Canyon has finally launched the latest, fifth generation of its Ultimate road race bike, taking a scalpel to its familiar lightweight platform to bring it up to date with the latest technology, while attempting to retain all that was good about the previous generations.
From the side, many will struggle to spot the difference, but the new Ultimate has seen an aero overhaul in partnership with specialists Swiss Side that’s claimed to save 5 watts of drag at 45kph with a rider aboard. There’s also a new integrated, width-adjustable cockpit ported over from the Aeroad aero racer.
The new Ultimate also gets a tweaked geometry intended to bring it closer to the Aeroad in terms of fit and behaviour, and is available in three carbon layups: the range-topping CFR, mid-range SLX and entry-level SL.
The new bike will come in 10 complete builds (five SL, three SLX and two CFR models), with an additional CFR frameset available too. The two cheapest SL builds will come with mechanical groupsets: 11-speed Shimano 105 R7000 and Ultegra R8000 .
The new Ultimate is available from today, and is priced from £2,699 to £10,899 ($2,999 to $10,999 / €2,699 to €10,999 / AU$4,899 to AU$16,899).
Want to know how the new Ultimate rides? Check out our Canyon Ultimate CFR Di2 review . Evolution over revolution
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