Pro bike: Alex Dowsett's Tour de France Canyon Speedmax CF

Four-time British TT champ helps power Movistar to third in Tour TTT

Back in May, Alex Dowsett set a world hour record of 52.937km on a Canyon Speedmax WHR built specifically for the attempt. At the 2015 Tour de France, Dowsett is racing Canyon’s stock Speedmax CF frame with Team Movistar spec with Campagnolo EPS and a power2max power meter.

This is the same bike Dowsett used to win his fourth British national time trial title just before the Tour.

In the Tour’s opening time trial, Dowsett finished 13th.

In the team time trial on Sunday, Dowsett put his TT prowess to use for team leader Nairo Quintana, with Movistar finishing third, just four seconds behind BMC and three seconds behind Team Sky.

Check out the gallery above for a closer look, and see the full bike details below.

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With the stem and lower bar fixed in height, dowsett's cockpit adjustment comes via stack spacers under the arm rests: with the stem and lower bar fixed in height, dowsett's cockpit adjustment comes via stack spacers under the arm rests
With the stem and lower bar fixed in height, dowsett's cockpit adjustment comes via stack spacers under the arm rests: with the stem and lower bar fixed in height, dowsett's cockpit adjustment comes via stack spacers under the arm rests

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Speedmax CF
  • Fork: Speedmax CF
  • Stem: Speedmax CF integrated
  • Handlebar: Speedmax CF integrated
  • Front brake: Speedmax Aero Brake integrated
  • Rear brake: Speedmax Aero Brake integrated
  • Front derailleur: Campagnolo EPS Super Record
  • Rear derailleur: Campagnolo EPS Super Record
  • Levers: Campagnolo EPS Super Record
  • Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record, 11-27
  • Chain: Campagnolo Super Record
  • Cranks: Campagnolo Super Record, 56/44t, 172.5mm
  • Power meter: power2max
  • Pedals: Look Keo Blade 2
  • Front wheel: Bora Ultra 80
  • Rear wheel: Bora Ultra TT
  • Tubulars:  Continental Podium TT 22mm
  • Saddle: Fizik Antares VS
  • Seatmast: Speedmax CF integrated
  • Other: Toshiba X-sports rear cam; Elite Crono CX bottle and cage

Critical measurements

  • Complete bike weight: 8.4kg / 18.52lb
  • Rider's height: 182cm / 6ft
  • Rider's weight: 73kg / 161lb
  • Saddle height from BB, c-t: 79cm
  • Saddle to bar drop: 11cm
  • Tip of saddle to center of pads: 53cm
Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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