While we’re no longer fans of Rapha, since the British brand seemingly betrayed its own values when they decided to sell-out to Walmart, we continue to be enamored with the exciting and groovy bikes that keep emerging from Canyon.
As the title of the article implies, Canyon has partnered with Rapha to create a special edition of its Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero road bike, which comes emblazoned in Rapha’s customary pink – a color that’s become both reflective of its range of apparel, as well as the insignia of its whole-wide Road Cycling Club.
“The paint finish reflects the RCC color palette so you get the fade that is present in our other products this season,” says designer Patrick Wylde-Mafham. “The details in the frame really make it – each frame is unique to the owner, with their personal RCC number and chapter logo.”
“It was a case of looking at the bike as a whole and working with the lines Canyon have designed; bringing out the craftsmanship and engineering that have created such ground-breaking technology.”
According to Canyon, just 50 of these specially finished Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero bikes will be available to Rapha Cycling Club members by invitation only.
Each bike will be hand painted with a grey and black fade with pink decals., which will come equipped with SRAM’s wireless Red eTap groupset and Zipp’s 404 NSW carbon clincher wheelset for €7,000.
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