Boardman Road Team Carbon LTD - just in

Sub £1,000 carbon road bike

This time last month, BikeRadar reported on a sub £1,000 Boardman road bike being in the pipeline. We've since got our hands on the £999 Road Team Carbon LTD, and here's the lowdown.

If the Team Carbon LTD's carbon frame looks familiar then don't be too surprised – it's been formed in the same mould as Nicole Cooke’s 2008 Olympic road race-winning frame.

Power is directed through an FSA Gossamer compact (50/34T) chainset, with a PressFit 30 bottom bracket, while the remainder of the transmission consists primarily of Shimano Tiagra components, topped off with a 105 rear derailleur.

The Team Carbon LTD rolls on Mavic's robust and reliable CXP 22 wheelset shod with Continental Ultra Sport II rubber. Stopping happens courtesy of Tektro's no-frills R539 dual pivot calipers.

Although this looks set to be a popular bike, Boardman have restricted the production number to 2,000, we wouldn't be surprised to see a very similar bike making its way into the company's 2014 lineup, though.

The official claimed weight is 8.8kg (19.4lb) – we'll confirm that on our scales once we get a review together, but for now we're busy getting the miles in.

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Boardman road team carbon ltd: boardman road team carbon ltd

Boardman Road Team Carbon LTD

For more information on Boardman bikes see www.boardmanbikes.com.

Oli Woodman

Senior Writer, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
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