Canyon Aeroad Disc or Ultimate Disc

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Calnago
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by Calnago

I used to live just up the street from there...

You know what... if that was what was recommended from a "professional fitter" that you paid money to, aside from just a friend who was trying to be helpful, then I would take that bike back, as is... and ask, face to face... "Ok... now that it's all set up, do you REALLY think we got the right size here?". If he says yes, then ask for an explanation as to why we ended up with so many spacers given the saddle to handlebar drop? I'd like to know his response. I'd actually like to know what the drop actually is as shown in the picture. If, on the other hand, you kept insisting "Oh, I want to be fit on the smallest possible size frame I can get", well then I guess it's on you. If I fit someone, and give a recommendation as to a specific frame, I know full well how it's going to set up with stem size, bar type and brand, saddle, sapcers under the stem, etc. I once went to get a custom bike built. When we were sizing things up with the builder, I asked something like "Don't we need to know a lot more, like what bars and stem we'll be using etc., in order to get everything just right?". The response I got was something to the effect of "we can figure out all that later after we get the frame". Needless to say, that was the end of our session. I had it built by someone else.
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cyclotron8000
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by cyclotron8000

I have approx. 12 cm of drop. The guy who fitted me, gave me the best service out of any shop I went to, previous to buying the Canyon, so I feel like he knows his stuff. He seemed very knowledgeable. I've had a couple other basic fits in the past, and they weren't any where near as good.

Here's a pic of my other bike, for reference. I find the fit on it quite good, but am slammed on it and felt I could in the future go lower, hence me not wanting to get "stuck" on a Medium Aeroad. I've also only had this Canyon for a short time, so I'm still getting used to it. I've got a 125mm stem on it currently.

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Calnago
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by Calnago

12cm of drop, with 30mm of spacers under the stem.... ok then... I guess if you're comfortable and you like it then that's what counts and how you feel on it is always the final say. As long as you don't feel too scrunched up lengthwise, after all... it's an aero bike so you should be stretched out a bit right, low and all that, out of the wind. Two things to consider... 1) what I just mentioned as to whether or not you feel too scrunched up to do long rides comfortably, and 2) whether your weight ends up being quite forward over the front wheel, so much so that if while descending you feel a bit sketchy, as if something sudden were to happen, that an endo over the bars might be an easily foreseeable ending to your ride as a result of a too "weight forward" position versus a more balanced position of weight between the wheels.
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Bordcla
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by Bordcla

Here's mine. Its a Large. I've got 2 cm of spacers over the stock 15 mm top cap, which makes the fit the same as my Tarmac with no spacers and the 15mm top cap.

No way I could have ridden an XL. Would have been too long.
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