The Canyon love thread

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seve88
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by seve88

Sorted the torx out. Canyon sent me a small tool that should have come with the packaging. It arrived in just 2 days. For reference it's a T6.

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FWCC_neil
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by FWCC_neil

@seve88. I have just taken the spacers off my canyon so they are going spare. PM me a shipping address and I'll pop the in the post on Monday for you.
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Stolichnaya
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by Stolichnaya

Just completed the Canyon build last night.
The inspiration was... drum roll please... basically a bottle of Stolichnaya
My crappy photos don't do it justice, so I'll get my "Better Half" on it with her real camera talent soon.
As pictured it comes in at just under 6.9 kg. Frame size is a 60

http://i52.tinypic.com/6i6tlc.jpg

Basic build list:

Record 10 Ergos with Far and Near hoods
Record 10 RD and FD lightened up with bolts and pulleys. Chain catcher added up front.
Record 10 carbon square taper crank and BB
Chorus cassette
KMC 10X SL gold chain
Ciamillo ZG brakes
Syntace stem
3T Ergosum Team bars
Lizard Skins 2.5 tape
Selcof MC00 Ti post
San Marco Squadra Ti saddle
Jagwire Switch housing with Campy shift cables and Jagwire Teflon brake cables
Speedplay Zero Track pedals
Arundel Dave-O cages
Campy Shamal Ultra wheels with Far and Near skewers
Veloflex Master 22 tires with Michelin latex tubes

EKIMIKE
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by EKIMIKE

Did the stem.

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kgt
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by kgt

The red one would look great with white saddle-tape.

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Stolichnaya
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by Stolichnaya

Sadly, my only white Squadra Ti saddle is on the white Slingshot.
I mounted the red and white Extralite saddle (with the embroidered pin-up girl) and it looked fantastic, but not exactly suited to my rear end comfort.
Tried white bottle cages too and it ended up looking cheesy, so I went back to the black.
Sadly, still no test report. Itching to try it out.

1415chris
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by 1415chris

@Stolichnaya how tall are you, if I may ask?
My measurements are close between 58 and 60. 1cm difference in inseam and trunk results Canyon's recommended size going from 58 to 60.
Regarding to competitive cyclist's calculator I should have 60. I'm 188cm.

Hope I'll add my Canyon's pics :soon: (in the excel looks promising just under 6kg finger crossed) :thumbup:

deltasierra
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by deltasierra

Too much red, IMO. Love the red frame, let it do the talking. Really like it.

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Willier
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by Willier

Changed the bar tape to black...

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andylav
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by andylav

Loving the look of both the Ultimate AL and the Ultimate CF framesets and may be tempted to pull the pin on a purchase in early summer.

Hoping owners could, however, confirm the seat tube centre to centre measurements of a 54 frame in both the alloy and carbon options to assist with sizing selection before buying please.

Many thanks

Andy

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Stolichnaya
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by Stolichnaya

1415chris, I went with the 60 because I have shorter legs but a longer torso. I am only about 1 cm taller than you, but I prefer a larger/longer frame when faced with the 'inbetween sizes' decision. The fit will probably need a 120 stem and a lower stack headset cap eventually, but I will test the current set up first.

Trekkie
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Willier
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by Willier

Trekkie, here you go:

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Very nice an I must say fast looking Canyon you have got there. Well done! :thumbup: :beerchug:
"Smart may have the answers, but stupid have all the interesting questions."

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gazzaputt
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by gazzaputt

My new Canyon AL F8

Build as follows:

Frame - Canyon AL F8
Fork - Canyon One One Four SL
Headset - Acros 1 1/4” - 1 1/2”
Wheels - Mavic Kyrisum Equipe
Skewers - One23 Ti\Carbon
Tyres - Conti Gatorskins folding
Pedals - Look Keo Easy
Chainset - SRAM Rival 53\39 172.5
BB - SRAM GXP
Rear Mech - SRAM Rival
Front Mech - SRAM Force
Shifters - SRAM Rival
Brakes - SRAM Apex
Cassette SRAM 1070
Chain - SRAM 1090
Seatpost - FSA SLK 27.2
Bars - FSA Wing Pro compact 44cm
Saddle - Fizik Arione Magnesium rails
Stem - Syntace F119 90mm

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tomikasa
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First post with pictures, hope this works

Sanding was done with blade instead off sanding paper.

No weight yet but frame with headset, fork, seatpostclamp and bottombracket was 1450 gr for size 60, i guess they put on a lot off clearcoat (frame was shiny-black)

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