Best mountain bikes from Halfords
Boardman MTB Team 29er
The MTB Team 29er hardtail was reworked by Boardman earlier this year and ended up scoring a full five stars with our testers as a result. We were blown away with the spec sheet and even more impressed by the impeccable handling on offer. Put simply, it’s a really great bike at a fantastic price.
Another top-rated bike from the Halfords shop floor is the Incline Alpha from in-house brand 13 Bikes. This fun little hardtail offers a ride that undercuts nearly all of its competition with honorary mentions going to its quality frame and decent air-sprung fork.
As a longstanding alternative to the Boardman MTB Team 29er mentioned above, the Bizango from Halfords-owned VooDoo has been a major player among the affordable mountain bike market for a while already, and we can’t see that changing anytime soon. It’s a great value bike with an impressive spec list that manages to top pretty much every test it features in.
Boardman Team FS
Full-suspension bikes at this price certainly are not born equal. Luckily, the Boardman Team FS is quite literally grand for a grand. This model was always a good bet, but a recent overhaul has added to both its climbing traction and confidence when descending.
Here’s another stonking value mountain bike that you’ll only find in Halfords stores. The people behind the Canzo knew exactly what they were doing in terms of its geometry, meaning the ride can embarrass certain bikes listed at twice the price.
Boardman Pro FS
We already know that Boardman’s Team FS is a banger of a bike for £1,000 but for those with deeper pockets Boardman makes this, the Pro FS. The spec and ride quality manage to punch miles above what we’d expect for a bike that retails at just £1,500, and for 2017 it’s even made in a larger 20in frame size, too.
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Boardman CX Team
Boardman’s CX Team is another outstanding introduction that arrived when the company’s range was revised last year. Retailing for a quid under £1,000, the CX Team includes a carbon frame and fork as well as SRAM’s Rival 1x wide-range single-ring transmission and hydraulic disc brakes. Its ride didn’t disappoint either, meaning the CX Team scored a near-perfect 4.5/5 when BikeRadar reviewed it last year.