The new Canyon Ultimate CF SL 2023 carbon road bike

The German bicycle manufacturer and retailer Canyon has introduced a new racing bike: the new Ultimate of the fifth model generation is intended to appeal to road cyclists who are looking for a classic bike for the mountains and racing. We have the most important information about the Canyon Ultimate CF 2023.

In the cheapest configuration, Ultimate CF SL 7 with the mechanical Shimano 105 groupset, the bike costs 2699 euros.

Featured Canyon Ultimate CF SL 2023

The Ultimate is Canyon’s most successful road bike. In the range of the bike mail order company from Koblenz, the Ultimate platform sorts itself between the long-distance racer Endurace and the flat land racer Aeroad; a road bike for mountain stages and criterium races. According to Canyon, the goal when developing the 5th generation of the race bike was “a timeless balance of weight, rigidity, aerodynamics, comfort and robustness.”

The new Ultimate has been in use in the professional peloton since the beginning of the 2022 season.

This is new on the Canyon Ultimate

At first glance, the bike is very similar to the previous version, which has been used successfully for many years. Nevertheless, the frame is a new development, the new, more angular fork and the clearer lines in the steering head and bottom bracket area are striking. Of course, Canyon also has numbers ready that show a performance plus compared to the previous version: In the wind tunnel, the aerodynamics experts at Swiss Side found an advantage of 10 watts (5 watts with rider) and although the frame construction has been reinforced, the top equipment (Canyon Ultimate CFR Di2) just 6.3 kilograms. We measured the Ultimate CF SLX Di2, which was made available to us as a test bike, at 7.2 kilograms.

In addition, the frame now allows tires up to a width of 32 millimeters, an advantage in terms of comfort. Of course, the new Ultimate has a modern cockpit area with cables and cables running inside, and the cockpit should also be particularly easy to adjust. Also interesting: The geometry has been revised and is now the same as the Aeroad model.

Like the previous model, the new Ultimate is aimed at cyclists who are looking for a classic racing bike for the mountains.

The all new Ultimate platform is up since September 8th available. A BIKE BILD review of the Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8 Di2 will follow shortly.

The new Ultimate frame not only has a different shape, but also a completely new geometry.

The most important questions about the Canyon Ultimate CF 2023

What is the price of the Canyon Ultimate CF 2023?


This is what the different configurations of the Canyon Ultimate CF cost in Germany:
Ultimate CF SL7: 2,699
Ultimate CF SL8: 3.199
Ultimate CF SL 7 ETAP: 3,799
Ultimate CF SL7 Di2: 3,999
Ultimate CF SL 8 AERO: 4,999
Ultimate CF SLX 8 ETAP: 6,299
Ultimate CF SLX 8 Di2: 6,499
Ultimate CF SLX 9 Di2: 8,699
Ultimate CFR Di2: 10,499
Ultimate CFR ETAP: 10,999
Ultimate CFR Disc Frame + Brake Kit: 4,999

What is the weight of the Canyon Ultimate CF 2023?


According to Canyon, the top model Ultimate CFR Di2 2023 in size M weighs 6.3 kilograms. Our test bike, Ultimate CF SLX 8 Di2, weighs 7.2 kilograms.

What tire width fits the Canyon Ultimate CF 2023?


Tires up to 32 millimeters wide fit in the frame of the Canyon Ultimate CF.

Is the Canyon Ultimate CF 2023 also available for rim brakes?


No, the new 5th generation Ultimate is only available with disc brakes.

Is the Canyon Ultimate 2023 also available with an aluminum frame?


No, the 2023 Ultimate is only available with carbon frames of different qualities: CF SL, CF SLX and CFR

Which bottom bracket is installed on the Canyon Ultimate CF?


Like the older Ultimate models, Canyon has installed press-fit bottom brackets.

The Ultimate 2023 is available in many sizes for women and men.

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