Boardman MHT 8.9

Boardman MHT 8.9

Key Features:

  • Lightweight 6061 aluminium frame with Boost spacing and 12mm thru-axle
  • SRAM SX Eagle 12 speed drivetrain with a wide range 11-50t cassette
  • SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brakes
  • RockShox Reba RL 120mm Boost thru-axle fork
  • Vittoria Barzo TLR Graphene 2.0 tubeless-ready tyres

Our Verdict: The Boardman MHT 8.9 is a lightweight hardtail mountain bike with a versatile drivetrain and powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Its RockShox suspension fork and tubeless-ready Vittoria tyres provide excellent control and traction on rough trails.

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For riders seeking a lightweight 29er that balances cross-country speed with trail-taming capability, the Boardman MHT 8.9 sits at the pinnacle. Dialed geometry, premium suspension and components come together to deliver confidence-inspiring handling across diverse terrain.

A Lightweight Frame Ready for Adventure

The MHT 8.9 centres around a durable hydroformed aluminium frame providing a responsive and lively ride feel even on all-day epics. Slack head angle, long reach and low stack give you stability and front wheel traction when riding aggressive trails. This dialed geometry inspires confidence when the riding gets rowdy.

Plush, Tunable Suspension Enhances Control

A RockShox Reba fork with 120mm of buttery travel smooths out rocks and roots while enhancing grip. The air spring allows custom tuning so you can dial in the perfect feel and performance. Combined with a thru-axle design, the MHT 8.9 handles precisely and remains stiff in demanding terrain.

Wide-Ratio Drivetrain Powers Diverse Terrain

A SRAM Eagle 12-speed drivetrain with a massive 50-tooth cog equips this bike to maintain momentum on the steepest climbs. The enormous gear range allows you to find the perfect cadence in all situations. Crisp shifting delivers reliable performance so you can focus ahead.

29” Wheels Roll Over Obstacles

Large 29” wheels paired with fast-rolling tyres help the MHT 8.9 stay on track over roots and loose terrain. The big contact patch sticks confidently in corners, letting you carry speed out of turns and down twisty singletrack.

Experience the Pinnacle of Mountain Biking Performance

The Boardman MHT 8.9 brings together a magical ride feel to help you find new limits. Flow down descents, dance up climbs and seek out new challenges with this capable partner built for progression. Where will your next ride lead?

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: 6061 Alloy, smooth welded, dropper post ready
  • Fork: 120mm RockShox Reba RL 29 boost, 15mm maxle
  • Headset: FSA Orbit C-40 ACB, 1 1/8” - 1.5” tapered, Integrated
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM Powerspline
  • Cranks: SRAM SX Eagle Powerspline
  • Chainrings: 32t
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Shifter: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Front Brake: SRAM Level T, 6 bolt 180mm rotor
  • Cassette: SRAM CS-PG1210 11-50T
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Saddle: Boardman MHT by Velo
  • Seat Post: Boardman Alloy, 31.6mm, 34.9mm QR seat clamp
  • Stem: Boardman Alloy 45mm
  • Handlebar: Boardman Alloy, 15mm rise, 9-degree bend, 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar Tape: Boardman Lock-on Grips
  • Pedals: Wellgo flats, 9/16”
  • Weight: Approx. 13.2kg
  • Wheelset: Boardman MTR 29" Boost Wheelset
  • Hubs: Formula Thru Axle 32h
  • Rims: Boardman tubeless ready Rims - 25mm inner width
  • Tyre: Vittoria Barzo TLR Graphene 2.0 29x2.25” tubeless ready


The Boardman MHT 8.9 has received rave reviews from riders who have experienced its exceptional performance. With its lightweight frame, precise components, and reliable braking system, this bike offers a thrilling and confident ride. Riders have praised its ability to handle various terrains and weather conditions, making it a versatile choice for all types of riding.

Testimonials from riders highlight the MHT 8.9's superior control, speed, and fun-factor on the trails. One rider described it as "the perfect balance between agility and stability", while another noted its ability to "climb like a beast" and "descend with confidence". Overall, riders highly recommend the Boardman MHT 8.9 for anyone who wants a high-performance mountain bike that delivers an exhilarating experience.

The Boardman MHT 8.9 is a top-of-the-line hardtail mountain bike that offers exceptional performance on any terrain. With its advanced components, lightweight frame, and innovative design, this bike will take your off-road adventures to the next level. Whether you're shredding trails, climbing steep hills, or exploring rugged landscapes, the MHT 8.9 is the ultimate companion for riders who seek speed, control, and fun.