Canyon Ultimate Road Bike Review 2018

Canyon Ultimate Road Bike Review

The Canyon ultimate bike comes in four different framesets that are available in several different builds. The frame on this bike has been built in such a way that it has straight angles and sharp lines and this makes the bike be lighter and faster on the road.

It uses composite spacers and it features a small set of the screw that is used to ensure that the fork of the Canyon bike is not dropping out especially when the stem has not been attached. The Sports pro geometry is very balanced especially for enthusiasts because it tends to focus more on the performance of the bike while still maintaining the riders comfort. The geometry usually takes a long but low race position and it softens up bit by bit hence increasing the height of the head tube and shortening the top tube just a little bit.

The downtube of this bike is narrow and has a rounder nose that was designed to help to decrease the flow of separation by ensuring that the air sticks to the tube. This bike was built such that the box section of the top tube and wider seat stays help to provide the frame with necessary stiffness.

It has an impressive stiffness in the wide press fit bottom bracket junction and this helps you whenever you are cycling in order to deliver an excellent pedal revolution on the road even if you are on and off the saddle.

The Carbon fiber paste comes with the Canyon bike and it can be used in between the mating surfaces and this helps to prevent any slippage issues. It has an all in one 436 aero cockpit CF handlebar that is very comfortable and the 45 KPH over a standard handlebar and stem setup helps to provide the cyclist the excitement and adrenaline that he or she might need.

During manufacturing, the aluminum wheels were added Exalith in order to make the rim become lighter and stronger. The bike has swirly patterned rims that help to provide the bike durability and also have some control especially when it is raining and also be able to stop pads from becoming too glazed up when they are exposed to high temperatures.

The seat post back and forward movements help the driver be able to soak up the harshness and the vibration out especially when you are cycling on unpaved surfaces before it reaches the rider.

The bike has rims that are light in weight and thus helps to provide durability and control especially when cycling outdoor and avoid accidents.

The bike frame has a great amount of shock resistance and if you would like to know more about this Canyon bike check the review below

Overview of Canyon Ultimate Mountain Bike

  • Frame – Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Carbon fiber
  • Fork – Canyon One on One Four SLX Carbon fiber
  • Headset- Across / Canyon
  • Rear Derailleur – Shimano Dura Ace, 11S
  • Front Derailleur- Shimano Dura-Ace, 11S
  • Brake /Shifter levers – Shimano Dura-Ace, 11S
  • Brakes – Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Cassette – Shimano Dura Ace, 11-28
  • Wheelset – Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith SL WTS
  • Tires- Mavic YK Sion Pro Grip Link Mavic Power Link
  • Cranks – Shimano Dura-Ace, 11S
  • Chain Rings – 52/36
  • Bottom Bracket – Shimano Press fit
  • Cockpit – Canyon H36 Aero cockpit CF
  • Handlebar Tape – Canyon Ergo speed gel
  • Saddle – Fizik Antares RS
  • Seat Post – Canyon S13 VCLS CF C15 – 35 mm setback
  • Frame Sizes – 2XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
  • Color Stealth – Asphalt grey, Stealth red
  • Stem Length – 100mm
  • Bar – 410 mm wide
  • Model – Canyon
  • Brake Calipers- Dura-Ace Dual Pivot
  • Group Set –    Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Pros – The bike has a simple design
  • Cons – The head tube spacers is always moving around
  • Summary – The bike is an excellent choice for people who are beginners

Who is the Canyon Ultimate Mountain Bike for?

This Canyon bike was designed for people who want to explore and travel over the hilltops, trails and rough terrains and it can be used by both the male and the female and they come in assorted sizes to be able to suit the taste and preference of each and every individual.

The bike can also be used by beginners who are looking for a way to incorporate another form of exercises such as cycling and it tends to be easy to learn especially if you have a good instructor to show you the ropes.

Features

The Canyon Ultimate bike has a carbon frame that is very sturdy and strong and this is very stable especially when you are cycling on unpaved trails at a very high speed.

The carbon frame ensures that even if you place all the watts on the right to the rear wheel and you are also using a lot of power it still remains very resolute.

The cyclist can be able to turn a little smoother and effortless because the bikes have been fitted with an SRAM eTap electronic shifting.

The internally routed cables and flat mount disc brakes help the riders be able to have total control over the gears.

The seat post on this bike is very adjustable and can be used by various body types and in order to maneuver in the cockpit room it has an internal cable routing.

The tires on this bike is threadless and they have been built with very high-quality materials to ensure that they last and can be able to bear the load without fail and this means that when the cyclist is cycling it makes good traction on the smooth pavements and tracks.

This bike comes already pre-assembled and that means most parts on this bike are already fixed and you only require a wrench to finish up the assembling process.

The manufacturing company has built this bike with very good aesthetics and it does not require a lot of maintenance because the bike has been built to withstand a lot of stuff.

The H36 Aero cockpit on the bike is comfortable and well shaped and has very shallow anatomical drops that you as a cyclist can be able to ride it using different hand positions.

The SL Disc chassis on the bike is inbuilt and this helps the bike be able to ride even on rough surfaces.

Specs at a Glance

  • Frame – Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Carbon fiber
  • Fork – Canyon One on One Four SLX Carbon fiber
  • Headset- Across / Canyon
  • Rear Derailleur – Shimano Dura Ace, 11S
  • Front Derailleur- Shimano Dura-Ace, 11S
  • Brake /Shifter levers – Shimano Dura-Ace, 11S
  • Brakes – Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Cassette – Shimano Dura Ace, 11-28
  • Wheelset – Mavic Ksyrium Pro Exalith SL WTS
  • Tires- Mavic YK Sion Pro Grip Link Mavic Power Link
  • Cranks – Shimano Dura Ace, 11S
  • Chain Rings – 52/36
  • Bottom Bracket – Shimano Press fit
  • Cockpit – Canyon H36 Aero cockpit CF
  • Handlebar Tape – Canyon Ergo speed gel
  • Saddle – Fizik Antares RS
  • Seat Post – Canyon S13 VCLS CF C15 – 35 mm setback
  • Frame Sizes – 2XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
  • Color Stealth – Asphalt grey, Stealth red
  • Stem Length – 100mm
  • Bar – 410 mm wide
  • Model – Canyon
  • Brake Calipers- Dura Ace Dual Pivot
  • Group Set – Shimano Dura-Ace

Pros and Cons of Canyon Ultimate Mountain Bike

Pros

  • This Canyon bike has a fiber paste which ensures that you as a cyclist do not slip and fall when cycling.
  • It provides several hand positions and the rider can not get bored due to monotony and also be comfortable.
  • It has a very sturdy carbon frame which ensures that the cyclist is protected against obstacles that may arise on the road.
  • It is very adjustable and can be used by various body types.
  • The riders have total control of the gears and this will make cycling a pleasant experience

Cons

The Mavic branded Swiss tops are expensive to buy

The seat clamp has a new version that has left out a great amount of the seat post exposed from the frame which will flex when under a heavy load.

The seat post at times it will flex and this can be a little bit distracting when you are cycling.

FAQ and Answers

Question

 Is the Canyon bike assembled when shipped?

Answer

Yes, it comes 90% assembled and all you have to do is to remove the bike from the box and put the front wheel in and the ensure that you tighten it up the axle and then drop the seat post into the correct position and tighten it and you can know your seat position by measuring your seat height then pop onto the bar and stem of the bike and tighten it then thread in the pedals then you can start riding your bicycle.

Final Verdict

The Canyon ultimate bike is an adventure bike that has a stiff and heavy frame and this feature makes it suitable for the beginners to give it a try because you require little training to master the control and this bike will give you the kind of adrenaline rush that you are seeking and while you are cycling it will also help to improve your health by toning your muscles while burning excess fat providing an all in one workout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author Timothy E. Wilson

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