I disagree, I think the canyon will go down as one of the classic aero frames of this generation of bikes. The horizontal top tube, beautiful seatpost with the little aero element connecting seatpost to seatstay, as well as the matching angles of the seatpost and headtube make it super clean.dcorn wrote: â†‘Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:43 pmLove my Aeroad disc. I have the 8.0 SLX with Ultegra Di2 and its been a great ride. I direct swapped my Ultegra crank for a rotor 3D24 with power2max NGeco and Praxis rings like you want.
I will agree that the frame design is getting long in the tooth. If I had more time to wait, I would have gotten the new Venge, but it wasn't even revealed when I bought my Canyon. A Venge Pro with Ui2 plus a Rotor ALDHU24/P2M crank setup would be well under your budget and still a $$$ setup.
The only other aero bike that comes close, imo, is the BMC, which is a bit more angular and futuristic vs. the canyon's smoother contours.