Boardman Road Sport
Cycling Plus|March 2018

£500 › Do sharp looks mean sharp performance from Boardman?

Boardman is often regarded as the benchmark of bargain price performance for good reason. There’s a lot to like about the Road Sport in cosmetic and componentry terms , but ride quality was surprisingly unforgiving compared to previous X7 alloy bikes we’ve tested from the brand.

Kit is good for the money, starting with the latest Shimano Claris gear shifters. The tops of the levers are also totally covered like posh shifters rather than having a beginner friendly gear indicator window so the whole setup looks more pro.

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