Boardman MTX 8.8

Boardman MTX 8.8

Key Features:

  • Lightweight triple-butted aluminium frame
  • Comfortable ride position
  • Schwalbe Tyrago puncture-resistant tyres
  • Suntour NXC-D Air sprung suspension fork
  • Shimano MT-200 hydraulic disc brakes

Our Verdict: The MTX 8.8 is a versatile and high-performing hybrid bike with a lightweight frame, comfortable ride position, puncture-resistant tires, and reliable disc brakes. The suspension fork adds extra comfort for off-road or rough road riding. Overall, it's a well-rounded package suitable for various terrains.

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Whether your rides include urban commutes, fitness loops or countryside escapes, the Boardman MTX 8.8 brings versatility, stability and enjoyment together in one capable ride. With its dialed geometry, suspension fork and smart components, this hybrid bike delivers accessible performance across different environments.

A Lightweight Frame Ready for Adventure

At the core of the MTX 8.8 is a durable yet lightweight aluminium frame providing a lively ride feel even when equipped for adventure. Mudguard and rack mounts make it ready for commuting duties or bikepacking trips into the wild. The 63mm Suntour air suspension fork smooths out cracks and bumps when the tarmac gets rough.

2x10 Drivetrain Tackles Steep Grades

A wide-range Shimano Deore 2x10-speed drivetrain with a 48/32T crankset and 11-36T cassette supplies ample gearing to spin up urban climbs or grind gravel pitches. The front derailleur ensures easy access to the right gear for varied terrain.

Powerful Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver the all-weather stopping power and modulation needed across loose gravel, slick city streets and muddy trails. The 160mm rotors provide exceptional braking control when you need it.

Grippy 35mm Tyres Add Traction Off-Road

Schwalbe 35mm Tyrago tires feature an aggressive tread to maintain traction across dirt, gravel and mixed terrain. The puncture protection belt enhances durability when riding off the beaten path.

Fun and Accessible Exploration

Whether you prefer singletrack, bike lanes or smooth park pathways, the MTX 8.8 provides versatile performance to make every ride more accessible and enjoyable. Discover the possibilities on two wheels.

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: Triple Butted 6061 X7 Alloy with hidden weld
  • Fork: Suntour NCX D Air LO, 63mm travel with lockout and adjustable air spring
  • Headset: FSA no.10, 1 1/8”, Semi Integrated
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA square taper, 68x110.5mm
  • Cranks: FSA Vero Pro
  • Chainrings: 48/32t
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 10 speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra FD-4700
  • Shifter: Shimano Deore 2x10
  • Front Brake: Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano RT-26 160mm rotor
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore, 11-36t
  • Chain: KMC X10
  • Saddle: Boardman MTX
  • Seat Post: Boardman Alloy, 31.6 x 350mm
  • Stem: Boardman Alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar: Boardman Alloy, riser bar, 9 degree bend, 15mm rise, 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar Tape: Ergonomic grips
  • Pedals: Flat pedals supplied
  • Weight: Approx. 12.6kg
  • Wheelset: Boardman MTX
  • Hubs: Formula QR - 32h front and rear
  • Tyre: Schwalbe Tyrago 700c x 35mm with Kevlar guard

The technical specification of the MTX 8.8 ensures a high-performing and reliable ride. The frame and fork are made from durable materials that can withstand rough terrains. The Shimano Deore 10-speed rear derailleur and Shimano Tiagra front derailleur provide smooth and precise gear shifting. The Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes offer dependable stopping power in all conditions.

Reviews:

The Boardman MTX 8.8 has received rave reviews from riders who have experienced its exceptional performance. The bike's versatility and comfortable riding position have been applauded, allowing riders to tackle various terrain with ease. The Shimano Deore gears provide smooth shifting and the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes offer reliable stopping power.

One rider said, "I've been riding the MTX 8.8 for a few months now, and it's been a revelation. I love how it handles on challenging trails and how comfortable it is for long rides. The components are top-notch, and the bike's overall build quality is impressive. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a reliable and versatile hybrid bike."

Another rider added, "I can't say enough good things about the MTX 8.8. It's a true all-rounder that delivers on its promises. Whether I'm cruising on canal paths or commuting to work, this bike never fails to impress. It's durable, comfortable, and a joy to ride."

The Boardman MTX 8.8 is a top-performing hybrid bike that offers versatility, comfort, and exceptional performance. Whether you're tackling rough roads, cycle paths, or off-road trails, this bike can handle it all. With its high-quality components and thoughtful design, the MTX 8.8 delivers an unforgettable riding experience.