Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

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Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Sat Sep 15, 2012 17:56 pm

Finally finished this bike as i have wanted to have it... it's 6.8 Kg on the dot as seen (using dodgy me + bike on digital bathroom scales technique). Wasn't specifically aiming for that weight, for me it's more about having solid kit that works reliably. Hopefully the wheels will be exactly that...

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FRAME + FORK: Canyon Ultimate CF
SEATPOST: Canyon VCLS Post
STEM + BARS: Ritchey WCS Alu
TAPE: Deda
SADDLE: Charge Spoon

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SHIFTERS + MECH'S: Campagnolo Centaur 10sp
CHAIN + CASSETTE: Campagnolo Veloce 10sp
CRANKSET: Campagnolo Chorus 11sp
BRAKES: Planet X Forged
BLOCKS: Corima

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PEDALS: Time RXS Edge
CAGES: Tacx Tao Alu
SKEWERS: Planet X

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RIMS: Hong-Fu 38mm Tubular 20/24
HUBS: DATI
SPOKES: Sapim CX-Ray
NIPPLES: Sapin Poly-Ax
TIRES: Schwalbe Ultremo HT

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The wheels were built by forum member ugo.santalucia

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby ara3791 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 18:39 pm

Really nice looking bike... On a side note. What Deda bar tape is that. I've been looking for some Deda tape of that type for a while to match my Deda stem and bar.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby RideOnTime » Sat Sep 15, 2012 20:05 pm

nice one...

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Sep 15, 2012 20:35 pm

Nice, the wheels look great. Canyons really suit campag far more than Shimano/Sram.
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby davehmercer » Sat Sep 15, 2012 20:42 pm

Those wheels look amazing! How do they ride? Also if you don't mind me asking what did they set you back as would love a set of those on my next build that I am planning! (if you'd rather not post please PM a rough idea) :)

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Sat Sep 15, 2012 21:16 pm

Tape: here

Haven't ridden the wheels yet, the tires only got glued on this morning. Weather permitting i'll be riding them tomorrow for a fair distance on the club run. I'm not expecting anything groundbreaking - the weight is an obvious advantage but not sure how stiff they will feel. Hopefully they'll be fairly solid in which case i'll be happy. The bottom line is that they're cheap (relative to your Zipp's, Enve's, Mavic's e.t.c.).

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Paul 8v » Sun Sep 16, 2012 00:03 am

Liking that, looks very stealth

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Sun Sep 16, 2012 13:12 pm

Clocked about 60 miles this morning. A few nice hills to try out the wheels. An 'oh shoot' moment to test out the brakes! All in all very satisfied. The Corima pads are great - i was expecting 'grabby' being a carbon brake track but there's plenty of modulation. No crazy squeeking under braking either - if you spin your wheel and let your finger rub against the tire, that's the sound i got but less high pitched (a kind of vvvvvrrrrrr).

They are very nice to ride uphill. Just a great sensation of acceleration when you give it some gas. Probably worth a sprocket or two initially (keeping it up depends on your fitness of course!). They didn't feel floppy, i'm not a small guy (6ft 2, ~80kg/12st 9lbs) and i can give it some gas.

The only thing i would say as a word of caution is that it's taken a fair bit of planning to bring the wheels together. So if you haven't got the time or you don't know what you want and where to get it from then you're better off buying the pre-built stuff off of e-bay.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Sharpy_lad » Sun Sep 16, 2012 14:43 pm

Lovely bike. I hadn't realised just how much good value Canyon's are, before having a gander on their site after seeing your bike.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Sep 16, 2012 18:43 pm

Looks nice, just wow to those wheels. Black faceplate needed for stem :wink:
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Zoomer37 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:30 am

Beautiful looking bike. Nice one

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby Sentral » Mon Sep 17, 2012 22:34 pm

Lovel bike, I've just ordered a new build with Centaur but not used Campy stuff before, how do you find it?

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Tue Sep 18, 2012 08:26 am

The only noticeable difference is in the shifters. I find Campag shifters more comfortable and i don't have an issue with the thumb shifter - there are probably as many lovers as haters of the thumb shifter. It's pure personal preference, functionally the big three grouppo manufacturers are producing pretty much the same standard of kit.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:23 am

EKIMIKE wrote:Tape: here

Haven't ridden the wheels yet, the tires only got glued on this morning. Weather permitting i'll be riding them tomorrow for a fair distance on the club run. I'm not expecting anything groundbreaking - the weight is an obvious advantage but not sure how stiff they will feel. Hopefully they'll be fairly solid in which case i'll be happy. The bottom line is that they're cheap (relative to your Zipp's, Enve's, Mavic's e.t.c.).


They are particularly cheap when the builder only charges you a tenner for putting them together... :lol:
Which by the way, it's not something he usually does, in case someone gets ideas... :twisted:

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby limoneboy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:55 am

They are particularly cheap when the builder only charges you a tenner for putting them together... :lol:
Which by the way, it's not something he usually does, in case someone gets ideas... :twisted:[/quote]

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby ugo.santalucia » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:25 pm

limoneboy wrote:They are particularly cheap when the builder only charges you a tenner for putting them together... :lol:
Which by the way, it's not something he usually does, in case someone gets ideas... :twisted:


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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Wed Sep 19, 2012 18:44 pm

Even better when the builder does a great job for £10 too. :wink: 8)

Just for the record everyone, ugo.santalucia is a good guy to deal with and was patient with my many blunders.

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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Tue Nov 20, 2012 13:24 pm

Something in the works from ugo.santalucia...
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Nov 20, 2012 13:43 pm

The archetypes look great! ESP with the black decals. What hubs/spokes?
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Re: Canyon Ultimate CF | 6.8 Kg Non-Stock

Postby EKIMIKE » Tue Nov 20, 2012 14:36 pm

Ambrosio hubs. DT Rev/Comp spokes. Not gonna be light, but that's what the 38mm's are for. These should be solid and reliable and they're not breaking my balls on cost. Interesting to try out the wide rim theory too...


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