Boardman launch three sub-£500 bikes

By BikeRadar UK | Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2.47pm

Boardman Bikes have entered the sub-£500 price range with three brand new models.

Catering for entry level road, mountain bike and commuter riders, the bikes will form part of Boardman's Performance Series range.

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The Boardman Road Sport (£499) features a 7005 aluminium frame with a combination of Shimano, SRAM, FSA and Tektro components and Mavic CXP-22N rims built on Formula 32 hole hubs. Gearing consists of a compact 50/34T chainset combined with a 12-26T rear cassette.

The Boardman MX Race (£499.99) is a hardtail mountain bike also built on a 7005 aluminium frame. Its front suspension comes via a SunTour NEX HLO fork with 63mm of travel as well as a lockout option. An FSA Dyna Drive 48/36/26T triple chainset combines with a nine speed SRAM PG950 11-32T cassette for a wide choice of 27 gears. Avid BB5 disc brakes provide stopping power while Schwalbe Tyrago 700c x 37c tyres keep you rolling.

Finally the Boardman Hybrid Race, priced at £429.99, is aimed at leisure and commuter cyclists. It's also built on an aluminium frame and features a 2x9 Shimano Acera drivetrain and Avid V-brakes.

The new bikes are available for pre-order now from www.halfords.com for collection on 12 December. They'll also be able in 200 Halfords stores in the UK.

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