Boardman Pro Carbon review

Boardman Pro Carbon
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Boardman Pro Carbon is a lot of bike for your cash, and stands head and shoulders above the rest. It’s the lightest by a mile, thanks in part to its top-end spec, and we struggled to find much to complain about with its performance. If we were to nit-pick then it could do with a smidgin more comfort. The 170mm crank issue was a quick fix, so not a real problem.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightest on test at just under 16lb

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    SRAM Force groupset

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    Ritchey WCS finishing kit

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    Stiff and fast-riding

Reasons to avoid
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    170mm cranks are a strange choice

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The Boardman Pro Carbon at a whisker under 16lb is the lightest on test by a long chalk.

With its T800 unidirectional carbon monocoque it was no surprise that the Boardman had a 'racy' feel. Its handling was likened by more than one rider to Scott’s CR1, which is certainly a compliment given the success of the CR1, which was a benchmark carbon frame.

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