Boardman are to introduce a range of women-specific fi (female informed) bikes which include a carbon road model, 100mm travel hardtail mountain bike and a flat bar commuter.
Available from Halfords in May 2010, the Boardman fi frames use women’s specific geometry and use “cutting edge materials and components [to give] you a bike which feels natural to ride, is comfortable and offers excellent performance at every level,” according to Chris Boardman MBE.
Without further ado, let’s have closer look at each bike:
Costing £999.99, the Boardman fi Road Team Carbon model uses a carbon frame and fork, SRAM Rival 20 speed shifting, Tektro R580 brakes, Ritchey Pro rims, Ritchey seatpost and stem and Continental Ultrasport tyres.
The Road Comp bike uses a double-butted aluminium frame with carbon fork, a mix of Shimano Tiagra and Shimano 105 for shifting, Truvativ Elita compact chainset and Tektro R570 brakes. Ritchey finishing kit adds the final touches for a bike that will set you back an attractive-looking £699.99.
Boardman’s fi MTB Comp hardtail mountain bike has a double butted aluminium frame, RockShox Recon SL Air, 100mm travel forks with adjustable rebound damping and lockout, a mix of SRAM X5 and SRAM X7 for shifting with a Truvativ Firex 3.1 chainset and Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic disc brakes. Ritchey rims, seatpost, handlebar and stem are used too on this £699.99 off-road machine.
One for the inner-city, the aluminium-framed Hybrid Comp costs £499.99 and has an aluminium fork, SRAM X5 shifting, Truvativ Touro chainset, Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes and Maxxis Detonator tyres.
As ever, keep an eye on BikeRadar.com for full reviews of the Boardman fi range. Until then, let us know your thoughts on the new bikes in the comments section below.