Boardman ADV 8.6

Boardman ADV 8.6

  • Smooth welded aluminium frame and tapered carbon fork
  • 9 Speed Shimano Sora gears with an “adventure compact” 48/32 chainset and 11-34 cassette
  • Tektro MD-C511 disc brakes offer powerful, consistent braking control
  • Schwalbe G-One All Round Tubeless Ready 38mm tyres
  • Mudguard and pannier rack mounts offer additional flexibility

Our Verdict: The Boardman ADV 8.6 is a versatile adventure bike that offers smooth comfort and control both on and off-road. With its high-quality components, powerful brakes, and tubeless-ready tires, it guarantees a fun and enjoyable ride in any terrain.

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Seeking adventure on paths less traveled? The Boardman ADV 8.6 is your passport to exploring the freedom of the open road, wherever your escapades may lead. Engineered for versatility across diverse landscapes, this rugged bike delivers stability, comfort and control for memorable rides near and far.

Built for Stability Across Variable Terrain

The foundation of the ADV 8.6 is a robust triple-butted aluminium frame and carbon tapered fork. This combination soaks up vibrations and provides precise handling whether you're grinding gravel climbs or shredding singletrack descents.

9-speed Shimano Sora gearing with a wide-range 48/32 crankset powers you up any incline, while Tektro hydraulic disc brakes ensure confident stopping power in loose terrain. 38mm Schwalbe tyres add cushioning and grip for traversing trails in comfort and control.

Experience Adventure in Any Condition

Rain or shine, solo rides or bikepacking missions - the ADV 8.6 delivers versatility for every adventure. Its reliable frame and components give you the freedom to explore wherever inspiration strikes, without limitations.

Sturdy enough for off-road challenges yet smooth and efficient on pavement, this bike brings comfort to long days in the saddle. Power up steep pitches, carve corners and push your limits with complete confidence in its stability and braking performance.

Your Next Ride Awaits

With its dependable performance across variable terrain, the ADV 8.6 inspires you to seek out new routes and embrace adventures wherever the path leads. Discover the freedom of backroads, gravel, trails and beyond. This exceptionally versatile bike makes every ride a journey to remember.

Technical Specifications of the ADV 8.6

Frame: Triple Butted 6061 X7 Aluminium with hidden welds

Fork: C7 Carbon with Tapered Steerer

Headset: FSA Orbit C-40 ACB, 1 1/8” - 1.5” Tapered, Integrated

Bottom Bracket: FSA cartridge 68x110.5mm

Cranks: FSA Velo Pro, 48/32t

Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora, double, 34.9mm clamp

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora, 9 speed, medium cage

Shifter: Shimano Sora, 2x9

Front Brake: Tektro MD-C510 flat mount, 160mm rotor front and rear

Cassette: Shimano HG400, 9 speed, 11-34

Chain: KMC Z9

Saddle: Boardman ADV

Seat Post: Boardman Alloy, 31.6mm

Stem: Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp

Handlebar: Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 70mm reach, 120mm drop

Handlebar Tape: Boardman Soft-grip

Pedals: Wellgo alloy with straps, 9/16”

Weight: Approx. 10.5kg

Wheelset: Boardman ADV Tubeless Ready

Hubs: Formula CX-20 front, CX-22 rear

Rims: Boardman Asymmetric Adventure Tubeless Ready Rims

Tyre: Schwalbe G-One Allround TLE - Addix, 700x38mm - Tubeless Ready



Tough, comfortable, and with great control, the ADV 8.6 is a perfect all-rounder for commuting, fitness, and gravel riding. It covers a lot of bases and delivers bags of fun. 

The ADV 8.6 is the less expensive sibling of the Boardman ADV 8.9, but it still offers great fun and an enjoyable ride. It strikes a balance between road and off-road riding, making it a versatile bike for all types of adventures. 

With good comfort and great fun over a variety of riding surfaces, the ADV 8.6 receives a 4/5 rating. It's a bike that excels in different terrains and brings joy to riders. 

Overall, the Boardman ADV 8.6 combines performance, versatility, and comfort to provide an exceptional riding experience in any terrain. Its design and technology ensure control and stability, allowing riders to push their limits and explore new horizons. With a detailed technical specification and a size guide available, you can confidently choose the right fit for your adventure. Don't miss out on the chance to experience the thrill of the ADV 8.6 - a bike that delivers on its promises and leaves riders craving more.