Updated specs plus team replica bike for 2021 Canyon Inflite range

Want to ride like Mathieu van der Poel? Canyon has released a team replica Inflite cyclocross bike

2021 Canyon Inflite CF SLX 8 Team bike

When Canyon launched the Inflite in 2018, it told us it had big plans for its new cyclocross bike. It wasn’t wrong, with the current men’s and women’s world champions, Mathieu van der Poel and Ceylin del Carmen Alverado, both winning their titles on the Inflite (Van der Poel for the second time in a row).

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Now Canyon has announced spec changes for its 2021 Inflite range, with six new builds based around the Inflite’s two carbon and alloy frames, along with updated colour schemes. That includes a top-spec team replica version.

Top of the tree is the Inflite CF SLX 9 Team. Painted in the blue and white replica colours of Van der Poel’s Team Alpecin-Fenix, it comes with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset with a clutched rear derailleur and double chainset.  The Reynolds Assault LE DB tubeless carbon wheelset is paired with Schwalbe X-One tyres.

Smaller sizes get 650b rather than 700c wheels, for more consistent geometry and handling across the eight frame sizes offered, according to Canyon. As with all the higher spec carbon models, there’s Canyon’s own cyclocross-specific H31 Ergocockpit CF one-piece carbon bar/stem.

Plus all the bikes get what Canyon calls “that kink” in the top tube, designed to provide a large triangle for easy shouldering, while still leaving plenty of the seatpost exposed for extra bump smoothing. Claimed weight is 7.8kg for the flagship bike and it’s yours for £4,199.

Next down, the Inflite CF SLX 9 goes single ring, being kitted out with a SRAM Force eTap AXS 12-speed wireless electronic groupset and carbon tubeless wheels from Reynolds, in this case the AR41 DB model.

It comes in a fetching pink and black colour scheme and the price drops to £3,899.

Further down the range, there are 11-speed SRAM Force 1, Rival and Apex options, as well as a mechanical Shimano Ultegra RX bike.

The cheapest bike is the £1,499 Inflite 5, which features an aluminium frame. Even that bike has the kink and comes with the 360g Canyon FK0045 Disc all-carbon fork used on the top-spec Team model.

Availability varies by spec level and frame size, with some mid-sized carbon models available immediately, more in July and all by the end of August. Just in time for this year’s cyclocross season to kick off (coronavirus restrictions not withstanding).

2021 Canyon Inflite cyclocross range | Specs and prices

Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9 Team

2021 Canyon Inflite CF SLX 8 Team bike
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Inflite CF SLX Disc, Canyon FK0045 CF Disc fork
  • Cockpit: Canyon H31 Ergocockpit CF one-piece
  • Gearing: Shimano Ultegra Di2 RX, 46/36t chainset, 11-32t cassette
  • Wheels: Reynolds Assault LE DB
  • Tyres: Schwalbe X-One Allround TLE
  • Brakes: Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Boost
  • Weight: 7.8kg
  • Price: £4,199

Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9 

Canyon Inflite CF SLX 9 Team
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Inflite CF SLX Disc, Canyon FK0045 CF Disc fork
  • Cockpit: Canyon H31 Ergocockpit CF one-piece
  • Gearing: SRAM Force eTap AXS 12-speed, 38t chainset, 10-33t cassette
  • Wheels: Reynolds AR41 DB
  • Tyres: Schwalbe X-One Allround TLE 33mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD hydraulic disc
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Boost
  • Weight: 7.81kg
  • Price: £3,899

Canyon Inflite CF SL 8 

2021 Canyon Inflite CF SL 8
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Inflite CF SL Disc, Canyon FK0045 CF Disc fork
  • Cockpit: Canyon H31 Ergocockpit CF one-piece
  • Gearing: SRAM Force 11-speed, 40t chainset, 11-36t cassette
  • Wheels: Reynolds AR41 DB
  • Tyres: Schwalbe X-One Allround TLE 33mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Force 1 HRD hydraulic disc
  • Saddle: Selle Italia SLS Boost FeC
  • Weight: 7.9kg
  • Price: £3,399

Canyon Inflite CF SL 7 

2021 Canyon Inflite CF SL 7 bike
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Inflite CF SL Disc, Canyon FK0045 CF Disc fork
  • Cockpit: Canyon H31 Ergocockpit CF one-piece
  • Gearing: Shimano Ultegra RX, 46/36t chainset, 11-32t cassette
  • Wheels: DT Swiss C1800 Spline db alloy
  • Tyres: Schwalbe X-One Allround TLE 33mm
  • Brakes: Shimano RT800 hydraulic disc
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X Boost FeC
  • Weight: 8.26kg
  • Price: £2,599

Canyon Inflite CF SL 6

2021 Canyon Inflite CF SL 6 bike
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Inflite CF SL Disc, Canyon FK0045 CF Disc fork
  • Cockpit: Canyon H17 Ergobar AL, Canyon V13 stem
  • Gearing: SRAM Rival 1, Quarq Prime 40t chainset, 11-36t cassette
  • Wheels: DT Swiss C1850 Spline db alloy
  • Tyres: Schwalbe X-One Allround TLE 33mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Rival 1 HRD hydraulic disc
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X Boost FeC
  • Weight: 8.4kg
  • Price: £2,049

Canyon Inflite 5 

2021 Canyon Inflite 5 bike
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  • Frame and fork: Canyon Inflite AL SLX Disc alloy, Canyon FK0045 CF Disc fork
  • Cockpit: Canyon H17 Ergobar AL, Canyon V13 stem
  • Gearing: SRAM Apex 1, 40t chainset, 11-36t cassette
  • Wheels: DT Swiss C1850 Spline db alloy
  • Tyres: Schwalbe X-One Allround TLE 33mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Apex 1 HRD hydraulic disc
  • Saddle: Selle Italia X Boost FeC
  • Weight: 8.85kg
  • Price: £1,499