There are some things that you just can’t make better. Things that are just too successful. Too good. For too long.
But that doesn’t stop us from trying. The pure ambition of a simple goal: to take the unimprovable and make it better. Analyse, optimise, and iterate on every last detail – and put it together perfectly. It’s an art. And in the case of the new Canyon Aeroad: it’s the art of world-class engineering.
On 6 October, the next-generation Aeroad will arrive, taking over the mantle of its legendary predecessor. The new R065 platform Aeroad is the culmination of years of work on the part of our engineers, designers and product managers: as well as extensive close collaboration with our pro riders. It’s the result of a clear imperative: to push our fastest bike forward to the next level, and to make it even faster. To retain all the attributes that have been put to the test and consistently proven themselves year after year. And still take a decisive step forward.
Since its launch in July 2014, the previous Aeroad delivered an unprecedented combination of aerodynamics, comfort, stiffness, lightness – all built around an aggressive geometry. In short, it was one of the most complete road bikes ever made. And yet, the new Aeroad’s performance figures eclipse it in every way. It’s up to 7.4 watts faster. Up to 170 g lighter. Up to 14% stiffer. And all that with absolutely no drawbacks when it comes to the bike’s celebrated levels of comfort. These outstanding results were achieved over a highly intensive three-year development period, during which our development departments worked in close collaboration with external partners, such as the aerodynamics experts at Swiss Side. However, it was never our goal to build the fastest bike in the wind tunnel – but to create a bike that was better overall and in every way. And the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our pro riders such as Mathieu van der Poel, Alejandro Valverde, Warren Barguil and Lisa Klein is testament to our success.
But that’s far from everything.
The Aeroad CF SLX and – for the first time! – Aeroad CFR come with the revolutionary, all-new CP0018 Aerocockpit, which features 15 mm of height adjustability without the need to alter the steerer tube length. This lets the rider raise up or slam the cockpit as many times as needed through the season, depending on riding scenario – training or racing, in groups or solo. In addition, the CP0018 is also width-adjustable up to 20 mm wider or narrower from the standard width as delivered. This unique feature, in addition to bike fit benefits, offers another advantage: to pack the new Aeroad ready for travel, the two cockpit ends can simply be folded down with no need to remove the handlebar.
All three versions of MY21 – CF SL, CF SLX, and CFR – will feature the newly developed SP0046 seatpost, which is even more aerodynamic and just as comfortable as its predecessor.
What’s more, with their state-of-the-art design, the Aeroad CF SLX and CFR also have completely integrated cables and wires, with the CF SL featuring the tried-and-tested cockpit from the Aeroad R050. The Aeroad CF SL also offers frame size-specific wheel sizing: sizes 2XS and the CF SL-exclusive 3XS roll on 650B wheels, so smaller riders also benefit from the Aeroad’s same outstanding riding dynamics. The Aeroad CF SLX and CFR feature 700C wheels across all sizes, up to the largest size, 2XL. And thanks to chainstays that are 5 mm shorter, and a combination of a 25 mm front and 28 mm rear tyre, the new Aeroad is even more agile. In terms of geometry, all three Aeroad platforms are identical.
The new Aeroad is available from Tuesday 6 October 2020, exclusively on canyon.com. Prices start at €3,299* for the Aeroad CF SL 7, with the Aeroad CF SLX 8 Di2 coming in at €4,999*, and the flagship Aeroad CFR 9 EPS costing €8,999*.