New Canyon Ultimate takes notes from the Aeroad - but will it suffer from the same flaws?

Canyon's finishing-kit fumbles of last year look to be firmly behind it judging by the tougher, sleeker new Ultimate

canyon aeroad handlebar
(Image credit: Future)

Canyon was trialling a new version of its Ultimate CFR at the final weekend of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Video footage of Enric Mas's machine captured by (and reproduced here by kind permission) shows that the German brand's climbing bike has inherited some of the features of both the Canyon Aeroad as well as beefing up in some areas in the style of the Endurace, while still remaining very recognisably a Canyon.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.