What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

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What colour frame?

White
18
53%
Black
16
47%
 
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Gabbo
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What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Gabbo » Sat Mar 30, 2013 13:44 pm

Really can't decide what frame colour I should have gone for (already ordered). My previous bike was black, so I do feel that in purchasing a new bike, it's good to have a change in colour. The white Ultimate CF frame has Canyon.com printed everywhere, whereas the black frame is just black. Apparently it marks a lot easier too, but I'm unsure of what finish it has.

A stupid way to determine what frame I'm going for, it is, but just out of interest what colour frame would you go for?

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The purpose of this poll is purely out of interest, nothing else. It won't determine what colour I will chose and the choice has already been made. :-D

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Imposter » Sat Mar 30, 2013 13:51 pm

Gabbo wrote: The purpose of this poll is purely out of interest, nothing else. It won't determine what colour I will chose and the choice has already been made. :-D


in that case, go for a red one.

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby SloppySchleckonds » Sat Mar 30, 2013 14:59 pm

Do they do Katusha team colours?
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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Gabbo » Sat Mar 30, 2013 15:15 pm

SloppySchleckonds wrote:Do they do Katusha team colours?


Only for the SLX. The Ultimate CF only has two colours

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Mar 30, 2013 16:05 pm

The carbon black goes a weird cloudy look apparently. Mate has one and it looks like its faded. Not saying they all do but his has. I would go for white. Great bike mind, regardless of colour.

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Gabbo » Sat Mar 30, 2013 16:14 pm

SmoggySteve wrote:The carbon black goes a weird cloudy look apparently. Mate has one and it looks like its faded. Not saying they all do but his has. I would go for white. Great bike mind, regardless of colour.


Thanks for this info, had heard something of a similar sort happening to the black frame. Is it a matt finish?

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby oceheb » Sat Mar 30, 2013 16:37 pm

It would be best to see both bikes in real. The white's canyon logos are not that bad as they looks on picture, but that jus for me, I dont care much, because when you ride you dont see the color :)

Just from first ride and it rides really nice, very shooth, more comfy that allez. The feel is more 'direct'. Very hapy about bike, but it was very cold and windy.
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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby displacedaussie » Sat Mar 30, 2013 17:29 pm

http://instagram.com/p/XfBiIHAChc/

The black looks pretty great in person I think. Better than the white.

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Mooro » Sun Mar 31, 2013 07:18 am

white for me every time. it really cleans up well and i would agree that the logos dont look that bad in the flesh.

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby FransJacques » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:29 am

White if you're running Campy gear. If you have Shimano or SRAM black looks better. Just my 2 cents/p/centimes.

Reason being Gilbert's last 2 years on Omega Pharma. He made a white Canyon with Recond legendary!
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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Gabbo » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:21 pm

Actually really surprised to see the white frame easily outweigh the black frame in this poll.

I agree with whoever said white goes well with Campy. Very nice colour contrast from the groupo and the frame. The black to me is lacking in character. It'd look better with a black saddle and bar tape but then again that's heading toward a stealth look, which also lacks character somewhat.

I take it the black is matt finish and white is gloss?

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby oceheb » Sun Mar 31, 2013 16:33 pm

Yea, the white is glossy.

The white into a wild (sorry the pic is from the phone)
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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby bobbydazzla » Sun Mar 31, 2013 18:48 pm

I bought black because I thought there were too many Canyon.com logos on the white one, it's overkill.

If they'd done a white version with the same level of branding as the black one, then I suspect that would have been my first choice.

I still think the black looks great though - stylish and understated without trying to look "stealth".

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Gabbo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:00 pm

I reckon black bar tape and a black saddle would go perfectly with the white frame. Want to avoid white overkill, and a white saddle and bar tape with a black frame does not go nearly as well imo.

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby giant man » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:34 pm

jeez it's your bike, it really is up to you surely, why are you worried about what other people think?
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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Gabbo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 13:08 pm

giant man wrote:jeez it's your bike, it really is up to you surely, why are you worried about what other people think?


Jeez, because I'm curious. Jeez

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby neeb » Mon Apr 01, 2013 14:36 pm

White's probably heavier... :wink:

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Mon Apr 01, 2013 15:18 pm

Interesting post this for me, as I'm planning on ordering a Chorus version very soon. My gut reaction is to go black and to change tape and saddle to black ASAP, but what I've read about matt black carbon makes me nervous. I do like the white, and the decals don't bother me in the slightest. Not a fan of White saddle and bar tape too, though. I'd not thought about black saddle and tape on a white frame. Hmm...

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Gabbo » Mon Apr 01, 2013 15:20 pm

Jonny_Trousers wrote:Interesting post this for me, as I'm planning on ordering a Chorus version very soon. My gut reaction is to go black and to change tape and saddle to black ASAP, but what I've read about matt black carbon makes me nervous. I do like the white, and the decals don't bother me in the slightest. Not a fan of White saddle and bar tape too, though. I'd not thought about black saddle and tape on a white frame. Hmm...


You could enquire about a saddle and bartape change?

The white, from what I've seen, definitely goes better with Chorus!

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Re: What Canyon Ultimate CF frame colour

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Mon Apr 01, 2013 15:24 pm

Nicked from Gazzaputt here. Rather nice!

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