Canyon Ultimate CF 9.0

CanyonConvert
CanyonConvert Posts: 6
edited July 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi all new to forum...
Just wanted to post my experience after buying the above bike,
Ordered early may. Sized up on the pps thingy on their website - seems to have got it spot on. you can always compare the geometry of your current bike to the spec on the canyon site which is what I did and was happy to go ahead.

Before I continue I just wanted to praise Cullen and Canyon UK for their great service - very friendly and helpful, no worries there.

So you order the bike and then they give you an estimated delivery date, payment is taken from card when bike is despatched.

So order is processed and you receive the dispatch date. then you begin the agonising wait for the bike to be dispatched!! This can take a few weeks even for immediate dispatch and obviously longer for a later dispatch but its worth the wait.

I was really pleased with UPS - they picked it up on the 18th in Germany and it was at my door this morning. Can't argue with that. No damage or scuffs, obviously had been looked after. The progress can be tracked via the website - knowing the bike was in the uk and then delivered whilst at work was absolute torture!

In the box, the bike and all bits are securely packaged with bubble wrap and the like, check everything over asap to check for any problems - as I expected there wasnt any.

All you have to do is set up the wheels, handlebars and fit seatpost. bike comes with extensive manual which covers it all. Even has a cd rom thing but I doubt you would need to do that. I'm no mechanic by any stretch but it was easy - they even include a torque wrench. The rest of the bike was put together perfectly.

The bike is stunning. I still can't believe how much I paid for it - the frame is superb, plus all the kit you get on it you would expect to pay at least a grand if not more in a shop.

My only very minor gripe is that despite it telling you to apply Canyon carbon assembly paste to seatpost they didn't include any - not sure if this is a one off or not, so if you are ordering get some in just in case.

So tomorrow just got to grab some assembly paste from bike shop, set saddle height, fit pedals then rock and roll! Couldn't be happier.

If you are looking for a new bike at almost any price range, Canyon should be on your list for sure.

Comments

  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    olive oil
  • wicked
    wicked Posts: 844
    This thread is useless without pics!
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • wicked wrote:
    This thread is useless without pics!
    Will update tomorrow, promise!
  • wicked
    wicked Posts: 844
    wicked wrote:
    This thread is useless without pics!
    Will update tomorrow, promise!

    See that you do :wink:
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • simon johnson
    simon johnson Posts: 1,064
    I'm planning on getting the same, not sure if I should go "euro pro' white or 'stealth' black, bit of a weight difference; more inclined to go black.

    One question, do you know if you can request an alternative stem size after checkout? The 52 comes with an 80m as standard; this is not 'euro pro' or 'stealth' in any capacity.

    Enjoy it, looking forward to the pics...
    Where\'s me jumper?
  • nodman7
    nodman7 Posts: 142
    how much of a weight difference is there? can't be much
  • simon johnson
    simon johnson Posts: 1,064
    Takes a lot of paint to get that pearly white pro look! 100g are more, or I could always take a p*ss befor I leave the house... not sure about the "canyon" scrawled over every tube either...
    Where\'s me jumper?
  • I certainly wouldn't call it over-branded! In fact I think it's quite subtle.
    I've got the black, not a fan of white bike so the choice was easy :D
    with regards to the stem, I don't know just send the Uk Canyon rep an email...
  • simon johnson
    simon johnson Posts: 1,064
    The black is subtle; the white has "canyon" on the downtube, seatube, chainstay, seatstay ad infinitum iirc. bit zebra-like or so it seems in the pics, perhaps it's not so bad in the flesh.

    Yep, e-mailed the rep re the stem but I'm impatient.

    How are the Elites? These are perhaps the first thing I'd change, but that would be a bit of a hassle.

    Cheers!
    Where\'s me jumper?
  • solboy
    solboy Posts: 368
    Hi Canyon Convert

    I am drooling over an Ultimate CF9.0. How is your going now you have had it a little while?
  • *AL*
    *AL* Posts: 1,185
    wicked wrote:
    This thread is useless without pics!
    Will update tomorrow, promise!

    Waiting...........
  • kfinlay
    kfinlay Posts: 763
    *AL* wrote:
    wicked wrote:
    This thread is useless without pics!
    Will update tomorrow, promise!

    Waiting...........

    still waiting
    Kev

    Summer Bike: Colnago C60
    Winter Bike: Vitus Alios
    MTB: 1997 GT Karakorum
  • Zachariah
    Zachariah Posts: 782
    MOAR PICS! I do like the cut of the Canyon Aero (heh...Canyonero...). Definitely top of the list for n+1 (to be purchased some time in the 2020's at current financial position)
  • alwaystoohot
    alwaystoohot Posts: 252
    Wheres the pics?
    'I started with nothing and still have most of it left.'
  • Gavin Cook
    Gavin Cook Posts: 307
    Hi
    Canyon bikes are a very good deal but I can tell you from experience if you have a problem and require assistance get your spare bike out because it will be months until you get it sorted. My Mavic R-Sys sl rear hub collapsed while decending at speed on a mountain and was lucky not to be seriously hurt. Canyon dont seem to be concerned at this and after 4 months waiting I received my Campag Bora wheels the other day but now I have to wait until they send me a pair of tubs as they sent them with a pair of tyres for clincher rims. During the four months I have sent endless emails a and calls to Canyon Spain and Germany without any joy.
  • Gazzaputt
    Gazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Gavin Cook wrote:
    Hi
    Canyon bikes are a very good deal but I can tell you from experience if you have a problem and require assistance get your spare bike out because it will be months until you get it sorted. My Mavic R-Sys sl rear hub collapsed while decending at speed on a mountain and was lucky not to be seriously hurt. Canyon dont seem to be concerned at this and after 4 months waiting I received my Campag Bora wheels the other day but now I have to wait until they send me a pair of tubs as they sent them with a pair of tyres for clincher rims. During the four months I have sent endless emails a and calls to Canyon Spain and Germany without any joy.


    That is a shame as Canyon UK rep I have found to be excellent. Sorted my problem within a week.