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XDS Boss 3.0 - Gloss Grey

XDBOSS3GGY
$699
Was $999
    XS/13" 27.5" 152-162cm
    S/15" 27.5" 161-172cm
    M/17" 29" 168-176cm
    L/19" 29" 175-183cm
    XL/21" 29" 179-185cm

    Product Details

    XDS BOSS 3.0 - GLOSS GREY

    The latest XDS Boss 3.0 is one of our best value recreational mountain bikes in our range. In this preview, we’ll explain who it’s designed for, where it can be used and the main components.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-15


    WHO + WHAT IT’S FOR

    The Boss 3.0, while an improvement over the Giant Talon 29 2 and Boss 4.0, serves the same terrain: rail trails, bike paths, light off-road trails and 4WD tracks.

    It’s designed for family rides, general fitness use and the occasional adventure on easy mountain bike trails (like Lysterfield Park in Mebourne’s south-east).

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-130


    Readers note that the Boss 3.0 comes in 2 wheel size options - depending on what frame size you need.

    The 13” (XS) and 15” (SM) size frames are built with 27.5” wheels.

    This makes it so much easier for smaller riders to:

    • Steer the bike; 27.5” wheels make the steering more responsive.
    • Mount/dismount (smaller wheels lower the frame too).

    All this equals better handling and it’ll be especially easy for pre-teens or teens coming from smaller bikes to handle.

    The rest of the frame sizes - 17”, 19” and 21” - come with 29” wheels.

    Some advantages of larger wheels:

    • It lifts the front of the bike, delivering a relaxed riding position.
    • Larger wheels cover more ground; per rotation of the wheel you travel further.
    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-20


    THE FRAME

    XDS is an engineering company.

    Look, they are really bad at marketing, sales and any form of advertising. It’s just not their strength.

    But making some of the best bikes in the world definitely is.

    And that’s why the Boss mountain-bike range uses the best alloy frames under $1,000 in our range. In fact, it’s better than most aluminium frames north of a grand too.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-30


    How?

    Firstly, XDS use their premium X6 aluminium for their Boss range that’s been co-developed with Central South University Aluminum Research Institute - a leading research centre in the field of metal science.

    They’re able to get the frame weight down and frame stiffness up, improving the Boss’ strength-to-weight ratio.

    Why should you care though?

    Because it delivers a much better riding bike, with better than average handling.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-40


    High-end frame finishes like internal cable routing keep the cables hidden. This means the cables are not exposed to dirt, grit, mud and the elements.

    High-polish welds make the frame look almost one-piece. And definitely helps set the Boss apart from the competition who still use exposed welds.

    A tapered head tube is another high-end frame feature we rarely, if ever, see under $1,500. This improves the Boss’ handling.

    Note how this tube is much bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top. That’s because more force occurs at the bottom, so the frame is designed to suit.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-60


    THE COMPONENTS

    Starting at the front:

    The XDS suspension fork* is smooth and reliable.

    It’s got a red lockout lever positioned on top of the fork. This lockout lever allows riders to switch the suspension from being soft to hard.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-50


    As an example: For concrete bike paths and rail trails, set the suspension to Firm. This maximises power transfer for easier, more efficient riding.

    But, don’t forget to turn the dial back to Plush for rougher paths!

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-80


    The Boss 3.0 comes built with S-Rides’s new 9 speed mountain-bike gears. These parts are robust, reliable and deliver super-smooth gear changes.

    The back 9 gears are paired to 2 front gears. This creates 18 gears in total. Having 2 front gears (compared to 3) makes the gears much simpler.

    Gear 1 is used for climbing steep hills and Gear 2 is for everything else.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-90


    There’s also less ‘gap’ between each gear (compared to 7 and 8 speed gears) which means the chain doesn’t clunk as it moves from one gear to the next; so it’s smoother than 7 and 8 speed bikes.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-70


    The gears are controlled by trigger shifters, not the old-style twist shift. Push the small paddle to shift into a harder gear (to go faster) or the larger bottom paddle to change into an easier gear (for going uphill).

    Generally though:

    Gear 1, 2, 3 are used for going uphill. Gear 4, 5, 6 for riding on flatter paths. And Gear 7, 8, 9 for going faster - typically downhill.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-100


    Next area of interest are Boss 3.0’s hydraulic disc brakes.

    Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear generate much more stopping power than mechanical disc brake and V-brakes.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-120


    Not only that but they also deliver more control. This means you can slow down without skidding and losing traction - especially in wet conditions.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-110


    The Boss 3.0 uses Tektro’s M290 brakes. This has a new short-blade lever that’s a little more ergonomic than the Boss 4.0 and Talon’s M275 design.

    Power output also increases marginally over the basic M275 brake.

    Important:

    Riders on the 13” and 15” frames are most likely going to have smaller than average hands.

    The lever on these brakes is adjustable to suit - without dramatically affecting braking power.

    XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-140


    SHIPPING & ASSEMBLY

    Free Shipping is available on the XDS Boss 3.0 for a limited time.

    This offer is only applicable to metropolitan areas and doesn’t include rural or country areas.

    The Boss 3.0 will come professionally boxed and some assembly will be required.

    If you’re at all unsure on how to assemble, please don’t put your safety at risk, and use a bike store or mobile bicycle mechanic for assembly.

    Please review our Terms and Conditions here before ordering.


    Specifications

    Colour Gloss Grey
    Sizes 27.5 Wheels: 13”, 15”. 29” Wheels: 17”, 19”, 21”
    Frame XDS X6 Aluminium
    Fork XDS, lockout, 100mm travel
    Handlebar XDS Alloy 31.8mm, 680mm wide
    Stem XDS Alloy, 80mm
    Seatpost XDS Alloy, 27.2mm
    Saddle XDS
    Shifters S-Ride M300, 2x9-speed
    Front Derailleur S-Ride M300
    Rear Derailleur S-Ride M300
    Brakes Tektro M290 Hydraulic disc, 160mm discs
    Brakes Levers Tektro M290 Hydraulic
    Cassette 11T-36T, 9-speed
    Chain 9-speed
    Crankset Prowheel 36/22T, 170mm
    Pedals Platform
    Bottom Bracket Cartridge
    Rim XDS, alloy, 32H
    Hubs Alloy, 32H, Quick Release
    Spokes 14G Steel, brass nipples
    Tyres All-terrain, 2.10”
    Notes Spec for the 13” size is varies slightly to other sizes. // We reserve the right to make changes to the product and component information appearing on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
    XDS

    XDS Boss 3.0 - Grey XS/13"

    J43
    $699
    Was $999
      Pickup available
      In stock at Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam, Ivanhoe Cycles Megastore, and Ivanhoe Cycles Hoppers Crossing
      XS/13" 27.5" 152-162cm
      S/15" 27.5" 161-172cm
      M/17" 29" 168-176cm
      L/19" 29" 175-183cm
      XL/21" 29" 179-185cm

      Product Details

      XDS BOSS 3.0 - GLOSS GREY

      The latest XDS Boss 3.0 is one of our best value recreational mountain bikes in our range. In this preview, we’ll explain who it’s designed for, where it can be used and the main components.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-15


      WHO + WHAT IT’S FOR

      The Boss 3.0, while an improvement over the Giant Talon 29 2 and Boss 4.0, serves the same terrain: rail trails, bike paths, light off-road trails and 4WD tracks.

      It’s designed for family rides, general fitness use and the occasional adventure on easy mountain bike trails (like Lysterfield Park in Mebourne’s south-east).

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-130


      Readers note that the Boss 3.0 comes in 2 wheel size options - depending on what frame size you need.

      The 13” (XS) and 15” (SM) size frames are built with 27.5” wheels.

      This makes it so much easier for smaller riders to:

      • Steer the bike; 27.5” wheels make the steering more responsive.
      • Mount/dismount (smaller wheels lower the frame too).

      All this equals better handling and it’ll be especially easy for pre-teens or teens coming from smaller bikes to handle.

      The rest of the frame sizes - 17”, 19” and 21” - come with 29” wheels.

      Some advantages of larger wheels:

      • It lifts the front of the bike, delivering a relaxed riding position.
      • Larger wheels cover more ground; per rotation of the wheel you travel further.
      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-20


      THE FRAME

      XDS is an engineering company.

      Look, they are really bad at marketing, sales and any form of advertising. It’s just not their strength.

      But making some of the best bikes in the world definitely is.

      And that’s why the Boss mountain-bike range uses the best alloy frames under $1,000 in our range. In fact, it’s better than most aluminium frames north of a grand too.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-30


      How?

      Firstly, XDS use their premium X6 aluminium for their Boss range that’s been co-developed with Central South University Aluminum Research Institute - a leading research centre in the field of metal science.

      They’re able to get the frame weight down and frame stiffness up, improving the Boss’ strength-to-weight ratio.

      Why should you care though?

      Because it delivers a much better riding bike, with better than average handling.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-40


      High-end frame finishes like internal cable routing keep the cables hidden. This means the cables are not exposed to dirt, grit, mud and the elements.

      High-polish welds make the frame look almost one-piece. And definitely helps set the Boss apart from the competition who still use exposed welds.

      A tapered head tube is another high-end frame feature we rarely, if ever, see under $1,500. This improves the Boss’ handling.

      Note how this tube is much bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top. That’s because more force occurs at the bottom, so the frame is designed to suit.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-60


      THE COMPONENTS

      Starting at the front:

      The XDS suspension fork* is smooth and reliable.

      It’s got a red lockout lever positioned on top of the fork. This lockout lever allows riders to switch the suspension from being soft to hard.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-50


      As an example: For concrete bike paths and rail trails, set the suspension to Firm. This maximises power transfer for easier, more efficient riding.

      But, don’t forget to turn the dial back to Plush for rougher paths!

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-80


      The Boss 3.0 comes built with S-Rides’s new 9 speed mountain-bike gears. These parts are robust, reliable and deliver super-smooth gear changes.

      The back 9 gears are paired to 2 front gears. This creates 18 gears in total. Having 2 front gears (compared to 3) makes the gears much simpler.

      Gear 1 is used for climbing steep hills and Gear 2 is for everything else.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-90


      There’s also less ‘gap’ between each gear (compared to 7 and 8 speed gears) which means the chain doesn’t clunk as it moves from one gear to the next; so it’s smoother than 7 and 8 speed bikes.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-70


      The gears are controlled by trigger shifters, not the old-style twist shift. Push the small paddle to shift into a harder gear (to go faster) or the larger bottom paddle to change into an easier gear (for going uphill).

      Generally though:

      Gear 1, 2, 3 are used for going uphill. Gear 4, 5, 6 for riding on flatter paths. And Gear 7, 8, 9 for going faster - typically downhill.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-100


      Next area of interest are Boss 3.0’s hydraulic disc brakes.

      Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear generate much more stopping power than mechanical disc brake and V-brakes.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-120


      Not only that but they also deliver more control. This means you can slow down without skidding and losing traction - especially in wet conditions.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-110


      The Boss 3.0 uses Tektro’s M290 brakes. This has a new short-blade lever that’s a little more ergonomic than the Boss 4.0 and Talon’s M275 design.

      Power output also increases marginally over the basic M275 brake.

      Important:

      Riders on the 13” and 15” frames are most likely going to have smaller than average hands.

      The lever on these brakes is adjustable to suit - without dramatically affecting braking power.

      XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-140


      SHIPPING & ASSEMBLY

      Free Shipping is available on the XDS Boss 3.0 for a limited time.

      This offer is only applicable to metropolitan areas and doesn’t include rural or country areas.

      The Boss 3.0 will come professionally boxed and some assembly will be required.

      If you’re at all unsure on how to assemble, please don’t put your safety at risk, and use a bike store or mobile bicycle mechanic for assembly.

      Please review our Terms and Conditions here before ordering.


      Specifications

      Colour Gloss Grey
      Sizes 27.5 Wheels: 13”, 15”. 29” Wheels: 17”, 19”, 21”
      Frame XDS X6 Aluminium
      Fork XDS, lockout, 100mm travel
      Handlebar XDS Alloy 31.8mm, 680mm wide
      Stem XDS Alloy, 80mm
      Seatpost XDS Alloy, 27.2mm
      Saddle XDS
      Shifters S-Ride M300, 2x9-speed
      Front Derailleur S-Ride M300
      Rear Derailleur S-Ride M300
      Brakes Tektro M290 Hydraulic disc, 160mm discs
      Brakes Levers Tektro M290 Hydraulic
      Cassette 11T-36T, 9-speed
      Chain 9-speed
      Crankset Prowheel 36/22T, 170mm
      Pedals Platform
      Bottom Bracket Cartridge
      Rim XDS, alloy, 32H
      Hubs Alloy, 32H, Quick Release
      Spokes 14G Steel, brass nipples
      Tyres All-terrain, 2.10”
      Notes We reserve the right to make changes to the product and component information appearing on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
      XDS

      XDS Boss 3.0 - Grey S/15"

      J44
      $699
      Was $999
        Pickup available
        In stock at Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam and Ivanhoe Cycles Megastore
        XS/13" 27.5" 152-162cm
        S/15" 27.5" 161-172cm
        M/17" 29" 168-176cm
        L/19" 29" 175-183cm
        XL/21" 29" 179-185cm

        Product Details

        XDS BOSS 3.0 - GLOSS GREY

        The latest XDS Boss 3.0 is one of our best value recreational mountain bikes in our range. In this preview, we’ll explain who it’s designed for, where it can be used and the main components.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-15


        WHO + WHAT IT’S FOR

        The Boss 3.0, while an improvement over the Giant Talon 29 2 and Boss 4.0, serves the same terrain: rail trails, bike paths, light off-road trails and 4WD tracks.

        It’s designed for family rides, general fitness use and the occasional adventure on easy mountain bike trails (like Lysterfield Park in Mebourne’s south-east).

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-130


        Readers note that the Boss 3.0 comes in 2 wheel size options - depending on what frame size you need.

        The 13” (XS) and 15” (SM) size frames are built with 27.5” wheels.

        This makes it so much easier for smaller riders to:

        • Steer the bike; 27.5” wheels make the steering more responsive.
        • Mount/dismount (smaller wheels lower the frame too).

        All this equals better handling and it’ll be especially easy for pre-teens or teens coming from smaller bikes to handle.

        The rest of the frame sizes - 17”, 19” and 21” - come with 29” wheels.

        Some advantages of larger wheels:

        • It lifts the front of the bike, delivering a relaxed riding position.
        • Larger wheels cover more ground; per rotation of the wheel you travel further.
        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-20


        THE FRAME

        XDS is an engineering company.

        Look, they are really bad at marketing, sales and any form of advertising. It’s just not their strength.

        But making some of the best bikes in the world definitely is.

        And that’s why the Boss mountain-bike range uses the best alloy frames under $1,000 in our range. In fact, it’s better than most aluminium frames north of a grand too.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-30


        How?

        Firstly, XDS use their premium X6 aluminium for their Boss range that’s been co-developed with Central South University Aluminum Research Institute - a leading research centre in the field of metal science.

        They’re able to get the frame weight down and frame stiffness up, improving the Boss’ strength-to-weight ratio.

        Why should you care though?

        Because it delivers a much better riding bike, with better than average handling.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-40


        High-end frame finishes like internal cable routing keep the cables hidden. This means the cables are not exposed to dirt, grit, mud and the elements.

        High-polish welds make the frame look almost one-piece. And definitely helps set the Boss apart from the competition who still use exposed welds.

        A tapered head tube is another high-end frame feature we rarely, if ever, see under $1,500. This improves the Boss’ handling.

        Note how this tube is much bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top. That’s because more force occurs at the bottom, so the frame is designed to suit.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-60


        THE COMPONENTS

        Starting at the front:

        The XDS suspension fork* is smooth and reliable.

        It’s got a red lockout lever positioned on top of the fork. This lockout lever allows riders to switch the suspension from being soft to hard.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-50


        As an example: For concrete bike paths and rail trails, set the suspension to Firm. This maximises power transfer for easier, more efficient riding.

        But, don’t forget to turn the dial back to Plush for rougher paths!

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-80


        The Boss 3.0 comes built with S-Rides’s new 9 speed mountain-bike gears. These parts are robust, reliable and deliver super-smooth gear changes.

        The back 9 gears are paired to 2 front gears. This creates 18 gears in total. Having 2 front gears (compared to 3) makes the gears much simpler.

        Gear 1 is used for climbing steep hills and Gear 2 is for everything else.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-90


        There’s also less ‘gap’ between each gear (compared to 7 and 8 speed gears) which means the chain doesn’t clunk as it moves from one gear to the next; so it’s smoother than 7 and 8 speed bikes.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-70


        The gears are controlled by trigger shifters, not the old-style twist shift. Push the small paddle to shift into a harder gear (to go faster) or the larger bottom paddle to change into an easier gear (for going uphill).

        Generally though:

        Gear 1, 2, 3 are used for going uphill. Gear 4, 5, 6 for riding on flatter paths. And Gear 7, 8, 9 for going faster - typically downhill.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-100


        Next area of interest are Boss 3.0’s hydraulic disc brakes.

        Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear generate much more stopping power than mechanical disc brake and V-brakes.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-120


        Not only that but they also deliver more control. This means you can slow down without skidding and losing traction - especially in wet conditions.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-110


        The Boss 3.0 uses Tektro’s M290 brakes. This has a new short-blade lever that’s a little more ergonomic than the Boss 4.0 and Talon’s M275 design.

        Power output also increases marginally over the basic M275 brake.

        Important:

        Riders on the 13” and 15” frames are most likely going to have smaller than average hands.

        The lever on these brakes is adjustable to suit - without dramatically affecting braking power.

        XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-140


        SHIPPING & ASSEMBLY

        Free Shipping is available on the XDS Boss 3.0 for a limited time.

        This offer is only applicable to metropolitan areas and doesn’t include rural or country areas.

        The Boss 3.0 will come professionally boxed and some assembly will be required.

        If you’re at all unsure on how to assemble, please don’t put your safety at risk, and use a bike store or mobile bicycle mechanic for assembly.

        Please review our Terms and Conditions here before ordering.


        Specifications

        Colour Gloss Grey
        Sizes 27.5 Wheels: 13”, 15”. 29” Wheels: 17”, 19”, 21”
        Frame XDS X6 Aluminium
        Fork XDS, lockout, 100mm travel
        Handlebar XDS Alloy 31.8mm, 680mm wide
        Stem XDS Alloy, 80mm
        Seatpost XDS Alloy, 27.2mm
        Saddle XDS
        Shifters S-Ride M300, 2x9-speed
        Front Derailleur S-Ride M300
        Rear Derailleur S-Ride M300
        Brakes Tektro M290 Hydraulic disc, 160mm discs
        Brakes Levers Tektro M290 Hydraulic
        Cassette 11T-36T, 9-speed
        Chain 9-speed
        Crankset Prowheel 36/22T, 170mm
        Pedals Platform
        Bottom Bracket Cartridge
        Rim XDS, alloy, 32H
        Hubs Alloy, 32H, Quick Release
        Spokes 14G Steel, brass nipples
        Tyres All-terrain, 2.10”
        Notes We reserve the right to make changes to the product and component information appearing on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
        XDS

        XDS Boss 3.0 - Grey M/17"

        J45
        $699
        Was $999
          Pickup available
          In stock at Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam and Ivanhoe Cycles Megastore
          XS/13" 27.5" 152-162cm
          S/15" 27.5" 161-172cm
          M/17" 29" 168-176cm
          L/19" 29" 175-183cm
          XL/21" 29" 179-185cm

          Product Details

          XDS BOSS 3.0 - GLOSS GREY

          The latest XDS Boss 3.0 is one of our best value recreational mountain bikes in our range. In this preview, we’ll explain who it’s designed for, where it can be used and the main components.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-15


          WHO + WHAT IT’S FOR

          The Boss 3.0, while an improvement over the Giant Talon 29 2 and Boss 4.0, serves the same terrain: rail trails, bike paths, light off-road trails and 4WD tracks.

          It’s designed for family rides, general fitness use and the occasional adventure on easy mountain bike trails (like Lysterfield Park in Mebourne’s south-east).

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-130


          Readers note that the Boss 3.0 comes in 2 wheel size options - depending on what frame size you need.

          The 13” (XS) and 15” (SM) size frames are built with 27.5” wheels.

          This makes it so much easier for smaller riders to:

          • Steer the bike; 27.5” wheels make the steering more responsive.
          • Mount/dismount (smaller wheels lower the frame too).

          All this equals better handling and it’ll be especially easy for pre-teens or teens coming from smaller bikes to handle.

          The rest of the frame sizes - 17”, 19” and 21” - come with 29” wheels.

          Some advantages of larger wheels:

          • It lifts the front of the bike, delivering a relaxed riding position.
          • Larger wheels cover more ground; per rotation of the wheel you travel further.
          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-20


          THE FRAME

          XDS is an engineering company.

          Look, they are really bad at marketing, sales and any form of advertising. It’s just not their strength.

          But making some of the best bikes in the world definitely is.

          And that’s why the Boss mountain-bike range uses the best alloy frames under $1,000 in our range. In fact, it’s better than most aluminium frames north of a grand too.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-30


          How?

          Firstly, XDS use their premium X6 aluminium for their Boss range that’s been co-developed with Central South University Aluminum Research Institute - a leading research centre in the field of metal science.

          They’re able to get the frame weight down and frame stiffness up, improving the Boss’ strength-to-weight ratio.

          Why should you care though?

          Because it delivers a much better riding bike, with better than average handling.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-40


          High-end frame finishes like internal cable routing keep the cables hidden. This means the cables are not exposed to dirt, grit, mud and the elements.

          High-polish welds make the frame look almost one-piece. And definitely helps set the Boss apart from the competition who still use exposed welds.

          A tapered head tube is another high-end frame feature we rarely, if ever, see under $1,500. This improves the Boss’ handling.

          Note how this tube is much bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top. That’s because more force occurs at the bottom, so the frame is designed to suit.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-60


          THE COMPONENTS

          Starting at the front:

          The XDS suspension fork* is smooth and reliable.

          It’s got a red lockout lever positioned on top of the fork. This lockout lever allows riders to switch the suspension from being soft to hard.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-50


          As an example: For concrete bike paths and rail trails, set the suspension to Firm. This maximises power transfer for easier, more efficient riding.

          But, don’t forget to turn the dial back to Plush for rougher paths!

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-80


          The Boss 3.0 comes built with S-Rides’s new 9 speed mountain-bike gears. These parts are robust, reliable and deliver super-smooth gear changes.

          The back 9 gears are paired to 2 front gears. This creates 18 gears in total. Having 2 front gears (compared to 3) makes the gears much simpler.

          Gear 1 is used for climbing steep hills and Gear 2 is for everything else.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-90


          There’s also less ‘gap’ between each gear (compared to 7 and 8 speed gears) which means the chain doesn’t clunk as it moves from one gear to the next; so it’s smoother than 7 and 8 speed bikes.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-70


          The gears are controlled by trigger shifters, not the old-style twist shift. Push the small paddle to shift into a harder gear (to go faster) or the larger bottom paddle to change into an easier gear (for going uphill).

          Generally though:

          Gear 1, 2, 3 are used for going uphill. Gear 4, 5, 6 for riding on flatter paths. And Gear 7, 8, 9 for going faster - typically downhill.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-100


          Next area of interest are Boss 3.0’s hydraulic disc brakes.

          Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear generate much more stopping power than mechanical disc brake and V-brakes.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-120


          Not only that but they also deliver more control. This means you can slow down without skidding and losing traction - especially in wet conditions.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-110


          The Boss 3.0 uses Tektro’s M290 brakes. This has a new short-blade lever that’s a little more ergonomic than the Boss 4.0 and Talon’s M275 design.

          Power output also increases marginally over the basic M275 brake.

          Important:

          Riders on the 13” and 15” frames are most likely going to have smaller than average hands.

          The lever on these brakes is adjustable to suit - without dramatically affecting braking power.

          XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-140


          SHIPPING & ASSEMBLY

          Free Shipping is available on the XDS Boss 3.0 for a limited time.

          This offer is only applicable to metropolitan areas and doesn’t include rural or country areas.

          The Boss 3.0 will come professionally boxed and some assembly will be required.

          If you’re at all unsure on how to assemble, please don’t put your safety at risk, and use a bike store or mobile bicycle mechanic for assembly.

          Please review our Terms and Conditions here before ordering.


          Specifications

          Colour Gloss Grey
          Sizes 27.5 Wheels: 13”, 15”. 29” Wheels: 17”, 19”, 21”
          Frame XDS X6 Aluminium
          Fork XDS, lockout, 100mm travel
          Handlebar XDS Alloy 31.8mm, 680mm wide
          Stem XDS Alloy, 80mm
          Seatpost XDS Alloy, 27.2mm
          Saddle XDS
          Shifters S-Ride M300, 2x9-speed
          Front Derailleur S-Ride M300
          Rear Derailleur S-Ride M300
          Brakes Tektro M290 Hydraulic disc, 160mm discs
          Brakes Levers Tektro M290 Hydraulic
          Cassette 11T-36T, 9-speed
          Chain 9-speed
          Crankset Prowheel 36/22T, 170mm
          Pedals Platform
          Bottom Bracket Cartridge
          Rim XDS, alloy, 32H
          Hubs Alloy, 32H, Quick Release
          Spokes 14G Steel, brass nipples
          Tyres All-terrain, 2.10”
          Notes We reserve the right to make changes to the product and component information appearing on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
          XDS

          XDS Boss 3.0 - Grey L/19"

          J46
          $699
          Was $999
            Pickup available
            In stock at Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam, Ivanhoe Cycles Megastore, and Ivanhoe Cycles Hoppers Crossing
            XS/13" 27.5" 152-162cm
            S/15" 27.5" 161-172cm
            M/17" 29" 168-176cm
            L/19" 29" 175-183cm
            XL/21" 29" 179-185cm

            Product Details

            XDS BOSS 3.0 - GLOSS GREY

            The latest XDS Boss 3.0 is one of our best value recreational mountain bikes in our range. In this preview, we’ll explain who it’s designed for, where it can be used and the main components.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-15


            WHO + WHAT IT’S FOR

            The Boss 3.0, while an improvement over the Giant Talon 29 2 and Boss 4.0, serves the same terrain: rail trails, bike paths, light off-road trails and 4WD tracks.

            It’s designed for family rides, general fitness use and the occasional adventure on easy mountain bike trails (like Lysterfield Park in Mebourne’s south-east).

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-130


            Readers note that the Boss 3.0 comes in 2 wheel size options - depending on what frame size you need.

            The 13” (XS) and 15” (SM) size frames are built with 27.5” wheels.

            This makes it so much easier for smaller riders to:

            • Steer the bike; 27.5” wheels make the steering more responsive.
            • Mount/dismount (smaller wheels lower the frame too).

            All this equals better handling and it’ll be especially easy for pre-teens or teens coming from smaller bikes to handle.

            The rest of the frame sizes - 17”, 19” and 21” - come with 29” wheels.

            Some advantages of larger wheels:

            • It lifts the front of the bike, delivering a relaxed riding position.
            • Larger wheels cover more ground; per rotation of the wheel you travel further.
            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-20


            THE FRAME

            XDS is an engineering company.

            Look, they are really bad at marketing, sales and any form of advertising. It’s just not their strength.

            But making some of the best bikes in the world definitely is.

            And that’s why the Boss mountain-bike range uses the best alloy frames under $1,000 in our range. In fact, it’s better than most aluminium frames north of a grand too.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-30


            How?

            Firstly, XDS use their premium X6 aluminium for their Boss range that’s been co-developed with Central South University Aluminum Research Institute - a leading research centre in the field of metal science.

            They’re able to get the frame weight down and frame stiffness up, improving the Boss’ strength-to-weight ratio.

            Why should you care though?

            Because it delivers a much better riding bike, with better than average handling.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-40


            High-end frame finishes like internal cable routing keep the cables hidden. This means the cables are not exposed to dirt, grit, mud and the elements.

            High-polish welds make the frame look almost one-piece. And definitely helps set the Boss apart from the competition who still use exposed welds.

            A tapered head tube is another high-end frame feature we rarely, if ever, see under $1,500. This improves the Boss’ handling.

            Note how this tube is much bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top. That’s because more force occurs at the bottom, so the frame is designed to suit.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-60


            THE COMPONENTS

            Starting at the front:

            The XDS suspension fork* is smooth and reliable.

            It’s got a red lockout lever positioned on top of the fork. This lockout lever allows riders to switch the suspension from being soft to hard.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-50


            As an example: For concrete bike paths and rail trails, set the suspension to Firm. This maximises power transfer for easier, more efficient riding.

            But, don’t forget to turn the dial back to Plush for rougher paths!

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-80


            The Boss 3.0 comes built with S-Rides’s new 9 speed mountain-bike gears. These parts are robust, reliable and deliver super-smooth gear changes.

            The back 9 gears are paired to 2 front gears. This creates 18 gears in total. Having 2 front gears (compared to 3) makes the gears much simpler.

            Gear 1 is used for climbing steep hills and Gear 2 is for everything else.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-90


            There’s also less ‘gap’ between each gear (compared to 7 and 8 speed gears) which means the chain doesn’t clunk as it moves from one gear to the next; so it’s smoother than 7 and 8 speed bikes.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-70


            The gears are controlled by trigger shifters, not the old-style twist shift. Push the small paddle to shift into a harder gear (to go faster) or the larger bottom paddle to change into an easier gear (for going uphill).

            Generally though:

            Gear 1, 2, 3 are used for going uphill. Gear 4, 5, 6 for riding on flatter paths. And Gear 7, 8, 9 for going faster - typically downhill.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-100


            Next area of interest are Boss 3.0’s hydraulic disc brakes.

            Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear generate much more stopping power than mechanical disc brake and V-brakes.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-120


            Not only that but they also deliver more control. This means you can slow down without skidding and losing traction - especially in wet conditions.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-110


            The Boss 3.0 uses Tektro’s M290 brakes. This has a new short-blade lever that’s a little more ergonomic than the Boss 4.0 and Talon’s M275 design.

            Power output also increases marginally over the basic M275 brake.

            Important:

            Riders on the 13” and 15” frames are most likely going to have smaller than average hands.

            The lever on these brakes is adjustable to suit - without dramatically affecting braking power.

            XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-140


            SHIPPING & ASSEMBLY

            Free Shipping is available on the XDS Boss 3.0 for a limited time.

            This offer is only applicable to metropolitan areas and doesn’t include rural or country areas.

            The Boss 3.0 will come professionally boxed and some assembly will be required.

            If you’re at all unsure on how to assemble, please don’t put your safety at risk, and use a bike store or mobile bicycle mechanic for assembly.

            Please review our Terms and Conditions here before ordering.


            Specifications

            Colour Gloss Grey
            Sizes 27.5 Wheels: 13”, 15”. 29” Wheels: 17”, 19”, 21”
            Frame XDS X6 Aluminium
            Fork XDS, lockout, 100mm travel
            Handlebar XDS Alloy 31.8mm, 680mm wide
            Stem XDS Alloy, 80mm
            Seatpost XDS Alloy, 27.2mm
            Saddle XDS
            Shifters S-Ride M300, 2x9-speed
            Front Derailleur S-Ride M300
            Rear Derailleur S-Ride M300
            Brakes Tektro M290 Hydraulic disc, 160mm discs
            Brakes Levers Tektro M290 Hydraulic
            Cassette 11T-36T, 9-speed
            Chain 9-speed
            Crankset Prowheel 36/22T, 170mm
            Pedals Platform
            Bottom Bracket Cartridge
            Rim XDS, alloy, 32H
            Hubs Alloy, 32H, Quick Release
            Spokes 14G Steel, brass nipples
            Tyres All-terrain, 2.10”
            Notes We reserve the right to make changes to the product and component information appearing on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
            XDS

            XDS Boss 3.0 - Grey XL/21"

            J47
            $699
            Was $999
              Pickup available
              In stock at Ivanhoe Cycles Hallam, Ivanhoe Cycles Megastore, and Ivanhoe Cycles Hoppers Crossing
              XS/13" 27.5" 152-162cm
              S/15" 27.5" 161-172cm
              M/17" 29" 168-176cm
              L/19" 29" 175-183cm
              XL/21" 29" 179-185cm

              Product Details

              XDS BOSS 3.0 - GLOSS GREY

              The latest XDS Boss 3.0 is one of our best value recreational mountain bikes in our range. In this preview, we’ll explain who it’s designed for, where it can be used and the main components.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-15


              WHO + WHAT IT’S FOR

              The Boss 3.0, while an improvement over the Giant Talon 29 2 and Boss 4.0, serves the same terrain: rail trails, bike paths, light off-road trails and 4WD tracks.

              It’s designed for family rides, general fitness use and the occasional adventure on easy mountain bike trails (like Lysterfield Park in Mebourne’s south-east).

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-130


              Readers note that the Boss 3.0 comes in 2 wheel size options - depending on what frame size you need.

              The 13” (XS) and 15” (SM) size frames are built with 27.5” wheels.

              This makes it so much easier for smaller riders to:

              • Steer the bike; 27.5” wheels make the steering more responsive.
              • Mount/dismount (smaller wheels lower the frame too).

              All this equals better handling and it’ll be especially easy for pre-teens or teens coming from smaller bikes to handle.

              The rest of the frame sizes - 17”, 19” and 21” - come with 29” wheels.

              Some advantages of larger wheels:

              • It lifts the front of the bike, delivering a relaxed riding position.
              • Larger wheels cover more ground; per rotation of the wheel you travel further.
              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-20


              THE FRAME

              XDS is an engineering company.

              Look, they are really bad at marketing, sales and any form of advertising. It’s just not their strength.

              But making some of the best bikes in the world definitely is.

              And that’s why the Boss mountain-bike range uses the best alloy frames under $1,000 in our range. In fact, it’s better than most aluminium frames north of a grand too.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-30


              How?

              Firstly, XDS use their premium X6 aluminium for their Boss range that’s been co-developed with Central South University Aluminum Research Institute - a leading research centre in the field of metal science.

              They’re able to get the frame weight down and frame stiffness up, improving the Boss’ strength-to-weight ratio.

              Why should you care though?

              Because it delivers a much better riding bike, with better than average handling.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-40


              High-end frame finishes like internal cable routing keep the cables hidden. This means the cables are not exposed to dirt, grit, mud and the elements.

              High-polish welds make the frame look almost one-piece. And definitely helps set the Boss apart from the competition who still use exposed welds.

              A tapered head tube is another high-end frame feature we rarely, if ever, see under $1,500. This improves the Boss’ handling.

              Note how this tube is much bigger at the bottom and smaller at the top. That’s because more force occurs at the bottom, so the frame is designed to suit.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-60


              THE COMPONENTS

              Starting at the front:

              The XDS suspension fork* is smooth and reliable.

              It’s got a red lockout lever positioned on top of the fork. This lockout lever allows riders to switch the suspension from being soft to hard.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-50


              As an example: For concrete bike paths and rail trails, set the suspension to Firm. This maximises power transfer for easier, more efficient riding.

              But, don’t forget to turn the dial back to Plush for rougher paths!

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-80


              The Boss 3.0 comes built with S-Rides’s new 9 speed mountain-bike gears. These parts are robust, reliable and deliver super-smooth gear changes.

              The back 9 gears are paired to 2 front gears. This creates 18 gears in total. Having 2 front gears (compared to 3) makes the gears much simpler.

              Gear 1 is used for climbing steep hills and Gear 2 is for everything else.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-90


              There’s also less ‘gap’ between each gear (compared to 7 and 8 speed gears) which means the chain doesn’t clunk as it moves from one gear to the next; so it’s smoother than 7 and 8 speed bikes.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-70


              The gears are controlled by trigger shifters, not the old-style twist shift. Push the small paddle to shift into a harder gear (to go faster) or the larger bottom paddle to change into an easier gear (for going uphill).

              Generally though:

              Gear 1, 2, 3 are used for going uphill. Gear 4, 5, 6 for riding on flatter paths. And Gear 7, 8, 9 for going faster - typically downhill.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-100


              Next area of interest are Boss 3.0’s hydraulic disc brakes.

              Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear generate much more stopping power than mechanical disc brake and V-brakes.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-120


              Not only that but they also deliver more control. This means you can slow down without skidding and losing traction - especially in wet conditions.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-110


              The Boss 3.0 uses Tektro’s M290 brakes. This has a new short-blade lever that’s a little more ergonomic than the Boss 4.0 and Talon’s M275 design.

              Power output also increases marginally over the basic M275 brake.

              Important:

              Riders on the 13” and 15” frames are most likely going to have smaller than average hands.

              The lever on these brakes is adjustable to suit - without dramatically affecting braking power.

              XDS Boss 3.0 Gloss Grey-140


              SHIPPING & ASSEMBLY

              Free Shipping is available on the XDS Boss 3.0 for a limited time.

              This offer is only applicable to metropolitan areas and doesn’t include rural or country areas.

              The Boss 3.0 will come professionally boxed and some assembly will be required.

              If you’re at all unsure on how to assemble, please don’t put your safety at risk, and use a bike store or mobile bicycle mechanic for assembly.

              Please review our Terms and Conditions here before ordering.


              Specifications

              Colour Gloss Grey
              Sizes 27.5 Wheels: 13”, 15”. 29” Wheels: 17”, 19”, 21”
              Frame XDS X6 Aluminium
              Fork XDS, lockout, 100mm travel
              Handlebar XDS Alloy 31.8mm, 680mm wide
              Stem XDS Alloy, 80mm
              Seatpost XDS Alloy, 27.2mm
              Saddle XDS
              Shifters S-Ride M300, 2x9-speed
              Front Derailleur S-Ride M300
              Rear Derailleur S-Ride M300
              Brakes Tektro M290 Hydraulic disc, 160mm discs
              Brakes Levers Tektro M290 Hydraulic
              Cassette 11T-36T, 9-speed
              Chain 9-speed
              Crankset Prowheel 36/22T, 170mm
              Pedals Platform
              Bottom Bracket Cartridge
              Rim XDS, alloy, 32H
              Hubs Alloy, 32H, Quick Release
              Spokes 14G Steel, brass nipples
              Tyres All-terrain, 2.10”
              Notes We reserve the right to make changes to the product and component information appearing on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.