Sometime collaborations just fit like a hand into a fleece lined glove on a cold day. The Rapha and Canyon link up has proved immensely successful over the last few years, so it wasn’t going to be too long before a limited edition bike was made to celebrate this matrimony.
Designed by Rapha’s in-house team there will be 50 limited edition Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 Aero bikes produced which will be available to members of the Rapha Cycling Club by invitation only. The RCC synonymous grey, pink and black club colours are incorporated on the frame with a fade detail. The full build will be available for € 7,000.
Rapha designer, Patrick Wylde-Mafham says: “The details in the frame really make it – each frame is unique to the owner, with their personal RCC number and chapter logo.”
Canyon Product Details
The bike will be available fitted with the SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset with dual pivot SRAM Red brakes. The bike is completed with Canyon finishing kit and a Zipp NSW 404 carbon wheelset.
Sizes: 2xs, xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl
Weight: 6.35 kg (size m )
Frame: Ultimate CF SLX
Fork: Canyon One One Four SLX
Headset: Canyon | Acros
Rear derailleur: SRAM Red eTap, 11s
Front derailleur: SRAM Red eTap, 11s
Brakes: SRAM Red Dual Pivot
Cranks: SRAM Red, 11s
Cockpit: Canyon H36 Aerocockpit CF
Saddle: Fizik Antares R5
For more info: Rapha.cc
Words: Hannah Troop Photos: Rapha, Canyon