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Boardman SLR 8.9 105 Mens Road Bike 2021 - S, M, L, XL Frames 365462

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  • High performance Shimano 105 gears
  • Lightweight carbon frame and fork
  • Fade colourway with premium satin finish

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Boardman SLR 8.9c 105 Mens Road Bike 2020

To celebrate the launch of the new 2021 range, Boardman have pushed the boat out and upgraded their most popular carbon road bike. Not only does the SLR 8.9c have a stunning paint fade finish but they’ve also upgraded the groupset to the smooth and light weight 11 Speed Shimano 105. The old bike scored 4.5 out of 5 in several magazine reviews with the only criticisms being for the 10 speed gears, so this new model markedly improves on what customers and critics told us was already a great package at a market beating price.

The New Boardman SLR 8.9c  Road Bike has exactly the same aero tube profiles and geometry as the top of the range SLR 9.6 and so comes with an excellent pedigree. Features such as the integrated seat clamp will reduce drag further and yet dropped seat stays underneath you and a full carbon fork both help with maintaining comfort. We’ve not forgotten that most of us ‘feel the need for speed’ though and a stiff bottom bracket area means that the bike responds instantly when you put the power down.  With respected components such as tubeless ready wheels and Vittoria Rubino Pro IV tyres you are assured of a bike that’s fast and agile enough to race, comfortable enough for longer days in the saddle and also brilliant Value for Money.
 
Boardman SLR 8.9c specifics:

  • Gears: 22 speed Shimano 105 and 11-30 cassette gives slick shifting over a wide range
  • Frame: Boardman carbon SLR frame with aero tube profiles
  • Forks: Full carbon forks for better comfort and weight saving
  • Brakes: Tektro R315 brakes for controlled and powerful stopping
  • Wheels: Boardman wheels and Vittoria's Zaffiro tyres keep you rolling

More About The New Boardman SLR 8.9c Road Bike

Slick and purposeful gears
Shimano 105 R7000 doesn’t just look great, it also performs brilliantly giving swift and sure shifting with a light touch. The integrated levers are ergonomically designed for general comfort with chamfered tops meaning your grip is assured even when it’s hot and sweaty. The 50-34 Chainring and 12-28 Cassette give a good range for UK and Irish conditions so there’s every reason to take on even the toughest of challenges.
 
Impressive Carbon frame and forks
The SLR 8.9c uses the same aero tube profiles and geometry as the top of the range SLR 9.6, with our C7 carbon being used in both frame and fork. The frame is designed to combine great stiffness and ride quality whilst the aero tube profiles give riders more speed for the same effort. Features such as the integrated seat clamp reduce drag, whilst dropped seat stays and the full carbon fork help maintain comfort. The stiff, oversized PF86 bottom bracket area means that the bikes responds instantly when you put the power down.

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. Bar width and crank length are also reduced for different frame sizes to make sure they are suited to the fit needs of real cyclists, not just based on old traditions. These changes also reduce the rider’s frontal area, which has been wind tunnel tested to reduce drag, meaning less effort required for the same speed!

Boardman SLR 8.9c Accessories

Shimano PDR 550 Pedals will give you even more power as cleated pedals enable a much more efficient pedal stroke. Your safety matters and we’d always encourage you to wear a helmet – in this case our Halfords Advanced Road AER Helmet is adjustable and aero for maximum comfort and to keep you riding all year round SKS Bluemels 35mm mudguards  will keep you and your bikes clean and mud free

Maintain your Boardman SLR 8.9c

If you plan on using your Boardman SLR 8.9c 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 SLR 8.9c 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 SLR 8.9c safe in the knowledge that it’s built to last.

Boardman SLR 8.9c Road Bike Extra Info

  • FREE build
  • Unlimited lifetime safety checks
  • Lifetime guarantee on frames and rigid forks*
  • CycleCare available

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 M L XL
Stack 546mm 567mm 588mm 603mm
Reach 378mm 387mm 390mm 401mm
Seat Tube C-T 485mm 500mm 525mm 545mm
Effective Top Tube 540mm 555mm 570mm 585mm
Head Tube 140mm 160mm 180mm 195mm
Head Angle 72° 72.5° 73° 73°
Seat Angle 73.5° 72.5° 73° 72°
Chainstay Length 410mm 410mm 410mm 410mm
Fork Offset 48mm 48mm 45mm 45mm
 Bottom Bracket Drop 68mm 68mm 68mm 68mm
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 172.5mm 175mm
Stem Length 90mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Handlebar Width 400mm 420mm 420mm 420mm
Seatpost Length 350mm 350mm 350mm 350mm



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