New Canyon Ultimate first ride: classic looks but extra aero, comfort and integration

Fifth-generation Canyon Ultimate gets a subtle but significant redesign that's aimed at making it an all-rounder rather than a climbing bike

Canyon Ultimate
(Image credit: Canyon)

Canyon has officially launched the latest version of its Ultimate model. First spotted at the Criterium du Dauphine and raced throughout the Tour de France by selected Movistar riders, it wasn’t easily identifiable as a brand new bike, and that’s because the fifth generation of the German brand’s lightweight climbing bike is an evolution rather than a ground-up redesign.

However, what to the naked eye may look like minor refinements have yielded some major improvements, according to Canyon. It lists the key areas where the new Ultimate improves over its predecessor as:

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