Canyon Speedmax CF SLX TT bike review

Here is our review of the Canyon Speedmax CF SLX time trial bike, the updated version of the previous Speedmax CF.

Canyon Speedmax CF SLX TT canyon bikes
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Canyon makes my life difficult — I’m always trying to find the downside to its bikes but can’t seem to find one. The Canyon Speedmax CF SLX not getting a great score because of its value, it’s getting a great score because it is simply an awesome bike. The performance and value is outstanding, the specification is intelligent and to top it off, the designers innovate by incorporating novel details and clever features that enhance the overall design. If I were buying a TT bike, without question, this is what I would get. I regard it as a class leader and so I am giving it an elusive 10.

Reasons to buy
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    Intelligent speccing

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    Great geometry

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    Excellent value

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    Adjustable rake

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Reasons to avoid
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    Di2 box could be more accessible

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Following his move to Katusha, this is the frame that world time trial champion Tony Martin will be racing on in 2017. Considering this and that I spent considerable time on the previous Speedmax, I was keen to test the updated version, which claims to be even faster.

Buy now: Canyon Speedmax CF SLX 2017 TT bike from £4899 to £8499 at Canyon

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