Does anyone own a Canyon?

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  • Hi All,

    I have just sold my PX SL Carbon (Ultegra Euro Build) after 12 months of use. The bike had an overall good feel; however it wasnt great at decending or sprinting.

    I am looking at spending a little more (upto £2k) on a new roadbike. Canyon seem to have fantastic reviews and also prices on new and old stock bikes; therefore I am tempted to look into them further.

    has anyone on the forum got a Canyon bike and if so how have you found the quality of the ride and build of the frames.

    http://www.canyon.com/_en/outlet/articl ... o=A1013592
    http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/spec­s.html?b=1924
    (bikes i am interested in)

  • Braker has got one I think.

  • you looking at the carbon or alu one?

    Braker has the alu one

  • branwen has the carbon one

  • Ja, Ultimate Al, very good value, very direct and stiff at the front, but quite comfortable at the back.

    Und Ja, Brawen has the Ultimate CF, and seems to be happy with it.

  • They've launched the 2011 models now, but they won't be shipping until easter at the earliest.

  • Looking ideally for the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 (in 60cm frame after using their frame fitter). Thats the Carbon fibre bike.

    Frustrating as reviews are excellent, but I cant see a bike shop that stocks these locally.

  • They only sell directly.

    I've got the CF Evo. Just got the F+F but very good value.
    And yeah its a lovely bike. Understated matt carbon, stiff without being a bone-shaker.
    For example I did 120 miles to Bristol (uh...Bath) on saturday, with a specialized toupe and it was fine, in fact i've done 5 100+ mile rides on it with no discomfort issues :)

  • The more i read the better they seem. Looking at Just over £2k for a DA 7900 model weighing in at 6.8kg,

    I have plenty of time atm to cycle so dont mind spending a little more then i usually would!

  • Get a fit done, and then see what otp frame will work best for you.

    Bike whisperer will suggest appropriate bikes for you once they have done the fitting.

  • One thing to bare in mind is that the stem is 1 1/4''. Bit of a pain to get a replacement if you need a different length

  • The more i read the better they seem. Looking at Just over £2k for a DA 7900 model weighing in at 6.8kg,

    I have plenty of time atm to cycle so dont mind spending a little more then i usually would!

    The CF SLX 8.0? That does look like an excellent bike for the money, although the exchange rate is a killer these days - €2,599 is about £2,150 when in my head that sounds like it ought to be £1,800. :/

  • I have one.. They rock! Very laterally stiff and vertically kompliant.. I have the alu, front end is responsive and bb is very stiff. Not a super comfortable frame though for Surrey roads ;)

    Only problem is getting spare parts. May as well buy x2 derailleur hangers and headset topcap immediately on order..

    Check the outlet, they may still have some old stock lying around.

    Also, headtubes are slightly tall, and remember to check the stem length and switch out before purchase for a small charge. The stem lengths are short 80-100mm at the 52-56 sizes. Check the crank length supplied and also the cassette. The Campag comes standard with 12-27 so a bit alpine :)

    I have some spare 1 1/4 stems 90mm and 110mm if you need..

  • Spare 130mm here.
    They wouldn't let me change before purchase btw

  • One thing to bare in mind is that the stem is 1 1/4''. Bit of a pain to get a replacement if you need a different length

    11/8 stems plus spacer?

  • Spare 130mm here.
    They wouldn't let me change before purchase btw
    You can now for €20.

    11/8 stems plus spacer?

    1 1/4 > 1 1/8

    Essentially the main problem is that Canyon use the Acros headset with no expander plug. Therefore there is more reliance on the stem spreading the torque load forces... I would only use the 3 recommended: Ritchey 4-axis 1 1/4, Syntace F119 or FSA OS-120

  • Regarding the top-cap (I assume you mean the plug that goes in the steerer), A whiskey bottle cap fits nicely, if that is more your taste :)

  • just stick ur gels in there and drink w/a straw mid-ride

  • I would seriously like to get myself a CF7.0 only i'm very nervous about sizing as there seems to be many different takes on the 'std'. For eg i ride a 56 Pearson, 58 Roberts and Canyon bike fitter suggest a 60... For sure i could spend £250 on bike fitting ( a luxury i am looking into, but reluctant to spend on) but i also think there's enough play in most frames if you get it 90% right you can dial in the rest? ach!

    What i do know is that Canyon are very good value. What i don't like is that i can't test/ try it!
    So i am nervous about committing to buy.

  • I would seriously like to get myself a CF7.0 only i'm very nervous about sizing as there seems to be many different takes on the 'std'. For eg i ride a 56 Pearson, 58 Roberts and Canyon bike fitter suggest a 60... For sure i could spend £250 on bike fitting ( a luxury i am looking into, but reluctant to spend on) but i also think there's enough play in most frames if you get it 90% right you can dial in the rest? ach!

    What i do know is that Canyon are very good value. What i don't like is that i can't test/ try it!
    So i am nervous about committing to buy.

    Take the bike you are most comfortable on, and that is used in a manner most like the way you expect to use the Canyon.

    Measure an effective horizontal reach (assuming the same saddle to bar drop for both bikes).

    So distance from seat tube to hoods (or where you put your hands most) = ETT + stem length + bar reach.

    Using the info from the bars and stem you'd like to use, you can find the ETT you need in the Canyon. This will only be correct if the you seat tube angles are the same though. So remove 1cm from the ETT required, to compensate for each 0,5deg steeper the Canyon is than your current bike (thats from a hazy memory, needs checking). The differing seat tube angles are likely the reason you are riding different sized bikes.

    Thats^ how I choose a bike size. Nothing beats a test ride though.

  • Free advice^.

    Worth exactly what you pay for it ;)

  • Also, the Canyon website lets you put your measurements in, and then recommends the correct size frame.

    If you're going to spunk all that money, I would get a friend to measure you as per an online calculator. Then do the Canyon one. Compare and contrast.

    Then do as SF says and compare and contrast again. Possibly making adjustments to your existing bikes to see if any improvements can be made.

  • Thanks Smallfurry, all advice is good and helpful.
    Horizontal measurement is something i'm learning more about!
    I do have quite long ape arms so sometimes set up looks extreme but isn't.

    Hugo7 i have toyed with Canyon fitting guide which is good.
    I have also read a lot where owners suggest getting a size down if x/y +z etc..
    So i guess i just want to be extra sure.

    I think i will get a proper fitting, albeit not a £250 one...
    hops back over to bike fitting thread ;-]

  • A bike advice session where someone give you good, unbiased advice (re- size and/ or model) may be what you need to de-risk the transaction.......

    Ya may need to pay for it......

  • weird double post, apols.

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