giovedì 15 febbraio 2018

Boardman Team Carbon - 2018

You may remember that this very very moment, last year, I sold my Team Carbon (which, by the way, had a very respectable spec with full 105 and Mavic wheelset).
Well, I had a good opportunity for another Team Carbon, from 2014 (I believe) with a mixed groupset: Tiagra 4600 with a 105 rear mech and FSA BB30 crankset, so-so wheels (Mavic CXP-22S rims on unbranded hubs made by Formula) and a good carbon frameset.
I know that it does not make sense to buy a bike, then sell it and spend 3 months to try to buy it back. I just wanted another bike, that's it. I started thinking of just the frameset (a used Ritchey Logic or a brand new P29er both for the same price), but then I thought that I would be better start with a complete bike.
That's because I would ended up using it for commuting and is it a pity to throw a steel (even worse if brand new) frame in the grimy winter we have here.
The bike was ready to go since the moment I got that from the seller, no issues, not even inflating tyres. I just had to add mudguards and was ready to go.
I used it since Monday now and it seems slightly faster that my other bikes. I'm inclined to think that this is a placebo effect due to the new toy.
Soon I'll add some pictures.