2022 Canyon Ultimate special edition black frame detail We’ve known it’s been coming for quite a while now , and finally the new Canyon Ultimate has been seen in the wild. Spotted by both Cyclingnews (link is external) and Matos Velo (link is external) at the Criterium du Dauphine yesterday, the new Ultimate has ditched a round seatpost in favour of a more aero, D-shaped one, appears to have inherited the adjustable cockpit on the Aeroad and has no visible external cabling. While it was team road.cc with the scoop last weekend as Liam Cahill and Mat Brett happened across a brand new radical Trek Madone in between coffees and croissants, the Canyon-sponsored Movistar Team has left it late in the race to bust out something new unlike Trek-Segafredo, with the bike spotted standing proud outside their team bus.
According to Cyclingnews the new bike was set to be used by Enric Mas in today’s mountainous final stage at the Dauphine, however Mas was forced to pull out to "prioritise his recovery" from a heavy crash suffered on Thursday’s stage 5.
Although it’s aged pretty well, the Ultimate – Canyon’s lightweight racing bike – is well due an update with the last full revamp coming in 2016, not counting the premium Ultimate CFR model introduced in 2020 and various other special edition versions.
Looking at the video above, the new frame doesn’t appear to have had a radical revamp like the Madone, but has followed the current trend of blurring the lines […]