Ultimate CF 9.0 Pro

RoadBike 04/13

The dream of a carbon race bike! RoadBIKE magazine tested 14 carbon bikes costing 2500 Euro upwards and one came out on top as the clear test winner - that bike was the Canyon Ultimate CF 9.0 Pro.

Never change a winning team: Last year an almost identical Canyon bike scooped the test victory among the carbon best-sellers and is now stepping up to the plate to defend that title. Despite the weak Euro Canyon has been able to maintain its prices and equips the bike with a first-class range of equipment with Campagnolo's lightweight Chorus groupset, Ksyrium-Elite wheels and premium components.

The frameset weighs less than 1500g, is extremely stiff and delivers outstanding damping characteristics. The frame thus earned the mark "outstanding" in the test. The Ultimate was also just as impressive in the on-road tests. The bike wants to be consistently pushed to the limit and thanks to the precise steering the bike always stays right on track.

The Canyon rider takes up an extremely compact position on the bike, but comfortable enough for longer stages. Even considerably more expensive road bikes will struggle to electrify the rider as much as this bike!

Verdict: With the best frameset in the test, excellent equipment and a weight fit for the pro scene the impressive and electrifying Canyon defends its title with bravado. A truly dream race bike!

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