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2013-08-4161
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Ultimate CF SLX

Road Bike

Manufacturer

Canyon Bicycles GmbH, Germany

In-house design

Canyon Design Team, Germany

Red Dot: Best of the Best

Ultimate performance

In the world of bicycle racing, the weight of the frame plays a key role when it comes to achieving even better results. The design of the Ultimate CF SLX road bike optimises the characteristics of the carbon frame, which was developed to achieve an even better stiffness-to-weight ratio. This innovative frame weighs only 790 grammes and internally routes shift and brake cables, improving the aerodynamics of a road bike considerably. During the construction of the frame particular attention was paid to the rear triangle. The direct link between the seat stays and the top tube increases the lateral stiffness in this area significantly. In combination with the flattened top tube and the Maximus seat tube, this frame offers a high degree of comfort. These features coupled with the stiffer Press-Fit bottom bracket and asymmetric chain stays deliver a very high performance. This innovative frame construction lends this road bike a clear and cube-shaped appearance. The Ultimate CF SLX is available in seven frame sizes to precisely fit individual cyclists. Using a design that harmoniously unites all elements, a road bike with an entirely new form vocabulary was created. It offers cyclists innovative comfort and the possibility of optimising their sports performance.

Statement by the jury

»The purist design communicates the outstanding qualities of this road bike in a very direct way. The innovative frame construction of the Ultimate CF SLX is part of a convincing overall concept. This road bike sets new standards in terms of the frame’s stiffness-to-weight ratio, offering cyclists a high degree of comfort.«