Cyclocross has come a long way in the last few years, once the preserve of the road cyclist wanting to retain their fitness during the off season, now a sport all of its own with numerous variations and adaptations.

      We were one of the first to see the potential of an all day, multi purpose, ruff stuff, adventure bike that could also be raced. This foresight served as the foundation for our CXR development, thus enabling us to create what we believe to be one of the finest, multi purpose, race ready ranges in the market to date.

      Key decisions were made early in our R&D processes to adopt technologies that would ensure that the bike performs optimally over multiple terrains without compromise. The tube shapes and carbon grade has been selected and layered specifically to ensure that the properties of the material are aligned with the requirements of each tube section, for example, the seat and chain stays need to be torsionally very stiff for efficient power transfer yet vertically compliant for vibration reduction and comfort.

      The Carbon CXR models use Boardman’s top of the range C10 carbon and the high grade X9 alloy tubing on the CXR 9.0.

      Equally as important as the frame material engineering is the geometry design. The versatility of the CXR means that a geometry is required that is responsive yet stable on multiple terrains and allows the rider to tune their position for both race situations and endurance riding.

      Thru-axles - both front and rear - offer significant increases in stiffness and when combined with our tapered carbon fork provides confident and engaging handling. Considered placement of the full outer cabling on the 9.0 and internal cabling on the carbon models allow for trouble free shifting in even the wettest, muddiest of conditions whilst allowing you to shoulder the bike easily and comfortably. With the addition of both rack and mudguard mounts throughout the range and a geometry that is equally at home on the International race circuit as it is on the daily commute prove without a doubt that this is a highly versatile CXR range.

      • Boardman CXR 9.4 It's that time of year when some of us feel the urge to go and get muddy. The whole gravel/adventure thing may have softened some bikes a touch to make them more versatile but Boardman's CXR 9.4 is having none of it. Read Article
      • Boardman CX Team review by BikeRadar BikeRadar Score 4.5/5 and verdict "Surefooted, purposeful yet smooth all-rounder with excellent spec for the money" Highs: Excellent ride and parts for the money Lows: Inevitable extra weight of lower cost components Buy if: You want all the advantages of a wide-range single-ring transmission and hydraulic disc brakes at a bargain price Read Article
      • BOARDMAN CX TEAM review by Cycling Plus A couple of years ago we bumped into Chris Boardman at the opening of a local bike shop and he got really excited about a super-light Frankenstein singlering conversion one of our test team had done – using his aluminiumframed Boardman CX bike and the contents of our mountain bike spare parts bin. Whether that was the spark that led to this latest version of the CX Team we don’t know, but whatever the inspiration this is a brilliant example of the new breed of ultra-versatile, categoryblurring ‘road and more’ bikes. The Team’s chassis has only changed slightly for 2016 but the wishbone rear stays are slimmer for more vertical compliance, there’s a flush-fitting rear brake mount and the new top-tube has shed a bit of weight. Read Article
      CXR 9.8 Frameset £724.99 RRP£999.99Finance available from £23.22pm For those who want the handling, versatility and performance enhancing benefits of the CXR with their own specification
      CXR 9.4 £1,999.99 RRP£2,299.99Finance available from £64.04pm A true Cyclocross race bike, the CXR 9.4 offers unrivalled Sram 1X shifting, with a race ready set-up.
      CXR 9.2 Winter Road Upgrade £1,849.00 RRP£1,999.99Finance available from £59.21pm The Ultegra spec CXR 9.2 is perfect, whether being used for racing Cyclocross or as an off-season training bike.
      CX Team £1,000.00Finance available from £32.02pm As at home on the daily commute as it is blasting the off-road trails, the CX Team doesn't hold back.
      CX Comp £650.00Finance available from £20.81pm Performance and versatility are the words best used to describe the CX Comp.

      Custom Elite

      For those who want something different, something unique...

      Why not customise your Boardman Elite frameset using our Custom Elite Program.

      Choose from over 5,200 colour combinations and test them all out online. Your frame will then be hand painted and hand finnished in the UK. Available on all Elite carbon frame platforms.