Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy - Cyclist Magazine

The Boardman SLR 8.9 Alloy is a shining example of how advancements in frame technology and evolution of economies of scale can supply sheer riding enjoyment. Cast your minds back a decade or so and the choice of aluminium road bikes was limited. You were faced with polar options: either a heavy alloy bike peppered with compromises, or something like a Cervelo S1 – rapid, lightweight, but with precisely zero concession to comfort.

Boardman is known for affordable carbon bikes,' says Boardman Bikes' Product Manager Matt Dowler. 'But we’ve also plenty of experience in designing in aluminium. We knew we could produce an aluminium frame which delivered a great ride experience, and being a less expensive material to work with as opposed to carbon, allowed us to fit better components at a similar price.'

It’s a triumph; here’s why - Read the full review here

Cyclist Magazine - March 2020