Which Adventure Bike - for mostly on road ?

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Which Adventure Bike - for mostly on road ?

Postby gazza2 » 2 Aug 2019, 12:40pm

Hi I ride fatbikes and have one of them with drop bars and 2x when I ride with a group of road bikers but am going to buy a bike dedicated to ride with them. I want a robust bike, I see potholes at the last minute !! I like the two below which seem similar just wanted some views on which one of them. I do like the extra brakes on the Calibre dark peak one.

Calibre Dark Peak
https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15919182/c ... e-15919182
Boardman ADV 8.8
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/ ... nture-bike

Both classed as adventure bike but will be on the road mostly although only riding 30 miles ish one a week.

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Re: Which Adventure Bike - for mostly on road ?

Postby mattsccm » 2 Aug 2019, 2:04pm

Of the two the Boardman. a) Its regarded as a decent brand if you resell whereas the other is seen as a cheapy. b) Better brakes on the Boardman. The Lyras on the Calibre are horrible.
However there are plenty out there of a similar ilk. Planet X for example do a bunch and pick the right time (they are always changing offers) and you can get a bargain.cs.
If it's really mostly road don't get hng up on tyre size etc.
Finally have a look if you can and compare all spe

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Re: Which Adventure Bike - for mostly on road ?

Postby Jamesh » 2 Aug 2019, 2:28pm

Also consider a vodoo massara also from Halfords strongly built and good value. Probably not as good a ride as the boardman tbh but tough as old boots frame wise.

Cheers James