We get up close and personal with Canyon’s most expensive bike on our YouTube channel
Here at BikeRadar we love fancy, expensive and lightweight bicycles and this Canyon Ultimate CF EVO 10.0 LTD — the German consumer-direct brand’s most expensive bike ever — is all three of these things.
This particular bike comes in at 6.05kg, which is a damn reasonable figure for an XL-sized bike.
The bike is not the lightest possible build, and there are some obvious areas — such as the brakes, saddle and wheels — where you could drop a considerable amount of heft.
For those of you who are in pursuit of lightness over all else (and have a cool £8,999 lying about), there is also the Ultimate CF EVO 10.0 SL — although this bike costs a not-inconsiderable £2,770 less than the 11.0 LTD, it is a true weight-weenie build, coming in at a claimed 5.1kg in a size medium,
We actually rode the 10.0 SL last year and got along well with it, so we’re expecting equally good things when we get around to testing the 11.0 LTD, which will form part of our 2019 Bike of the Year Superbike test. Stay tuned in the new year to hear how we got on.
Jack has been riding and fettling bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork, fixie-botherer, tandem-evangelist, hill-climbing try hard, and thinks nothing of taking on a daft challenge for the BikeRadar YouTube channel. With a near encyclopaedic knowledge of cycling tech — from the most esoteric niche nonsense to the most cutting edge modern kit — Jack takes pride in his ability to seek out tech and stories that would otherwise go unreported. Jack has been at BikeRadar for three years now and is regularly testing an esoteric mix of weird and wonderful bikes.