Boardman URB 8.9

Boardman URB 8.9

Key Features:

  • Light-weight 6061 aluminium frame and tapered carbon fork
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive with 8 Speed Shimano Nexus internal gear hub
  • Shimano MT-201 hydraulic disc brakes
  • 32mm Vittoria Randonneur Tech tyres
  • Mudguard and rack mounts for added practicality

Our Verdict: The Boardman URB 8.9 combines a lightweight frame, low maintenance drivetrain, reliable braking, and versatile tires to create the ultimate urban cycling companion.

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Seeking a stylish yet practical city bike? The Boardman URB 8.9 fuses sleek aesthetics and everyday functionality into one low-maintenance bike designed to enhance your daily commute. With its lightweight frame, quality components and versatile details, this bike makes urban cycling easy and enjoyable.

A Lightweight Frame Built for City Riding

At the core of the URB 8.9 is a responsive aluminium frame and carbon fork that absorb vibrations for a smooth ride quality on uneven city streets. The relaxed geometry provides an upright position for enhanced visibility and comfort when navigating traffic. Integrated lighting improves your visibility to others.

Low-Maintenance Belt Drive and Internally Geared Hub

A Gates Carbon Drive belt paired with an 8-speed Shimano Nexus hub offer a virtually maintenance-free experience. No more greasy chains or derailleur adjustments. The hub gears provide a wide range for tackling inclines while the belt drive runs smoothly in all conditions.

Powerful Disc Brakes for All-Weather Stopping

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes deliver reliable stopping power whether commuting in dry summer months or wet winter conditions. The 180mm rotors provide ample braking control when navigating slippery city streets.

Practical Details for Daily Riding

Integrated racks, fenders and lights make the URB 8.9 ready to handle the demands of daily commuting and urban riding. Durable lock-on grips and saddle withstand everyday wear and tear while adding to the bike's sleek aesthetics.

Enjoy Effortless City Cycling

With its smart blend of practicality, low maintenance and comfort, the Boardman URB 8.9 makes urban commuting easy and enjoyable. Discover a new cycling freedom right in your own city.

Technical Specifications

  • Frame: Boardman URB, X7 Aluminium
  • Fork: Boardman URB, Carbon Tapered
  • Headset: 1 1/8" - 1 1/2" for tapered carbon fork
  • Bottom Bracket: 115mm square taper in eccentric BB shell
  • Cranks: Gates CDN S150 - 50t
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Nexus 8 Speed Hub Gear
  • Shifter: Shimano Alfine 8-Speed Rapidfire
  • Front Brake: Shimano BL-MT201 / BR-U300
  • Cassette: Gates CDX 24t
  • Chain: Gates CDN Carbon Belt - 115t
  • Saddle: Boardman URB Canvas
  • Seat Post: Boardman Alloy 31.6mm x 350mm
  • Stem: Boardman Alloy 90mm / 7 Degree
  • Handlebar: Boardman Alloy 31.8mm / SM = 580mm / MD and LG = 60mm
  • Pedals: Flat pedals supplied
  • Weight: approx 10.7 kg
  • Wheelset: Boardman URB
  • Tyre: Vittoria Randonneur Tech 700c x 32mm


The Boardman URB 8.9 has received rave reviews from riders who have experienced its exceptional performance firsthand. Here are a few testimonials:

"I've been riding the URB 8.9 for several months now, and it has completely transformed my daily commute. The low-maintenance design and comfortable ride make it the perfect urban companion." 

"I took the URB 8.9 off-road and was pleasantly surprised by its ability to handle rough terrains. It's a versatile bike that excels in both urban and off-road cycling." 

With its stylish design, low-maintenance features, and impressive performance, the Boardman URB 8.9 comes highly recommended for urban cyclists of all levels. Whether you're a daily commuter or an off-road enthusiast, this bike delivers a ride like no other. Upgrade your urban cycling experience and take on the city streets with confidence.