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Boardman SLR 9.4 Disc - Bike of the Year


Boardman Bikes may only be in its teenage years but, since its 2007 birth, its British-designed bikes have gained massive popularity for riders of all disciplines and at every price point. Nicole Cooke powered a Boardman bike to Olympic victory in 2008 and Boardman-riding cyclists have racked up numerous titles on the road, off-road and in triathlons.

We’ve long been fans of Boardman’s SLR range, and with SRAM’s new wireless 12-speed Rival groupset and a lighter weight frame adding to its all-round stunning performance, the Boardman SLR 9.4 AXS Disc Carbon has taken the top spot in our coveted Road Bike of the Year test, beating 20 other bikes from five categories: endurance, performance, gravel, superbike and £1,000.

VERDICT

"I was so impressed by Boardman’s SLR 9.4. It’s a bike that has everything going for it – a lightweight aero frameset, futuristic wireless shifting, great drivetrain with smart gearing, good wheels and competent tyres." "In these uncertain times, it's the bike to buy with your head and your heart" / 5/5