Boardman SLR 8.9c Brake Upgrade advice

Saintmiko

New Member
Location
Darlington, uk
Hi all I'm looking at upgrading my Boardman SLR 8.9c brakes from the Tektro R315 long arm. Has anyone done this and does anyone have any recommendations. Was looking at Shimano 105.
 

Person

Regular
I recently upgraded from tektro calipers to shimano 105 br-r7000 on my boardman team carbon. The front caliper came with 4 different sized bolts to fix into the fork (what is that Allen key tightening bolt called).

They also came with r55c4 pads which cost a fortune these days.

You should definitely upgrade on a great bike like yours.
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
When i upgraded my brakes on the team carbon from tektro to match the rest of the groupset it was a lot better brake wise .
BTW if you decide to sell the tektros let me know i am looking for some long reach ones for my ribble build as the old ones i have circa 10 years old the QR cam no longer works so i need to deflate the tyre to get it out .
 

Lovacott

Über Member
Hi all I'm looking at upgrading my Boardman SLR 8.9c brakes from the Tektro R315 long arm. Has anyone done this and does anyone have any recommendations. Was looking at Shimano 105.
I was out on my SLR 8.9 this morning and I've got to say that I love everything about the factory fitted controls on the bike. Everything is responsive and works as it should.

What is your reason for wanting to upgrade?
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
I was out on my SLR 8.9 this morning and I've got to say that I love everything about the factory fitted controls on the bike. Everything is responsive and works as it should.

What is your reason for wanting to upgrade?
the tektros although they work dont have as much power or modulation as the shimano ones i fitted
 

Ting Foley

New Member
Hi Saintmiko have you been able to upgrade these? ive just bought the 2020 SLR 8.9c myself and wanted to swap the tektro with 105's however after doing some research i think the only ones compatible are long arm shimano's with a 57mm drop. Ideally i want to install the BR7000 series but im not sure if they are compatible with the bike.
 
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