- Posted by Nigel Wynn
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Boardman Bikes has introduced a new set of models that will appear in shops mid-December, comprising an entry-level road bike and two hybrids all priced under £500.
All three of the new bikes come under Boardman's 'performance series'. The Road Sport bike is priced £499 and comes in as the new base model of the road range, below the existing Race model.
The bike features a triple-butted aluminium frame, alloy forks, Shimano 2300 groupset, Tektro brakes, and Mavic CXP22 rims on Formula hub. It is finished in red.
The two hybrid bikes are very different. The Hybrid Race is priced £429 and features aluminium frame and forks, and Shimano Acrea groupset.
The £499 MX Race is a hybrid of a hybrid, and perhaps could best be described as a mountain bike with road wheels. Although it has 700c wheels, the geometry and spec is more akin to a 29-inch mountain bike and has Suntour NEX suspension forks, SRAM X5 groupset and Avid mechanical disc brakes. All in all, it's a pretty intriguing model.
Boardman Bikes are available in Halfords and selected cycle dealers.
Road Sport £499
MX Race £499
Hybrid Race £429