Ultimate AL 9.0 Di2 LTD

TOUR, 02/2012

The duel of the Di2 price beaters. A victory on points for the Koblenz based direct seller.

Electronic shifting for less than 2500 Euros. The winner of the duel is the Canyon Ultimate AL 9.0 Di2 LTD with an overall mark of 1.7.

The completely updated frame is outstanding and scoops a mark 1 in nearly every discipline. Among the 15 carbon frames tested in the December edition of the magazine TOUR there wasn't a bike that did better than the Canyon. The highlights of the Ultimate AL 9.0 Di2 LTD at a glance: Low weight, stiff tubing, laterally stiff and at the same time a fork which offers superb damping characteristics. In addition the bike boasts noticeable comfort on the saddle, durable paintwork, immaculate workmanship and a generous guarantee. The Ultimate AL frame is individually optimized to accommodate Di2 shift systems and the small opening for the wires in the down tube gives the entire bike an extremely tidy appearance.

The equipment is of premium standard and gives no cause for complaint even one takes a very close look at the bike. The handlebar and stem combination from Ritchey's WCS series, solid Mavic wheels, top tyres from Continental, the clever seat post and quality saddle – nothing in the ensemble is out of place and everything is both functional and durable.

The updated frame puts this bike in the Premier League in nearly every discipline and gives the bike a mark 1 overall. A victory on points for the Koblenz based direct seller.