Canyon release new Aeroad models ending availability drought

While the frameset remains unchanged the 2022 line-up includes DT Swiss wheels throughout and power meters from SLX level upwards

Canyon's new 2022 Aeroad CF SLX in action
(Image credit: Canyon )

Canyon has unveiled its 2022 Aeroad line-up, featuring new build options across three frames, helping to alleviate stock problems affecting the Aeroad's availability. 

The new Aeroad range uses the existing CFR, CF SLX and CF SL framesets, all of which were born from the German brand’s collaboration with aero experts Swiss Side. The result is what Canyon describes as its “most advanced aero bike” and one ridden to success by the likes of Mathieu van der Poel and Alejandro Valverde at WorldTour level, with both men currently riding the Aeroad at the Giro d'Italia.

Canyon unveils the new Aeroad CF SLX for 2022

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Despite the Aeroad’s racing pedigree, Canyon believes that the bike has benefits for those who aren’t paid to pin a number on their jersey.

“We want to make the Aeroad’s all-round performance DNA available to as many riders as possible,” says Aeroad Product Manager Phillip Hardt. “We did this by delivering a wide range of options built around three frame platforms. All bikes will feature deep section DT Swiss aero wheels, with front-wheel rim depths adapted to the seven frame sizes available for riders between 158-200+cm. From SLX level upwards, all bikes will have power meters for perfect control over training efforts.”

So while the framesets remained unchanged, other than fresh paint jobs, the complete bikes feature new set-ups that are designed to deliver an Aeroad for all.

Canyon's 2022 Aeroad CF CLX in action

(Image credit: Canyon / Tino Pohlmann)

In recent years the top-tier Aeroad CFR has become synonymous with Van der Poel and his racing exploits, helping him win Monuments and Grand Tour stages alike. For 2022 it will be offered in three pro-level builds featuring DT Swiss ARC 1100 Dicut carbon wheels and the aforementioned power meter.

The Aeroad CF SLX is described by Canyon as “race-ready” and is again available in three different build options, including a SRAM Rival AXS-equipped CF SLX 7 that will retail for £4,749.

Canyon's 2022 Aeroad CF SL 8 in action

(Image credit: Canyon / Tino Pohlmann)

The new Aeroad range is rounded out with the CF SL model, offered in both Alpecin-Fenix team colours and a 'grey in grey' option. Costing £3,799 it is the most accessible Aeroad and features Shimano Ultegra shifting and DT Swiss ARC 1600 wheels.

As always, the new Aeroad range is available exclusively through Canyon.

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Luke Friend has worked as a writer, editor and copywriter for twenty five years. Across books, magazines and websites, he's covered a broad range of topics for a range of clients including Major League Baseball, the National Trust and the NHS. He has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and is a qualified bicycle mechanic. He has been a cycling enthusiast from an early age, partly due to watching the Tour de France on TV. He's a keen follower of bike racing to this day as well as a regular road and gravel rider.