Need some help with Canyon geometry and weights

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

Have spent a bit of time using the search function to try and source answers but can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for so here goes:

Interested in either an Ultimate AL EVO or Ultimate CF EVO frameset in a size 54 but would welcome confirmation of seat tube measurement - taken centre of bottom bracket to centre of top tube (only centre to top available on website) - on both options from existing owners please.

Would also welcome confirmation of frame only weights for both options in a size 54 - if possible - please.

Finally, would welcome advise as to whether the 'Canyon' branding on the downtube of the anodised black AL frame is painted on or is a clearcoated decal.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Andy

daj
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by daj

Welcome to 2011, seat tube length is the most irrelevant information you could ever want from a frame.

Some interesting information for you to read: velonews, cervélo (click on "geometry & fit")

shinyboy
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by shinyboy

Maybe the OP wants to get some idea of how much exposed seatpin there'll be with a particular frame size, so perhaps it's not quite as irrelevant as you think.
This might be a cosmetic thing, but I for one think it's important a bike looks correctly proportioned.

murph100
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by murph100

Not irrelevant at all, for example I'm looking at getting a 54 CF SLX, but I've discovered that the seat tube length combined with the max height on the Canyon VCLS wont give me my saddle height. So still very relevant if you're a long legged freak :wink:


daj wrote:Welcome to 2011, seat tube length is the most irrelevant information you could ever want from a frame.

millereski
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by millereski

There is a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX on display in Suka Sport on Beak Street in Central London, if you need help with their sizing. I think its a 56 size.
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Canyon Ultimate CF 2009

Tenlegs
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by Tenlegs

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andylav
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by andylav

Hi Tenlegs

Thanks for your response - you're spot on, I'm trying to get a visual on the top tube slope compared to my current set up(s), which are both 51 centre to top but with longer top tubes and head tubes than the 52 Canyon offers.

As such, I believe I would need a 54 in a Canyon frame in order to replicate my bar height and reach but I've had negative experiences of going up in seat tube length frames before in the form of knee impact on the top tube and an uncomfortable feeling of being perched up on the bike (if that makes sense).

The Canyon seems to have quite a bit of seat tube extension about the top tube though so I was trying to determine c-c measurements of the 54 frames to see if it was more like a true 52 centre to top.

Have emailed Canyon UK on a couple of other issues (stem swap and sponsoring prices for race licence holders) but they couldn't supply c-c measurements so I'm grateful to you for taking the time to respond so helpfully.

Kind regards

Andy

Tenlegs
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by Tenlegs

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roadman
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by roadman

Just a health warning
- Canyons come with the forks pre-cut with 2cm of spacers.
- By your top tube comment, be aware on the Ult AL at least the top tube widens towards the stem.

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