Boardman ADV 8.6 Mens Adventure Bike - S, M, L, XL Frames



Boardman ADV 8.6 Mens Adventure Bike - S, M, L, XL Frames
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Boardman ADV 8.6 Mens Adventure Bike - S, M, L, XL Frames



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  • Dependable Shimano Sora gears
  • Reliable Tektro mechanical disc brakes
  • Grippy yet fast, tubeless ready tryes

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Boardman ADV 8.6 Mens Adventure Bike - S, M, L, XL Frames
Boardman ADV 8.6 Mens Adventure Bike - S, M, L, XL Frames
€940.00 €891.00 save €49
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Boardman ADV 8.6 Mens Adventure Bike - S, M, L, XL Frames

  • Frame: Lightweight Alloy with smooth welds for easy handling and clean lines
  • Forks: Full Carbon tapered forks offer low weight and precise steering control
  • Gears: Shimano Sora 18-speed gearing with an 11-34T cassette offer an excellent range to tackle all terrains
  • Brakes: Tektro disc brakes for controlled and powerful stopping
  • Wheels: Boardman wheels and 38mm Schwalbe tubeless-ready tyres for balanced performance and comfort on and off road
The ADV 8.6 is Boardman’s entry level Adventure bike. Retaining many of the amazing features of the outgoing ADV 8.8, its comfortable geometry and go-anywhere design mean you can count on it no matter where you plan to ride.

The new Boardman ADV 8.6 Adventure Bike uses a light but strong aluminium frame and tapered carbon fork which combine for great comfort on and off road. Adventure specific geometry gives a more upright position which is more forgiving when the going gets bumpy, a low bottom bracket adds stability whilst Schwalbe G-One 38mm tubeless ready tyres have plenty of grip when its needed.

Shimano Sora gearing with an “adventure compact” 48/32 chainset and 11-34T cassette ensure the right gear is always at your fingertips whether you are climbing or descending and Tektro disc brakes enable you to stop in you tracks no matter the surface.

Boardman ADV 8.6 Adventure Bike - Extra Info

  • Bike build available by our expert bike technicians. Learn more
  • Unlimited lifetime safety checks
  • Lifetime guarantee on frames and rigid forks*
  • Cyclecare available
*Please see our T&Cs here

More About The New Boardman ADV 8.6 Adventure Bike

Lightweight frame and fork

The 2021 ADV 8.6 is built on an Adventure specific, alloy frame for easy handling. It varies from Boardman’s road frames in a number of ways: The geometry is designed with off road riding in mind and is built so that the rider sits in a more upright position meaning you can spend hours in the saddle in comfort. The bottom bracket, where the pedal arms meet, is lower which drops the centre of mass, helping the bike to feel extremely stable in all conditions. The ADV 8.6 also features a full carbon, tapered fork which is wider where the forks meet the frame and  therefore adds steering precision and stability.
Robust Sora Disc Brake Groupset

Benefitting from Shimano’s trickle-down Technology Programme the R3000 Sora groupset that features on the ADV 8.6 has the responsiveness and feel of a more premium set up. On the ADV 8.6 the 11-34T rear cassette is paired with a sub-compact 48/32T chainset which combine to offer an excellent range of gears, even if you’re loaded up. And when you are carrying extra cargo the Tektro mechanical disc brake will ensure that you come to a fast and controlled stop, no matter the weather.
The little things that matter

With Chris Boardman as Chairman of the company, Boardman have a wealth of experience to draw on and are always looking at the fine details when developing bikes. Using data from hundreds of bike fits and insight from bike fit experts, they have made simple changes to the touch points of the bikes. They’ve worked to develop a range of saddles using advanced pressure mapping and real-world testing to make sure any saddle on a Boardman bike is going to suit the majority of people riding it. The ADV models went through exhaustive testing to find the perfect combination of bars and stem to give controlled yet responsive handling meaning you’ll get a confidence inspiring feel whether on your daily commute or hitting the trails.

Versatile tyres

With a 38mm width, Addix compound and good tread pattern the Schwalbe G-One Allround offers great grip for off-road tracks and dry trail sections but has a low rolling resistance so that speed is not overly compromised on the road. The extra width offered over a traditional road tyre allows for lower tyre pressure and better comfort both on and off road, and Schwalbe’s Raceguard layering reduces the risk of punctures. Setting up tubeless mean you can ditch that spare tube, it’ll lighten your wheels and enable you to run even grippier pressures.
Boardman ADV 8.6 accessories

To give you confidence to take your new bike anywhere the Kryptonite Evo Mini7 lock and flex cable are lightweight but incredibly secure, the loop cable making sure your front wheel is locked up too. Ideal for night time riding on and off road riding as well as lengthy canal tunnels the Bikehut Front 1000 Bike Light  and Bikehut Rear 50 Bike Light  pair perfectly to provide ample light no matter how much speed you’re carrying.

Maintain your Boardman ADV 8.6

If you plan on using your Boardman ADV 8.6 regularly, then we’d recommend our CycleCare services to make sure your new bike stays in top shape. Just like the annual service you’d get done on your car, we’ll check your bike’s components depending on the service you choose, then make any repairs and make sure your bike is safe to ride. On the subject of safety, you’re also welcome to bring your Boardman ADV 8.6 to any Halfords store for unlimited safety checks at any time.
Our guarantee

Thanks to our confidence in the high quality bikes we sell, Halfords offer a lifetime guarantee on all frames and rigid forks, so you can ride your Boardman ADV 8.6 safe in the knowledge that it’s built to last.

Trading up?
Trade up to ADV 8.9 for:

  • Shimano 2x10 GRX Adventure/Gravel specific drivetrain with 11-36T cassette
  • Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes for powerful and reliable stopping

Size Guide

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Height (cm) Inside Leg (cm) Frame Size
170 - 179 74 - 82 Small
177 - 183 78 - 85 Medium
181 - 189 82 - 89 Large
187 - 195 86 - 94 X Large

Geometry Table

Size S (51.5cm) M (53cm) L (55.5cm) XL (57.5cm)
Stack 554mm 573mm 596mm 608mm
Reach 376mm 385mm 393mm 399mm
Seat Tube C-T 515mm 530mm 555mm 575mm
Effective Top Tube 535mm 555mm 575mm 585mm
Head Tube 130mm 150mm 170mm 185mm
Head Angle 71° 71° 71.5° 71.5°
Seat Angle 74° 73.5° 73° 73°
Chainstay Length 430mm 430mm 430mm 430mm
Fork Offset 50mm 50mm 50mm 50mm
 Bottom Bracket Drop 70mm 70mm 70mm 70mm
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 175mm
Stem Length 80mm 80mm 90mm 100mm
Handlebar Width 420mm 440mm 440mm 460mm

Additional Information:

Learn more about our maximum weight limits on adult bikes here.

The above images and description serve as an example. Current disruption in the global supply network mean that specific components may not be available. If that occurs, we may replace those components with similar parts of the same or higher quality, provided that any such substitutions do not negatively affect the overall quality or use of the product.