Boardman SLR 8.6

Boardman SLR 8.6

At a Glance:

  • Triple-butted 6061 X7 Aluminium frame
  • C7 Carbon fork
  • Shimano Claris 8 speed shifters and derailleurs
  • Compact 50/34 chainset and 11-32 cassette
  • Vittoria Zaffiro tyres

Our Verdict: The Boardman SLR 8.6 is a high-performing road bike at an affordable price, featuring a lightweight frame, smooth gear changes, and reliable components. With its versatile gearing and quality tires, this bike delivers a comfortable and efficient ride for road cyclists of all levels.

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Seeking an exhilarating ride that won't break the bank? The Boardman SLR 8.6 delivers an exceptional blend of performance, comfort and value. Equipped with versatile components and a lightweight frameset, this road bike provides the speed you crave with the reliability you need - mile after mile.

Engineered for Speed and Efficiency

The SLR 8.6 features a responsive aluminium frame and carbon fork that absorb vibrations and transfer power efficiently. Shimano Claris shifting offers smooth gear changes to maintain momentum on rolling terrain, while the wide-range cassette and compact crankset help you power up climbs.

The full package is honed for speed, whether you're attacking on solo training rides or joining weekend club spins. Outfitted for versatility with mudguard and rack mounts, the SLR 8.6 transitions seamlessly from your weekday commute to weekend adventures.

Confident Handling Across Variable Surfaces

Carving corners, descending on rough tarmac, navigating rain-soaked roads - the SLR 8.6 delivers stability and comfort across diverse riding environments. The relaxed head tube angle instills confidence in the turns, while the 25mm tyres smooth out imperfections in the road.

Powerful alloy brakes ensure reliable stopping power in all conditions. With rack mounts and clearance for wider 28mm rubber, the SLR 8.6 encourages you to seek out new routes on- and off-road.

Unleash Your Potential on the Open Road

Wherever the road takes you, the Boardman SLR 8.6 delivers the performance to help you push past plateaus and reach new distances. Discover the freedom of the open road aboard this responsive bike engineered to bring thrilling speed within reach.

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: Triple Butted 6061 X7 Aluminium with hidden welds
  • Fork: C7 Carbon
  • Headset: FSA no.10, 1 1/8”, Semi Integrated
  • Bottom Bracket: Square Taper 68x118mm
  • Cranks: FSA Tempo Compact, 50-34
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Claris, double, 31.8mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Claris, 8 speed, short cage
  • Shifter: Shimano Claris 2x8
  • Front Brake: Tektro R315, long arm
  • Rear Brake: Tektro R315, long arm
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50, 8 speed, 11-32
  • Chain: KMC Z8
  • Saddle: Boardman SLR
  • Seat Post: Boardman Alloy, 27.2mm
  • Stem: Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp
  • Handlebar: Boardman Alloy, 31.8mm clamp, 75mm reach, 120mm drop
  • Handlebar Tape: Boardman Soft-grip
  • Pedals: Toe strap road, 9/16”
  • Weight: Approx. 10kg
  • Wheelset: Boardman SLR Tubeless Ready
  • Hubs: Formula RB-31 front, RB-30 rear
  • Rims: Boardman SLR Tubeless Ready - 28h
  • Tyre: Vittoria Zaffiro, 700c x 25mm



The Boardman SLR 8.6 has garnered positive reviews from cyclists and experts alike. Its combination of high-quality components, exceptional performance, and affordable price make it a top choice in its category.

Cycling Plus Magazine awarded the SLR 8.6 a rating of 4 out of 5, praising its well-appointed triple-butted aluminium frame and full-carbon fork. The magazine commended the bike's reliable gear changes, wide range of gears, and exceptional braking performance.

According to Cycling Plus Magazine, "The Boardman SLR 8.6 represents a fine entry into the world of road bikes." Riders who have tested the SLR 8.6 also shared their positive experiences, highlighting its responsiveness, comfort, and versatility.

Overall, if you're looking for a high-performance road bike that offers exceptional value for money, the Boardman SLR 8.6 is a solid choice. Its reliable components, comfortable ride, and impressive performance make it a bike that will exceed your expectations.