“Weight is not everything and a road bike with disc brakes is automatically heavy!” Statements that can be briefly questioned when looking at the all-new Canyon Ultimate CF EVO Disc 10.0 SL. With their production bike weighing in at sub-6 kg the German brand want to show what they’re currently capable of.
The pursuit of lightness was and is an indispensable factor in the construction of all bikes that shine on the steepest climbs. Canyon introduces the brand-new Ultimate CF EVO Disc, the Ultimate’s newest and lightest disc brake version. With less than 6 kg in size M, Canyon’s new flyweight is one of the lightest disc brake road bikes currently in production. All the important information about the bike can be found here in the official press release:
“The Ultimate Evo Disc is built around a 641 g frame (not including small parts) and a 285 g fork: parts that push the boundaries of modern engineering. This extraordinary low weight is made possible by using a highly advanced layup that combines ultra-high modulus (UHM) and ultra-high tension (UHT) carbon fibres.
Canyon Ultimate CF EVO Disc 10.0 SL spec
You’ll find the specification of the new Canyon right here. All weights are based on official information provided by Canyon and are not weighed by us.
Frame Canyon Ultimate CF EVO Disc – 641 g (in M without small parts)
Fork Canyon One One Four EVO Disc – 285 g
Drivetrain SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD, 2 × 12, 48/35T – complete 2,518 g
Cassette SRAM RED XG-1290, 10-28T
Brakes SRAM RED eTap AXS HRD with Centerline X Rotoren, 160/160 mm
Wheels DT Swiss PRC 1100 Dicut DB 24 25 Year Edition – 1,283 g
Tires Continental Grand Prix TT, 700x25C – 190 g
Seatpost Schmolke 1K Carbon, 0 mm offset – 120 g
Seat Selle Italia SLR C59 – 61 g
Cockpit Canyon CP20 Evocockpit – 270 g
Weight < 6 kg – exact weight unknown
Price € 10,000
Available sizes 2XS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL
Availability right now
Another product of Canyon’s carbon construction expertise is the CP20 Evocockpit, which is 15% lighter than the CP10 Aerocockpit, tipping the scales at only 270 grams. For a truly unique riding experience, the Ultimate CF Evo Disc is also fitted with an array of premium components – SRAM’s latest RED eTap AXS 2×12 drivetrain, HRD disc brakes, limited 25th Anniversary Edition DT Swiss PRC 1100 Dicut db 24 wheels, 120 g Schmolke 1K carbon seatpost, and 61 g Selle Italia C59 saddle. An integrated carbon front derailleur mount, titanium screws, and specially manufactured aluminium through axles shave off additional grams, resulting in the impressive sub-6 kg total weight.”
For comparison: The lightest disc road bikes in our race bike group test were the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL 6 Disc at 6.58 kg (in M), the Argonaut Road Bike at 6.85 kg (at Custom M) and the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Disc 9.0 with 6.91 kg (in M).
Canyon Ultimate CF EVO Disc 10.0 SL geometry
|Seat tube||434 mm||467 mm||494 mm||522 mm||554 mm||584 mm||614 mm|
|Top tube||513 mm||529 mm||543 mm||556 mm||571 mm||596 mm||612 mm|
|Head tube||89 mm||107 mm||130 mm||148 mm||174 mm||195 mm||213 mm|
|Chainstay||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm||415 mm|
|BB Drop||72 mm||72 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm||70 mm|
|Wheelbase||983 mm||988 mm||993 mm||996 mm||1,011 mm||1,034 mm||1,046 mm|
|Reach||369 mm||378 mm||385 mm||391 mm||399 mm||418 mm||428 mm|
|Stack||500 mm||522 mm||546 mm||567 mm||592 mm||613 mm||631 mm|
As you may already know, we are not the biggest patronisers of lightweight constructions because we see greater benefits to the end consumer in balanced handling and comfort. Nevertheless, Canyon – as with previous special models – shows how low the weight of a production road bike with disc brakes can be pushed. After the fastest UCI-compliant aero bikes are now all disc-braked, all lightweight fans should now also get their money’s worth. We look forward to a first real world test!
For more information head to canyon.com
Words: Benjamin Topf, Canyon Photos: Canyon