Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sat Dec 01, 2012 00:34 am

Were you able to purchase your bike just using a visa debit card? or did it have to be a credit card???
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sat Dec 01, 2012 14:05 pm

Shark Sandwich wrote:Price wise I haven't seen much that can compete with the Spec: Ultegra Di2, Ksyrium elites, Pro logo saddle and 3t finishing Kit. for under £1900. There is literally no cost cutting. Even the chain is Ultegra..



Does the Di2 come already set up for you, so it's ready to go??
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby Shark Sandwich » Sat Dec 01, 2012 16:18 pm

I had a mechanic do a check of everything when it arrived and for the Di2 he spent about 5 minutes fine tuning the rear mech, the Limits settings were fine straight out of the box. I think they must have put some work into getting everything lined up reasonably close when it was built.

I think i could have ridden it without any fettling tbh though.

I would be surprised if they didn't take debit cards.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby rando » Sat Dec 01, 2012 16:28 pm

Shark Sandwich wrote:
rando wrote:
daveyruthers wrote:Just been comparing the spec of the two and they are identical apart from the VCLS seat post. Think the clean lines of the Rose do it for me and the internal routing.

How did you manage to get the 3100 for £1900??????


Quick look on Rose site - This is a 2012 model though and only a few left.
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/rose ... aid:557069



Thats the one. I may be wrong but I dont think they have updated the frame. Just a fresh paint job and a few tweaks to the spec (all stuff that you can change in the Configurator)


Looks like the 2012 discontinued bikes now do not let you change stuff in the configurator. I have put a 2012 Xeon CRS in and no options come up so maybe they have withdrawn this on 2012 bikes.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:11 pm

Yeah it wasn't working for me. Decided to go with the Di2 model
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby rando » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:13 pm

daveyruthers wrote:Yeah it wasn't working for me. Decided to go with the Di2 model


The Xeon CRS or Xeon RS ?

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:28 pm

CRS. Never had a carbon bike so wanted to give it a whirl
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby rando » Sat Dec 01, 2012 17:34 pm

daveyruthers wrote:CRS. Never had a carbon bike so wanted to give it a whirl


Splendid. Enjoy. Great spec for the money.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sat Dec 01, 2012 22:15 pm

You going to get one then Rando??
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby rando » Sun Dec 02, 2012 20:27 pm

daveyruthers wrote:You going to get one then Rando??


I have an Xeon CRS and RS in the configurator but only in mechanical ultegra. I am also very tempted by the Canyon Ultimate AL9.0 ES. I am crap at making decisions though !!

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby bobbydazzla » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:12 am

I'm also struggling to decide between a Rose and a Canyon.

Am moving towards the 2013 ROSE Xeon CRS-3100 with Ultegra Di2, but then I get drawn to the 2012 model as it's £500 cheaper, but then you can't configure the 2012 model so I go back to preferring the 2013.

And the Canyon Ultimate SLX 7.0 also looks good but it'd cost a few hundred quid more than the Rose to get Di2. And it'd be March at the earliest before I could get the bike, unless I went for an Aeroad 7.0 Di2, which they have in stock.

Repeat ad nauseam.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:34 am

Order the 2012 model and make changes over time. Under 2k for Di2 is too good to miss
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby gsk82 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 13:45 pm

seems to be a lot of love for ultegra di2. i personally dont see the attraction as the benefits of electronic cannot possible outweigh how unbelievably ugly it is.
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sun Dec 09, 2012 18:03 pm

It's not that bad to look at!!
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby Shark Sandwich » Sun Dec 16, 2012 19:48 pm

Got over a hundred miles in on mine now. I have no complaints about the ride after sticking on some 25mm Tyres. I love it.

As for the Di2, I think its fantastic. The only bit I find ugly is that box poking out of the top of the front mech. I never see the battery and the shifters and rear mech look sweet IMO.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby daveyruthers » Sun Dec 16, 2012 20:50 pm

Would it be ok with 23mm tyres front and back????
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS 3000 Vs Canyon Ultimate CF

Postby Shark Sandwich » Mon Dec 17, 2012 13:09 pm

Yeah, but I can get the 25mm at a lower pressure without getting paranoid about punctures. Smooths the ride out quite a bit. I am no lightweight, so wouldnt want to go to low on the 23s


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