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Canyon’s new Ultimate road bike builds aero on classic lightweight legacy to go faster

Canyon’s new Ultimate road bike builds aero on classic lightweight legacy to go faster

The new 5th generation Canyon Ultimate road bike looks just like the last generation until you get into the details. But that’s where you will…

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The new 5th generation Canyon Ultimate road bike looks just like the last generation until you get into the details. But that’s where you will find subtle refinements that boost aerodynamics, integration, stiffness, durability, and even comfort with bigger tire clearance. Not everyone wants or needs an aero road bike. And the new Ultimate does a solid job of matching a classic outline with modern performance… 2022/3 Canyon Ultimate gen 5 lightweight road bike

c. Canyon Canyon calls their Ultimate road bike the “pinnacle” of their performance road line-up, balancing modern features with more classic diamond frame looks in a lightweight package. It is a bike that’s been winning pro tour races since 2007, road World Champs since 2009, and even a Grand Tour win as recent as last month’s Vuelta in this latest evolution.

But with a broad 8-size range (39cm XXXS – 60cm XXL) and complete carbon bike pricing that starts as low as 2700€ and climbs to 11,000€, this really can be a killer bike for everyone from casual weekend roadies to full-on World Tour professional road racers.

So what’s new? Swiss Side aerodynamic optimization & integration

Canyon set out to make the Ultimate faster, but decided to keep the traditional frame tube layout that differentiates this bike from their aero road Aeroad . With that constraint in mind, they tasked aerodynamics experts Swiss Side to tweak the Ultimate, reducing drag by a claimed 10W for the frameset vs the 4th generation – comparing v5 to v4 with […]

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