Boardman MTR 8.9 first ride review
Boardman’s FS range delivered top-value full-suspension trail bikes for years, so its four-bike MTR line-up is big news for bargain hunters. The spec of the 8.9 looks great on paper too, but its lack of a dropper post, sketchy tyres and sticky fork restrict its potential. Best mountain bike: how to choose the right one for you Best women's mountain bikes for 2018 Boardman MTR 8.9 specifications Frame: Hydroformed, smooth-welded 6061 aluminium alloy, 140mm (5.5in) travel Fork: RockShox Revelation RC, 140mm (5.5in travel) Shock: RockShox Deluxe RT Wheels: Boardman tubeless-ready rims on Boost hubs Tyres: Vittoria Morsa TNT 27.5x2.3in Drivetrain: SRAM NX (1x11) Brakes: SRAM Level T, 180/160mm rotors Bar: Boardman, 740mm Stem: Boardman, 45mm Seatpost: Boardman rigid Saddle: fi’zi:k Ponente Weight: 14.24kg (31.39lb), large size without pedals Boardman MTR 8.9 frame With its boxy down tube and humped top tube, this is a wholly new chassis. While the back ...
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