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SLR 8.9 Ltd Edition 2021

£1,000.00
  • Boardman SLR 8.9 Limited Edition Carbon Road Bike in Red Fad
Overview

The original SLR 8.9 was our most popular carbon road bike, and for good reason. We think the light, stiff and comfortable carbon frame designed with aerodynamics in mind is a perfect platform for all-round road riding, and the reviewers agreed with us. For most bike brands, 4.5 out of 5 reviews and comments like “Blimey, what a corker!” (road.cc) would be a reason to kick back and celebrate a job well done. However, at Boardman, we are always looking for ways we can push our bikes to the next level, and this is what we have done for the new SLR 8.9c.

One of the only criticisms we could level at the old bike was the 10 speed gears – functional, but a little heavy and unrefined. With that in mind, we’ve upgraded the shifting to Shimano’s 11 speed R7000 105. Offering smooth gear changes, reduced weight, ergonomic design and all the trickle-down technology from Shimano’s flagship Dura-Ace groupset, 105 is a fantastic performer.

Not only have we upgraded the bike’s gearing – but we’ve also worked with expert bike fitters to ensure the touchpoints on the bike are going to suit riders even better than before, and it comes in a stunning paint fade finish, what’s not to love? 

With only 400 bikes available in this colour combination, you’ll be joining an exclusive club.

Frameset:

The new SLR 8.9c frame and fork use the same aerodynamic design and geometry as the top of the range SLR 9.6 and so delivers outstanding performance. Dropped seat stays and an integrated seat clamp help reduce drag and combine with carefully designed carbon fibre layup to deliver all day long comfort. This isn’t achieved at the expense of speed though. Using CFD and wind tunnel testing, our tube profiles deliver a significant aero boost compared to previous frames, and a stiff PF86 bottom bracket and light overall weight mean that the bike responds instantly when you put the power down. With clearance for up to 28mm tyres, and hidden mudguard mounts, the SLR 8.9c can turn its hand to any type of road riding, whatever the weather.

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 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, 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.

Other Highlights:

Shimano 105 11 speed shifters and derailleurs ensure crisp and easy gear changes

A compact 50/34 chainset with 11-28 cassette offers a wide spread of gears for climbing and descending

Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Graphene 2.0 tyres combine great grip with puncture protection and low rolling resistance

Boardman SLR Wheels are tubeless ready, so can be easily upgraded to run without tubes

Tektro R315 long drop brakes give clearance for up to 28mm tyres, or to run mudguards with 25mm

Technical Specification
  • Frameset
    • C7 Carbon - Aero-Optimised
    • C7 Carbon with tapered steerer
    • FSA Orbit C-40 ACB, 1 1/8” - 1.5” Tapered, Integrated.
    • FSA BB-CF86/CZ Pressfit for MegaExo Chainset
  • Groupset
    • FSA Gossamer Compact 50-34
    • Shimano 105 braze- on
    • Shimano 105 11 speed
    • Shimano 105 2x11
    • Tektro R315, long arm
    • Shimano CS-R7000 11 speed, 11-28
    • KMC X11
  • Components
    • Boardman SLR
    • Boardman Alloy, 27.2mm
    • Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp
    • Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 70mm reach, 120mm drop
    • Boardman Soft-grip
    • Toe strap road, 9/16”
  • Weight
    • Approx. 8.9kg
  • Wheelset
    • Boardman Alloy Tubeless Ready
    • Formula RB-51 front, RB-5711 rear
    • Double Butted Stainless Steel, Radial front, 2X rear
    • Boardman Tubeless Ready 28h front & rear
    • Vittoria Zaffiro Pro G2.0 folding, 700x25c
Sizes & Fit
Standard range Size
Recommended Height
Recommended Inside Leg
Stack
Reach
ST Seat Tube
TT Top Tube
HT Head Tube
FO Fork Offset
HA Head Tube Angle
SA Seat Tube Angle
CS Chain Stay Length
BB Bottom Bracket Drop
Crank Length
Stem Length
Bar Width
View Geometry
  • SM
    170 - 179cm
    74 - 82cm
    546
    378
    485
    540
    140
    48
    72
    73.5
    410
    68
    170
    90
    400
  • MD
    177 - 183cm
    78 - 85cm
    567
    387
    500
    555
    160
    48
    72.5
    73.5
    410
    68
    170
    100
    400
  • LG
    181 - 189cm
    82cm - 89cm
    588
    390
    525
    570
    180
    45
    73
    73
    410
    68
    172.5
    110
    420
  • XL
    187 - 195cm
    86 - 94cm
    603
    401
    545
    585
    195
    45
    73
    73
    410
    68
    175
    120
    440