Boardman MTR 8.8

Boardman MTR 8.8

Key Features:

  • New 29er platform with 145/150mm travel
  • RockShox Recon Silver RL fork and Deluxe Select+ shock
  • Shimano MT200 brakes and Deore 1x11 drivetrain
  • Maxxis Minion DHF and DHRII tyres on wide Boardman rims
  • Satori Sorata Pro dropper post

Our Verdict: The Boardman MTR 8.8 is a high-performance mountain bike designed for serious trail riding. With its advanced suspension system, reliable brakes and drivetrain, and high-grip tires, it delivers a confident and exhilarating riding experience.

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If your idea of two-wheeled bliss means chasing singletrack, bikepacking adventures or pushing your limits on technical terrain, the Boardman MTR 8.8 delivers trail-taming capability and versatility for maximum fun off-road. With its dialed geometry, quality suspension and components, this full-suspension bike brings confidence to your ride.

A Durable Frame and Rear Suspension Design

The MTR 8.8 centres around a robust aluminium frameset providing a lively yet stable ride feel. 145mm of rear wheel travel from the RockShox Deluxe Select+ shock smooths out rocks and roots. A 150mm RockShox Recon fork combines with the slack 66-degree head angle to grant front-end traction across variable surfaces.

Tunable Suspension Enhances Traction and Control

The air-sprung RockShox fork and rear shock can be customized to match your weight and riding style. Tune the compression and rebound to achieve your perfect suspension feel. Paired with Boost hub spacing, the MTR 8.8 handles precisely across diverse terrain and conditions.

Tame Any Trail with Confidence

Wide-range 1x11 Shimano Deore shifting lets you find the perfect gear for climbing and descending. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver the power to control speed through tricky rock gardens and steep chutes. The dropper post provides flexibility and confidence in steep sections.

Hit Singletrack, Bikepacking Routes and More

Whether it’s shredding singletrack, bikepacking deep into the wilderness or simply unwinding on familiar trails, the Boardman MTR 8.8 brings versatility to pursue any off-road adventure. Experience the thrill and freedom of mountain biking wherever the trail leads.

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: 6061 Alloy with 145mm Rockshox Deluxe Select+
  • Fork: Rockshox Recon Silver RL Solo Air - 150mm
  • Headset: FSA No.42, Tapered
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano HollowTech
  • Cranks: Shimano M5100 - 170mm
  • Chainrings: 32T narrow wide
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M5100 - 11 speed
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore RD-M5100 - 11 speed
  • Front Brake: Tektro HD-M285 - 180mm Rotor
  • Rear Brake: Tektro HD-M285 - 180mm Rotor
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore CS-M5100 - 11-51T
  • Chain: KMC - 11 speed
  • Saddle: Boardman MTR
  • Seat Post: Satori Sorata Pro2 Dropper S/M - 125mm, L/XL - 150mm
  • Stem: Boardman Alloy, Zero rise - 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar: Boardman Alloy, 0.5mm Rise 780mm
  • Handlebar Tape: Boardman Lock-on Grips
  • Pedals: Wellgo flats, 9/16”
  • Weight: Approx. 16kg
  • Wheelset: Boardman Boost 29er Tubeless Ready
  • Hubs: Alloy 32H - 15mm x 110mm Front / 141mm Boost QR Rear
  • Rims: Boardman 30mm Internal and Tubeless Ready
  • Tyre: Maxxis Minion, Front - DHF Exo TR, Rear - DHRII Exo TR - Tubeless Ready


The Boardman MTR 8.8 has received rave reviews from cyclists of all skill levels. Riders appreciate the bike's durable construction, responsive handling, and superior suspension performance. Whether you're a seasoned trail rider or just starting out, this bike offers the performance and reliability you need to tackle any trail.

One rider testimonial states, "The MTR 8.8 is an absolute beast on the trails. It climbs effortlessly and descends with precision. I've never felt more confident on a bike." Another rider adds, "I love the attention to detail and quality components on this bike. It's a true testament to Boardman's commitment to producing top-notch bikes."

Based on its exceptional performance and positive feedback from riders, we highly recommend the Boardman MTR 8.8. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a hardcore trail enthusiast, this bike will exceed your expectations and provide endless fun and adventure.