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Boardman SLS 9.0 Elite Hydraulic Disk Carbon Road Bike,Shimano,Zipp - £2300-55cm - £1050

Boardman SLS Elite 9.0 2015 Shimano 105 Groupset, Hydraulic Brakes – 55cm - £2300 + Upgrades

£1150 O.N.O

Here we have an absolutely stunning Boardman SLS Elite 9.0 in very good used condition.

This is not the kind of Boardman bike that you would find on sale in Halfords, they only sell the very low end of their bike range. This is a high end bike.

Boardman make some very impressive bikes and can hold their own with any brand out there, they are known for a great build quality and very high end component spec.

This model is running full 11 speed shimano 105 Groupset with Full Hydraulic Brakes plus thru-axles front and back for extra stiffness and ride quality.

It is so comfortable to ride and has been rated 4.5 out of 5 on virtually all reviews. The ride is very stable and impressive. This bike was designed to bridge the gap between a race biek and an endurance bike giving you all day comfort with the stiffness and light weight to really accelerate. Add to that the amazing Full hydraulic disc brakes giving you perfect stopping power to wipe of that speed when required, it is a very impressive bike!

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Road Bike

Frame Material


Number of Gears


Gearing Brand


Gearing Type


Brake Type

Disc Brakes

Pedals Included


Approximate Weight





SLS Disc ultralight full carbon monocoque, Tapered headtube, PF30, Internal cable routing, Disc brake specific with 12mm thru axle


SLS Disc ultralight full carbon, Tapered steerer, Disc brake specific with 15mm thru axle

Gear Shifters

Shimano R685 hydraulic disc

Rear Mech

Shimano Ultegra, 11 speed

Front Mech

Shimano Ultegra, 11 speed


Shimano 105, 50/34T, 11 speed

Cassette / Freewheel

Shimano 105, 11-28T, 11 speed


Shimano 105

Bottom Bracket

PF30 with Shimano adaptor



Brake Type

Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Front Brake

Shimano R785 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotor, 6 bolt

Rear Brake

Shimano R785 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm rotor, 6 bolt

Wheel Size



CB Elite SLD/S, 15mm thru axle front / 12mm thru axle rear


CB Elite SLD/S

Tyre Size

700 x 25c


Continental Ultra Sport II


DEDA RHM02 Alloy Handlebars - £23


CBoardman Elite alloy


FSA Integrated


San Marco Era Saddle - £40


ZIPP Service Course Alloy - £40

London Bike Show 2015: Boardman Bikes unveil SLS Disc range

Four bikes with hydraulic disc brakes from £2,299.99 to £4,999.99

Boardman Bikes‘ SLS ‘endurance race’ frame has received the disc brake treatment, with the British brand using the London Bike Show to unveil a four-strong collection of disc-equipped machines.

Boardman launched the SLS (or SuperLight Sportive) platform, part of the top-tier Elite range sold through independent bike shops, in November 2013 and the frame, designed to bridge the gap between performance and comfort, was an obvious candidate for disc brakes.

The SLS Disc range is based around a 950g frame, approximately 100g heavier than the 850g SLS but still certainly light, and a 400g fork. Interestingly, Boardman have opted to used thru-axles at the front and rear.

The range, due to be available from mid-March, is made up of four bikes, starting with the £2,299.99 SLS 9.0 Disc with Shimano 105 and rising to the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2-equipped SLS 9.8 Disc for £4,999.99. All four bikes have hydraulic disc brakes.

We stopped by the Boardman stand at the London Bike Show to take a closer look.


With disc brakes still an emerging trend, there's plenty of debate among bike manufacturers as to whether the speed and convenience of standard quick release skewers or the extra stability and stiffness of thru-axles are best suited to the demands of disc-equipped road machines. Some manufacturers have stuck with QRs, some have gone thru-axle at the front and QR at the rear, and some, including Boardman, have opted for thru-axles at both ends (though the rear can be converted to QR). The SLS frame uses a 15mm front axle with a 142x12mm rear axle.

No half-measures

Boardman have used hydraulic disc brakes across the range, with no mechanical options. Cable-operated disc brakes may be more affordable but Boardman told us they want customers who upgrade to the SLS Disc platform to reap the extra control and modulation offered by hydraulic stoppers.

Neat and tidy

Boardman have had to tweak the original SLS frame to make it suitable for discs. There's a new thru-axle fork, which weight approximately 400g, and the rear-end of the frame has been beefed up a little to cope with the extra braking force of discs. That bumps the frame weight up from 850g to 950g. The brake hoses and gear cables (or wires, the frame is compatible with mechanical and electronic groupsets) are routed internally, which makes for a tidy finish.

Boardman SLS 9.0 Disc

The SLS 9.0 Disc is the most affordable bike in the range and for £2,299.99 you get a mechanical Shimano 105 groupset paired with Shimano R685 hydraulic disc brakes.

Elite Series

The full Boardman range is split into two halves: Performance Series bikes are sold through Halfords, while the premium Elite Series bikes are sold through Boardman's network of independent bike shops.

Size large (approx 55cm). Would suit a rider between approx 5’9 and 6’2”.

Any more photos let me know.

I am open to offers, but this bike cost me and is worth a fortune so only sensible offers please.

Bike to be collected or viewed from Cardiff Area

I am willing to post the bike, which I have already done a few times with no problems.
All parts will be meticulously wrapped in bubble wrap and the rear wheel will remain clamped to the frame protecting the derailler,mech hanger and rear of frame etc. cost £100

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