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New Canyon Ultimate and Giant Propel added to UCI approved list ahead of Tour de France

New Canyon Ultimate and Giant Propel added to UCI approved list ahead of Tour de France

Are Giant and Canyon ready to showcase new bikes at the Tour de France? That may well be the case, with a new Giant Propel…

Tuesday, Jun 07

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Are Giant and Canyon ready to showcase new bikes at the Tour de France? That may well be the case, with a new Giant Propel and Canyon Ultimate added to the UCI’s approved list of frames and forks.

In its latest update, the UCI has helpfully highlighted the Propel and Ultimate as newly added models, along with the Factor OG, which we believe to be the brand’s new gravel bike .

With the Tour fast approaching, we’re barrelling towards the height of road bike launch season, so it’s little surprise to see two key machines appear on the UCI website.

With Giant supplying Team BikeExchange-Jayco, and Movistar and Katusha-Alpecin both equipped by Canyon, will we see these new bikes at the Tour de France?

Details are scarce at the moment, but here’s what we know so far. We can expect to see more launches of key road models as the Tour approaches. The Ultimate upgrade

The Canyon Ultimate has been overdue an update. The frame was overhauled in 2015 , moving to its now-familiar shape, with a disc-brake version then introduced in 2016 .

The Ultimate CFR was added in 2020 as a halo model, but that was an under-the-bonnet update, with a revised carbon layup to drop the claimed frame weight to 641g, rather than any changes to the shape.Most frames get updated every three to four years – seven years is a lifetime in bike design – but the Ultimate has aged well. During that time, it’s impressed continuously as a race […]

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