Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Nov 20, 2012 17:18 pm

Cool, looking forward to a ride report.
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby bendertherobot » Tue Nov 20, 2012 17:57 pm

Lush wheels, I did wonder who those rims were going to when ugo sent me a pic of my (black) ones last week!
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:04 pm

NapoleonD wrote:Cool, looking forward to a ride report.


Might be a while on that... The Canyon is locked up for the winter. Maybe if i'm back home from university over christmas and it's a crisp dry day, then maybe...

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Fri Dec 21, 2012 20:04 pm

Got my first ride on these today. It was very brief but nevertheless a fair indicator for first impressions.

The roads around here are in a dire state after all the rain and cold - no doubt the same situation across the nation. So what better way to gauge the 'smoothness' credentials of 32 spokes and a 23mm wide rim. I had 95psi at the front and a tad more in the rear.

My impression during and after the ride are positive. They seem remarkably smooth. I'm willing to concede possible placebo affect at this point because of the lack of distance and time. I'm not going to make any ludicrous claims of 'smoothing out pot-holes' either. That is simply laughable and in all instances is patently false. Nothing can smooth out a pot-hole. Plus, i didn't plant these beauties into any potholes. On the other hand, nasty stretches of relatively new surface dressing felt considerably more bearable. Bonus! I suppose it is best assimilated with the smoothness you get when you've got a slow leak but without that bouncy motion you get from a squidgy tire that makes you think "ballbags, i've got a leak..."

Can't comment much on cornering - the roads were wet so not the best time to go swooping in. Nice and stable though - as one would surely expect from such a build. Weight - these are a little over 1750. I didn't get a chance to go up-hill much today, plus i was on the winter tank-machine, plus my legs and lungs could do with more miles! So we'll relegate weight to the status of useless trivia.

About that anodized surface - i've taken the precaution of getting some soft blocks. Firstly, these wheels are likely to be ridden in less than perfect weather conditions. Secondly, it should preserve that nice coating a little longer. I've opted for some KoolStop Salmon blocks. So far so good. No abrasions to the coating. In fact remnants of the blocks were on the machined braking surface when i checked post-ride, such is the softness of the compound. Easily wiped away. Braking performance was fine. It wasn't raining but roads were wet and grimy.

I don't have any pictures on the bike. I know, how lame. So here's a nice little touch i noticed. Peering through the valve holes...

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sat Dec 22, 2012 08:30 am

Here's your wheels

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Postby markyone » Mon Dec 24, 2012 06:18 am

Very nice i like that.
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby The Fuggler » Mon Dec 24, 2012 09:44 am

Beautiful wheels and a fabulous looking bike. Roll on spring for some snaps of the two together!
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:16 pm

Got bored trying to avoid work (typical student). Anyway, got a snap. Trying out Veloplugs too.

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Oh and by the way, the braking surface is showing some wear - a couple of long, steep, unfamiliar downhills plus some grim weather. Not surprising, meh.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:30 pm

Cool! 8)

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:38 pm

Nice! Starting to wonder if I should have gone hard ano rather than black with the Archetypes I just built.

Re Veloplugs, I found that the yellow ones are too big, but will fit if you trim down 3 of the little 'ribs' with a sharp knife.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Thu Jan 10, 2013 17:14 pm

I just used a little 'persuasion' (rightly or wrongly). They knocked in fine. Some went in with a strong thumb.

The rim tape was a bit of a pain - moved around a lot in the wide rim bed. Getting tyres on was unnecessarily finicky, edges of the tape got caught in the spokes holes e.t.c.

Incidentally Wheelsmith issue yellow Veloplugs as standard on their rebranded Archetypes. Wonder what they do?

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Paul 8v » Thu Jan 10, 2013 20:56 pm

I'd be interested to see how you get on with these long term.Anything that saves rotating weight is always good but I'm normally a traditional Velox cloth tape man

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby MajorMantra » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:15 am

Paul 8v wrote:I'd be interested to see how you get on with these long term.Anything that saves rotating weight is always good but I'm normally a traditional Velox cloth tape man


I've been using Veloplugs for a couple of years and the guys on WW swear by them. They're a bit of a pain to remove if you ever decide to rebuild a wheel but otherwise they're great. In some cases they should make mounting tyres easier as they get in the way less than a rim strip.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby mhj999 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:24 am

Please tell me you don't keep that bike in the shed its leaning on....
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:59 am

Arrrr, certainly do. This be Wiltshire and that be a good shed.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Gabbo » Sun Mar 24, 2013 01:21 am

Well done! Look's pretty good!

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Gabbo » Sun Mar 24, 2013 09:02 am

Can you give us feedback on the chorus groupset? Also, what size frame is that?

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Coudy » Sun Mar 24, 2013 18:21 pm

Is this 600mm frame? Stem 120mm?

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Gabbo » Sun Mar 24, 2013 23:22 pm

Coudy wrote:Is this 600mm frame? Stem 120mm?


I read on another post that he rides a 56, so I presume this is the 56 which is a medium. Quite a short TT for someone 6'2 but maybe the geo is somehow different.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Mon Mar 25, 2013 17:08 pm

Chorus crankset only! I spent the extra because it is Ultra Torque so you can do it with normal tools (i.e. cut the end of a 12mm(or whatever it is) allen key and use an extended socket). Can't justify splashing out on the rest of the groupset given the cost of 11 speed chains and cassettes. Also having the slightly older Centaur levers that do multiple shifts in both directions means no reason for Chorus.

Anyway, the frame's a 56cm and the stem is 110mm. The bars are Ritchey Logic II shape. Yes, it is a small frame for someone my height (~6' 1 1/2" or ~186cm to be more precise). I'm all legs with a short torso and short arms. So i'd recommend a 58cm for normal people who are the same height.

(It fits me perfectly by the way. Set up the same as my Bianchi Via Nirone give or take +/-1mm and I never get any back issues or other discomfort, even on long rides)


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