Most of us aren’t sponsored athletes, and so naturally are working on budgets. The Speedmax CF SLX 8.0 SL has been designed and built for ambitious athletes who want to have the best possible setup, but don’t have endless funds for the most expensive kit. That’s not to imply there is anything mid-quality about this bike. With Ultegra Di2 and DT Swiss ARC 1400 Dicut as headliners, not to mention the best time trial/tri frame Canyon has ever made, and you will definitely be setting off on a bike equal to or better than any currently racing in the WorldTour. The geometry has been tweaked to make it comfortable while using the aero bars, so if you are an endurance fiend and want to have this bike for your seriously long distance races, you will be able to do so without worrying about long term back pain. Using the Shimano Ultegra Di2 will give this bike the sort of clean, crisp shifting performance with the aid of the Di2 button shifters that are perfect for the aero cockpit, so you’ll never skip a gear. The CF Basebars combined with the fully integrated V21 AL Aero stem not only provides an aerodynamic face to the wind, but offers a wide range of adjustability with spacers and extensions. Hydration and nutrition storage systems have been designed to sneak in between the bars. These storage points, though, are also easily removed, making the bike UCI compliant, which will be important for any serious road racer. If you are buying the Speedmax CF SLX 8.0 SL with a notion of competing in one of those mass start triathlons, you can be certain this will be the bike to help you to pick off all those folks who are slightly faster swimmers than you.
Subject to technical modification without notice. Errors and omissions excepted.
||Saddle Height (mm)||675-842
||Head tube angle||73°|
||Seat tube angle||80,5°|
||Arm Pad Stack||504 - 622*
||532 - 650*
||566 - 684*
||Arm Pad Reach||439 - 513*
||462 - 536*
||484 - 558*
|Stem length||65 (short) | 85 (long)|
*Maximum and minimum stack values vary according to basebar and spacer combinitations
BIKE CLASSIFICATION: Bikes of this category are designed for riding on hard-surface roads where the wheels remain impermanent contact to the ground. These are in general road-racing bicycles with racing handlebars or straight handlebars, triathlon or time trial bicycles. The permissible maximum overall weight comprising rider, luggage and bicycle should not exceed 120 kg. Under certain circumstances, this permissible maximum weight can be further limited by the component manufacturers’ recommendations for use. Proven cyclocross bikes with racing handlebars and cantilever or disc brakes are a special case in this category. In addition, these bikes are also suitable for gravel paths and off-road trails where a short loss of tire contact with the ground due to small stairs or steps at a height of 15 to 20 cm can occur.
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