Canyon Ul­ti­mate CF SL Disc 8.0 Aero £3,249

Cycling Weekly - - PROMOTIONAL FEATURE -

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

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