Boardman Road Team - Frame only possible?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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HeluvaSkier
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by HeluvaSkier

I've been looking at this bike online for awhile, and it looks like a really great aluminum frame [smooth welds, tapered steerer, BB30]. I'd love to build one up, but I'm really only interested in the frame and fork. They are inexpensive enough that I could buy one, and part it out, but it seems like a lot of hassle. If anyone knows where I can get one [in the US or shipped to the US], that would be great.

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spoke n words
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by spoke n words

I happen to know of one. PM sent.

wolfesquire
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by wolfesquire

Have you looked into the new Specialized Allez? Its tapered and BB30 for $2,100 and thats a complete bike.

HeluvaSkier
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by HeluvaSkier

Definitely considered the Allez. Don't need a complete bike though. Like the Boardman because it will be something more unique here in the states.

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by Zigmeister

Maybe..

Contact wiggle, they sell to the US.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/boardman/?utm_s ... ontent=usa


Also, Echelon was approved to sell me an AiR 9.8 frameset.

The ohter frames aren't listed for sale, like the Team aluminum version..don't see why they wouldn't though.

http://www.echelon-cycles.co.uk/boardman.html

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by TerribleCadence

Felt f85 or F75.

Boardmans don't exactly have a great reputation over here. Mainly due to who they are exclusively sold through 'halfords' better known as 'hellfrauds'. No one would go there to spend big money on a bike. The majority of boardmans ridden in the UK are bikes bought on the cycle to work scheme (government cycling/tax incentive, limits riders to a £999 bike)

So maybe its just that most boardmans are ridden by first time roadies that think their £999 bike is gods gift to earth, and they can't understand why I didn't by 5 instead of getting my bike. Can you tell that I happen to run into these boardman owners alot?
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by Boardman

Boardmans don't exactly have a great reputation over here. Mainly due to who they are exclusively sold through 'halfords' better known as 'hellfrauds'. No one would go there to spend big money on a bike.


Ask yourself this. If Boardmans were sold through LBS's would they still have the bad reputation? I certainly don't think so.

The majority of boardmans ridden in the UK are bikes bought on the cycle to work scheme (government cycling/tax incentive, limits riders to a £999 bike)


This is exactly how I bought mine. The 40% tax saving was good enough for me, and having half a brain cell I can work on the bike myself rather than taking it to a shop. Does this mean that I haven't purchased a proper road bike? Maybe I should spend £5k on a Specialized or Cannondale or summat so I can ride around looking down my nose at other roadies on 'lesser bikes' :roll:

So maybe its just that most boardmans are ridden by first time roadies that think their £999 bike is gods gift to earth, and they can't understand why I didn't by 5 instead of getting my bike. Can you tell that I happen to run into these boardman owners alot?


I've ridden plently of more expensive bikes, and am more than happy with my Boardman Team Carbon (I'm not a first time roadie) thankyou very much. I love coming across people like you riding really expensive bikes with all the bling, and then dropping them :mrgreen: whilst riding my Boardman peace of crap.

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by 5 8 5

I think Boardmans have a good rep. It's Halfords that have the bad rep. A couple of lads in my club have got them and they're decent machines.

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