Boardman CXR 8.9

Boardman CXR 8.9

Key Features:

  • Durable aluminium CXR frame
  • Full carbon fork for improved handling
  • Sram Apex 1x11 gearing system
  • Sram Apex hydraulic disc brakes
  • Lightweight tubeless compatible Boardman rims

Our Verdict: The Boardman CXR 8.9 is a high-performance cyclocross bike with a durable frame, precise handling, and reliable braking system, making it perfect for tackling muddy courses and challenging corners.

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If you live for the thrill of racing 'cross, the CXR 8.9 delivers elite performance to help you find the podium. Equipped with race-ready features across the board, this cyclocross bike provides the perfect blend of speed, handling and control so you can ride with confidence in any conditions.

Built for Agility and All-Out Speed

At the core of the CXR 8.9 is a lightweight yet durable alloy frame honed for snap acceleration and tight cornering on twisting courses. The full carbon fork provides precision steering input to rail berms and technical sections.

SRAM's 1x11 Apex drivetrain offers reliable shifting across mud-caked cassette gears, while the hydraulic disc brakes deliver superior modulation to scrub speed entering sketchy off-camber turns.

Clement PDX tyres mounted to tubeless-ready rims generate traction in sandy corners without compromising speed on fast straightaways. Every detail is fine-tuned for racing glory in the muddiest 'cross races.

Experience the Thrill of Competitive Racing

The CXR 8.9 gives you the tools to find your limit and push past it. The responsive frame surges forward when you stomp on the pedals and carves turns with precision. Hydraulic disc brakes ensure you can ride with confidence no matter how hairy the course conditions get.

This bike brings out your competitive edge lap after lap. Power up punchy run-ups, gap tricky barriers and sprint out of corners. With race-ready capability across the board, the CXR 8.9 inspires your best performance when it matters most.

Claim Your Place on the Podium

Whether you're a seasoned racer or new to pinning a number on your jersey, the CXR 8.9 delivers elite-level performance to help you conquer your next cyclocross course in style. Discover the thrill of racing aboard this capable bike purpose-built for mud, barriers and 'cross glory.

Technical Specification

  • Frame: 7005 Alloy, smooth welded, cyclocross race geometry
  • Fork: Full carbon blades and steerer
  • Headset: FSA Orbit C-40 ACB, 1 1/8” - 1.5” Tapered, Integrated
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM PF30
  • Cranks: SRAM Apex, X-Sync 44t, PF30
  • Chainrings: 44t
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex, long cage
  • Shifter: SRAM Apex hydraulic levers, 11 speed
  • Front Brake: SRAM Apex hydraulic disc, flat mount, SRAM 160mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: SRAM Apex hydraulic disc, flat mount, SRAM 160mm rotor
  • Cassette: SRAM PG1130, 11-42t, 11 speed
  • Chain: SRAM PCX1 118
  • Saddle: Boardman Road by Velo, steel rails
  • Seat Post: Boardman Alloy, 31.6 x 350mm
  • Stem: Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar: Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar Tape: Boardman Soft-grip
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy with straps, 9/16”
  • Weight: Approx. 11.0kg
  • Wheelset: Boardman CXR Tubeless Ready
  • Hubs: Formula QR
  • Rims: Boardman CXR Tubeless Ready
  • Tyre: Donnelly PDX, 60 tpi, 700x33c, wire bead (non-tubeless)



The CXR 8.9 is an outstanding cyclocross bike that delivers high performance and durability. From the race-derived geometry to the top-of-the-line components, every aspect of this bike is designed to enhance your riding experience. Riders can expect exceptional performance on a variety of terrains and in all weather conditions.

Feedback from riders who have tested the CXR 8.9 has been overwhelmingly positive. They praise the bike's responsiveness, agility, and overall performance. The Sram Apex 1x11 gearing system and hydraulic disc brakes receive high marks for their reliability and precision.

If you're a serious racer or a dedicated off-road enthusiast, the CXR 8.9 is the bike for you. Its combination of race-inspired design, high-quality components, and outstanding performance make it a standout choice in the cyclocross category. Whether you're shredding through mud or hammering through gnarly singletrack, the CXR 8.9 will help you reach your full potential.