Canyon has lifted the curtains on its latest Aeroad, calling it the “fastest road bike in the world”.
After more than four years of development in partnership with Swiss Side, Canyon says its new Aeroad not only cheats the wind, but defies gravity as well, tipping the scales at a feathery 915g for their top-tier model – the Aeroad CFR.
Below the Aeroad CFR, are the CF SLX and CF SL, which are no slouches either when it comes to weight, with both models dipping below 1000g.
Canyon was able to put the Aeroad on a diet via a revised carbon lay-up process, as well as optimizing its existing components such as the seatpost and clamp design, along with other cockpit bits-and-pieces, while the frame’s aerodynamic signature was reduced thanks to new wider, deeper kammtail shaped tube profiles across the board.
In the end, Canyon claims wind-tunnel testing showed that the new Aeroad saves 5.4 watts at 45kph across a range of yaw angles from -20 to +20 degrees over the outgoing model.
Integration was also an important factor when developing the Aeroad, which now routes all cables and hoses courtesy of Canyon’s proprietary CP00018 Aerocockpit. However, the system is only compatible with electronic drivetrains such as Shimano Di2, Campagnolo EPS and SRAM eTap.
In the case of the CF SL, the German brand sticks with its CP10 Aerocockpit, which uses a traditional stem and handlebar set-up.
Not surprisingly, tire clearance is also up on the new Aeroad, accommodating tires as wide as 30mm.
Additionally, Canyon took a universal approach to geometry as well, matching the same specs as its Ultimate model, essentially creating a unisex range of sizes. However, they were keen to create a women’s-specific build for the CF SL, offering a 3XS and a 2XS with 650b wheels.
According to Canyon, all of the Aeroad models can be purchased from their website, but not every one will be immediately available in United States.
Here’s how they breakdown:
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