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Boardman Bikes Elite SLS 9.0 Complete Road Bike - 2014

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Item # BMB000C

Enduring speed.

The story behind Boardman Bikes' Elite SLS 9.0 Complete Road Bike begins with an absence. With a claimed weight of just 850g, the SLS frame leaves a lot of extra material and undo weight off of the spec sheet. The story continues through the frame's endurance-minded geometry, especially in the rear triangle. The seatstays are slightly flattened and bowed to soak up road noise, and the 41cm chainstays and tall head tube make for an upright geometry and long wheelbase for a ride that's more stable and doesn't require the constant babysitting of a twitchy race frame.

Endurance comfort doesn't mean the SLS 9.0 is a slack-jawed dawdler, though. The chain stays are engineered with a peculiar, boxy cross-section that reduces torsional and lateral flex, which means more power goes into the road to propel to the frame's barely-there weight up climbs or across rolling terrain. The Toray carbon fiber of the frame itself is laid-up with targeted zones of power transfer through the drivetrain spine, which shuttles watts through the tapered head tube, squared down tube, and through the oversized PF30 bottom bracket.

The SLS 9.0's kit is equal to the all-day quality of the frame's efficiency, comfort, and low weight. Boardman specs it with Shimano's 105 drivetrain and Mavic's Aksium wheels. When it comes to kit, these components are among the most tried, most trusted, and most beloved items in the industry, with all the durability for off-season abuse and the functionality for long distance training rides and charity events.

  • Endurance road geometry with a longer wheel base and upright riding position
  • High modulus Toray carbon fiber for low weight and high stiffness
  • Shimano and Mavic components are reliable and race-ready
  • Internal cable routing and Di2 compatibility

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
ultralight high-modulus monocoque carbon fiber
Fork:
Boardman Bikes
Fork Material:
ultralight high-modulus carbon fiber
Headset:
FSA Integrated Tapered Headset
Shifters:
Shimano 105
Front Derailleur:
Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano 105
Crankset:
50 t 34 t Shimano 105
Bottom Bracket:
PF30
Cassette:
12-25 t Shimano 4500
Chain:
Shimano 4501
Stem:
Boardman Elite Alloy
Saddle:
Fi'zi:k Ardea
Seatpost:
Boardman Elite Carbon
Wheelset:
Mavic Aksium
Tires:
Continental Ultra Race
Pedals:
not included
Claimed Weight:
17.4 lbs
Recommended Use:
road endurance
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years on frame

Geometry chart

Boardman Bikes

Geometry Chart

 

SLS
 

Seat Tube

(c-t)

Effective Top Tube

(eTT)

Stack

(S)

Reach

(R)

Head Tube

(HT)

Head Tube Angle

(HTo)

Seat Tube Angle

(STo)

Bottom Bracket Drop

(BBD)

Chainstay

(CS)

Handlebar WidthStem LengthCrank Length
 XXS (50cm)  48.5cm  51.0cm  49.1cm  35.9cm  10.0cm  70.5°  74°  6.8cm  41.0cm 40.0cm 90mm 165mm
 XS (52cm)  50.0cm  52.5cm  52.0cm  37.9cm  11.0cm  72°  73°  6.8cm  41.0cm 40.0cm 100mm 170mm
 S (54cm)  51.5cm  54.0cm  54.5cm  38.5cm  14.0cm  72.5°  73°  6.8cm  41.0cm 42.0cm 110mm 170mm
 M (56cm)  53.0cm  55.5cm  56.2cm  39.0cm  16.0cm  73°  73°  6.8cm  41.0cm 42.0cm 110mm 172.5mm
 L (58cm)  55.5cm  57.0cm  58.1cm  39.4cm  18.0cm  73°  73°  6.8cm  41.0cm 44.0cm 120mm 175mm
 XL (60cm)  57.0cm  58.5cm  59.5cm  40.3cm  19.5cm  73°  73°  6.8cm  41.0cm 44.0cm 130mm 175mm
 XXL (62cm)  59.0cm  60.0cm  61.4cm  41.0cm  22.0cm  73°  73°  6.8cm  40.5cm 44.0cm 130mm 175mm

Geometry Chart

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5 5

Excellent value on an excellent bike

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am continually impressed with Boardman's line of bikes at every price point. Each bike represents an incredible value with outstanding specs and ride qualities. The SLS is no different.

A more relaxed endurance geometry makes this a great bike for long hauls, grand fondos or for riders who aren't as comfortable on a pure bred race machine. But the bike is no slouch. Its a performance bike through and through. It just happens to be comfortable as well. Its stiff in all the right places like the bottom bracket and gead tube but its slightly more upright rider position and longer chain stays, she tracks beautifully.

This base spec is pretty great. The frame is the same as the top end SLS 9.8 but at a lower price point.

The SLS 9.0 is a perfect ride for hard charging weekend warriors on a budget and who prefer a slightly relaxed riding position.

Hit me up with any questions about Boardman bike! btowery@backcountry.com

Excellent value on an excellent bike