Canyon Aeroad CF SL vs CF SLX

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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StevenH72
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by StevenH72

I know that the CF SL is heavier (40g-100g mentioned, but I haven't seen any real data) with supposedly a slight decrease in frame stiffness, but I was wondering whether anybody has any real life experience of the CF SL just yet?

I'm going to purchase a rim brake version of a mechanical Aeroad frameset and a £600 saving with only a small weight penalty and potentially (but looking for clarification) a small trade off in stiffness I'm struggling to justify the CF SLX.

Would love to hear views and feedback from those that have ridden the CF SL. It's just as aero as the SLX, I'm not a 1,600w sprinter and have a light climbing bike already.


Surely a CF SL is everything I'd need?

by Weenie


hannawald
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by hannawald

probably will be ok. It´s ok with Ultimate.
Just a remark - you probably know that Aeroad is very probably due to update this year...

Roadrocket
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by Roadrocket

It´s most likely that new Aeroad will be introduced during TdF 2019. So keep in mind you´re buying the bike that stayed the same from 2015, so during atumn you´ll probably ride ,,old´´ bike, although bought few months ago.
If you really want this gen of Aeroad, personally I´d wait until TdF, prices will be a lot better.

About carbon layup, I think the stiffness of SL will be almost the same as SLX, just a bit heavier.

jmechy
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by jmechy

hannawald wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 pm
probably will be ok. It´s ok with Ultimate.
Just a remark - you probably know that Aeroad is very probably due to update this year...
Looks like other threads here indicate that Canyon's Aeroad 2019 update was just adding the SL framset and various color/build changes. Are there any signs to indicate that this may not be the case?

StevenH72
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by StevenH72

I do appreciate that the current Aeroad is a few years old now, but there is no guarantee that I will like the new Aeroad, and in my view, if everybody took the stance not to buy something as newer technology will soon be along, nobody would every buy anything.

I like the current Aeroad, so will buy a frame regardless. Being UK based, I'm also hedging my bets against any potential for Canyon's prices increase for UK customers depending on whether we crash out of the EU.

I think I'm going to go for the SL frame, if the stiffness is much of a muchness, I'm happy to accept the extra weight. Canyon estimate a 200g weight penalty for frame and forks.

Alex222
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by Alex222

I just purchased a new bike myself, earlier than planned, on the expectation the pound is going to tank in a few months

g32ecs
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by g32ecs

hannawald wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 pm
probably will be ok. It´s ok with Ultimate.
Just a remark - you probably know that Aeroad is very probably due to update this year...


Is this the same case as the Ultimate? When was the first time the current geo/styling was introduced?

Alex222
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by Alex222

g32ecs wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:47 pm
hannawald wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:20 pm
probably will be ok. It´s ok with Ultimate.
Just a remark - you probably know that Aeroad is very probably due to update this year...


Is this the same case as the Ultimate? When was the first time the current geo/styling was introduced?
Aeroad came out before the current Ultimate, so I would guess Aeroad this year and Ultimate next.

hannawald
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by hannawald

same expectation, Aeroad this year, Ultimate next..

by Weenie


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