Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 LTD

Tour, 03/2012

200 test bikes in 10 years. Europe's number 1 road bike magazine is famous above all for its meticulous laboratory and long-term tests.

Tour invited manufacturers to compete in the ultimate test for the crown of best frame builder. The challenge was to nominate the world's number 1 bike. But what constitutes the best bike in the world? Is it perfect aerodynamics, equipment, a lightweight frame, maximum levels of stiffness or comfort? At the end of the day the perfect bike is a compromise combining all these elements. A bike which handles beautifully and is extremely fast.

12 models, which were worlds apart in terms of price, stepped up to the plate for the test. First and second place went to models in the high price bracket (10000 € - 14000 €). The Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 LTD secured an outstanding 3rd place.

The TOUR verdict: "One of the most comfortable frames that TOUR has ever tested".
Lab test mark: 1.3

The Koblenz based direct seller has the impressive ability of consistently improving on its existing designs.

The most recent example of this is the Ultimate CF SLX, which, although it has already been on the market for several years, set two new records in this test. Never before had a road bike frame achieved a mark 1.3 in the lab test and offered at the same time such a high level of comfort. In addition, Canyon's own impressive seat post, which flexes like a springboard with its basalt fibers goes even one better than the fork that performs better than any other carbon fork hitherto. The model offers perfect function and the relatively high level of wind resistance won't bother most racing cyclists all that much.
Final mark: 1.9

The most comfortable frame that TOUR has ever tested. Perfect function.