Canyon Ultimate AL 8.0

Frame: New F8, 7005 Ultralight Aluminium, Optisize  Tubeset

Canyon Ultimate AL8

Fork: One One Four SL

Head set: Acros 1 1/4 – 1 1/2”

Rear Derailleur: Shimano  Dura Ace

Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra

Shifters: Shimano Ultegra

Brake levers: Shimano Ultegra

Brakes: Shimano Ultegra

Hubs: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe black

Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 10x (12-27)

Rims: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe

Tyres: Continental 4000S

Crank: FSA SL-K MegaExo

Chainrings: FSA Mega Exo (50/34)

Bottom Bracket: FSA SL-K MegaExo

Stem: Syntace F119 (31.8)

Handle Bars: Ritchey Road WCS V2

Saddle: Selle Italia SLK Special Edition

Seat Post: Ritchie WCS V2

Weight: 7.60 Kg (without pedals)

Date bought: 10 July 2008

Price: 1,499€

Why did I buy this bike?

For the same reason as my Nerve XC9: Value for money.

Why not a carbon frame?

My bikes go with me wherever I fly and the Stevens F9 Race that Ria now rides has a lovely dent in the frame due to rough baggage handling, if it was carbon it would have been trashed.

If you compare any other make with the same weight, they cost at least 1000€ more.  If you compare the same specs. you have to accept at least 1 kg more weight.  I chose a compact because we live in quite a hilly region and I don’t have the most powerful legs, so this seemed the best compromise and I am very pleased with my decision.

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