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Team USA and Canyon set sights on Paris Olympic gold with radical new track bike

Team USA and Canyon set sights on Paris Olympic gold with radical new track bike

Canyon has teased details of the Canyon Speedmax Track – an all-new track bike developed as part of a technical partnership with USA Cycling, and…

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Canyon has teased details of the Canyon Speedmax Track – an all-new track bike developed as part of a technical partnership with USA Cycling, and the brand’s first track bike since 2014.

The bike, which features a radical, paper-thin rear-end, will make its debut appearance at this week’s 2022 UCI Track World Championships in Paris , where the brand hopes to make a triumphant return and is targeting gold at the 2024 Olympic Games .

A Canyon spokesperson confirmed the official launch of the bike will take place in 2023, but some screenshot sleuthing has revealed a few interesting details about the new bike. A bike with sights set on gold

We’re in a new era of radical track bike designs, thanks to the likes of Team GB’s HB.T and its super-wide fork and seatstays. The new Canyon Speedmax Track offers the German brand’s take on a cutting-edge, Olympic-worthy machine.

While some visual similarities can be drawn between the road-going Canyon Speedmax time trial bike and the new Speedmax Track, the rear-end of the track machine represents a radical departure in design.

The Speedmax Track features broad seatstays with a wide stance. These sit proud of the bike’s rear wheel.

The paper-thin seatstays meet at a bridge just behind the bike’s aero-shaped seatpost. The top of this bridge follows a straight path that flows into the flat top tube of the bike.In comparison, the triathlon/time trial version of the Speedmax uses dropped seatstays that join either side of the seat tube.The front triangle bears […]

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