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Boardman ADV 8.9 2021 - Road Bike

Boardman ADV 8.9 2021 - Road Bike

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Product Description

The  Boardman ADV 8.9 might just be the best value for money bike they have ever made, given that it’s essentially 2 bikes for the price of 1. It’s equally at home exploring hidden bridleways and fire roads as it is clocking up miles on potholed commutes or long sportives.

Key features

  • Triple Butted 6061 X7 Aluminium frame for a lightweight ride
  • Carbon fork with huge tyre clearance
  • 2x10 Shimano GRX gravel-specific drivetrain
  • Hydraulic disc brakes give confident and powerful braking
  • Colour: Grey, Orange
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
  • The Boardman ADV 8.9 is available with 0% APR finance

A triple-butted 6061 aluminium frame with hidden welds, and a full carbon fork with tapered steerer, with thru-axles at both ends, make up the heart of the bike. Blending comfort and control without compromising efficiency or sacrificing precise handling – this is an ideal platform to build the perfect all-road bike around.

The ADV takes inspiration from the MTB world with its geometry – trail bikes have become more capable as top tubes have got longer and slacker, and this is passed onto the ADV. We’ve kept the top tubes long and slackened the head angle versus our road bikes, which gives a confidence-inspiring ride on loose surfaces, but without compromising body position for road riding. A slightly taller front end and a shortened stem keep the bars close to hand and sharpen up steering response.

Shimano’s 2x10 speed GRX adventure bike groupset has a wide range of gears with a 48-32 FSA chainset and 11-36 cassette, perfect for steep climbs. The GRX hydraulic brake levers are designed to offer better power braking from the tops and are fitted to a flared handlebar that is wider at the bottom than the top, giving great control when you’re descending on the drops. With 38mm Schwalbe G-One tubeless-ready tyres, there’s plenty of fast-rolling grip available too.

Completing the package are mounts for full-length mudguards and a pannier rack, adding the versatility for commuting, touring or winter road riding on top of the off-road smiles the ADV 8.9 delivers.

Light but strong aluminium frame and tapered carbon fork give great comfort and control on and off-road

10 Speed Shimano GRX groupset is designed specifically for adventure riding with wide gear range and a “clutch” rear mech to limit chain slap

Powerful Shimano Hydraulic disc brakes ensure maximum control in all conditions

Schwalbe G-One All Round 38mm tyres combine off-road grip, low rolling resistance and added comfort – perfect for exploring anywhere

Boardman ADV wheels and Schwalbe tyres are tubeless-ready – easy to upgrade to run without tubes

Mudguard and pannier rack mounts offer additional flexibility

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Triple Butted 6061 X7 Aluminium with hidden welds, 142x12mm Thru Axle
Fork:C7 Carbon with Tapered Steerer - 100x12mm Thru Axle
Headset:FSA Orbit C-40 ACB, 1 1/8” - 1.5” Tapered, Integrated
Stem:Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp
Bars:Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 70mm reach, 120mm drop, 6 degree flare
Front Brake:Shimano GRX Hydraulic - 160mm Shimano RT-56 Rotor
Rear Brake:Shimano GRX Hydraulic - 160mm Shimano RT-56 Rotor
Brake Lever:Shimano GRX Hydraulic
Front Mech:Shimano Tiagra, double, 34.9mm clamp
Rear Mech:Shimano GRX 10 speed
Shifters:GRX hydraulic levers, 2x10
Speed:20
Rims:Boardman ADV Tubeless Ready
Front Hub:Formula RX-512
Rear Hub:Formula RX-142
Front Tyre:Schwalbe G-One Allround TLE Addix, 700x38mm - Tubeless Ready
Rear Tyre:Schwalbe G-One Allround TLE Addix, 700x38mm - Tubeless Ready
Seat Post:Boardman Alloy, 31.6mm
Saddle:Boardman ADV
Chainset:FSA Omega Adventure, Mega Exo, 48/32t
Bottom Bracket:FSA BB-4000, Mega Exo
Chain:KMC X10
Cassette:Shimano HG50, 10 speed, 11-36
Pedals:Wellgo alloy with straps, 9/16” WEIGHT Approx. 10.5kg WHEELSET Boardman ADV Tubeless Ready Formula RX-512 front, RX-142 rear Boardman Asymmetric Adventure Tubeless Ready Rims Schwalbe G-One Allround TLE Addix, 700x38mm - Tubeless Ready
Weight:10.5kg

Boardman ADV 8.9 2021 - Road Bike Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.9
out of 5
4.94
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
4.83
Value For Money
5.00

Customer Reviews (6)

5
I Love It !!
by Anonymous user on 27/10/2020

Chuffed to bits with this bike - I can’t get enough of it !!

Chuffed to bits with this bike - I can’t get enough of it !!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Bordman ADV 8.9
by Anonymous user on 26/10/2020

Firstly the bike. It ticks a lot of boxes. Not the lightest but certainly noth the heaviest. Frame is pretty lively and the ride is good. The components are really well thought out - do everything that's required and they do it well. Which I think makes this a really good bike for the money. As for Tredz - really good communication, delivery and bike had no glitches or growls. Very happy all round.

Firstly the bike. It ticks a lot of boxes. Not the lightest but certainly noth the heaviest. Frame is pretty lively and the ride is good. The components are really well thought out - do everything that's required and they do it well. Which I think makes this a really good bike for the money. As for Tredz - really good communication, delivery and bike had no glitches or growls. Very happy all round.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Time to get fit
by Anonymous user on 21/10/2020

Great build ,prompt service and so easy to order on the site and use Cycle2Work. Delivery as promised when other means of buying a bike could not.

Great build ,prompt service and so easy to order on the site and use Cycle2Work. Delivery as promised when other means of buying a bike could not.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great bike, great service
by Anonymous user on 28/09/2020

had this bike for 2 weeks now and I love it, already ridden 250km, it's so much fun it makes me want to get out and ride as much as possible. Very capable on bridleways, byways, gravel tracks, stable, good handling, brakes are very good, new GRX drivetrain is great. Converting the tyres to tubeless, was a bit of a pain, I used Stan's valves and struggled to get a good seal at the valve, maybe a different valve would work better, the upside is I'm now running the tyres at 40PSI and the ride is much smoother on the bumpy stuff and not noticeably slower when on the tarmac. Service from Tredz was excellent, I wasn't going to be available for the initial delivery (2 days after order) without any fuss, they paused dispatch of the bike and it was delivered a week later, well packaged and pretty much ready to go.

had this bike for 2 weeks now and I love it, already ridden 250km, it's so much fun it makes me want to get out and ride as much as possible. Very capable on bridleways, byways, gravel tracks, stable, good handling, brakes are very good, new GRX drivetrain is great. Converting the tyres to tubeless, was a bit of a pain, I used Stan's valves and struggled to get a good seal at the valve, maybe a different valve would work better, the upside is I'm now running the tyres at 40PSI and the ride is much smoother on the bumpy stuff and not noticeably slower when on the tarmac. Service from Tredz was excellent, I wasn't going to be available for the initial delivery (2 days after order) without any fuss, they paused dispatch of the bike and it was delivered a week later, well packaged and pretty much ready to go.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Excellent value for money!
by Andrew O on 27/08/2020

I am over the moon with the Boardman 8.9 ADV 2021. Delivery was quick, and arrived in perfect condition. The bike is light, but very firm, and the Shimano GRX 400 group set and hydraulic brakes are excellent. It's comfortable and very fast on the Schwalbe G-One tyres. And the paint job is just superb! I cannot wait to put lots of miles on this bike. Highly recommended!

I am over the moon with the Boardman 8.9 ADV 2021. Delivery was quick, and arrived in perfect condition. The bike is light, but very firm, and the Shimano GRX 400 group set and hydraulic brakes are excellent. It's comfortable and very fast on the Schwalbe G-One tyres. And the paint job is just superb! I cannot wait to put lots of miles on this bike. Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Excellent value for money!
by Anonymous user on 27/08/2020

The 2021 Boardman ADV 8.9 is just a joy. I received the bike within a few days of ordering it, and once I'd put it together, I couldn't wait to try it out. I was not disappointed at all. The bike is light, but sturdy, with the Shimano GRX400 group set and hydraulic brakes performing brilliantly from the outset, I'm really very pleased. I cannot wait to put some miles on it, and go places I hadn't been before. And the colour scheme is to die for. Much better than the stock photos! Very highly recommended.

The 2021 Boardman ADV 8.9 is just a joy. I received the bike within a few days of ordering it, and once I'd put it together, I couldn't wait to try it out. I was not disappointed at all. The bike is light, but sturdy, with the Shimano GRX400 group set and hydraulic brakes performing brilliantly from the outset, I'm really very pleased. I cannot wait to put some miles on it, and go places I hadn't been before. And the colour scheme is to die for. Much better than the stock photos! Very highly recommended.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5