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Boardman SLR 9.6 Ultegra Di2 Men's Road Bike - £2,299 @ Cyclerepublic
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Boardman SLR 9.6 Ultegra Di2 Men's Road Bike - £2,299 @ Cyclerepublic

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A bike for gonig fast

The Boardman SLR 9.6 Ultegra Di2 Men's Road Bike builds on the impressive formula of the SLR 9.4 with the addition of a Knight Composites 35mm TLA wheelset. These 35mm deep tubeless ready carbon wheels are lighter and more aerodynamically efficient, meaning the SLR 9.6 is a bike which really flies both uphill and along the flats. Knight have designed their wheels to reduce turbulence at the trailing edge, meaning cleaner air is flowing onto the frame, letting the SLR frameset’s advanced aerodynamic profiles work at their best.

With the same light, stiff and comfortable frame and fork as the flagship SLR 9.8 and Shimano’s fantastic Ultegra Di2 electronic groupset taking care of shifting, the SLR 9.6 might well be the perfect all round road bike. Whether it’s a long distance sportive, a rolling road race or a ride to a well-earned cake stop, you’ll be going faster and enjoying the ride with the SLR 9.6’s blend of power transfer, comfort, light weight and aerodynamics.

  • C10 Carbon Frame and Fork with maximum 28mm tyre clearance
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 R8050 groupset with 11-30t cassette for maximum gear range
  • Knight Composites 35mm TLA carbon tubeless wheels
  • Fizik Antares R7 Saddle
  • Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm Tyres
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If this had disc brakes I would be all over it
ercdolan18/09/2019 19:44

If this had disc brakes I would be all over it


There is also a heavily reduced disc version
No pedals !
ercdolan18/09/2019 19:44

If this had disc brakes I would be all over it


Discs are pointless on thin tyres, unless they invent ABS of course.
ken-doh18/09/2019 20:57

Discs are pointless on thin tyres, unless they invent ABS of course.


not heard that one befire. Why are they pointless on this tires?
1982john18/09/2019 21:00

not heard that one befire. Why are they pointless on this tires?


Too little tyre contact with the ground, tyres lock up and skid, get through tyres quickly as you always skidd on the same spot. Maybe I had bad brakes but I think it was faster stopping with blocks.

I went back to a hardtail MTB for commuting. (with discs)
Edited by: "ken-doh" 18th Sep 2019
ken-doh18/09/2019 21:07

Too little tyre contact with the ground, tyres lock up and skid, get …Too little tyre contact with the ground, tyres lock up and skid, get through tyres quickly as you always skidd on the same spot. Maybe I had bad brakes but I think it was faster stopping with blocks.I went back to a hardtail MTB for commuting. (with discs)


You can modulate lever pressure/ brake with less fingers/ don’t brake at all. More braking power can’t be a bad thing, just use it more wisely
ScotlandtheDave18/09/2019 21:20

You can modulate lever pressure/ brake with less fingers/ don’t brake at a …You can modulate lever pressure/ brake with less fingers/ don’t brake at all. More braking power can’t be a bad thing, just use it more wisely


Yeah. I can't get on with it.
ken-doh18/09/2019 20:57

Discs are pointless on thin tyres, unless they invent ABS of course.


Main benefit is in wet weather. No water and grip getting between the blocks and the rim which reduces braking efficiency.
JESUS!18/09/2019 22:00

Main benefit is in wet weather. No water and grip getting between the …Main benefit is in wet weather. No water and grip getting between the blocks and the rim which reduces braking efficiency.


Yes you are on the money there. I am a fair weather cyclist though.
JESUS!18/09/2019 22:00

Main benefit is in wet weather. No water and grip getting between the …Main benefit is in wet weather. No water and grip getting between the blocks and the rim which reduces braking efficiency.


that was why I switched after a couple of hairy descents in wet weather.

I've also found it less demanding on my hands. Don't have to squeeze as tight to get a reaction but don't know that's just me.
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If you're gonna spend that much, might as well push the boat out and get the top of the range model: boardmanbikes.com/gb_…tml
deleted211550818/09/2019 23:02

If you're gonna spend that much, might as well push the boat out and get …If you're gonna spend that much, might as well push the boat out and get the top of the range model: https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/products/2259-slr-9.8.html



cyclerepublic.com/boa…tml
good luck locking that up and going shopping , lucky you if you still have peace of mind
ken-doh18/09/2019 20:57

Discs are pointless on thin tyres, unless they invent ABS of course.


Agree - can lock up road bike tyres with rim brakes in any conditions. Discs are for mountain bikes and only on road bikes, so that there’s something new to sell...
Shame it’s a Boardman - would always go Canyon, Orbea, Rose or BMC at this price. Much better brands
Decent bike for the price. Re discs on road bikes, I'm generally happy with rim brakes, except on my winter bike with longer drop brakes which are needed to give space for mudguards. Wet wheels and long drop brakes require quite a bit more stopping time, I'd love a disc version of my Kinesis 4S!
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 10:12

Shame it’s a Boardman - would always go Canyon, Orbea, Rose or BMC at this …Shame it’s a Boardman - would always go Canyon, Orbea, Rose or BMC at this price. Much better brands



Whats up with a Boardman ?
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 10:11

Agree - can lock up road bike tyres with rim brakes in any conditions. …Agree - can lock up road bike tyres with rim brakes in any conditions. Discs are for mountain bikes and only on road bikes, so that there’s something new to sell...


One big advantage on road bikes - no rim wear. For those of us that ride all year round including the worst crap of the winter, not wearing down your rims with salted grinding paste is a real benefit. Chuck into that the definitely improved feel and modulation of a decently fettled (you'd be amazed how many aren't!) disc brake setup and I'd be hard put to justify buying an all year bike without them. Less fussy on the true summer bike though, except that I don't like to take those posh wheels out when it's anything other than perfect conditions!
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 13:55

Halfords



I meant the bike I know Halfords are bad. I see a lot of Boardman bikes around so can't be that bad.???
Bluedrh19/09/2019 13:59

I meant the bike I know Halfords are bad. I see a lot of Boardman bikes …I meant the bike I know Halfords are bad. I see a lot of Boardman bikes around so can't be that bad.???


Personally wouldn’t buy one, definitely not at this price.

Lots of Carrera bikes around - probably the worst bikes you can buy.

Why are there lots around? Cheap, plus a lot of people don’t venture further than a Halfrauds!
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 14:01

Personally wouldn’t buy one, definitely not at this price. Lots of Carrera …Personally wouldn’t buy one, definitely not at this price. Lots of Carrera bikes around - probably the worst bikes you can buy. Why are there lots around? Cheap, plus a lot of people don’t venture further than a Halfrauds!


Actually, you're probably doing them a bit of a disservice. The brand has unquestionably been damaged by its close association with Halfords, but the higher end bikes can be very nice and, when caught on a good day, good value too. I had a nose around their dedicated store at Evesham Vale over the summer and there were some lovely bikes in there and some properly big ticket ones too. The place was half full of DI2 and eTap and there were plenty in there that I'd have been happy with, even with the name.

The Boardman tale is a good example of how association with a mass-market brand can cause lasting damage to something that probably could have been a good boutique bike brand (Chris himself is very well regarded in the industry). If you stick the name on cheap bikes, don't expect to sell as many of the posh ones!

Cyclists are, sadly, a right old bunch of snobs when it comes to such things.
Edited by: "daern" 19th Sep 2019
daern19/09/2019 14:07

Actually, you're probably doing them a bit of a disservice. The brand has …Actually, you're probably doing them a bit of a disservice. The brand has unquestionably been damaged by its close association with Halfords, but the higher end bikes can be very nice and, when caught on a good day, good value too. I had a nose around their dedicated store at Evesham Vale over the summer and there were some lovely bikes in there and some properly big ticket ones too. The place was half full of DI2 and eTap and there were plenty in there that I'd have been happy with, even with the name.The Boardman tale is a good example of how association with a mass-market brand can cause lasting damage to something that probably could have been a good boutique bike brand (Chris himself is very well regarded in the industry). If you stick the name on cheap bikes, don't expect to sell as many of the posh ones! Cyclists are, sadly, a right old bunch of snobs when it comes to such things.


Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing bikes. He’s a “has been”.

Anyone can slap eTap or Di-2 on a frame, doesn’t make it good. In fact the frame is the most important part to get right, then choose good wheels and a groupset after.

Flimsy, cheaply made wannabe bikes unfortunately.

Canyon, Orbea, BMC, Rose, all offer better frames. The list could go on.

Agree to disagree, but this is not a good way to spend £2k on a bike, period. Even the depreciation would be far worse.
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ianwynneuk19/09/2019 14:01

Personally wouldn’t buy one, definitely not at this price. Lots of Carrera …Personally wouldn’t buy one, definitely not at this price. Lots of Carrera bikes around - probably the worst bikes you can buy. Why are there lots around? Cheap, plus a lot of people don’t venture further than a Halfrauds!


The top Boardman bikes have never been sold directly in Halfords - they stop and have always stopped at boardman 8.x versions. Boardman did sell the brand to Halfords in 2014 I believe but I'm not sure

The Boardmands have always reviewed well, my old man owns one and has nothing but praise for it.

You see quite a few people out on Boardman Air versions round here ridden by tri and categorised cyclists, don't quite understand your brand snobbery tbh, think you're just trolling tbh
deleted211550819/09/2019 14:47

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You always know a loss when people resort to slander and trying to make others look small - grow up
Several comments removed - can we keep it on topic and refrain from insults please
crisscross19/09/2019 15:40

Several comments removed - can we keep it on topic and refrain from …Several comments removed - can we keep it on topic and refrain from insults please


Hear hear
Edited by: "ianwynneuk" 19th Sep 2019
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 14:11

Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing b …Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing bikes. He’s a “has been”.Anyone can slap eTap or Di-2 on a frame, doesn’t make it good. In fact the frame is the most important part to get right, then choose good wheels and a groupset after.Flimsy, cheaply made wannabe bikes unfortunately.Canyon, Orbea, BMC, Rose, all offer better frames. The list could go on.Agree to disagree, but this is not a good way to spend £2k on a bike, period. Even the depreciation would be far worse.


What about Cube bikes?
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 14:11

Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing b …Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing bikes. He’s a “has been”.Anyone can slap eTap or Di-2 on a frame, doesn’t make it good. In fact the frame is the most important part to get right, then choose good wheels and a groupset after.Flimsy, cheaply made wannabe bikes unfortunately.Canyon, Orbea, BMC, Rose, all offer better frames. The list could go on.Agree to disagree, but this is not a good way to spend £2k on a bike, period. Even the depreciation would be far worse.



Any comparison reviews to back up what you say? I'm not buying what you say. The Boardman bikes not sold in Halfords are quite step up from the ones that are. I would put Giant frames ahead of the brands you mention as they manufacture their own and also for many high end brands.
Edited by: "afroylnt" 19th Sep 2019
afroylnt19/09/2019 16:31

Any comparison reviews to back up what you say? I'm not buying what you …Any comparison reviews to back up what you say? I'm not buying what you say. The Boardman bikes not sold in Halfords are quite step up from the ones that are. I would put Giant frames ahead of the brands you mention as they manufacture their own and also for many high end brands.


Buy one then!
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 14:11

Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing b …Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing bikes. He’s a “has been”.Anyone can slap eTap or Di-2 on a frame, doesn’t make it good. In fact the frame is the most important part to get right, then choose good wheels and a groupset after.Flimsy, cheaply made wannabe bikes unfortunately.Canyon, Orbea, BMC, Rose, all offer better frames. The list could go on.Agree to disagree, but this is not a good way to spend £2k on a bike, period. Even the depreciation would be far worse.

There really isn't a log of "design" that goes into a bike. Especially a road bike. It's just a frame and fork with the "insert brand", and then a load of Shimano/campag and other various 3rd party components bolted to it!
afroylnt19/09/2019 16:31

Any comparison reviews to back up what you say? I'm not buying what you …Any comparison reviews to back up what you say? I'm not buying what you say. The Boardman bikes not sold in Halfords are quite step up from the ones that are. I would put Giant frames ahead of the brands you mention as they manufacture their own and also for many high end brands.


TCR Advanced with Di2 can be had for £600 less than this Boardman as well.
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Whitedot19/09/2019 18:44

TCR Advanced with Di2 can be had for £600 less than this Boardman as well.


This Boardman comes with Carbon wheels and carbon seatpost etc, which I think is the equivalent of the TCR Advanced pro 0 (The TCR advanced pro 1 is my own bike, incidentally) - Boardmans on sale like this tend to be very competitively priced.

I don't see any availability of the TCR advanced with Di2 actually, have you got a link as that would be a good price too?
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 17:00

Buy one then!



This bike and others in this price range far outstrips my biking ability. I am keeping an eye though on electric assisted road bikes and may in the next few years go for one when the tech/weight trade off improves (and they are not so damed expensive).
ianwynneuk19/09/2019 14:11

Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing b …Sorry don’t agree - Chris is more interested in TV now and not designing bikes. He’s a “has been”.Anyone can slap eTap or Di-2 on a frame, doesn’t make it good. In fact the frame is the most important part to get right, then choose good wheels and a groupset after.Flimsy, cheaply made wannabe bikes unfortunately.Canyon, Orbea, BMC, Rose, all offer better frames. The list could go on.Agree to disagree, but this is not a good way to spend £2k on a bike, period. Even the depreciation would be far worse.


All fair comments, but I think you're probably over-generalising about this specific bike. Higher-end Boardmans tend to get pretty good reviews in general, including the disc version of this specific bike:
road.cc/con…isc

(No comments about "flimsy, cheaply made wannabe" in there, you'll note!)

FWIW, no I wouldn't have this particular bike. Sadly, brand affinity (or otherwise) very much exists in the used market and a bike with the Boardman name is never going to shift for the same money as a Spesh, Trek, Giant, Scott, Ridley etc. etc. Only if you paid little enough in the first place to offset this would it even be worth considering and, sad though it might be, I think this one probably isn't cheap enough for that. I always try to buy bikes that I want to ride rather than bikes that are easy to sell, but you've always got to have half an eye on resale unless you plan to keep it for ten years and this would steer me elsewhere in this particular case.
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