Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 7.0 road bike review

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 7.0
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ultimate CF SLX has been uprated for 2014 with 11-speed Ultegra and Ksyrium SLR wheels added to the same superb frame. Sadly the price has too: £2,799.

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This is the cheapest bike in Canyon's CF SLX range and it's bang on the UCI minimum weight limit.

Either there's a second German Wirtschaftswunder underway, spearheaded by Canyon, or the UCI is hopelessly out of touch. It's probably a bit of both.

Not so long ago you couldn't get near 6.8kg for love nor money, but thanks to the rapid progress of carbon frame technology paired with Canyon's direct-sales business model, you don't need a vast amount of either.

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