Tour de France bikes: Nairo Quintana's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX — gallery
Movistar arrived at the 2018 Tour de France with the option of three general classification contenders for the race. While Alejandro Valverde has dropped out of contention, working for his teammates, Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa remain in the top ten after stage twelve of the race.
Colombian climber Nairo Quintana predominantly races aboard a Canyon Ultimate CF SLX frameset, and when photographed at the Tour de Suisse, which Quintana used as his final preparation race ahead of the Tour, Movistar had Quintana’s bike set up with a Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 wheel to the rear of the bike and a lower profile Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 to the front.
Quintana ran this same setup for stage one of the Tour de France and it has a similar depth combination to the ENVE 4.5 SES wheelset that’s used by Team Dimension Data, which has slightly deeper rear wheels than its respective front pairing.
Campagnolo’s wheelsets are offered in uniform sizes for front and rear, and Movistar has bypassed this by simply running two different wheels on Quintana’s bike.
Along with the Campagnolo wheels, Quintana’s Canyon Ultimate runs a full Campagnolo Super Record EPS 11-speed groupset, with the crankset provided by Power2Max in blue Movistar colours.
Movistar Team uses Campagnolo Power2Max power meter-equipped cranksetsJosh Evans/Immediate Media
Changing team colours for the 2018 season, Movistar’s white and blue-fade team kit is replicated on the paint design of the Canyon framesets with matching Lizard Skins handlebar tape adding even more colour to the front end of the bike.
Campagnolo also joins the blue party by supplying the team with wheels with custom matching decals, rather than the usual white-and-red finish on the consumer versions of the wheels.
The Canyon frameset includes a carbon Canyon seatpost and Quintana opts for an integrated carbon Canyon CP10 cockpit.
Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Nairo Quintana’s Canyon Ultimate CF SLX.
Canyon Ultimate CF SLX full specification
Frameset: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Front brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear brake: Campagnolo Super Record
Brake/shifter levers: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 11-speed
Chain: Campagnolo Record 11-speed
Crankset: Campagnolo Power2Max, 53/39 chainrings and 172.5mm cranks