Canyon Ultimate CF SLX - 2014 (New photos)

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Juggler
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by Juggler

My new bike finally finished... half the pleasure is in putting all the pieces together yourself

Frame: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX - 2014 (Large)
Gruppo: Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2 (with sprint shifters)
Crankset: Sram Red Exogram (175mm)(sanded down)
Chainrings: Stronglight CT2 52/38
Pedals: Look Keo Blade (12NM)
Seatpost: New Ultimate Evo
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Team
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4-Axis (110mm)(painted matte black)
Handlebars: New Ultimate Evo (42 cm)
Handlebar tape: Lizard Skins DSP 1.8
Brake cables: Alligator iLink
Cage: Zipp SL Speed
Wheels: Zipp 404 Firecrest (waiting for decals and a 11 speed body for my Enve SES 3.4)
Computermount: Garmin Out Front

Weight: 6.495 kg (will end around 6.2 with Enve SES 3.4 + Conti Supersonic tires and tubes + Smudek saddle)

I need to cut around 3 cm of the fork steerer tube - but I will wait until I have had the bike fitted.

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2012 Canyon Aeroad CF 8.0 Di2
2014 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Di2

Pathawks
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by Pathawks

Great build! How does it ride?

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by phlip

That is a proper modern, light bicycle. Ride it in good health! I'm curious, why have you chosen the SRAM crank over the Dura Ace?

That corner of Copenhagen looks so beautiful. Is it Nordhavn? Denmark is such a nice country.

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by Kayrehn

I guess the sram cranks are there for aesthetic reasons, given that he took the effort to sand it down and his decision to remove the 404 decals as well. It helps to save weight too!

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Juggler
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Pathawks wrote:Great build! How does it ride?


Took my first 175 km ride today... runs smooth and like a dream. Very agile and responsive - however not much different than my Aeroad.

phlip wrote:That is a proper modern, light bicycle. Ride it in good health! I'm curious, why have you chosen the SRAM crank over the Dura Ace?

That corner of Copenhagen looks so beautiful. Is it Nordhavn? Denmark is such a nice country.


I chose the SRAM crank for several reasons. I like the look of the matte UD carbon - and the Dura Ace "spaceship" is too shiny for my taste. It is quite a bit lighter. Cheaper to have several chainring options - I have both 50/34 and 52/38. And since I have SRAM on my other bikes, I needed the compatibility, so I can move my Stages powermeter back and forth between bikes.

The area is called Sluseholmen. It is a part of the old Copenhagen harbour - with a lot of new settlements. Really nice hood.

Kayrehn wrote:I guess the sram cranks are there for aesthetic reasons, given that he took the effort to sand it down and his decision to remove the 404 decals as well. It helps to save weight too!


Spot on... I have had these decals custom made, to keep it as stealth as possible.
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2014 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Di2

Anders3404
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by Anders3404

Whats your inseam? Looking for an cf slx my self but can't decide between a large or an extra large

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by Spaetzle

Juggler wrote:
Took my first 175 km ride today... runs smooth and like a dream. Very agile and responsive - however not much different than my Aeroad.



Thats interesting. May I ask how much you weigh in? Isnt the Ultimate much stiffer especially the bottom bracket?

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Juggler
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by Juggler

76.9 kg this morning... :)

The Aeroad is actually very stiff... and if the Ultimate is stiffer, it is hard for me to feel - I am not that much of a sprinter.
2012 Canyon Aeroad CF 8.0 Di2
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Juggler
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by Juggler

Latest update - new wheels, cockpit and seatpost

Frame: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX - 2014 (Large)
Gruppo: Shimano Dura Ace 9070 Di2 (with sprint shifters)
Crankset: Sram Red Exogram (175mm)(sanded down)
Chainrings: Stronglight CT2 52/38
Pedals: Look Keo Blade (12NM)
Seatpost: Ritchey Superlogic (one-bolt)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Team
Stem: Ritchey Superlogic C260
Handlebars: Ritchey Superlogic EvoCurve
Handlebar tape: Lizard Skins DSP 1.8
Brake cables: Alligator iLink
Cage: Zipp SL Speed
Wheels: Enve SES 3.4 (clincher)
Computermount: Garmin Out Front

Weight: 6.515 kg (with the Stages powermeter - weighing ~100 grams more than the Sram Red Exogram crank arm)

Looking at the pics, I can see that I need to tilt the handlebars a little, to get the drop a tad more horizontal... :)

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2012 Canyon Aeroad CF 8.0 Di2
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SimbaDK
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by SimbaDK

Den er røvfed! Congrats on finishing the build!

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Juggler
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by Juggler

Takker, Simon... :)
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Daddy yo yo
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by Daddy yo yo

beautiful build!

the main parts would be the same if i built it myself with only minor/personal changes/preferences (sram red, black tires, other bar tape, other saddle)...
My contribution to more beautiful roads: - old - / - new -

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loving those GP4000sII... natural sidewalls... mmmm

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