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Ultimate AL 9.0 Di2
Cycling Plus, 07/2013
Cycling Plus magazine tested the Ultimate AL 9.0 Di2 best against 4 carbon framed Di2 bikes: "Powerfully punchy, infectiously combative and an inspiringly responsive package."
"The result is an outstandingly punchy ride that positively relishes race and chase pace changes or steepening gradients. The Canyon’s determined ability to chew a gear round rather than make you chuck the towel in and downshift meant that we repeatedly found ourselves topping out climbs in the big ring, in the saddle, when we would normally have retreated into a small ring spin.
The tight wheelbase, slightly steeper than average frame angles and that frame stiffness mean it’s just as responsive to steering or shoulder-drop inputs as well. This means it extends its infectiously combative character down every descent or through every corner.
Considering its punchy performance and oversized alloy build, the most remarkable thing about the Canyon is how bearable it is on a day-long or rough ride."
Explosively reactive and agile yet not uncomfortable performance package at a bargain price. The Canyon's charismatic attitude to combative riding always kept us wanting more!