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SLR 8.6 Women's 2021

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  • Boardman SLR 8.6 Womens Alloy Road Bike in Metallic Cyan
Overview

The SLR 8.6W is our entry-level women's road bike – but that’s not to say that it’s a basic machine. With a hidden weld aluminium frame, a full carbon fork, and Shimano’s slick-shifting Claris gears, this is a bike which delivers market-leading performance without breaking the bank.

The 6061 alloy frame is triple-butted which ensures a stiff and efficient ride without adding weight. With dropped seat stays and the carbon fork, there’s still plenty of comfort on offer too. Complementing the light-weight frame and fork, a compact 50-34 tooth chainset and 11-32 tooth cassette give an easy bottom gear for climbing, and the high-quality Vittoria Zaffiro tyres balance grip, rolling resistance and puncture protection when heading down the other side.

Deep drop Tektro brakes allow clearance for up to 28mm* tyres, and mudguard and pannier rack mounts add practicality and year-round usability.

Contact Points:

Working with Chris Boardman, data from hundreds of bike fits and insight from bike fit experts, we have made simple changes to the contact points of the SLR range. Using advanced pressure mapping and real-world testing we’ve shown that the Boardman SLR Women's saddle will provide long-ride comfort for the majority of people. Bar width and crank length are also reduced vs previous bikes to make sure they are suited to the fit needs of real cyclists, with a female-specific saddle, and stem, handlebar and crank sizes scaled to suit female riders. 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.

Highlights

Lightweight Triple-Butted Aluminium frame and full carbon fork offer a fast but comfortable ride

Shimano Claris 8 speed shifters and derailleurs give reliable and smooth gear changes

A compact 50/34 chainset and 11-32 cassette gives a wide spread of gears for climbing and descending

Vittoria Zaffiro tyres deliver great puncture protection, grip and low rolling resistance Boardman SLR Wheels are tubeless-ready, so can be easily upgraded to run without tubes

Mudguard and pannier rack mounts offer an extra dose of year-round practicality. 

*tyre clearance is 25mm with mudguards fitted.

Technical Specification
  • Frameset
    • Triple Butted 6061 X7 Aluminium with hidden welds
    • C7 Carbon
    • FSA no.10, 1 1/8”, Semi Integrated
    • Square Taper 68x118mm
  • Groupset
    • FSA Tempo Compact, 50-34
    • Shimano Claris, double, 31.8mm clamp
    • Shimano Claris, 8 speed, short cage
    • Shimano Claris 2x8
    • Tektro R315, long arm
    • Shimano HG50, 8 speed, 11-32
    • KMC Z8
  • Components
    • Boardman SLR Women's
    • Boardman Alloy, 27.2mm
    • Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp
    • Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 75mm reach, 120mm drop
    • Boardman Soft-grip
    • Toe strap road, 9/16”
  • Weight
    • Approx. 10kg
  • Wheelset
    • Boardman SLR Tubeless Ready
    • Formula RB-31 front, RB-30 rear
    • Boardman SLR Tubeless Ready - 28h
    • Vittoria Zaffiro, 700c x 25mm
Sizes & Fit
Size
Recommended Height
Recommended Inside Leg
Stack
Reach
ST Seat Tube
TT Top Tube
HT Head Tube
HA Head Angle
SA Seat Angle
CS Chainstay
FO Fork Offset
BB Bottom Bracket Drop
Crank Length
Stem Length
Handlebar Width
View Geometry
  • SM
    162 - 172 cm
    72 - 80 cm
    529
    368
    480
    520
    120
    71.5
    74
    415
    48
    71
    165
    70
    380
  • MD
    170 - 179 cm
    77 - 84 cm
    547
    378
    515
    540
    140
    72
    73.5
    415
    48
    68
    165
    80
    380
  • LG
    177 - 183 cm
    80 - 87 cm
    568
    384
    530
    552
    160
    72.5
    73.5
    415
    48
    68
    170
    90
    400