Canyon Inflite CF SLX

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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jmaccyd
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by jmaccyd

Anyone got one. Any thoughts?

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by stormur

Except its ugliness ? ;)
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stormur wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 am
Except its ugliness ? ;)
It was obviously built for speed and comfort on the CX course.

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stormur wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:25 am
Except its ugliness ? ;)

Yes, I am finding that a hard bridge to cross. I have seen one in the flesh and it looks better in real life.

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by stormur

Like all the CX bikes was. Canyon wanted (IMO) to be "different", but didn't find the right way for it :mrgreen: This thing is exceptionally ugly. I'm judging from seeing it in person, not just images.

If I can't look at it, I can't ride it . "Style is everything" ;)
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by silvalis

same but different. It's not the first bike to have that kinked top tube design.

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by stormur

true, but the rest look much better. Lighter visually.
Don't remember brand ( American ? ) , bike from 2015-ish I believe with even longer kink, but thin tubed- that one I even liked.

Canyon IMO seems to be -from design point of view-"overengineered" . I'm sure many will like it, but not me.
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Arky
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by Arky

I just bought the 9.0 with double Rotor front chainrings. I plan to use it for a road bike mainly. I was drawn to it for the styling. It looks badass. I like beautiful road bikes, but a muscular badass design like this has me signed up. It arrives tomorrow!

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by erik$

Does anyone know the bb drop for this bike? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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stormur wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:25 pm
true, but the rest look much better. Lighter visually.
Don't remember brand ( American ? ) , bike from 2015-ish I believe with even longer kink, but thin tubed- that one I even liked.

Canyon IMO seems to be -from design point of view-"overengineered" . I'm sure many will like it, but not me.
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by FIJIGabe

I've seen it in real life. It's alright. The look is distinctive, but I certainly wouldn't say it's attractive, by any stretch of the imagination.
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by jfranci3

Sorry, it's attractive for the street price - $1600 (& $200 in free stuff from Performance Bike)for a decent quality carbon Force/Ultegra bike makes it look quite attractive.

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by Arky

Not sure what jfranci3 is referring to, the GT maybe?

Here is mine:

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Sorry, no idea on the weight.

@eric$, the B.B. drop is about 67mm according to my tape measure (large).

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by jmaccyd

How have you found the bike?

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Arky
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by Arky

I cannot give an honest answer yet. I just came back from a business trip and brought back sickness as a souvenir. I did manage to get it out briefly a night before I left. The Schwalbe cross tires rolled surprisingly well on pavement. I may get it out today, depending on how I feel and weather. As you can see, I have swapped over to 28c road tires. I will be able to give a better answer of road feel with those.
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