Featured Bike: Boardman CXR 9.4

Boardman CXR 9.4

From Boardman Bikes website: “Chris Boardman is an Olympic, Triple World Champion and World Record Holder. Chris has excelled at the highest levels within cycling and he remains at the heart of British cycling today – and he is often cited as being an inspiration to the current generation of successful cyclists. Chris is passionate about the sport and its positive impact on the nation and the environment. Chris and the entire team want as many people as possible to share in their passion & experience the thrill of cycling for themselves.”

Chris Boardman capturing the Ultimate Hour Record - Superman position.
Chris Boardman capturing the Ultimate Hour Record – Superman position.
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CXR 9.4 – Not for velodrome use or Superman positions!

“Boardman CXR 9.4 – The ultimate CX bike with the latest technology including Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed gearing and integrated hydraulic disc brakes all assembled onto the Boardman full carbon CXR chassis. Race, training, on road, off road, this is the top of the range model in arguably the best CX range in the world.”

BoardmanCXR94-4This bike is owned by Gainesville, Florida resident, Shannon Woodruff, a recent convert to the world of dirt and gravel cycling. Boardman Bikes are seldom seen at the best of times and in the CXR variant, even less so.

BoardmanCXR94-3BoardmanCXR94-7Boardman Bikes equips the CXR 9.4 with 35mm tires (tyres), but Shannon has swapped the stock rubber in favor of the Kenda Happy Medium 700c x 40mm tire. Clearance is tight, but Shannon appreciates the wider footprint offered by a 40mm tire, which comes in handy over loose dirt, gravel and sandy road surfaces. Despite the tight clearance, the Boardman is a sharp looking machine that performs exceptionally well as a gravel / dirt road bike.

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Shannon’s Boardman CXR 9.4

BoardmanCXR94-5Frame: Boardman T800 Ultralight full UD carbon monocoque frame.
Fork: Boardman Elite CXR full carbon, tapered 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 steerer tube.
Headset: FSA.
Seatpost: Boardman carbon.
Saddle: Selle Italia.
Wheelset: Reynolds Assault carbon disc brake.
Tyres: Kenda Happy Medium 700c x 40mm – not configured tubeless.
Handlebars: FSA carbon, 44cm centre to centre.
Stem: FSA SLK 120mm.
Shifters: Shimano R785 Di2 hydraulic.
Derailleurs: Shimano Ultegra Di2 11 speed with retro-fitted medium length cage.
Crankset: Shimano Ultegra 6870 11 speed with Praxis 46 / 34 chainrings.
Bottom Bracket: Boardman PF30.
Pedals: Speedplay Frog Stainless.
Cassette: Shimano 6800 11-32 11 speed.
Brakes: Shimano R785 calipers with Shimano 160mm Icetech rotors.
Bottle Cages: Arundel Mandible.

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