Pro Bike: Alex Dowsett’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX (video)

This is the 2017 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX of Movistar rider and time trial specialist, Alex Dowsett

Take a look at the rest of the bikes in the pro-peloton 19 Videos Pro bikes: André Greipel's Ridley Noah SL (video) 02:12 Pro Bike: Alex Dowsett's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX (video) 01:46 Pro Bike: Greg Van Avermaet's gold BMC Team Machine SLR01 (video) 01:19 Canyon/SRAM's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX team bike (video) 01:28 Pro Bike: Domenico Pozzovivo's Focus Izalco Max (video) 01:11 Rigoberto Uran's Cannondale Slice takes marginal gains to the next level 04:27 Pro Bike: Alejandro Valverde's Canyon Speedmax CF SLX (video) 02:08 Pro Bike: Tom Dumoulin's Giant Trinity TT bike (video) 01:50 Pro Bike: Tom Boonen's Specialized S-Works Roubaix (video) 01:32 Vasil Kiryienka's Pinarello Bolide Custom (video) 02:15 Tour de France bikes: Chris Froome's Pinarello Dogma F8 (video) 01:33 Alexander Kristoff's Canyon Aeroad CF SLX (video) 01:38 Tour de France bikes: Marcel Kittel's Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS (video) 01:18 Joaquim Rodriguez's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX (video) 01:47 Tour de France bikes: Mark Cavendish's S-Works Venge ViAS (video) 01:32 Tour de France bikes: Geraint Thomas's Pinarello Dogma K8-S (video) 06:23 Pro bike: Tony Martin's Specialized S-Works Shiv (video) 01:33 Tour de France bikes: Tejay van Garderen's BMC Timemachine (video) 01:39 Top 10 Tour de France bikes (video) 04:19

Alex Dowsett‘s bike remains largely unchanged from last year, however, for 2017 Movistar has changed the paint job on its team bikes from matte navy blue back to gloss. The old matte paint job looked cool but required constant cleaning, conversely the gloss paint makes life much easier for the team mechanics.

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The groupset is full Campagnolo Super Record EPS, including Campagnolo direct mount brakes. Gearing is an 11-27 cassette and 53-39 chain set, with a Power2max power meter on the crank. Alex Dowsett’s saddle of choice is carbon railed Fizik Arione R1.

The cockpit is particularly neat. Dowsett is using Canyon’s integrated aero bar and stem, with custom matching Movistar blue shifter hoods and lizard skins bar tape. There is also custom Lizard Skins Movistar finishing tape too!

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The very neat Canyon aero cockpit

Dowsett’s Matte bike from 2016. The very neat Canyon aero cockpit remains the same.

The junction box is neatly tucked in a recess under the Canyon stem and Dowsett also has Canyon’s new out-front Garmin mount. Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 tubular wheels with 25mm Continental Competition Pro Ltd tubular tyres.

The most popular tyres in the Pro Peloton this year. Continental

The most popular tyres in the Pro Peloton this year. Continental

Dowsett favours the Canyon Aeroad over the lighter Ultimate because its superior aerodynamics complement his riding style as a rider who likes to get in breakaways on flat stages. Hopefully we will see the popular british rider winning on this slick steed in 2017.