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URB 8.9 2021

£800.00
  • Boardman URB 8.9 Urban Commuter Belt Drive Bike
Overview

The ultimate in low-maintenance urban cycling, the URB range combines simple, sleek aesthetics with everyday practicality. At the heart of the URB 8.9 is a light-weight 6061 aluminium frame and tapered carbon fork that helps absorbs those inevitable road imperfections. The frame's geometry also ensures that the rider's position is balanced to accommodate head-up visibility while maintaining that all-important pedalling efficiency, meaning no wasted effort.

A Gates Carbon Belt Drive turns an 8 Speed Shimano Nexus internal gear hub, which is an almost maintenance-free package. The belt drive requires no lubrication, so no grease marks on your legs or clothing and will not rust, ever! So can handle year-round riding with ease. Brakes are Shimano's excellent MT-201 hydraulic disc, which deliver dependable and easily controlled stopping power come rain or shine. 32mm Vittoria Randonneur Tech tyres offer a great blend of grip, durability and puncture protection whilst minimising maintenance issues further.

The URB's contact points have also been given careful commuting consideration, with the lock-on grips and saddle made from our durable Urban Canvas material to shrug off knocks and scrapes. Mounts for full mudguards and a pannier rack mount mean the URB can quickly adapt to wetter weathers and carry luggage.

Highlights

Stylish aluminium frame and full carbon tapered fork designed for a fast and efficient ride, without compromising comfort or heads up visibility

Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub gear and Gates belt-drive means no chain cleaning or adjusting derailleurs – ultra-easy, low maintenance riding

Shimano MT-201 hydraulic disc brakes deliver powerful and easily controlled braking in any condition

Mudguard and rack mounts make the URB a practical year-round ride

Technical Specification
  • Frameset
    • Boardman URB, X7 Aluminium
    • Boardman URB, Carbon Tapered
    • 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" for tapered carbon fork
    • 115mm square taper in eccentric BB shell
  • Groupset
    • Gates CDN S150 - 50t
    • Shimano Nexus 8 Speed Hub Gear
    • Shimano Alfine 8-Speed Rapidfire
    • Shimano BL-MT201 / BR-U300
    • Gates CDX 24t
    • Gates CDN Carbon Belt - 115t
  • Components
    • Boardman URB Canvas
    • Boardman Alloy
    • Boardman Alloy
    • Boardman Alloy
    • Flat pedals supplied
  • Weight
    • approx 10.7 kg
  • Wheelset
    • Boardman URB
    • Vittoria Randonneur Tech 700c x 32mm
Sizes & Fit
Size
Recommended Height
Recommended Inseam (inside leg to floor)
TT Top Tube
ST Seat Tube
HT Head Tube
HA Head Angle
SA Seat Angle
CS Chain Stay
FO Fork Offset (Rake)
BB Bottom Bracket Drop
S Stack
R Reach
Crank Length
Stem Length
Handlebar Width
View Geometry
  • S
    170 - 179 cm
    74 - 82 cm
    565
    450
    125
    72°
    73°
    425
    48
    68
    551
    400
    170
    90
    580
  • M
    177 - 183 cm
    78 - 85 cm
    590
    490
    145
    72°
    73°
    425
    48
    68
    565
    419
    170
    90
    600
  • L
    181 - 189 cm
    82 - 89 cm
    615
    540
    165
    72°
    73°
    425
    48
    68
    584
    438
    170
    90
    600