Mat tested the previous version of this bike back in 2018 and was very impressed, and now I've ridden the 2021 version I can see why. It's brilliant!
At the heart lie Boardman's C7 frame and fork, which use the same aerodynamic design and geometry as the rest of the SLR range, albeit here with a different grade of carbon fiber.
The Boardman SLR 8.9 Carbon remains a top-level contender for bikes around the £1,000 mark, especially with its new upgraded groupset. The frameset is high upgradable too, pleasingly aero and also very versatile.
Fast and fun thanks to a great frameset and impressive spec list – especially for the money!