Thursday, March 12, 2015

CSB - Boardman SLS/9.8

Studio Bike Fit ---> Custom-Spec'd Build. It's how we "do" bike shop. 

The bike buying process, when done correctly (in our humble opinions), begins with a Studio bike fit and a budget.  Once the fit is completed, we compare the results of the fit with bicycle frame geometries.  We rule out those that "just ain't gonna work" and narrow down the complete bike solutions to those that work optimally for the rider and his/her position.  Had your heart set on a specific brand and model?  We'll be able to tell you IF it's going to fit, and if so, which SIZE is ideal for you. 

Working with the customer's budget, we then optimize the component spec' to strike a balance between their riding 'wants' and 'needs'. 

Jesse's New Boardman SLS/9.8:

During the fit process, in addition to finding Jesse's optimal road fit coordinates, we also found his optimal saddle, crank length, and handlebar shape/width. 

Following the fit we narrowed down his frame options to the Felt Z-Series and Boardman SLS-Series, both of which share similar geometries. 

After choosing the Boardman (a wonderful choice we might add;-), we spec'd out the bike based on his budget.  A little back-and-forth to finalize the build spec, we now had a blueprint for the final CSB (Custom-Spec Build) product 

Here's the final product Spec:

- 2015 Boardman SLS/9.8 full carbon frame/fork
- Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset 
- Enve Classic 25mm Carbon Clincher wheels 
- Enve Carbon Seatpost
- Deda Carbon Oversized 35mm bar
- ISM Breakaway saddle
- Schwalbe Durano 25mm tires
- LOOK Keo Blade 2 pedals
- Whiskey Carbon Cages

Thank you Jesse for your business and friendship!  Enjoy the new ride!