Boardman SLR 9.4 Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

Superlight Racing A bike capable of racing over the highest mountain passes in the world. The SLR 9.4 with its Boardman SLR wheelset and SRAM Red groupset is seriously light, as one of the lightest production bikes in the world the SLR 9.4 comes in under the UCI weight limit without compromise to spec or performance. Highlights; - New Superlight Racing frame and fork - Full high modulus carbon fibre monocoque construction - FEA developed frame profiles ensure that strength, stiffness and weight are maximised by putting material where it's needed and removing it where it isn't - Down tube shaped for the optimum lightweight, stiffness and strength - Seat stays have a combination of flat inside and curved outside surfaces for enhanced airflow interaction between the frame and wheel and narrow profile for reduced weight and shock absorption - Mould design incorporates one piece BB30 bottom bracket and optimized oversize box section chainstays with steep taper at dropout for maximized power transfer and strength - Clever full internal cable routing offers airflow enhancement and clean lines without the weight penalty of conventional routing - Stable, predictable geometry to cope will all race situations - Full carbon fork with blade profiles designed for steering precision and lightweight and a tapered steerer for further increased stiffness and steering precision

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 14, 2019]
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OVERALL
RATING
3
Strength:

My model is the Endurance SLR 9.4 Disc. It is a nice looking bike that came equipped with Ultegra 6800 Di2; however the break levers were the cheaper 785 model. The frame is very stiff and responsive, so no wasted power with this chassis, and is a reasonably light weight. It handles very well and descends well.

Weakness:

This bike is branded as the "Endurance" model but does not meet that definition in any way by U.S. standards. The geometry is a standard race fit as compared to the major U.S. manufacturers. Additionally, in stock form the bike rides very harsh and not suitable for long rides on chip-seal roads, which many of us in western US ride. Some of this is due to the terrible wheels spec'd on the bike and a few other parts. With significant investment, the bike does ride much better now. I installed new "Light Bicycle" carbon tubeless wheels, installed a carbon handlebar (replaced the stock carbon stem with an Al stem), and installed a new carbon seatpost. The bike now has the fit and feel of major branded race bike, which is acceptable to me. However, it is still way off from being considered an Endurance bike (IMO), other than the 72 degree HT angle.

Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2017

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