Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0 Aero £3,249
If cold-weather riding feels like a necessary evil, then the chances are you’re caught in a quandary between not wanting to wreck your best bike on salt-strewn roads and not wanting to be weighed down by the paraphernalia that comes with many traditional winter bikes. If that’s you, the Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0 Aero could be the perfect solution.
Borrowing aesthetics from the range-topping SLX line, which has a proven track record in the pro peloton, the Ultimate CF SL range showcases Canyon’s carbon expertise in creating a fast, yet comfortable ride at more a accessible price point.
Featuring Canyon’s Sport Pro geometry, the disc-brake bike sits closer to the fast road bikes of the Aeroad range than the adventure-based Endurace ranges. It’s designed to provide the perfect balance between optimal performance and comfort for hours in the saddle. This, coupled with a slightly longer wheelbase than your average race-ready steed, also gives stable and predictable handling, a must when training on the slick and greasy lanes of winter.
The frame/fork is teamed with the Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon UST wheelset, which with a 45mm deep rim provides the ultimate harmony of aero gains and low rolling resistance.
Topping it off with a Shimano Ultegra groupset and hydraulic disc brakes gives the Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0 Aero the perfect mix of speed and control, ideal for rapid winter training when compromise just isn’t an option.
“It’s designed to provide optimal performance and optimal comfort”
sGear Ratios Ready for long-haul winter runs, the bike comes with 11-speed mid compact 52/36 and a sensibly sized 11-32t cassette, ideal to keep your legs fresher for both the mid-ride epic climbs, or the burn-ups on the return leg