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Canyon now officially selling in the US

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Old 08-15-17, 11:48 AM
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Canyon now officially selling in the US

The Ultimate is only currently being sold in high level specs. Endurace SL Disc 7.0 is the killer deal one would have expected, world class frame and full 105 including hydraulic brakes for $1999, so tempting.
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Old 08-15-17, 11:53 AM
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So mostly $5k+ stuff. I would've imagined that people buying in that range don't care to save a few bucks all that much, but who knows.

Not a single thing in there that would interest me, although the Canyon/SRAM paintjob is pretty cool.
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I imagine they'll expand the lineup to mirror what's offered in Europe.

I've never actually ridden one but the reviews for their bikes are consistently great. The Ultimate I once saw in person is the most gorgeous bike I've ever seen.
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Pretty limited selection that's for sure. They better fix that.
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Do they sell framesets in other regions, or only complete bikes?

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Endurace SL Disc 7.0 is the killer deal one would have expected, world class frame and full 105 including hydraulic brakes for $1999, so tempting.
That's about the only thing that looks interesting to me, at this point.

The InFlights might be interesting if they didn't have TTs that look like they were designed with the express purpose of crushing my 'nads.
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Old 08-15-17, 12:35 PM
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Do they sell framesets in other regions, or only complete bikes?



That's about the only thing that looks interesting to me, at this point.

The InFlights might be interesting if they didn't have TTs that look like they were designed with the express purpose of crushing my 'nads.
Yea framesets and a comprehensive model lineup over there.

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/
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Originally Posted by vinuneuro View Post
Yea framesets and a comprehensive model lineup over there.

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/
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Old 08-15-17, 01:19 PM
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So aero bike starts above $5k? That's a rich man's game?
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Was hoping that the color schemes would be other than matte boring black/grey. Looks like overflow colors that wouldn't sell across the pond. I was wanting the red Ultimate CF SLX. I'll wait.
Edit to add, I really just want the frameset.
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Waiting to see what the rim brake Endurace models will be priced at.
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Go to the main Canyon site and put in Mexico for the country. Pricing is in US dollars, and I would hope is closer to what pricing should be in the US.
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Pricing seems great. $5k for an ultimate with Dura Ace and carbon wheels? That'll get you Ultegra and crap wheels from Trek for example.
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At our club event there was a Sram neutral support car (not a race, volunteering as mechanics I think),

& they had a couple of Canyon bikes on top. My friend has been thinking of getting one, so I was looking.

Pretty, but one of the guys talked about the bike a bit, & the proprietary seatpost & stem (?) & maybe other bits

left me with the impression that it was not that practical of a choice.
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I think someone done goofed with their "Perfect Position System"

"It seems that your inseam and your height don't quite match up.
Do you have really short legs? Make sure you are measuring correctly. Measure right to the point you would normally sit on the saddle.
It is however possible that your body height/inseam measurement is outside this range. If this is the case, then please continue with your measurements. We will contact you if there are any discrepancies.
The smallest size for this model is designed for riders between 158 and 166inch. You are within the correct height range but your inseam length means you wouldn't be able to set the right saddle height. Are you sure you measured your inseam correctly?"

Damn, I need to grow another 7 feet taller before I can fit on an Aeroad!
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If I recall correctly when Canyon started selling in Australia a couple of years ago they had a very limited selection too. Now you can get many more models. I see the US is only selling the 4 models of the Ultimate and they are the SLX version and one of them is the women's version. In other territories you can get the Ultimate EVO, Ultimate SLX, Ultimate SL and Ultimate AL SLX models. For Australia I count 15 versions (including 5 women's versions) of the Ultimate SLX alone plus 4 versions of the frameset (disk or rim and mechanical or electric).

https://www.canyon.com/en-au/road/ultimate/cf-slx/

I'd suggest if you are thinking about a Canyon look at what's available for the rest of the world and decide if you may need to wait for your ideal bike to become available in the US.
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I think someone done goofed with their "Perfect Position System"
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Just browsing.. found it somewhat curious, that at my 6' 2" height (188cm), Canyon indicates my size would a Large (55cm), vs. the XL/58 or XXL/61cm sizes. Not sure I'd go this route, especially if rumors are true that you can't really swap out stems?
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Not sure I'd go this route, especially if rumors are true that you can't really swap out stems?
At the time of sale, you mean?
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At the time of sale, you mean?
Some models come with an aero integrated bar and stem so if you need to change the stem length you need to change the bars as well.

At time of sale I believe you can't change any specs (eg crank length, cassette, chainrings, stem).

"All Canyon bikes are shipped as illustrated and described. Selecting alternative component configurations (including alternative stem lengths, seatposts, handlebar widths, gear ratios) is not possible when placing an order at the moment due to current limitations in our system."

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Some models come with an aero integrated bar and stem so if you need to change the stem length you need to change the bars as well.
I'm aware of that, I'm just wondering what he meant by "can't really swap out the stem," which is ambiguous and could mean anything from "the bike comes with a 100 but I need a 120 and they won't swap it free of charge" to "proprietary - you're screwed if you need something other than what comes with the bike."

edit re: edit - yeah, I didn't think that you could change out anything upon purchase, but I didn't really expect that, either. It would be nice on the integrated stuff, though.
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Originally Posted by cretzloff View Post
Waiting to see what the rim brake Endurace models will be priced at.
Same here. Pretty slim pickins' so far. And as another poster mentioned... I thought the US would get different colors etc. I'm guessing (and hoping) that there's more to come. I would have thought there would have been a bigger kickoff and they would be offering some new stuff.

Waiting.
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The most exciting thing on their website is the Exceed XLF 9 mountain bike.

Even then the web page for the MTB has photographs of road components on it.
https://www.canyon.com/en-us/mtb/exc...-pro-race-team
When you hover over the photo of the 50 mm carbon road wheel it tells you that it is a SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain. When you hover over the SRAM Red road shifters it tells you that it is a DT Swiss XRC wheelset. The specs say that it comes with an Ergon saddle but they have a photo of a Fizik Arione road saddle on the page.

Not sure who is in charge of QA in their IT department but I hope the QA in their manufacturing and assembly facilities are better.

I give them credit for keeping their website clean however. Unlike specialized, there is absolutely nothing on their website which could be be understood as anti-social. They pretty much stick to bikes.


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Old 08-28-17, 10:27 PM
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I ordered an Endurace from Canyon today, excited.
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I ordered an Endurace from Canyon today, excited.
Looking forward to a pic when it arrives... or an unboxing video if that's your thing.

Which model did you get?
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Originally Posted by derf36 View Post
Looking forward to a pic when it arrives... or an unboxing video if that's your thing.

Which model did you get?
I got the CF SLX 9 SL. Will post a pic, never done a video and would prob be embarrassing
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The ENDURACE CF SL DISC 7.0 comes with 5800, discs, and carbon frame. After tax and shipping, the total is about $2,300. For that amount I can get a 2018 Defy Adavanced 1 with mostly Ultegra R8000 and support an LBS
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