ADV 8.6W has been designed with maximum versatility in mind. Exploring beyond paved roads, the rigours of commuting, or a more comfortable ride on broken tarmac – the ADV 8.6 can cover it all.
At the heart of the bike is a triple-butted X7 aluminium frame and carbon fork designed for a stable and confidence-inspiring ride, with an oversized downtube and tapered headtube ensuring precise handling and strength to handle rougher riding. Schwalbe’s grippy and fast-rolling G-One tyres deliver on comfort and control too. They're tubeless-ready so an upgrade kit is all you need to ditch the inner tubes.
On rough surfaces and unexplored trails, a low range of gears is important to keep you moving, and the ADV 8.6’s 48/32 chainset, with a 11-34 cassette gives a lower than 1:1 bottom gear, helping to tame steep hills. Having confidence in your brakes also helps you push on heading downhill, and Tektro disc brakes give powerful and easily controlled stopping. A flared handlebar adds a final extra element of control, with a wider position in the drops, keeping things stable as you head off-road. Like all our women's bikes, the ADV 8.6W is designed with contact points tailored to suit female riders - a female-specific saddle, narrower bars and shorter stems to give a comfortable fit.
The ADV 8.6 isn’t just great for heading out beyond the beaten track though – it also is a great option for extra comfort and control on the road too. With mounts and clearance for mudguards around the fast-rolling but grippy tyres, and mounts for a pannier rack, it’s ideal for all-round road duties too, safe in the knowledge that you can duck off down that enticing bridleway you’ve always wanted to check out if you get the urge.
Smooth welded aluminium frame and tapered carbon fork give great comfort and control on and off-road
9 Speed Shimano Sora gears with an “adventure compact” 48/32 chainset and 11-34 cassette give great range for on and off-road
Tektro MD-C511 disc brakes offer powerful, consistent braking control
Schwalbe G-One All Round Tubeless Ready 38mm tyres combine off-road grip, low rolling resistance and added comfort – perfect for exploring anywhere
Boardman ADV wheels are tubeless-ready – easy to upgrade to run without tubes
Mudguard and pannier rack mounts offer additional flexibility