Canyon Aeroad Disc - Shimmy

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calpartz
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by calpartz

I tested yesterday the AEROAD CF SLX DISC 8.0 DI2 but I had a huge problem with crosswinds: the bike was very, very unstable. Is this a problem of the frame, of the wheels or of both? Can this frame be such sensible for crosswinds? The wheels are the REYNOLDS STRIKE SLG CARBON DISC TUBELESS 62mm. Then I tried another bike with the MAVIC COSMIC PRO CARBON DISC 42mm and it was good. That's because I'm asking if the problem were the wheels. But now I read on CyclingTips about the Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 Di2 that the problem could be the bike itself: "The wind turned out to be the biggest problem for the Aeroad CF SLX. The Cosmic Pro wheelset was highly susceptible to crosswinds, but so was the frame. Switching to low profile wheels didn’t do much to calm the bike, and after a week of strong winds, the Aeroad was losing some of its appeal." This is to me NOT good at all!

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by Bordcla

calpartz wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:21 am
I tested yesterday the AEROAD CF SLX DISC 8.0 DI2 but I had a huge problem with crosswinds: the bike was very, very unstable. Is this a problem of the frame, of the wheels or of both? Can this frame be such sensible for crosswinds? The wheels are the REYNOLDS STRIKE SLG CARBON DISC TUBELESS 62mm. Then I tried another bike with the MAVIC COSMIC PRO CARBON DISC 42mm and it was good. That's because I'm asking if the problem were the wheels. But now I read on CyclingTips about the Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 Di2 that the problem could be the bike itself: "The wind turned out to be the biggest problem for the Aeroad CF SLX. The Cosmic Pro wheelset was highly susceptible to crosswinds, but so was the frame. Switching to low profile wheels didn’t do much to calm the bike, and after a week of strong winds, the Aeroad was losing some of its appeal." This is to me NOT good at all!
I think there might be a bit of exaggeration going on, and the Cyclingtips piece is perhaps being taken out of context or misinterpreted. I am now running the same bike with Enve 4.5 ARs and the stability in buffeting is markedly better than with the stock Reynolds. I am yet to descend a true high mountain on this combination, but the general behaviour is now much calmer. I don't think the frame in itself is problematic, but the Strike wheels are probably best left for fast paceline riding, crits or racing on flat courses.

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