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Everything you need to know about the new Boardman Bikes 2021 mountain bike and gravel range

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All the things you should know concerning the new Boardman Bikes 2021 mountain bike and gravel vary

Bought in Halfords shops and on-line Boardman Bikes has a wide variety of each mountain and gravel bikes at aggressive costs. 2021 sees each the mountain and the gravel and journey vary get good spec updates. We’re followers of the total suspension mountain bikes, they’re top-scoring in review right here at off-road.cc

When it comes to mountain bikes, Boardman Bikes function a easy system with the title MHT denoting the bikes is a hardtail and MTR that means the bike is full suspensionone. Inside these classes, the bikes come in numerous specs denoted 8.6, 8.8 and eight.9 and within the case of the MTR mannequin, there’s a vary topper 9.0 too.

Costs vary from £1,000 to £2,000 for the total bouncers while the hardtails begin at £650 for the ladies’s mannequin and high out at £1,000. We have examined final yr’s MTR 8.9 and likewise the brand new MHT 8.9, each bike compounding our views that Boardman makes solidly specced mountain bikes which are each enjoyable and quick!

When it comes to gravel and journey bikes, Boardman prefix’s all mannequin utilizing ‘ADV’  the place there are three bikes to select from, the ADV 8.9, the ADV 8.6 and the ADV 8.6 Girls’s. 2021 contains new specs and colourways for each the ladies’s and the boys’s bikes. There are three bikes to select from and all are underneath £1,000, making the model a really aggressive possibility for these trying to dip their toe within the gravel and journey bike pool. Boardman says all these bikes are constructed to sort out something from two paths to bridleways to forest roads and, we suspect, a commute to 2. 

2021 Boardman full suspension mountain bikes

The brand new Boardman 2021 bikes kick issues off with a bang, giving all of the bikes within the vary 29er wheels somewhat than 27.5″. The journey on the rear will get longer too with 145mm of rear squish matched with 140mm or 150mm forks. We actually saw a sneak peek of this new bike while it was within the prototype stage manner again in 2019. 


Geometry has modified throughout the vary too in comparison with 2020, with this new path bike getting a slacker 66 diploma head angle, a steeper efficient seat tube angle at 75.5 levels and longer attain’s throughout all sizes with a big sized bike seeing a prolonged attain of 475mm, albeit with an additionally lengthy 638mm efficient high tube. Chainstays sit at 440mm for all sizes and the seat tube, on a big at the very least is lengthy at 475mm too. There might be three sizes, medium, giant and XL to select from. Lastly, the total suspension girls’s bikes are dropped from the vary in 2021, no unhealthy factor, final years girls’s particular bikes sported similar geometry to the boys’s/unisex bikes anyway.

Boardman additionally provides a brand new MTR 9.0 mannequin to the 4 bike vary. This new vary topper is £2,000, £400 greater than the most costly bike (MTR 8.9) type 2020 however give clients a selection of an entire new set of respectable parts connected to the identical body. Learn on for extra particulars…

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MTR 9.0

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Alongside these geometry updates the flagship bikes will get what we expect is the very best colourway within the vary in addition to X9 alloy body. Upfront the bike will get a Rockshox Pike Choose fork with 150mm of journey, paired with a Rockshox Deluxe Choose+ rear shock. There’s  a Shimano SLX 12 pace drivetrain with 32T chainring giving giant gear vary, plus there are Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes. There are respectable tyres too, a 2.5″ Maxxis Minion DHF EXO TR up entrance with a Minion DHR II on the again, fitted on WTB ST-i30 rims and Shimano hubs that are pretaped for a tubeless setup. The cockpit will get a Boardman personal model 780mm huge bars and a 45mm stem, plus there is a Satori Sorata Professional dropper put up (a comparatively new price range dropper) with 125mm journey on the medium and 150mm on the big and XL bikes with a Fizik Taiga saddle on high. 



MTR 8.9

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Beforehand the vary topper, the 8.9 now nonetheless is available in at £1,600 with the brand new geometry and 29er wheels. This bike and others under it within the vary have the brads X7 alloy which we presume is barely heavier than the X9 on the MTR 9.0. Spec-wise this bike has a Rockshox Gold RL 35 fork with 150mm of journey while the 145mm of rear journey is handled by way of a Deluxe Choose+ shock identical to the MTR 9.0. The drivetrain here’s a SRAM NX Eagle (12 pace) one paired with SRAM Information T 4 piston brakes and an similar cockpit to the pricier bike together with the dropper put up. Tyres used are a Maxxis Minions (DHF entrance and DHR II rear) on Boardman on wheels. 



MTR 8.8

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Subsequent within the vary is the MTR 8.8, seeing a worth hike of £50 to £1,300. The bike is fitted with a Rockshox Recon Silver RL Solo Air fork (150mm journey) with the identical Rockshox Deluxe Choose+ shock. Elsewhere there’s a Shimano Deore 11 pace drivetrain and Shm=imano MT200 brakes. This bike additionally will get a dropper put up and the identical cockpit, wheel and tyre arrange because the MTR 8.9. 



MTR 8.6

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The most cost effective bike within the vary is available in at £1,000 and forgoes 10mm in entrance journey, the Suntour XCR34 LO-R DS Air fork has 140mm journey. There may be an entry stage Rockshock Choose shock and a ten pace 1x drivetrain from Shimano with Tektro HD-M285 brakes. The dropper put up remains to be listed within the spec however not proven within the photographs on Boardman’s web site. Elsewhere the cockpit and wheel arrange is similar because the MTR 8.8. 



2021 Boardman hardtail mountain bikes

The Boardman hardtails use the mannequin title MHT and the identical naming system of numbers with the 8.9 because the vary topper. It is a three-bike vary with two 120mm 29er unisex bikes after which a less expensive girls’s particular bike which will get smaller wheels and is available in smaller sizes too. All have alloy frames and are Increase entrance and rear with through axels too. 

The unisex bikes get somewhat conservative geometry in comparison with their full suspension counterparts with a 441mm attain on the big body and 73.5 diploma efficient seat tube angles alongside a 68 diploma headtube angle – we reckon these are mile munching hardtails somewhat than all our path bikes. 


MHT 8.9

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Now we have reviewed this bike, click here to head over to that test and see simply what we considered the bike! When it comes to specification, the most costly bike will get a 120mm Rockshox Reba RL fork, a SRAM SX Eagle 12 pace drivetrain and SRAM Degree T two-piston brakes. The cockpit is filled with Boardman personal model elements and there are Boardman wheels too that are tubless learn and fitted with Vittoria Barzo TLR 2.0, 2.25″ tyres. 


MHT 8.8

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Utilizing an similar body to the MHT 8.9 the MHT 8.8 will get a 120mm fork too this time a Rockshox Judy Silver one. Once more there’s a SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain however this bike makes use of Shimano M400 brakes. The Boardman cockpit and wheel/tyre arrange is similar because the dearer bikes. 



MHT 8.6 Girls’s

The ladies’s bike makes use of a unique body to the above two bikes with barely completely different geometry by way of a sorter attain and shorter seat tubes too. The body has quick-release axles entrance and rear The bike options 27.5″ wheels on all sizes too. The spec is extra alongside the price range traces as the value dictates. There’s a Suntour Raidon XC LO-R air fork, Shimano Deore 1×10 pace drivetrain. The bike will get narrower bars and a girls’s particular saddle as properly. 



2021 Boardman gravel and journey bikes

main adjustments for 2021 sees the highest ADV 8.9 carbon fork used get a through axle for elevated stiffness and extra exact dealing with over it is 2020 counterpart, plus it is now bolt by on the rear too.

Throughout the vary the ADV bikes get a slacker headangle too, from 71 to 71.5 ° (dimension dependant) and there is extra backside bracket drop in contrast with final yr’s bikes which the model says will encourage extra confines as it can enhance stability off-road. The wheelbase has been lengthened too, including to that stability, plus the model is now utilizing taller headtubes and shorter stems throughout the vary which they are saying retains the dealing with sharp while giving a extra snug place over longer distances. Elsewhere there are mudguard and pannier rack mounting factors plus two units of bottle bosses.



ADV 8.9

Boardman ADV 8.9 Alloy Gravel Bike

The 2021 bike will get a 2×10 Shimano GRX drivetrain with an FSA chainset and hydraulic GRX brakes too. Meaning you profit from a clutch derailleur to forestall chainslap and efficient brakes too. The bike is fitted with 700c Boardman ADV wheels with Components hubs and Schwalbe 38c G-One All Spherical tubeless prepared tyres. Elsewhere there is a bar with 120mm drop and a 6 diploma flare making up an all Boardman cockpit.



ADV 8.6 (males’s and ladies’s)

he entry stage bike will get QR axles and dropouts somewhat than the bolt by of the dearer body and fork however retains all the opposite new options, together with the body itself and a carbon fork, nonetheless benefiting from the geometry updates. 

The bike will get a 2×9 pace drivetrain within the type of Shimano Sora, Tektro mechanical disc brakes and the identical Schwalbe G-One All Spherical 38mm tyres on the identical wheelset. There’s the identical cockpit, with principally Boardman personal model parts. 

Boardman ADV 8.6 Alloy Gravel Bike


The ladies’s bike (under) will get completely different geometry with shorter high tubes and seat tubes dimension for dimension. The scale small girls’s bike can be smaller than any bike in the boys’s vary, giving shorter riders an alternative choice. The women model of the bike is similar worth as the boys’s ADV 8.6 and will get all the identical specs too except for a 70mm stem (somewhat than 80mm) and narrower bars throughout the vary. 

Boardman ADV 8.6 Alloy Gravel Bike womens


ADV 8.9E

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The one e-gravel bike within the vary is the ADV8.9E, a motorbike we reviewed over on our sister site, ebiketips back in 2019. We reckoned this bike was a great high quality e-road bike with a smart spec and a pretty price ticket. The bike is powered by the Fazua Evation drive system giving 250w of energy, 60Nm of torque and a 250wH detachable battery with three modes of help that you would be able to alter utilizing the brand new software program within the Black Pepper replace. When it comes to spec the alloy bike will get a full carbon fork, through axles entrance and rear, a SRAM Apex groupset with hydraulic brakes and Schwalbe G-One Pace tyres. 



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