Good time to buy a Canyon!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous Posts: 79,667
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
50% off some models :shock:

Amazing value!
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Doh!

    Now sold out of most. Been some busy buyers this AM...
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Ar5e. Rang up to buy. Gone. The chap said they sold as soon as the sale went live :shock:
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    You'll be able to find one cheap soon when people find that riding an uncompromisingly stiff bike of UK roads isn't much fun!
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Had my eye on an Ultimate CF evo frameset in black/orange but don't know of many reviews, as Monty says they are supposed to be very stiff.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Monty Dog wrote:
    You'll be able to find one cheap soon when people find that riding an uncompromisingly stiff bike of UK roads isn't much fun!

    Good on a smooth racing circuit though!
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    Get one, they're great.

    Yeah it's stiff but a carbon post and bars take the edge off. I think they've designed in more compliance recently, the seat stays on mine are 'Cervelo thin'.

    I raced mine in a Crit last night and it felt right at home, so positive in the turns, I was really happy sat in the drops whereas on my Carbon bike I backed off on the same corners last week.

    Mine's the Ultimate AL model by the way.

    Nothing but praise so far,

    Discounts still available in the 'outlet' section of the website
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    399 Europops for the current Ultimate AL was a bloomin' bargain. :(
  • EKIMIKE
    EKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Monty Dog wrote:
    You'll be able to find one cheap soon when people find that riding an uncompromisingly stiff bike of UK roads isn't much fun!

    I smell bullshit. This is the second time i've seen this comment from you. Is it actually founded upon anything 'proper' or the fact that Jimmy Casper rode into a bottle on a steep cobbled hill?
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I saw Cadels lo pro at expo at the weekend. Maaaan - so sharp it looks lethal.
    Nice bike.
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    Think Lotto rode the Ultimate Al at Roubaix in 2008 as well, if thats not a confirmation that Canyons aren't too stiff, I don't know what is.
  • EKIMIKE
    EKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Just to clarify some thoughts on this 'too stiff' myth:

    The guy (who i assume) test rides frames/bikes for PezCycling rates the Canyon in the same stiffness bracket as the Scott Cr1 and Cervelo SLC SL....

    The Canyon Ultimate Al frame was ridden to 2 top 10 finishes in Paris Roubaix...

    Also look at Gilbert's result in Flanders this year....
  • TimoH
    TimoH Posts: 120
    NapoleonD wrote:
    50% off some models :shock:

    Amazing value!

    Well... if you take 50% off from a price that as such is reasonable, you do get amazing value.

    BTW: I think I'm one of the lucky ones who managed to get a Ultimate CF Evo frame this morning. At least the order got accepted. :D
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    edited July 2010
    They still had my size in that one but not the SLX EVO... Would have been sorely tempted with the SLX EVO at 999 eurotats.

    It was the Al I was going to get though...
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    TimoH wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    50% off some models :shock:

    Amazing value!

    Well... if you take 50% off from a price that as such is reasonable, you do get amazing value.

    BTW: I think I'm one of the lucky ones who managed to get a Ultimate CF Evo frame this morning. At least the order got accepted. :D
    Lucky man - pics and ride report when it happens TimoH please!
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Ekimike - I was actually talking to a guy riding one in a race the other week - it pretty well matched his experiences too as he found it hard to keep the power on whilst negotiating rougher roads. Care to share with us you experiences or are you just trolling?
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • EKIMIKE
    EKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    My Canyon Ultimate CF frame arrived in the UK today. Currently in transit from Essex to Wiltshire. I should have it tomorrow morning. I seriously doubt it's going to be a as bone rattling as my current 7000 series Alu frame. The rough Wilts roads should be a good testing ground.

    I may be munching on some serious humble pie by the time i build it up but nothing beyond 'a guy in a race' says it's going to be 'too stiff'. Sounds like you're trolling to me. 'A guy in a race the other week' - come off it.
  • MickTup
    MickTup Posts: 159
    I’ve been considering buying one of these but have a few questions from my experience I would require 54 size with a 100mm stem and a spacer on the forks. Why do they sell with a predetermined stem? Also are the forks pre-cut?
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    Hi Mick,

    Don't know why they sell with pre-determined stems on the outlet section of the site. I tried to change mine but they wern't having any of it until I received the frame then I could send the old one back and swap it which is a bit long winded but worked ok.

    Fork is pre cut and comes with three spaces on the headset.
  • cal_stewart
    cal_stewart Posts: 1,840
    Monty Dog wrote:
    You'll be able to find one cheap soon when people find that riding an uncompromisingly stiff bike of UK roads isn't much fun!

    none of my teeth fell out on the tour of wessex. my cf slx is just so nice to ride
    eating parmos since 1981

    Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Aero 09
    Cervelo P5 EPS
    www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=13038799
  • EKIMIKE
    EKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Well the frame arrived today. Surprised to get a carbon seatpost lol. Now to build it up. Unfotunately got to wait cos i'm off on holiday for 2 weeks tomorrow. Gotta order up the bits too. Was dead impressed with the little frame protection stickers and rubber cable sleeves they include. The torque wrench is.... well.... interesting.
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    It works though, I only used it on the seatclamp. Pretty cool they bother with that kind of detail though.

    Glad it turned up in time!
  • RDB66
    RDB66 Posts: 492
    Monty Dog wrote:
    You'll be able to find one cheap soon when people find that riding an uncompromisingly stiff bike of UK roads isn't much fun!

    none of my teeth fell out on the tour of wessex. my cf slx is just so nice to ride

    Cal, what size did you get, what size are you ?
    A Brother of the Wheel. http://www.boxfordbikeclub.co.uk

    09 Canyon Ultimate CF for the Road.
    2011 Carbon Spesh Stumpy FSR.
  • oh this seems cheap TOUR DE FRANCE SPECIAL OFFER - SPEEDMAX FRAMESET 2008

    Limited availability in size 59, colour pearl black, Art.-Nr. A1016027
    I'm 6'2

    better frame than my Allez sport from 2006?
  • probably not worth the change
  • cal_stewart
    cal_stewart Posts: 1,840
    RDB66 wrote:
    Monty Dog wrote:
    You'll be able to find one cheap soon when people find that riding an uncompromisingly stiff bike of UK roads isn't much fun!

    none of my teeth fell out on the tour of wessex. my cf slx is just so nice to ride

    Cal, what size did you get, what size are you ?

    I used the bike fit calc they had when you order. You take 3 measures and input them into the website you then get told your size. 56 was mine and I've had the bike fitted since aNd it Is the right size. The only set back is the stem being 1/4 and you can only use the ritchey with the fork for warranty reasons. For the money their hard to neat. Hope o was of help.
    eating parmos since 1981

    Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Aero 09
    Cervelo P5 EPS
    www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=40044&t=13038799
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    oh this seems cheap TOUR DE FRANCE SPECIAL OFFER - SPEEDMAX FRAMESET 2008

    Limited availability in size 59, colour pearl black, Art.-Nr. A1016027
    I'm 6'2

    better frame than my Allez sport from 2006?

    The Speedmax is a time trial frame...
  • yea I noticed haha
  • it was on this page
    http://www.canyon.com/_en/outlet/list.h ... frame_race

    Pic is not of a TT bike, it was only as I looked round the site I noticed the speedmax range was a TT
  • MickTup
    MickTup Posts: 159
    Cheers msrdave you were able to change the stem size once you received the frame very odd was this free of charge. Also anybody got a Ultimate CF frameset seems a bit of a bargin for carbon frame and forks €899
  • mcrdave
    mcrdave Posts: 501
    There was a 20 EURO charge for the stem swap. Not too bad considering they're like hens teeth to find yourself. The new one was a much nicer Ritchey stem, rather than the syntace.