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Climbing Bike of The Year WINNER | Canyon Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0 Aero


Winner of best road bike for climbing in our annual Bike of the Year awards is a high-spec speedster that’s also a great all-rounder. Thanks to its online-only model, Canyon has always produced good value bikes. As with many German bike manufacturers, though, it was obsessed with combining low-weight with ultimate stiffness, which meant bikes that wowed on paper but failed to deliver on anything but ideal road surfaces.

Along the way, though — thanks maybe to its commitment to professional racing or feedback from its highly regarded Endurace project — Canyon has managed to develop the Ultimate CF (RO51), a chassis that works as both a race machine and a bike you can ride, train on and enjoy without feeling like you’ve been sparring with the road surface for several hours.

Let us know what you think of Canyon’s Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0 Aero in the comments.

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