“My memories of partying in friends’ basements as a teenager are dominated by hearing Kraftwerk’s groundbreaking sounds. Kraftwerk and cycling have a special and unique connection – their music, and all that they do, has inspired our work at Canyon in so many ways across the years. It is an unbelievable honour for us to pay respect to everything that Kraftwerk stands for and has achieved in such a fitting way with these stunning bikes.” Roman Arnold, Canyon Founder & CEO
PIONEERS NEVER FOLLOW
In honour of a band whose legacy will continue to shape music for decades to come, we present the Ultimate CF SLX Kraftwerk. This extremely limited run of 21 technically-accomplished machines pays homage to Kraftwerk’s iconic aesthetic and harks to the pioneering sounds they produced, music that has paved the way for so many others to follow.
The Ultimate CF SLX Kraftwerk is at the forefront of performance – a Grand Tour-winning frameset combined with SRAM’s wireless eTap groupset and Zipp’s all-conquering 303 Firecrest wheels. Inspired by the band’s famous live appearances and absolute technical precision, the Ultimate CF SLX Kraftwerk sports a hand-finished design that echoes their clarity and visionary approach. All this results in a special edition Ultimate CF SLX as unique as Kraftwerk itself.
A BIKE LIKE NO OTHER
The unique geometric pattern, originating from Kraftwerk founder Ralf Hütter’s own design, is one of the most complex ever applied by the Canyon Design Team Each reflective strip is cut-to-measure and then hand-laid with care and precision, a process that takes over seven hours per frameset. Once complete, a clear coat is added to guarantee longevity and deliver extra durability on the road for timeless good looks – after all, this bike is best enjoyed from the saddle, not from outside a trophy case. Before final assembly, each frame, fork and cockpit pass through our in-house CT scanner in Koblenz to ensure absolute structural integrity. That way, you get a bike that is not only one-of-a-kind, but can also be counted on for top-level performance every time you ride. Every owner of an Ultimate CF SLX Kraftwerk will receive their bike in a specially designed Canyon Bike Guard also containing a celebratory commemorative pack. The end result is a bike as unique as Kraftwerk itself.