New Boardman Bikes 2021 full suspension mountain bike vary launched on-line
While it is typically laborious to pay money for any new mountain bikes for the time being, we suspect the discharge of latest 2021 Boardman full suspension path bikes might be met with a lot anticipation. The model change issues up with progressive geometry and 29er wheels this yr.
Boardman kick issues off with a bang, giving all of the bikes within the vary 29er wheels reasonably 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 approach 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 no less than is lengthy at 475mm too. There might be three sizes, medium, massive and XL to select from.
Lastly, the complete suspension girls’s bikes are dropped from the complete suspension vary in 2021, no unhealthy factor, final years girls’s particular bikes sported equivalent geometry to the boys’s/unisex bikes anyway with simply factor like handlebar width and saddles altered.
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 prospects a alternative of a complete new set of first rate elements connected to the identical body. Learn on for extra particulars…
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 massive gear vary, plus there are Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes. There are first rate 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 submit (a comparatively new funds dropper) with 125mm journey on the medium and 150mm on the massive and XL bikes with a Fizik Taiga saddle on high.
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 through a Deluxe Choose+ shock similar 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 equivalent cockpit to the pricier bike together with the dropper submit. Tyres used are a Maxxis Minions (DHF entrance and DHR II rear) on Boardman on wheels.
Subsequent within the vary is the MTR 8.8, seeing a value 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 submit and the identical cockpit, wheel and tyre arrange because the MTR 8.9.
The most affordable 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 degree Rockshock Choose shock and a ten pace 1x drivetrain from Shimano with Tektro HD-M285 brakes. The dropper submit continues to be listed within the spec however not proven within the pictures on Boardman’s web site. Elsewhere the cockpit and wheel arrange are the identical because the MTR 8.8. The shorter fork is prone to have an effect on the geometry of the bike, giving it a steeper head angle, the geometry chart on the Boardman web site would not present this however we’ll attempt to discover out the knowledge and get again to you.
If you wish to know extra in regards to the full vary of Boardman Bikes, each gravel bikes, hardtails and full suspension bikes, hit this hyperlink – www.off.road.cc – and head over to our vary overview of the 2021 line up.
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