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The Speedmax CF SLX 8.0 is that very rare animal: a practical time trial or tri bike. In the current setup, this is a bike that you can ride every day, nearly every road surface. The SLX 8.0 has the same great components and design flourishes of some of the other SLXs, but one great nod to an extra dose of practicality comes in the shape of the DT Swiss R32 Spline wheelset coming standard on the SLX 8.0. These are seriously durable aluminum wheels that come with a semi-aero depth that will cut through the wind on the flats, and promise snappy acceleration in the hills. The 22mm wide rims are tubeless ready and will work well with wider tires to help both with comfort and aerodynamics. In this case they have been wrapped with the Continental Grand Prix 4000s II in 25mm tires in the front and rear so you’ll have the best, most durable, lightweight racing tires that are tough enough for training as well.
Using the Shimano Ultegra Di2 will give this bike the perfect clean, crisp shifting performance with the aid of the Di2 button shifters that are ideal for the aero cockpit, so you’ll never skip a gear. The H26 CF Basebar combined with the fully integrated V19 AL Aero stem not only provides an aerodynamic face to the wind, but offers a wide range of adjustability with spacers and extensions. Then the Canyon E192 AL Extensions Ergo-S-Bend, developed in conjunction with Ergon, have a comfort-oriented s-bend shape to the extensions and plush arm pads. Hydration and nutrition storage systems have been craftily integrated and are also easily removed, making the frame UCI compliant.
If you are switching over from riding road bikes exclusively, you’ll want to give yourself a little time to get used to the handling of a time trial bike like the Speedmax, though the intelligent geometry prompts intuitive handling for the bike, which should help even the first-timer. The Canyon F32 Aero fork has a lot to do with that since it has been designed with a rake shift option when you change the insert in the fork dropouts to prompt either agile or stable handling depending on the course or your personal preference.
The Speedmax CF SLX 8.0 is the type of tri or time trial bike that you can feel comfortable taking out on a training and on race day. If you are in the market looking for the perfect all-rounder for a very niche discipline, then you could hardly do better than the Speedmax CF SLX 8.0.
Subject to technical modification without notice. Errors and omissions excepted.
||Head tube angle||73°|
||Seat tube angle||80,5°|
||Arm Pad Stack||504 - 622*
||532 - 650*
||566 - 684*
||Arm Pad Reach||439 - 513*
||462 - 536*
||484 - 558*
|Stem length||65 (short) | 85 (long)|
*Maximum and minimum stack values vary according to basebar and spacer combinitations
BIKE CLASSIFICATION: Bikes in this category are designated for use on paved surfaces where the wheels remain in constant contact with the ground. This usually includes road bikes with dropped or flat handlebars, triathlon and time trial bikes. Maximum load including rider and luggage must not exceed 120 kg. This weight limit may be further reduced according to the limits set by individual component manufacturers.
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