- Boardman SLR 9.0
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Boardman SLR 9.0
Light, stiff, strong, and comfortable, this bike may be the first bike in the Elite SLR line up but with the SLR frame, along with SRAM Force drive train, Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels and a Ritchey Pro finishing kit their are no compromises.
|Number of gears:||20|
|Steerer:||Tapered 1 1/8 - 1 1/4|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
New Super Light Racing frame and fork is a full carbon monocoque design and has FEA developed frame profiles that ensure strength, stiffness and weight are maximised by putting material where it’s needed and removing it where it isn’t required. The Down tube is shaped for the optimum stiffness and strength as well as being lightweight. The Seat stays have a combination of flat inside and curved outside surfaces which enhance airflow interaction between the frame and wheel and narrow profile for reduced weight and shock absorption.
The mould design a incorporates one piece BB30 bottom bracket and optimised oversize box section chainstays with a steep taper at the dropout for maximised power transfer and strength. Clever full internal cable routing offers airflow enhancement and clean lines without the weight penalty of conventional routing.
The stable and predictable geometry copes with all race situations and the full carbon fork, with blade profiles, has been designed for excellent steering precision and coupled with being lightweight and adopting a tapered steerer further increases the stiffness and steering precision.
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About the Boardman brand
The latest exciting range of Boardman bikes inspired by a true
From mountain and road to performance hybrid and track bikes there is
something in the range for everyone - so no matter what kind of bike you
ride, or what level you’re at, Boardman keep your cycling experience at the
forefront of their minds.
Chris Boardman MBE, record holder of the fastest ever Tour de France Prologue, achieved many victories throughout his illustrious career including World Champion, National Champion (at both Junior and Senior level winning over 30 titles) and his iconic Olympic Gold Medal winning performance aboard the famous Lotus track bike.
Chris has represented his country at four Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships, and went on to work at the cutting edge of bike design with the record breaking Beijing Olympic track team and now brings his expertise to you through Boardman Bikes.
|Size Guide (Boardman SLR Road Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|X-Small||155 - 163||69 - 74|
|Small||163 - 170||71 - 76|
|Medium||170 - 178||74 - 81|
|Large||178 - 183||79 - 86|
|X-Large||183 plus||84 plus|
|'Size matters! That's why at Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order against measurements supplied by you to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!'|
|Tope Tube Length:||525||540||555||570||585|
|Seat Tube Length:||470||490||510||530||550|
|Head Tube Length||100||120||140||160||170|
|Head Tube Angle||72||72.5||73||73||73|
|Seat Tube Angle:||74||73||73||73||73|
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Magazine reviews for Boardman SLR 9.0
Review from Bicycles.net.au
Boardman is a young brand built on the fame of British cycling legend Chris Boardman who excelled on the track, winning Olympic gold and breaking the UCI Hour Record set by Eddie Merckx almost three decades earlier. Deeply interested in technology while constantly training for increased performance, Boardman was one of the leaders in improving bike design before the UCI began to more heavily regulate the technological advancement in bicycle aerodynamics.
On review is the Boardman SLR 9.0 with a carbon fibre monocoque frame, tapered stereer and BB30. This particular version of the Boardman SLR uses exactly the same frame as the more expensive 9.2 and 9.4 models. It is a well rounded frame that does everything well. It's more comfortable than some of it's competitors in this price category, while still maintaining a reasonable amount of stiffness. It is light weight and the steering definitely gave it a very pleasant character on the road.
The components consist of the ever reliable SRAM Force (with Rival brakes), FSA Energy BB30 cranks, Ritchey bar and stem, Boardman seatpost, Fizik Arione seat and Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheelset. The SLR series is aimed at every aspect of performance other than aerodynamics, which is the focus of the Boardman AIR Series.
The SLR has adequate stiffness between bottom bracket and rear axle for out-of-the-saddle climbing. When we say adequate, we're not underselling it – for the moderate challenges that climbing presents to the Boardman SLR, it offers no unwelcome flex.
Only under full-bore sprint conditions is the drive structure's stiffness genuinely tested. In tests up to 1300 watts, the Boardman presented no erratic steering, no brake rub and no rear wheel skipping. Some flex was noted, however the lag between unweighting and re-weighting the drivetrain was nowhere near long enough to be disconcerting or distracting.
When cornering, the Boardman offers a light touch though the response is very predictable. Uphill the Boardman was responsive, it felt like a bike that would help you on an uphill breakaway.
One of our testers found himself in an emergency braking situation while riding in a 20 strong pack. The steering remained smooth and predictable without any shuddering, even if the same can't be said for fellow riders.
The great thing about this kind of package is that you get so much actual performance for a comparatively low price. Few companies provide the same frame across an entire range, with many citing higher spec carbon or more intricate layup processes for their higher-end bikes. For those companies, that may or may not be correct. However we applaud Boardman for not "dumbing down" their frame offerings across the range. The fact is that quality Carbon Fibre frames are now becoming a good option at this price point whereas only a few years ago aluminium was a safer option.
If that still makes you wonder about the frame's credentials, it's worth noting that the Skil-Shimano team at one time rode a frame that was also offered in bike shops with a 105 Groupset that cost just a little over $2,000.
The differences between the components on the more expensive models and those on the SLR 9.0 offer incremental upgrades that should see some reasonable performance improvements through to the top of the line 9.4. However, at around half the price, the 9.0 is far more than half the bike and on paper only 600 grams heavier (7.2 kg). A model with an integrated seatpost, the SLR 9.8 is also on offer in this range with a retail price more suited to it's 'higher up' model number and the Zipp 202 tubular wheelset.
The Mavic Ksyrium Equipe wheels that come on the SLR 9.0 are a great Rain, Hail or Shine wheelset that can be reliably ridden day in and day out. If you decided to commission a set of lighter or more aerodynamic wheels for race days, that alone would bring the bike close to UCI minimum weight.
The frame finish for review bike was excellent, the artwork detailing and carbon fibre finishing was clean. The internal cabling on this monocoque frame mean that the details, inparticular the yellow colouring on the inside surfaces, lend more character to SLR 9.0. This also means a little more cleaning is required to keep it looking tip top.
You won't find Boardman in your local shop. As a relatively new brand, the team at Boardman were looking at the options for international supply and with the long and time consuming prospect of setting up and developing distribution partnerships in each country across the globe, they have taken a rather radical approach by partnering with one of the biggest international online cycling retailers, Wiggle. With over a million deliveries a year internationally, Australia is one of biggest markets for Wiggle – and much to the delight of their Aussie customers, processing and shipping times are relatively short. A delivery time of 5-10 days is suggested though you will find numerous repor
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