex
  • Front Mech: SRAM Apex
  • Cassette: Shimano CS5700
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Chainset: FSA Gossamer Compact BB30 50x34T
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
  • Rims: Ritchey Pro Disc
  • Hubs: Formula Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless black
  • Tyres: Ritchey Excavader
  • Weight: (excluding pedals) 22lbs

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