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Been ooing & erring...
"Jay Dubster" Wrote:Glad I'm not the only one Suzz Smile
Only downside with the Boardman carbon is it's weight. THe claimed 8.7Kg is chunky, but I think it's nearer 10 (with pedals) tbh.

Apparently these wheels are 2.3Kg complete, so light'ish hoops & swapping Tiagra bits for 105/Ultegra would lose almost a kilo.
For the moment though, it's perfectly fine as is, aside from that white bar tape of course :X

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2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
The wheels on my £550 Boardman ali (rrp £850+) are about 2.1kg (no tyres or tubes), funny as my heavy duty 29er mtb wheels are 1.77kg...... but then it was cheap so can't complain and for £140 or so via superstar etc you could take a pound off, I was going to do this but only ridden it once this year as road bikes are awful on the road and it mucked my injuries up again so will be for sale soon when I can be bothered to clean it
Wiggle have some Fulcrum ones, with tyres and tubes for £122 around the 1700g mark
2010 Canyon Aeroad 9.0 SL
2014 Specialized Epic Marathon
My HT is lighter than my roadie (I think) - get out there & ride it you tart!

PS - the white bar tape will be black 5 mins after your first puncture, so wait till it's fubarred before you change it Wink
Thanks for your words of encouragement Tinc Big Grin
I won't replace anything (not even the bar tape) just yet, but will keep an eye out for any better bits n bobs bargains, and upgrade as & when.
As it is right now, the roadie's going great, gonna ride the 28 miles to work on Friday to see how that goes.

Things I actually need to replace are on me; new lid as am still on my 8 year old one, inner foam pads are knackered & it's no longer very comfy.
Also need a pair of padded mitts as only have my long finger MTB gloves with minimal padding. They're fine on hardtail with suspension, but harsh on a rigid roadie.

Both pretty cheap to replace with better kit too.
5 months in and the Boardman's given me no hassle at all.
Having compared wage slips before & after the new bike was deducted, I'm £56/month worse off which is £672 all in.
That's about a 33% saving, which still makes Cycle2Work worth doing in my books.

I've not swapped tyres, wheels or anything else on the bike so far, have tweaked the gears to a point where they work pretty smoothly, and have padded mitts to ease the harsh ride.

Just need time to get out n ride more really, scuppered myself signing up to too many hours on call, but that's a lesson learnt.

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