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Boardman ADV 9.0 2021 - Road Bike

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The ADV 9.0 Carbon is designed to shine on the UK's network of bridleways, fire roads and towpaths, not to mention those pothole-ridden lanes. The all-new 9.0 strikes a delicate balance between its weight, handling and comfort, encouraging you to go faster and further on and off-road.

Frameset
At the heart of the bike is our all new C10 Carbon frame - light and efficient at 990g, but with geometry and features to make off-road or rough-road riding fun and confidence inspiring. A contoured seat tube and bow-curved seat stays add compliance, absorbing impacts and reducing fatiguing vibration. Stable handling comes from slack head angles and a low 73mm bottom bracket drop, but short stems across the size range offer agility and responsive steering. Long top tubes still allow an efficient position for fast rides too. With clearance for 42mm 700c tyres, hidden mudguard mounts and multiple mounting points for bottles and accessories inside the front triangle as well as under the down tube and top tube, there's scope to customise the ADV 9.0 for however you want to ride it and for whatever you want to take with you.

Specification:
A new addition to Shimano's component family, but already making waves for its quality and versatility the GRX gravel-specific groupset takes care of the ADV 9.0's shifting and stopping. ST-RX600 shifters deliver smooth gear changes combined with RX810 front and rear derailleurs. A 46 x 30 tooth RX600 chainset pairs with an 11-32 tooth cassette to offer a broad range of gears for off-road riding with a high enough top end for faster road efforts and descents. Running a 2X gear set, instead of a 1X system offers riders a larger gear range and smaller steps between gears, making it the more versatile option for mixed-surface riding. Shimano's GRX front derailleur is designed to handle muddy conditions and is spaced further out from the frame offering plenty of tyre and mud clearance. RX400 hydraulic disc brakes have plenty of easily controlled power on tap.

Tyre choice is critical when it comes to mixed-terrain riding, too aggressive and you'll struggle on the road, not aggressive enough, and you could find yourself the wrong side up when the terrain gets tricky. For that reason, the ADV 9.0 comes with Panaracer's 38mm GravelKing SK tyres. A closely packed centre tread rolls fast on harder surfaces, while the blocky, more widely spaced edge knobs give plenty of bite for cornering on looser, muddier surfaces. A supple, 120tpi tubeless-ready casing enhances grip and comfort. Wheels are a custom-built Boardman ADV set up, with through-axle hubs laced with 28 Sapim Race spokes to 20mm internal width alloy rims. They come taped for tubeless and with valves supplied; it's just a case of adding sealant to reap all the benefits of ditching inner tubes!

A Prologo Akero AGX saddle is a comfortable, lightweight perch designed for rough riding. The Boardman ADV handlebars have a 6-degree flare to the drops, offering a wider stance for better control when descending off-road and a bit of extra space if you wanted to fit a bar bag.

Key Features:

  • C10 Carbon 990-gram Frame & 420-gram Fork
  • Shimano GRX 2x11 RX600 / RX810 groupset with
  • 11-32 tooth cassette and 46-30 tooth chainset gives a wide range for on and off-road applications
  • Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotor front and rear
  • Boardman ADV wheelset – pre-taped and supplied with valves, just add sealant
  • 700c x 38mm Panaracer GravelKing SK tyres, tubeless-ready, 120 TPI
  • 6-degree flare handlebar offers better control when descending on the drops

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

Specification

Frame:Boardman ADV - C10 Carbon 142x12mm Thru Axle
Fork:C10 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 RX400 Hydraulic - 160mm Shimano RT-30 Rotor
Rear Brake:Shimano GRX RX400 Hydraulic - 160mm Shimano RT-30 Rotor
Front Mech:Shimano GRX RX810
Rear Mech:Shimano GRX RD-RX810 II SPD
Shifters:Shimano GRX RX600 2x11
Speed:22
Rims:Boardman Asymmetric Adventure Tubeless Ready Rims
Front Hub:Formula RX-512
Rear Hub:Formula RX-142
Front Tyre:Panaracer Gravel King SK, 700x38mm - Tubeless Ready
Rear Tyre:Panaracer Gravel King SK, 700x38mm - Tubeless Ready
Seat Post:Boardman Alloy, 27.2mm
Saddle:Prologo Akero AGX
Chainset:Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30 T
Bottom Bracket:FSA BB386 Press Fit with 24mm Shimano adapter
Chain:KMC X11
Cassette:Shimano CS-R7000 speed, 11-32 T
Pedals:Wellgo alloy with straps, 9/16”
Weight:9.2kg

ADV Sizing & Geometry

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Boardman ADV 2021 Sizing

 

Size

Height (cm)

Height (inches)

Inside Leg (cm)

S

170 – 179

5’7 – 5’10

74 - 82

M

177 – 183

5’9 – 6’0

78 - 85

L

181 – 189

5’11 – 6’2

82 - 89

XL

187 - 195

6’1 – 6’5

86 - 94


Boardman ADV Geometry 

 

Size

S

M

L

XL

Stack

554

573

596

608

Reach

376

385

393

399

Seat tube

515

530

555

575

Top tube

535

555

570

585

Head tube

130

150

170

185

Head angle

71

71

71.5

71.5

Seat angle

74

73.5

73

73

Chainstay

430

430

430

430

Fork offset

50

50

50

50

BB drop

70

70

70

70

Crank length

170

170

172.5

175

Stem length

80

80

90

100

Handlebar width

420

440

440

460

What size frame do I need if I am between sizes? - read here 

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Gravel Bike Guide

Gravel Bike Guide

What is a Gravel bike?

Gravel bikes, sometimes called adventure bikes, sit somewhere on a sliding scale from what is essentially a drop-bar mountain bike, to something that looks like a traditional road or cyclocross bike.

Comfort based geometry – Most gravel and adventure bikes prioritise rider comfort over outright speed.

Long wheelbase - Continuing the frame design thread, gravel and adventure bikes tend to have a long wheelbase. Increasing this distance helps spread rider weight, increasing stability.

Low bottom bracket – A low bottom bracket (BB) another common gravel bike feature designed to increase the stability of a gravel bike, helping the bike feel more planted.

Generous tyre clearance – Large tyre clearance is yet another concession gravel bike designers pay to ride comfort and stability. Most models come shod with 32mm tyres but with room for much, much wider rubber.

Disc brakes – Drawn by disc brakes' increased stopping power, easier modulation and reduced maintenance it’s no surprise to see bike brands use them on gravel bikes.

As with most bike types, gravel models tend to be unisex. By switching out contact points, or simply adjusting them, it's fairly easy to cater for riders of different shapes. That said, some brands do offer specific women's gravel bikes.


Gravel bikes vs mountain bikes or road bikes: why choose a gravel bike?

Want to throw the in the odd bridleway on your favourite road loop? Don’t fancy going mountain biking, but like the idea of escaping road traffic? Dream of hopping on train for a weekend’s bikepacking? Love road and mountain, but only room for one bike at home? Hanker after a bike that can get you to work quickly Monday to Friday, before enjoying some off-road action at the weekend? Gravel bikes fit each of these scenarios and more!

Gravel bikes are perfectly suited to touring and bikepacking, most have mounts for full-length mudguards, racks and multiple bottle cages. They are incredibly versatile bikes made from either steel, aluminium, titanium or carbon, fitted with slick narrow tyres they will not hold you back on the road, and with knobbly tyres they will not fail to make you grin on the trails, often compared to riding rigid MTB’s back in the day the ride feel is exhilarating and fun, though high end Gravel bikes are thoroughly modern with 1x drive trains, carbon fibre and hydraulic disc brakes, Gravel bikes are now a class of their own.

 

Are there different types of Gravel bikes?

Catering for different types of cycling, Gravel bikes have diversified into two types;

 
road race bikes

Aggressive Gravel bikes

Some Gravel bikes have a lower and more aggressive riding position, similar to a cyclocross bike but with even wider tyres and luggage/mudguard compatibility, these bikes make the perfect “one bike” as with a set of slick/narrow tyres they are perfect for a sportive and casual road events.

aero race bikes

Relaxed Gravel bikes

With a more comfortable geometry giving a more upright position this style of gravel bike is better suited to touring and bikepacking. The taller riding position makes it easier to handle off-road. What they lack in flat out speed they make up for in comfort on the long-distance days.


What type of Gravel bike should I buy?

If you are coming from an MTB background a more relaxed and comfortable Gravel bike might suit you best, as you might aspire to ride rough terrain and see how far away from the smooth road you can get. A serious road rider might prefer a more aggressive Gravel bike that has a familiar geometry to a standard road bike. As ever it depends on the type of riding you intend to do.

 
fitness cycling on a road bike

Fitness training, commuting, All-road

Aggressive gravel bikes are very versatile, they make the perfect fast commuters with their capability to take racks and full-length mudguards, some road racers will find they make the perfect winter training bikes, while others will find them the perfect one bike for commuting, training and once fitted with slick tyres will perform in any tarmac event admirably.

long distance cycling on a road bike

Long distance, Off-road, adventure

Relaxed gravel adventure bikes were made for this exact purpose, the comfortable geometry lending themselves perfectly to big multi-day trips carrying luggage. Wide tyres with large volume add comfort and speed off the tarmac, we are constantly surprised by what these bikes can handle, hydraulic brakes give powerful stopping power even on the hoods, wide range cassettes can tame the steepest gradients.

 

What should I look for when buying a Gravel bike?

Frame and fork

Suspension – A gravel bike with suspension? Are you sure? Yes! Suspension is one of several attributes used to distinguish certain gravel bikes from one another. Most designs involve the use of shock absorbing materials or elastomers in the frame to soak up the bumps, with more extreme models running a front suspension fork, albeit with less travel than a traditional mountain bike.

Dropper post – Dropper post on a gravel bike? Again – are you sure? Yes, yes we are! As off-road descents get steeper and more technical, the more a rider needs to shift their weight over the rear wheel and lower to the ground. A dropper post scoots the saddle out of the way enabling the rider to tackle the descent with confidence. Whilst they’re not a common feature of gravel bikes today, we can certainly see them becoming more popular in future!

Frame mounts – Gravel and adventure bikes are the perfect partner for bikepacking trips. If you’re buying something to go on this kind of trip it’s a good idea to take stock of your chosen model’s frame mounts. Three bottle cage mounts are perhaps the bare minimum for water carrying requirements. And if you’re going to be using an extra-large frame bag which covers the traditional bottle cages, look for a bike whose forks include mounts too!

 


Gears

Chainset – If running 2x or 3x gravel bikes will often have compact or smaller chainrings as top speeds will not be that of standard road bikes, but steep climbs sometimes laden with luggage will require easier gearing. Mid to high-end gravel bikes borrow from MTB technology and use reliable, light and efficient 1x set ups. With no front derailleur and a large wide range cassette, a climb taming ratio is available without sacrificing too much top end speed, but the ease of use, reliability and weight saving is invaluable.

Cassettes – Bikes with a 2 or 3x chainset will often still have a larger cassette than a road bike to still give a wide gear range. 1x gravel bikes will usually have at least a 40 tooth cassette though now 42 and even more teeth are common on high-end gravel bikes.

 

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel sizes – Gravel bikes roll on one of two wheel sizes. Most use standard 700c road wheels, with some using the 650b (27.5”) standard. Teaming a 650b wheel with 47mm tyre is the equivalent of running a 700c wheel with 30mm tyre but with the added benefit of an increase in contact with the ground. Some gravel bikes are compatible with both wheel standards, enabling you to pop a pair of 700c’s in for a swashbuckling road ride, before substituting in the 650b’s for a rough and tumble hack.

Thru axles – The majority of gravel bikes uses thru axles. Stronger and less prone to flex over rough terrain than quick release skewers, they’re also less likely to accidentally come loose whilst riding. A rough standard has been set, with most models using 12x142 rear and 15x100 front.

Tubeless – A tubeless setup promises an increase in puncture protection and an ability to run lower air pressures as well as a faster ride thanks to lower rolling resistance. If running tubeless is important to you, be sure to choose a gravel bike with tubeless compatible wheels and tyres.

Gravel bike disc brakes
 

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