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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:17 pm 
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After a 4 month wait my new frame finally arrive today. I was aiming to build a bike similar to the Aeroad CF9.0 SL but I wanted to make it lighter (haven’t weight it yet but I think I am under the 6.55 kg stated on their website), cheaper (which achieved by about 20%) and with arguably better components.

During the wait for it I slowly added to my build list. Now I know the list of components might not be to everyone’s liking, however once the bike’s finished I think I would be hard pressed to find someone who thinks its an ordinary looking build.

Frame: Canyon Aeroad L
Group set: Sram Red
Chain: KMC X10SL Black
Chain Catcher: Canyon
Wheels: Easton EC90 SL 38mm clinchers
Tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000S
Bars: Easton EC90 Aero
Stem: Easton EC90SL
Seat: Fizik Arione CX
Pedals: Speedplay Zero
Bottle cages: Ratio Carbon

The only thing I would change is the white decals on the wheels. However as they are painted I think I might wait until the warranty is over before I start sanding them off.

The Canyon Experience.

Overall it was a fairly simple process of ordering and receiving the frame. The only problem I had with them was regarding what type of bottom bracket was needed to fit the frame. I must point out that I am living in The Netherlands and I am from Australia so needless to say my Dutch is rubbish, especially when talking about bikes.
I tried to call the Canyon UK office and first they said that all enquires had to be handled by the Canyon dealer in my country. When I pointed out that I am struggling to get answers due to the language differences the guy helped me by giving me the wrong information (told me it was an English BB when it was a press to fit BB). Anyway after a few emails and phone calls to incompetent Dutch custom service people (even my local bike guy was pulling his hair out when talking to these muppets) I finally found out what I need.

Bike was dropped off to be built today. I am going away for 10 days on the weekend and i will post finished photos when i return. Can i attach better quality photos then just 160kb size ones?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:19 pm 
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Nude carbon :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Wow, can't wait to see this when it'd done. :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: 2012 Canyon Aeroad
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:13 pm 
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:welcome:

how much does the slide weigh :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:47 pm 
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@sastre Not sure yet as i dont have proper scales. I tried standing on the bathroom scales butt naked while holding the frame but my wife walked in while i was doing it and thought i had lost the plot. Not sure how accurate it would have been anyway. I will post weights when its completed.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Can you provide a frame weight before building it up?

Also: what is the BB? BB30? PF30? BB86/90? traditional?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:08 pm 
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sjc166 wrote:
@sastre Not sure yet as i dont have proper scales. I tried standing on the bathroom scales butt naked while holding the frame but my wife walked in while i was doing it and thought i had lost the plot. Not sure how accurate it would have been anyway. I will post weights when its completed.

Determining your "tare weight" works just as well with clothes on ...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:08 am 
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I will be watching for updates on the completed bike, as I think that is a beautiful looking frame. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:18 am 
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wassertreter wrote:
sjc166 wrote:
@sastre Not sure yet as i dont have proper scales. I tried standing on the bathroom scales butt naked while holding the frame but my wife walked in while i was doing it and thought i had lost the plot. Not sure how accurate it would have been anyway. I will post weights when its completed.

Determining your "tare weight" works just as well with clothes on ...


Yeh I know but I have the worst scales ever made and I wanted a real accurate weight reading


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:47 pm 
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The website states Press Fit BB, even the UK website...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:18 am 
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Looks pretty!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:41 am 
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I love these because they are so uncommon in my area. I have yet to see one Canyon, not one!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:55 pm 
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I've been drooling over Oscar's ride. Yours is just as nice...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Just got back from holidays and went straight to the bike store to pick up my completed bike. I have only taken it for a 30 minute yesterday and i love it! Very fast and really nice to ride. Thumbs up for the guy who put it together for me.
The weight of the bike was taken as i was holding onto it while standing on the bathroom scales (not the best way but thats all i had) and it came in at 6.8kg....i though it may have been a bit lighter but still i am happy with it.
Here are a few photos of it.

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I am sorry to the member who posted his Canyon Team aeroad. I tried comment on his post and some how deleted his post. My comment is below and the rest of his message is under that. Please repost you bike as it looks great!

I did see this frame for a few hundred euro's cheaper but i really liked the black. I like your set up too!


Mods– Outer chainring Stronglight CT2, alloy jockey wheels with bearings, Shimano 1050 single pivots (love the feel/weight of single pivots but LBS doesn’t stock the campy differentiated version), some OEM chain catcher costing half the price of KNCN or Rotor version.

Like the tread starter, I did find the of information regarding the size of the BB adapters lacking. These were missing from the website, user manual and CD-Rom. It was my LBS who installed the correct one after measuring the BB shell. (prendrefeu: it’s BB86)

Fork is set to the ‘twitchy’ setting s I feel this bike is inclined towards stable riding. Overall I feel this is a sweet breakaway bike, not so much a group ride as it doesn’t deliver that kick when jumping out of the saddle.[/quote]


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