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New Bike!

il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
edited December 2014 in Commuting chat
Here's my Canyon Aeroad CF SLX 8.0 which arrived yesterday.

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Wheels - Reynolds Strike SLG (I may sell these and replace with Bora Ultra 50s)
Saddle - Fizik Arione R5 (Selling this as soon as the Fabric ALM arrives in Jan)
Bar/Stem - Canyon H11 'Aerocockpit' Will retape with LizardSkins DSP at some point
Gruppo - Ultegra Di2, (52/36, 11/25) with Direct Mount brakes. Will take some getting used to; I've ridden Campag since 2006
Tyres - Veloflex Corsa 25 - replacing the G4000S II's
Cages - Arundel Mandible (carbon black). 1 gloss, 1 matte to compliment the frame
Pedals - Speedplay Zero Ti. In black of course
Stem is currently as slammed as possible pending some fettle rides. Will get the steerer cut once I'm happy.

These two images just about show the contrast between the matte & gloss paint on the Fork and Downtube. Looks lovely in the flesh, poorly lit iPhone shots don't really do it justice.

Cannot wait to get out this weekend - weather permitting.

Random cable is the charging lead!
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2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
On the Strand
Crown Stables

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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    Gnurk. I think I just....

    Yes, I did. Everywhere.

    It is so damned pretty.
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    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Looks like Airwolf and KITT got together and made a bike... I like :lol:
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  • Am I the only one that thought the first photo looked like a cardboard cutout?
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    Am I the only one that thought the first photo looked like a cardboard cutout?

    :lol: It's almost invisible viewed front on.
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    Could you not have got something with a bit more carbon fibre?
  • DrLexDrLex Posts: 2,142
    ...and the answer is none. None more black.
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  • Hotblack Desiato called, he wants his lovely, lovely bike back.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,382 Lives Here
    How do you hang bikes on white walls without getting marks all over it?
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    How do you hang bikes on white walls without getting marks all over it?

    By not touch the wall :roll:
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
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    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • Very nice, the wheels also look great.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Very nice (though not what I would have as I'd look a bell end on it)...but over the top for commuting though? Those SCR scalps must be really important to you!
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    The Rookie wrote:
    Very nice (though not what I would have as I'd look a bell end on it)...but over the top for commuting though? Those SCR scalps must be really important to you!

    It's not for commuting! Just posted in here as I like commuting chat.
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    Veeeeery nice. Looking forward to the ride report!
    FCN 3 / 4
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    The Rookie wrote:
    Very nice (though not what I would have as I'd look a bell end on it)...but over the top for commuting though? Those SCR scalps must be really important to you!

    It's not for commuting! Just posted in here as I like commuting chat.
    Haha, I did realise that honest!
  • Hotblack Desiato called, he wants his lovely, lovely bike back.

    +42
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    Nah doesn't do it for me too square looking and shimaNO gearing but IP has the ability to make that pro kit sing.

    Tiz one of the wonderful things about cycling there really is a bike for everyone.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    8) Tidy. Very, very tidy.
    FCN 2-4.

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    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Cannot wait to get out this weekend - weather permitting.

    So...
    the weekend is over...
    Strava reckons you were riding it...
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    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • My word, you made Facebook ;)
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    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    edited December 2014
    dhope wrote:
    Cannot wait to get out this weekend - weather permitting.

    So...
    the weekend is over...
    Strava reckons you were riding it...

    Had a quick ride on it but not long enough to fully form my thoughts. Wanted to hammer it round the Hampton/Walton loop (http://www.strava.com/segments/2472000) but traffic and wind put pay to that. I will get out for a proper blast post xmas and see how the Canyon stacks up vs the Dogma. Won't get a real feel for the performance until the Spring/Summer, but so far so good. Now time for the rider to get back in shape!

    Edit - not quite sold on Di2 yet. Found myself shifting the wrong way on a few occasions. Hard to feel the lever through winter gloves and I don't like the lack of feedback at all. However, the actual shifting is very impressive.
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,672 Lives Here
    My word, you made Facebook ;)
    I thought that was Mark Suckaberg or something. Where on the faecesbook was IP?
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    Veronese68 wrote:
    My word, you made Facebook ;)
    I thought that was Mark Suckaberg or something. Where on the faecesbook was IP?

    Nowhere I hope - I'm not signed up to Facebork.
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • eddsedds Posts: 156
    Edit - not quite sold on Di2 yet. Found myself shifting the wrong way on a few occasions. Hard to feel the lever through winter gloves and I don't like the lack of feedback at all. However, the actual shifting is very impressive.

    I found that a lot when I first got my Di2, was forever shifting the wrong way. I have mostly learnt to not do that any more.
    edd
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    FCN 4-5; Giant SRC 3; formally known as edduddiee
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 19,964
    Not quite the same but I was surprised by SRAM doubletap I'd expected it to be a struggle to master but honestly I've never shifted the wrong way, that said the minute I switch back from shimano or SRAM to my usual campag I always immediately feel much more in control and comfortable.

    On more than one occasion when riding shimano I've found myself trying to thumb shift.
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Veronese68 wrote:
    My word, you made Facebook ;)
    I thought that was Mark Suckaberg or something. Where on the faecesbook was IP?

    Nowhere I hope - I'm not signed up to Facebork.

    Appears Canyon are monitoring you ;)
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Canyon-U ... 29?fref=ts
    Rose Xeon CW Disc
    CAAD12 Disc
    Condor Tempo
  • Clucking bells that is just a stealth bike... ridiculous. ly awesome.
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  • Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
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