Canyon gets carnival fever for its Rio frame designs

Alejandro Valverde among those riding custom-painted Aeroad and Ultimate CF SLX frames

With the Rio Olympics opening ceremony just over a week away, Canyon has shown off the custom-painted Aeroad and Ultimate CF SLX frames that will be ridden at this year’s Summer Olympics.

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In all, there will be 20 international athletes from ten different nations riding Canyon bikes, including top-flight cyclists like Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM), as well as triathletes like João Pereira and Anne Haug.

The design borrows heavily from the colours of the Brazilian flag: green and yellow
Canyon Bicycles / David Robinson

The new frame designs take inspiration from the Brazilian flag, so there’s a lot of green and yellow. Brazil’s national motto “Ordem e Progresso” (“Order and Progress”) isn’t emblazoned anywhere, but seeing as the bikes are designed and assembled in Koblenz, Germany, we reckon they’ll still evince this formula.

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Check out the designs in the gallery above…

Alejandro Valverde’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX