Canyon Aeroad CF SL 8.0 disc review

It might be a good few years old now but the Canyon Aeroad CF SL 8.0 disc is still a very good bike despite the aero market upgrading significantly in between

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Canyon Aeroad is an excellent bike and superb to ride. Canyon has nailed the spec, especially with the latest top end groupset from SRAM. It might be a couple of watts slower than slightly more modern designs, but the Aeroad is lighter and offers unrivalled comfort and value.

Reasons to buy
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    Efficient and fast

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    Excellent brakes

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    Comfortable for an aero bike

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    Excellent spec

Reasons to avoid
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    Not the fastest aero bike on the market

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    It is longing for an update

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We are still in awe of the Canyon Aeroad. It is without doubt a bike that has stood the test of time and that is against many newer bikes of its category. It is due an update, which we can’t wait for, but for now it still is a great bike and that is why it's in Editor’s Choice 2019.

It's the bike of choice for the likes of Katusha and Movistar but interestingly enough, it isn't the choice of Alejandro Valverde who opts to use Canyon's Ultimate as his go to ride. But don't go discrediting the Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 9.0 disc SL just yet, as it still remains a great bike.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.