Canyon launches CFR Ultimate, shaving 234g off chassis weight for a 6.2kg build

New CFR sub-brand uses super-high spec carbon in frame, fork and bar

Standing for Canyon Factory Racing, the Ultimate Disc is the first bike in Canyon’s range to get the CFR make-over. The use of higher spec carbon leads to a build that Canyon says weighs 6.2kg with Campagnolo Super Record EPS DIsc or 6.5kg with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Disc groupset.

Canyon already claimed that its Ultimate CF Evo Disc was the lightest production disc brake road bike you could buy. For the Ultimate CFR, it’s swapped to a mix of ultra-high modulus and ultra-high tension carbon fibres. It says that it had to get special permission from the Japanese Ministry of Defence before it could buy the materials.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.