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The new 2021 Canyon Ultimate CFR is an UCI-illegal road bike at 6.5 kg

The new 2021 Canyon Ultimate CFR continues the success of the benchmark-setting Ultimate CF Evo Disc, the lightest production disc brake road bike. It is the first in a range of CFR road bikes that will define performance within their categories. A celebrated climber’s bike with all-round, Grand Tour-winning pedigree, the Ultimate CFR is all about delivering unparalleled stiffness-to-weight for absolute efficiency.

Lightness is essential to these builds, but so is durability, which is why all 675 g frames and 285 g forks exceed rigorous testing standards. This incredible weight is achieved by applying quality ultra-high modulus pitch-based carbon fibres rarely seen in the industry. The material is so special, Canyon initially had to be granted exclusive permission by the Japanese Ministry of Defence just to gain access to it. In order to create a structure that is strong and durable, as well as light, the ultra-high modulus fibres are blended with various other modulus and high-tensile fibres to create the complete all-round package. This layup is then applied to moulds with clinical precision, ensuring minimal fibre overlap to save material and thus precious grams.

Japanese carbon, German engineering

Expertly woven ultra-high modulus and ultra-high tension fibres minimise weight with no compromise on stiffness or durability.

Weight: an astonishing 641g (size M)

Weight obsessive components

The Canyon Ultimate CFR EPS cockpit CP20 is constructed using the same UHT and UHM fibres for the perfect balance of ergonomics, aerodynamic efficiency and stiffness. At 270 g, this is the lightest, most innovative cockpit they’ve ever built. Coupled with an 87 g Schmolke seatpost* this is the lightest disc road bike you will ever ride.* Only available on Ultimate CFR EPS.

2 build options

The very lightest build Canyon could conceive, with every component picked to shave every gram: Ultimate CFR Disc EPS.

A more accessible hyperbike with the same world-class climbing performance: the Ultimate CFR Disc Di2.

All of this adds up not only to pinnacle climbing performance, but a frameset with the same smooth ride, pinpoint handling and watt-saving aero profiles that have made the Ultimate one of the most successful race bikes of its generation. Expect to see the Ultimate CFR raced at the highest level by some of the world’s best climbers, among them Kasia Niewiadoma of CANYON//SRAM Racing, and Movistar Team’s Enric Mas.

Ultimate CFR Disc EPS

The Ultimate CFR is available in two complete builds and one frameset, and went on sale at on 11th August. With a complete Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groupset and 50 mm deep-section DT Swiss ARC 1100 DICUT wheels, the Ultimate CFR Disc Di2 weighs in at a UCI-illegal 6.5 kg, making it the envy of all racers. For climbing purists, Canyon created the superlight Ultimate CFR Disc EPS, which features a Campagnolo Super Record EPS groupset and DT Swiss PRC 1100 25Y Anniversary wheels to bring the scales down to a featherweight 6.2 kg. Framesets come complete with their 270 g CP0020 Cockpit and exclusive Schmolke 1K carbon seatposts, making them a blank canvas for that dream build starting from 1.5 kg.

Source: Canyon Bikes

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Built for: Dual Suspension Trail
Year launched: 2022