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Canyon AL F8

GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
edited May 2011 in Your road bikes
Build as follows:

Frame - Canyon AL F8
Fork - Canyon One One Four SL
Headset - Acros 1 1/4” - 1 1/2”
Wheels - Mavic Kyrisum Equipe
Skewers - One23 Ti\Carbon
Tyres - Conti Gatorskins folding
Pedals - Look Keo Easy
Chainset - SRAM Rival 53\39 172.5
BB - SRAM GXP
Rear Mech - SRAM Rival
Front Mech - SRAM Force
Shifters - SRAM Rival
Brakes - SRAM Apex
Cassette SRAM 1070
Chain - SRAM 1090
Seatpost - FSA SLK 27.2
Bars - FSA Wing Pro compact 44cm
Saddle - Fizik Arione Magnesium rails
Stem - Syntace F119 90mm

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  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,731
    Looks lovely, am very tempted by Canyon 8)
  • BBHBBH Posts: 476
    Been waiting ages for u to finish this (prob seems longer for you :wink: )

    Looks beautiful, very sleek and refined............ :shock: :shock: :shock:

    Am waiting with baited breath for the maiden voyage!

    Mate, overall you have a stunning ride, congrats!!!
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  • buderbuder Posts: 154
    That looks the nuts, I love that frame awesome.

    Can I ask whats its to be used for ?.
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    buder wrote:
    That looks the nuts, I love that frame awesome.

    Can I ask whats its to be used for ?.

    Will be used as a training\2nd bike.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    Nice bike, i'm curious about the stiffness of the frame, my UK sportive bike is a Alu Trek which rides beautifully, well at least I thought it did until I build my carbon ribble sportive, I now realise that the Trek flexes in the rear when climbing or stamping hard, still love it but .... you know new bike and all that.

    So I have to ask, is it "stiff" ? :wink:
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Love it :o
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    itboffin wrote:
    Nice bike, i'm curious about the stiffness of the frame, my UK sportive bike is a Alu Trek which rides beautifully, well at least I thought it did until I build my carbon ribble sportive, I now realise that the Trek flexes in the rear when climbing or stamping hard, still love it but .... you know new bike and all that.

    So I have to ask, is it "stiff" ? :wink:

    You'll find it stiffer than the Ribble.

    I found it as stiff as the Ultimate CF I have which has no flex at all.
  • spanielssonspanielsson Posts: 776
    Very nice indeed. Looking nothing short of awesome.

    A have two Cervelo R3's and love the ride quality, this has made me look at the Ultimate CF because of their similarities, how does the AL version differ to the CF besides construction material? How forgiving is the ride?
  • zexelzexel Posts: 54
    Love it! 8)

    Canyon definitely my next bike.

    You got a weight for it?

    Is that a strange cable run under the bar tape?
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Very nice indeed. Looking nothing short of awesome.

    A have two Cervelo R3's and love the ride quality, this has made me look at the Ultimate CF because of their similarities, how does the AL version differ to the CF besides construction material? How forgiving is the ride?

    The AL is a lot more forgiving than the CF. is slightly less stiff but on the rough stuff it isn't as jarring.

    I did test a CF against a R3 and I really preferred the Canyon in terms of price and stiffness.

    The AL is awesome piece of kit I love it. Stuck my R-Sys wheels on it for a ride and my word what a bike.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    This just gets better! The AL is more forgiving than the CF? I'm avvin one when my colnago dies.
  • HiMozHiMoz Posts: 62
    Nice spade!
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    Thanks, I think i'm having one too prob. Alu and maybe a nice carbon Cervelo to go with.

    Trouble is I can't bring myself to sell any of my current fleet :?
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  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    edited May 2011
    zexel wrote:
    Love it! 8)

    Canyon definitely my next bike.

    You got a weight for it?

    Is that a strange cable run under the bar tape?

    Yea have to change the cable run. The shifters came with them running to the rear of the bars so I went with that. Problem is bars are wing pros with the oval tops so the cable at the rear exaggerates this.

    ,<edit> Weighed on postal scales at work. Just over 16.5lb :D
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    16lb, i dont believe you.
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