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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:00 pm 
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as much as i love the black'n'white version, 2 wheels' post made me think.. being tennis maniac as well, i still use the 'old' Agassi model by Head (circa '99/'00). i've tried all the titanium and carbon stuff, from babolat to wilson and nothing feels as good as my good old, oversized 690 type.. so i've got like a dozen of high-end rackets in my basement that i don't use (gladly tennis equipment is a cheapo compared to bike stuff...)

and Canyon, they may use basalt fibres, adjustable rakes, fancy cable routing and other meaningless features. meaningles for 'serious' cyclists of course - i can imagine canyon selling it at a price so low competition won't even try to match, gain a lot of market share (amongst 'tech' geeks mainly) and make a new standard out of it, as other company's won't allow themselves not to offer similar features in their products

as for the question for whom it is designed - most amateurs don't race or anything. tour tests made us think parameters such as stiffness are the most crucial ones, but the truth is - lots of us just seek comfort and 'nice' handling more than superb performance when taken to the limit. from this perspective, Aeroad deffinitely has a good shot :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:35 am 
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Well, I'll be f****d. Basalt. :shock:

Thanks for the additional info and setting me straight.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:52 am 
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Basalt is also used in professional-grade composite camera tripod legs, companies such as Gitzo use them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:38 pm 
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So, release is coming closer - And some news: "Canyon Aeroad stem" is on the way and will probably be released along with the bike... Looks kinda freaky/revolutionary! Image

EDIT: Maybe not revolutionary since it builts on the same concept as the new Pro Missile Evo TT stem/bar (That the stem is closing in an "aeroshape" behind the steerfittings):
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:08 am 
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Just realised this could the be Canyon frame for me since I can't get a -17 stem to compensate for the headtube on their other frames. Interesting...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:37 am 
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So what if the headtube length isn't perfect and someone needs to run a small stack of spacers underneath that nifty stem? It would then look awkward, no?

The headtube length has been an issue for quite a number of people who have been interested in riding Canyon.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:06 am 
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euan wrote:
Just realised this could the be Canyon frame for me since I can't get a -17 stem to compensate for the headtube on their other frames. Interesting...


Sure you can.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:41 pm 
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So what if the headtube length isn't perfect and someone needs to run a small stack of spacers underneath that nifty stem? It would then look awkward, no?


Too many people worry too much about spacers looking awkward. Nothing wrong with spacers up to at least 1 cm. Why would spacers be less aero than an extended head?

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rasmusic wrote:
euan wrote:
Just realised this could the be Canyon frame for me since I can't get a -17 stem to compensate for the headtube on their other frames. Interesting...


Sure you can.


Awesome. I totally missed that. How did you order it from them?

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I just sent them an e-mail, no problem.

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As far as I could see, this frame hasn't been used in this year's TdF.
Anyone knows why?
The frame is already a few months old and the Tdf is the ultimate race to promote new stuff.

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Any news when will it be available :?:

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Early fall 3010 :)

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Prices will range from 2600 pounds for a complete bike... Don't know about frame prices :|

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:47 pm 
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Roel W wrote:
As far as I could see, this frame hasn't been used in this year's TdF.
Anyone knows why?
The frame is already a few months old and the Tdf is the ultimate race to promote new stuff.


The frame is not out yet. I heard Lotto will race on it next season for sure.


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