Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset Reviews

Review score: 9.0/10 – Updated January, 2022

Latest Price: £139.49 – Save 10% (RRP: £155)

Take a look now to discover what makes Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset worthy of a review score of 9.0 out of 10.

Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset Review


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Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset features

Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset specs

Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset
Spec 1

Colour: Black

Other Groupsets found with this Spec: 6387

Spec 2

Size: Multi Shift

Other Groupsets found with this Spec: 2

Spec 3

Teeth: 11-42t

Other Groupsets found with this Spec: 7

Spec 4

Speed: 8 Speed

Other Groupsets found with this Spec: 58

Feature 1

Material: Glass Fibre / Nylon Composite, Steel

Other Groupsets found with this feature: 2

Feature 2

Extruded Clamp

Other Groupsets found with this feature: 3

Feature 3

2 Piece Pull Lever / Up to 3 Gears Per Shift

Other Groupsets found with this feature: 3

Feature 4

Resin Top Shell

Other Groupsets found with this feature: 3

Feature 5

Fast Action Release Lever

Other Groupsets found with this feature: 6

Feature 6

Not Intended for E-Bike Use

Other Groupsets found with this feature: 5

Feature 7

Weight: 128g

Other Groupsets found with this feature: 8

Price

£139.49

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Quality

Quality is without doubt one of the most important factors that we consider when buying bikes, parts, accessories or clothing. As you’d imagine it’s especially important when buying Groupsets. Let’s take at a look at the sort of things you can look at when trying to ascertain the quality of Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset.

The first thing is material. Looking at what Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset is made of will give you a really good idea of the quality overall. Take a look at the specs above and you should be able to see the material. It’s then up to you to decide if it meets your expectation.

Similarly you’ll also want to spend some time looking at the features too. Again the table above, listing the features will give you a really good overview. However you should think about the sort of features that you’d expect when buying new Groupsets. It’s worth writing a list of the “must-have” features so that you don’t end up compromising and missing some important features, or alternatively end up buying an unnecessarily high specced product.

There’s also a lot of merit in checking out the brand of the product and looking at the various brands that are selling Groupsets. Brands like Box are of courses extremely well respected in the cycling community so you know you’re getting a fantastic product with them. But if you’re undecided on your product you should write up a list of brands that you’d be happy to buy. It’s a great way of filtering and narrowing down the number of products when you’re searching.

Next up you’ll want to think about the price and use that as a guide to set your expectations of the quality. If you’re buying the cheapest of the options in the Groupsets category you should probably expect it to not be of as good quality as the most expensive. It sounds obvious of course. But this is where you can get a bit clever and use your combination of features, specs, materials and other factors to work together to get a really good quality product at the best price. We often draw up a list of “must-haves” and use these as filters when shopping online so that you’re only seeing products that meet your criteria. You can then sort by Price>Low to get the best deals.


Comparing Prices

Price, as you would imagine, is the most popular reason for someone buying one product over another. It is the single most important factor in choosing the majority of products we buy. The same goes for Groupsets.

It’s at this stage of the buying process, when you’re looking at different options, that you should set a budget. Do some research to understand how much roughly you can expect to pay for the sort of level of product that you’re looking for. Then match that to your own personal circumstance and how much you can afford to spend. This will really help you in narrowing down the right product for you.

Price of Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset

So the first aspect of price that we’re going to look at is the price of Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset.

We run regular scans across the web to find the best prices for the products that we review, from a range of cycling retailers. The best price we managed to find Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset was over at Chain Reaction Cycles where the price was £139.49 in our latest search.

Based on this price we’ve scored it 8.9 out of 10 for price.

Average price of Groupsets

Next we wanted to look at how much you can expect to pay, on average, for Groupsets.

We found 66 in the Groupsets category over at Chain Reaction Cycles. We looked at the average price of the products within this category and found the average is £881.77, making it below average at £139.49.

It’s sometimes helpful to look at how much the prices can vary. Especially when setting yourself a budget, or when trying to understand just how much you could spend on Groupsets. We found that the most expensive product currently available was £2999.99, whilst the cheapest we managed to find was £9.99.

With 66 products available we worked out that 64 cost more than Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset and 1 were cheaper.

Cost of Box products

At Chain Reaction Cycles we found 47 products from Box, of which 9 were in the Groupsets category.

For now though we’re looking at Box branded products in all categories. The average price of these products was £87.95 making this product above average.

You’ll also be interested to know that the cheapest Box product we found was £8.99 and the highest price we could find from them was £287.99.

Of the 47 from Box, 11 were more expensive than Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset and 35 were cheaper.

How much are Box Groupsets?

We then wanted to get a bit more specific and only look at Box products that are listed in the Groupsets category.

The average price of the 9 products that match this search was £210.77, with the cheapest coming in at £139.49 and highest price was £287.99. With the average being £210.77, Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset comes in below average.

8 products that meet this search were more expensive than Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset and 0 were cheaper.


Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset Reviews

Reading reviews is an amazing way of getting a good feel for a product without actually being able to try it or see it first.

There are two different types of reviews, and we also recommend reading both.

1. Expert reviews – In the cycle industry there are loads of really reliable trusted resources for expert reviews. For example if you’re looking to buy a new bike, BikeRadar Bike Reviews are great.

2. Customer reviews – these are probably your best resource for information. There’s no finances or influence involved, they’re purely just honest reviews from customers that have bought and used the product. The reason we love customer reviews so much is because no matter if their view is good or bad, there’s a very good chance that it will be honest and unbiased.

Our best advice is to head over to Chain Reaction Cycles and read the Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset reviews there.

Based on what we’ve seen in terms of reviews for Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset, it really does look like a great buy. So for the review score, we’ve scored it 9.5 out of 10. The average review score for all products in the Groupsets category at Chain Reaction Cycles is 4.2 out of 5.

Owner reviews, as we say, are one of the most important pieces of research that we can do before we buy. So, with that in mind, if you do go on to buy Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset or another similar product, like Box Two Prime 9 Speed Groupset reviews or Box Four 8 Speed Polished Chain reviews we’d love you to leave a review in the comments below. It will really help future buyers just like you, when they’re looking to buy Groupsets.


Brand

As we said in the pricing part of the review, brand is a really important consideration, but especially so when looking to buy Groupsets. But as you’re probably already aware, you’re on to a great choice if you do go with Box, as they’re a fantastic brand, making amazing products.


YouTube Video of Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset

Below we’ve embedded a video from YouTube where we’ve searched for Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset reviews.


Summary

Overall, we’ve been hugely impressed by the quality, price, reviews and features of Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset. We’d say that as long as it fits your budget and meets your expectations in terms of features/spec…it’s a really strong contender. That’s why we’ve scored it a massive 9.0/10 overall.


Further product details

  • Product ID 1: 27167560875
  • Product ID 2: 802359UK
  • Brand: Box
  • Model number: BX4PR9GRP01
  • RRP: £155
  • EAN: 639266097433
  • Description: Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain GroupsetReady for blasting across the MTB trails, this 8 speed groupset delivers smooth and reliable performance on every mountain bike ride. It is designed for riders who want less fuss and features an 8 speed shifter and an 11-42T cassette, which offers a great range of gearing to meet the demands of your off-road adventures. Designed for smooth operation, its rear mech uses a Limited Slip clutch in a compact cage. A final highlight is its custom 8 speed chain that’s built for abuse. This makes it a great groupset for riders that want strong groupset without all the frills and at a wallet-friendly price.Box Four 8 Speed ShifterThe Box Four shifter’s main features aren’t strikingly different from Box Three’s. The key difference is its 8-speed platform. We’ve chosen to modernize the 8-speed in much the same way we did the 9-speed for Prime 9. Just like the Prime 9, the Box Four shifters take advantage of the “less is more” theme and exploit durability, simplicity, and reliability.Features: Material: Glass Fibre / Nylon Composite, Steel Extruded Clamp 2 Piece Pull Lever / Up to 3 Gears Per Shift Resin Top Shell Fast Action Release Lever Not Intended for E-Bike Use Weight: 128gBox Four 8 Speed Wide Rear Derailleur BlackThe Box Four Rear Derailleur is the base of Prime 9 Technology that offers an affordable clutch based 1 by 8-speed derailleur that is simple and light; this makes it a perfect candidate for every entry-level bike that traditionally has a 3 by drive-train that is neither durable nor user friendly.Features: Material: Aluminium, Glass Fibre / Nylon Composite, Steel Limited Slip Clutch Bearing Pulleys Nylon Composite Knuckle Direct Channel Cable Stay Die-Cast Linkages Stamped Inner and Outer Cage Compatible with Standard Derailleur Hangers (Non Direct-Mount) Weight: 328gBox Four 8 Speed 11-42T CassetteThe Box Four cassette adapts our Prime 9 philosophy of durability, simplicity, and reliability at a great price point. All cogs are stamped from steel, given our durable black coating and then the larger cogs are pinned to each other with spacers for easy installation.Features: Material Cold Rolled Steel Steel Stamped Cogs No Spiders Wide Ratio & Consistent Progression ED Black Protection Compatible with HG Freehub Bodies Not Intended for E-Bike Use Weight: 473gBox Four 8 Speed 116 Link Chain NaturalThe Box Four chain employs an 8-speed platform in a similar strategy to the Prime 9 but at a great price point. The chain is polished and then chemically treated to achieve corrosion resistance. We engineered the inner link spacing to be a little tighter than other 8-speed chains and is optimized for use with our Box Four Wide/Narrow Chainring.Features: Material: Hardened Alloy Steel Durable Hardened Solid Pins Wide/Narrow 8 speed Specific Weight: 364gBuy Box Components from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
  • Full Category: Components > Groupsets
  • Savings percentage from RRP: 10%
  • Size: Multi Shift
  • Unisex
  • 15.51
  • Adult

Other options for Groupsets

As you’d imagine there are so many options out there when buying Groupsets. 66 in fact.

A few of our other favourites that we spotted when researching Box Four 8 Speed Drivetrain Groupset included,
Box Three Prime 9 Speed Polished Chain reviews, Box Two Prime 9 Speed Nickel Chain reviews, or we really liked the look of Kona Sultra ULTD Adventure Road Bike 2021 reviews as another alternative.

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