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Ultimate CF 9.0
In a preliminary test for the 2011 season the Ultimate CF 9.0 stepped up to the plate with the same frame once again.
"Actually there's little more to say about the Canyon Ultimate CF. The frameset is purely and simply among the best in the world." These were the opening words in Roadbike Magazine's test, in which eight 2011 road bikes from renowned manufacturers went head to head. Canyon stepped up to the plate with the Ultimate CF 9.0 and competed with the very best. The final result was: Maximum number of points across the board. "The tested version Ultimate CF 9.0 showed a new and dazzling facet. The Campagnolo Chorus groupset doesn't just add a lot of Italian flair but the lightweight groupset also contributes to the outstanding 6.8kg total overall weight of the bike (frame size 58). When measured against the fair price of 2699€ this is a dream weight!" This was the verdict of the testers on the Canyon and showed that one can stay up with the very best even with a tried and tested frameset. In addition, the editors noted, "Otherwise everything is perfect with the test bike." The premium Ritchey parts together with the comfortable seat post, which was specially developed by Canyon, contributes just as much to the low weight as the high-end Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels. "The Ultimate CF was also able to impress out on the road with its great seating position and direct handling." On the road the lightening quick Canyon outpaces the bulk of its competitors with dynamite acceleration and handling."
All in all the Ultimate CF was more than satisfactory and creamed of the maximum number of points for frame, forks and weight! What really caught the testers' attention was the low weight and the perfectly harmonious function of the carbon seat post and carbon frame.
Verdict: One of the best and most sporty frames in the world has all the more flair thanks to the Campagnolo Chorus group set. Thanks to the top equipment this racer reaches a dream weight of 6.8kg. Together with the competitively low price the bike can h