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Boardman Bikes Elite SLS 9.4S Complete Bike - 2014

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Description

Unless you live in the flatlands of the midwest, you undoubtedly look for every legal advantage possible to make climbing a bit less daunting. Whether you're a racer or endurance rider, you'll appreciate the attention to detail that has been layered on the Boardman Bikes SLS frame. Paired with Shimano Di2 technology, the 9.4S version of the bike does not compromise in strength, stiffness, or weight — or build. 

Chris Boardman knows a thing or two about bikes. Having competed and won in disciplines ranging from the Individual Pursuit to the Hour Record, he has applied his obsession with aerodynamics and weight to create a frame that is lighter than the UCI minimum weight — only it's not "for show only." It rides and climbs in the capable hands of professional riders the world over. The SLS frame used in the 9.4 is just one small step down from the ultralight frame, and it only weighs 50 grams more. It features high modulus carbon fiber monocoque construction.  This process allows virtually any tubing shape to be created. Additionally, to develop a frame profile that maximizes strength, stiffness, and weight, the SLS was developed using Finite Element Anaylsis. FEA is a process by where specific loads applied by the rider to the frame are simulated but with far greater force. This helps to identify how the stresses and loads are distributed across each component. Using this information, material is placed where it is needed and removed where it isn't. For example, the down tube has been shaped to specifically address strength, stiffness, and weight.

The one-piece monocoque design incorporates a one-piece carbon PF30 bottom bracket and oversized chainstays. This transfers power from the crankset through to the rear drivetrain and wheel so that none of your watts are wasted. Additionally, the profile of the seat stays increases shock absorption and reduces weight of the frame. 

The SLS Endurance Racing geometry is stable, predictable, and comfortable for all disciplines from criterium racing to endurance events. The full carbon fork features a blade-like profile for steering precision, as well as to optimize airflow, which increases aerodynamics.

The component package of the SLS 9.4s is the durable workhorse of the Shimano line. Not only does the 9.4s feature a full complement of Shimano Ultegra, including wheelset, it is Di2. This electronic shifting system is one step down from the top-of-the-line Dura-Ace and as such, it has benefitted from the technology developed in its big brother. As Dura-Ace becomes lighter and more streamlined, the changes "roll-down" the line. The Ultegra package is paired with a proprietary Boardman handlebar, stem, and seat post. Because you'll want to ride for hours on end on the SLS 9.4s, the saddle is the comfortable Fi'zi:k Ardea.

The Boardman Bikes Elite SLS 9.4s is available in six sizes from XX-Small to XX-Large and in the color White/yellow.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
ultralight high-modulus monocoque carbon fiber
Fork:
Boardman Bikes
Fork Material:
ultralight high-modulus carbon fiber
Headset:
1-1/4 to 1-1/8in tapered
Shifters:
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra Di2
Crankset:
50 x 34 t Shimano Ultegra
Bottom Bracket:
PF30 with Shimano adapter
Cassette:
11 t 25 t Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
Chain:
Shimano UItegra
Brakeset:
Shimano UItegra
Brake Type:
rim
Stem:
Boardman Elite Alloy
Saddle:
Fi'zi:k Ardea
Seatpost:
Boardman Elite Carbon
Wheelset:
Shimano Ultegra
Tires:
Continental Ultra Race
Pedals:
not included
Claimed Weight:
16.5 lbs
Recommended Use:
road endurance
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 year on frame

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height

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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 48.5cm 51cm 49.1cm 35.9cm 10cm 70.5° 74° 6.8cm 41cm 40cm 90mm 165mm
XS 50cm 52.5cm 52.0cm 37.9cm 11cm 72° 73° 6.8cm 41cm 40cm 100mm 170mm
S 51.5cm 54cm 54.5cm 38.5cm 14cm 72.5° 73° 6.8cm 41cm 42cm 110mm 170mm
M 53cm 55.5cm 56.2cm 39cm 16cm 73° 73° 6.8cm 41cm 42cm 110mm 172.5mm
L 55.5cm 57cm 58.1cm 39.4cm 18cm 73° 73° 6.8cm 41cm 44cm 120mm 175mm
XL 57cm 58.5cm 59.5cm 40.3cm 19.5cm 73° 73° 6.8cm 41cm 44cm 130mm 175mm
XXL 59cm 60cm 61.4cm 41cm 22cm 73° 73° 6.8cm 40.5cm 44cm 130mm 175mm

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2014 Boardman SLS 9.4

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Great bike at what I'd consider an excellent price. As usual Competitive Cyclist goes above and beyond normal customer service. From my initial questions about the bike to my final decision to purchase, the folks at CC (Brock in particular) were a pleasure to deal with. As far as the bike goes, I give it high marks and would not hesitate to buy another Boardman. Of course I don't have a lot of miles yet (only had for 1 month and winter weather is not always cooperative), but the fit, finish, and quality are evident just looking at the bike. It seems to ride exactly like described and the group runs perfectly. CC did a good job of "dialing in" the Di2 group. It runs seamlessly and shifting is almost unnoticeable. This is my second bike purchase from CC and if I ever buy another, I can almost guarantee it will be purchased from CC.