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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:25 am 
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Hello y'all,

Just signed up today so i can browse the forum and get some ideas for making my bikes lighter. As per the title, i have 3 Boardman bikes. I know thats not very adventurous but with the high spec, combined but discounts of up to 30% off RRP (if you are a bit clever) they are very hard to beat for value.

Firstly, my 2012 Team F/S.
This is go-to bike for fun rides with mates, or trip to tougher/unknown terrain. Upgrades so far: Easton haven carbon handlebar, Shimano XT cranks, Hope B/B.
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Next up, my road bike - 2014 Pro Carbon SLR
I had a 2012 Team Carbon last year but was knocked off by a van. The driver, keen to avoid official channels, paid me the retail cost in full, in cash, that night - so within a week with my shoulder healing i treated myself to this and stumped up the extra £100.
Only upgrades so far are changing the tyres to Conti GP4000s, and adding some Ultegra carbon pedals. Future plans would be carbon handlebar.
c. 7.5kg i think
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Finally, my latest purchase - 2014 Pro Carbon Hardtail
Initially was hard work going quick off road without the cushioning of rear suspension, but now have shaved a minute off my PB of the blue route in Swinley, and am loving the bike. Have already swapped the Alu handlebar for an Easton Haven carbon, and am swapping the heavy innertubes for Conti Supersonic items. Future plans would be XT cassette, and swapping the cranks for some FSA Carbon items or equvilent. Maybe even some carbon wheels - how do people rate Halo Vapour rims?
I bought this to have a go at XC racing and will be doing my first race in just over a week at Deepcut, as part of the Gorrick Autumn events. Bit nervous, but as long as im not last i'll be happy!
c.11 kg i think
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Anyway, i live in Bracknell, Berkshire, so im usually in Swinley forest a few times a week or putting in the road miles on a saturday morning...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:53 am 
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:welcome: A nice collection of Boardmans. A pretty well known brand but the bikes are unseen in the states so its really nice to see them here.

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