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Boardman MTX 8.8 Womens 2019 - Hybrid Sports Bike

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Product Description

The Boardman MTX 8.8 Womens Hybrid Bike is the ideal do-everything bike for those who are looking to take on both smooth roads and light trails. To ensure the weight of the bike is kept to a minimum, the frame is made from lightweight, strong, aluminium which is coupled with Suntour suspension forks (adjustable for different surfaces) making for a high-performance comfortable bike. Well regarded components such as powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and the reliable Shimano Deore gears mean that all aspects of the bike work together to provide a confidence inspiring ride.

Key Features:
  • Frame:  7005 aluminium frame keeps the overall weight low
  • Forks:  Suntour NCX suspension is adjustable to suit your riding style
  • Gears:  20 speed Shimano Deore is smooth and lightweight with a great range for all terrains
  • Brakes:  Shimano hydraulic brakes for powerful and controlled stopping
  • Wheels:  Schwalbe Tyrago's are reliable, grippy and lightweight.

Specification

Frame:7005 Alloy, smooth welded
Fork:63mm front travel - Suntour NCX D Air LO, lockout, air adjust, 700c
Headset:FSA no.10, 1 1/8", semi-integrated, 15mm top cover + 1x10mm and 3x5mm spacers.
Stem:Boardman Alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp. Length: S/M - 70mm, L -90mm
Bars:Boardman Alloy rider bar, 9 degree bend, 15mm rise, 31.8mm clamp. Width: S - 600mm, M/L - 620mm
Front Brake:Shimano M315 hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano 160mm rotor
Rear Brake:Shimano M315 hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano 160mm rotor
Brake Lever:Shimano Hydraulic
Front Mech:Shimano Deore, double, 34.9mm clamp
Rear Mech:Shimano Deore, 10 speed, medium cage
Shifters:Shimano Deore 2x10
Speed:20
Rims:Boardman 700c alloy
Front Hub:Forumla QR hub - 32H
Rear Hub:Forumla QR hub - 32H
Front Tyre:Schwalbe Tyrago, 700x37c, kevlar guard, reflective. Kenda presta tube
Rear Tyre:Schwalbe Tyrago, 700x37c, kevlar guard, reflective. Kenda presta tube
Seat Post:Boardman Alloy, 31.6x350mm
Chainset:FS Vero Pro, 48/32t. Crank length: S - 165mm, M/L - 170mm
Bottom Bracket:FSA cartridge, 68x110.5mm
Chain:KMC X10
Cassette:Shimano Deore, 11-36t. (11-13-15-17-19-21-24-28-32-36)
Pedals:Wellgo alloy, 9/16"
Weight:12.6kg

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MTX Sizing

MTX Sizing & Geometry

See the table below to find the right size Boardman MTX Sizing and Geometry. 

Size

SM

MD

LG

Recommended Height

147-160cm

157 – 170cm

167 – 180cm

TT Top Tube

555

575

590

ST Seat Tube

400

450

480

HT Head Tube

120

130

140

HA Head Angle

70

70.5

70.5

SA Seat Angle

74

73

73

CS Chainstay

450

450

450

FO Fork Offset

40

40

40

BB Bottom Bracket Drop

60

60

60

S Stack

604

615

624

R Reach

382

387

399

Crank Length

165

170

170

Stem Length

70

70

90

Handlebar Width

600

600

620

Seatpost Length

350

350

350

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

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!

Hybrid Sport Bike Guide

 

Hybrid Sport Bike Guide

Is a Hybrid Sports Bike Right for Me?

If you’re new to the cycling world, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our hybrid bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a hybrid sports bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Usage

There are a variety of hybrid sports bikes available. Some will have wider tyres and a suspension fork up front to take the sting out of rough roads and tracks, while others will have narrower tyres and a rigid fork for faster cycling on smoother tarmac.

Usage

Price Bracket

Frame Material

Fork

Pros

Cons

Occasional cycling - on roads and cycle paths

£200 - £400

Plain gauge Aluminium alloy

Rigid steel or basic suspension

An affordable way to get into cycling

Limited gear range. Components are less durable

Regular urban cycling - Commuting, transport and fitness training

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Rigid aluminium alloy or carbon fibre at the higher end

Quick and confident on the road. Lighter weight with durable components.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths

Cycling on mixed terrain - riding on mixed terrain from bumpy gravel tracks to smooth roads

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Suspension fork with lockout

Cycle on a wide range of terrain. Durable components

Slower on the road compared to a bike with a rigid fork

Next level cycling - For the real enthusiast

£1,000 - £1,800

Highest quality aluminium alloy or carbon fibre

Rigid carbon fibre or premium suspension fork with remote lockout

Improved performance on specific terrain types. Slick component action

More expensive. Dedicated road or mountain bikes may perform better

Usage

Price / Frame / Fork

Pros / Cons

Occasional cycling - on roads and cycle paths

£200 - £400

Plain gauge Aluminium alloy

Rigid steel or basic suspension

An affordable way to get into cycling

Limited gear range. Components are less durable

Regular urban cycling - Commuting, transport and fitness training

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Rigid aluminium alloy or carbon fibre at the higher end

Quick and confident on the road. Lighter weight with durable components.

Range limited to tarmac roads and cycle paths

Cycling on mixed terrain - riding on mixed terrain from bumpy gravel tracks to smooth roads

£400 - £1,000

Butted aluminium alloy

Suspension fork with lockout

Cycle on a wide range of terrain. Durable components

Slower on the road compared to a bike with a rigid fork

Next level cycling - For the real enthusiast

£1,000 - £1,800

Highest quality aluminium alloy or carbon fibre

Rigid carbon fibre or premium suspension fork with remote lockout

Improved performance on specific terrain types. Slick component action

More expensive. Dedicated road or mountain bikes may perform better


Frame Material

Most hybrid sports bike frames are made from lightweight aluminium alloy or carbon fibre composite on some high-end bikes.

Aluminium

Aluminium alloy frames are strong and lightweight, especially compared to the steel frames on cheap supermarket bikes. Entry level hybrids have frames built from plain gauge aluminium while higher end bikes will feature ‘butted’ and/or formed frames which are significantly lighter and just as strong.

Carbon Fibre

Carbon fibre composite frames are even lighter than aluminium. These frames also offer a smoother ride thanks to the vibration absorbing properties of carbon fibre.


Fork

Hybrid sports bikes come in two basic flavours for riding different terrain. Road hybrid bikes are intended for riding on tarmac roads and cycle paths so will have a rigid fork. Mixed terrain hybrids feature a suspension fork for smoother riding on rough gravel tracks and forest paths as well as roads.

Rigid Forks

Rigid forks on hybrid bikes are usually made from aluminium alloy although you will find heavier steel forks on entry level models. Some high-end hybrids will have a carbon fork for a lighter, smoother ride.

Suspension Forks

Suspension forks are found on mixed terrain hybrids to help soak up the bumps on rough roads and gravel cycle paths. Suspension travel is usually just over 60mm, which is plenty for smoothing the bumps on rough roads. At the entry level, you will find coil springs with minimal adjustment. As you move up through the price points you will find lighter air springs and lockouts for more efficient cycling on smooth surfaces.


Components

What gearing options are there?

Most hybrid sports bikes offer a wide range of gears for taking on a variety of terrain. It’s not all about the number of gears though. This is because fewer gears on the front, combined with a wide range rear cassette are much easier to use, but still give you the same wide range of gears. As you go up the price points shifting gets easier with more cogs on the rear cassette and fewer front chainrings.

Hub gears are another option and offer a good spread of gears that require less maintenance to keep them running sweetly, especially when combined with a belt drive.

Entry Level Hybrid Bikes

Entry level hybrid bikes will have a triple chainset with a seven or eight speed cassette.

Mid-level Hybrid Bikes

Mid-level hybrid bikes will have either a double or triple chainset with a nine or ten-speed cassette. You will also find eight-speed hub gears at this level.

High-end Hybrid Bikes

High-end hybrid bikes with a rigid fork will often feature a compact double road bike chainset combined with a nine, ten or eleven speed cassette. Some suspension fork hybrid bikrd will have a single front chainring combined with a very wide range ten or eleven-speed cassette. Eleven-speed hub gears are also popular at this level.

Which are the best brakes?

There are three types of brakes found on most hybrid sports bikes

Rim Brakes

Rim brakes are powerful in the dry but are significantly less powerful in the wet.

Mechanical Disc Brakes

Mechanical disc brakes are powerful in all weather conditions. This makes disc brakes ideal for winter cycling as well as off-roading.

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes are the most powerful in all weather conditions, and also offer the best braking precision.

Can I fit mudguards and racks?

Hybrid sports bike are practical machines, so you will often find models that come with mudguards and luggage racks ready fitted. All hybrid bikes are compatible with racks and mudguards, however, so you can always add them later if you wish.


Wheels & Tyres

Most hybrid bikes run on 700c road bike wheels as these roll most efficiently on the smooth surfaces. Occasionally you will find 27.5” (650b) or 29” mountain bike wheels on hybrids as these allow you to run higher volume tyres for a smoother ride on rough terrain.

Hybrid bike tyres are wider than road bike tyres, to give you more cushioning and grip, but not as wide as mountain bike tyres, so you can still ride efficiently on the road. Rigid fork hybrids have tyres with a low-profile tread pattern that is designed for all-weather cycling on tarmac. Suspension fork hybrids tend to have slightly wider tyres with a more aggressive tread pattern. These give you a little more grip on loose surfaces without slowing you down too much on the road.

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