Boardman TRK 9.8

Following last month’s review about my Boardman Elite Air 9.8, I thought I should write about the Boardman TRK 9.8 that I ride. Iโ€™ve had the TRK for almost 18 months and Iโ€™ve had no issues with it whatsoever.

alice-bike-1Weighing in at 7.2kg, the Boardman TRK is extremely stiff and easy to handle. Built into the frame is a multi-position seat post with four options available for the ultimate advantage in positions, allowing a more aerodynamic position or a setup more suited to bunch racing. Along with the seat post, there is an eccentric bottom bracket built for a PressFit 30 to fit in it.

alice-bike-2Another thing all track riders tend to look out for is long dropouts, handy when always swapping gears around so you donโ€™t have to change chains around.

The bike came with a Prologo Zero Tri Pas saddle but Iโ€™ve swapped it over for an Adamo ISM saddle for no reason other than added comfort, due to riding it on my previous track bike. I also swapped over the Boardman Elite Allow handlebars to Thomson Carbon drop bars. I ride BT aero bars for Individual and Teams Pursuit to get down low, which works well with the wind tunnel tested bike. I also use Mavic Cometes wheels, which is an easy fit considering how long the rear dropouts are.

alice-bike-3All-round it’s a top bike for any track discipline, for an inside or outdoor event, or just to stand out from the crowd on.

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By Alice Culling – Pushys Sponsored Athlete

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