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.
- Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Ltd review
- Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 review
- Canyon Endurace CF SLX first ride review
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 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.
Check out the designs in the gallery above…